Joke Costumes

Today is the ideal day to wear a novelty fancy dress costume. It’s April 1st and a day upon which it is traditional to beNovelty Costumes wary of traps and tricks being played for April Fool’s day (or alternatively you might have a few jokes of your own up your sleeve, which you are hoping to bring to fruition). Unfortunately the uniqueness of the day has become somewhat lost as there are now many other occasions throughout the year where, for one reason or another, you have the chance to at least act or dress outlandishly, often for a good cause or for fund-raising purposes. Obviously, wherever possible, we at Props n Frocks will be pleased to help you with your charitable efforts and, using our own expertise in the field, may even be able to offer suggestions as to how you can develop your plans and maximise your impact – no kidding.

Meanwhile, on a different subject there’s a film out today which may be of interest to those of you girls who complain that action hero role models are scarce. ‘Sucker Punch’ gives you five! We have not seen the film, but we have heard a lot about it and seen the surreal trailers. Some ‘official costumes’ are in prospect, so stay tuned. On the wider matter of ‘equal opportunity costuming’, we are taking some time next week to examine aspects of the issue.

Comedy Fancy Dress Theme

Comedy may seem a strange choice of costume theme at this time of the year as we assume that as October 31st   draws near, thoughts will automatically turn to Halloween, horror, witches, wizards, zombies, vampires, werewolves, etc.. So comedy will probably not be uppermost in your mind. But given the demise of Sir Norman Wisdom, one of the great

Mummy - I Don't Want To Grow Up! Costume

Mummy - I Don't Want To Grow Up! Costume

comedy actors earlier this month and the fact that two other comedians and actors were born during Halloween week (John Cleese, October 27th 1939) and the late John Candy who would have been celebrating his 60th birthday on October 31st, at Props n Frocks we thought we should offer a more light hearted alternative. Comedy is very much a matter of taste.  Clowns can be funny to some, but scary to others.  We do stock a good range of accessories to help you to make up a clown costume at home.Whilst some people prefer slapstick humour, others might appreciate a more satirical type of humour. Whatever your take on Comedy we are sure we can offer a few ideas and suggestions.  Maybe you might like to hold a Carry On night, (“Carry on Cleo” and “Carry on Screaming”) spring to mind. Alternatively, you might want to celebrate with a Monty Python night, where our small feathered parrot accessory is a useful prop. Our range of masks and costumes can also be utilised, with famous cartoon characters, such as Homer Simpson and Stewie (from Family Guy), potentially being in the frame. And, finally of course there are our fantastic range of cartoon characters that will help with any comedy night.  

So given the wide range of the theme ‘comedy’ you  could possibly choose, it is quite difficult to give you particular costume ideas, but we do want to recommend our novelty costumes to you.  The novelty range of costumes does include some costumes more suited to a Stag Night, but on the whole they are just designed to have a laugh with. It takes less muscles to smile than to frown, so even if you are having a bad day, dress up in one of our fantastic range and we can guarantee a smile on your face.