Having been established for nearly 13 years, all of us at Props n Frocks Fancy dress have seen many Halloween’s come and go. As the Halloween season is upon us once again and even now, as in some would-be haunts, trained spiders are starting on the cobweb decorations, we ask ‘Do Girls Do Gruesome?’ We only ask
because time and time again we’re finding that many of the Fairer Sex are wanting to keep themselves that way for Halloween. – They don’t mind doing the scary stuff, but they want to be pretty scary (and possibly a little sexy) as in a sexy Witch costume, a Glamorous Ghost or Dishy Devil Outfit. Whilst that’s obviously not a problem for us here at Props n Frocks as we have an extensive range to suit all shades of Spooky, we’re always keen to help those who want to delve a little deeper (six foot or so) and get down and dirty. Emily The Corpse Bride
from Tim Burton’s film admittedly offered opportunities for a knock ‘em dead look, and chances are with a new Baron Samedi (Voodoo Lord of the Dead) costume on the market this year, a counterpart Baroness cannot be far behind, so skeletal could be the seasonal style (like it ever left the catwalk in the first place – Miaow!) On the other hand, one growth area for equal opportunities (death being a great leveller) is with Zombies, where anyone can be as glam or gory as they wish. They are popular film fodder too – from the legendary Dawn/Day/etc., of the Dead through to Shaun and Zombieland. Next year Zom-com meets Rom-com (or Sick Chick Flick) with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Take a look at our Zombie costumes - It’ll be to die for.