Batman, AKA Neil Vaughn and Wonder Woman, also known as Sharon, got married yesterday in Paignton, Devon. Surrounded by family and friends, all in superhero costumes too, the couple tied the knot in full costume. The couple, who admit to not being particularly traditional, said that they just wanted to have a fun day with their family and friends.
A picture of the wedding appears on page 19 of The Sun newspaper today and shows that everyone really got into the spirit of things with guests dressed in a whole range of outfits including Captain America, Supergirl, The Incredibles and even the Incredible Hulk costumes.
Props n Frocks wishes the happy couple loads of luck in the future.
Today we look at the mysterious dwarf planet Eris, but in case you don’t have a suitable telescope, we’ll just give some background information. Although it had obviously been around for some time (in as much as any planet is round), its existence was discovered in January 2005 but not actually announced until this date that year.
Although a dwarf planet, the new discovery was larger than Pluto, and in the absence of any bid from Snow White’s friends, the discovering astronomers did, for a time refer to the find as Xena, after the TV Warrior Princess (although one of the team favoured ‘Lila’, coincidentally not dissimilar to the name of his new-born daughter). After great debate – the official alternative name UB2003 wasn’t catchy, Persephone (in mythology, Pluto’s wife) was already an asteroid, and most other Greek/Roman mythological characters were taken – the naming body settled on Eris (after the Goddess of Discord who had an apple which helped start the Trojan War – it’s a long story, see Homer (the Greek one) for further details). Anyway, the Xena camp had a slight victory in getting Eris’ moon named Dysnomia, which means ‘Lawlessness’ – Lucy Lawless being the actress who played Xena! And today’s theme? Well we could suggest ‘Heavenly Bodies’ or ‘Warriors in Space’ – why does everything get back to ‘Star Wars’?
If that theme is too difficult you could just go with ‘An Out Of This world’ costume party – this gives your guests the opportunity to wear a Superman costume, or a basically any science fiction type of character. You could even use this theme and go as your favourite dead person, such as Marilyn Monroe, or what about a devil costume?
Sixty years ago today, in 1950, that well known children’s character Andy Pandy first appeared on TV. So why not celebrate by revisiting those childhood memories and indulging in a little nostalgia? Props n Frocks have a wonderful selection of children’s favourite character costumes from yesteryear (and today) and this could be the perfect occasion to wear them.
A fancy dress party with this theme would be fantastic, there is a good selection for you and your guests to choose from. Our costume range includes: Snow White, Goldilocks, Cruella, Popeye, Woody, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costumes , Superman to name but a few. Whether you want to dress up in a Batman & Robin Costume, or a more glamourous Supergirl outfit, Props n Frocks can help you go back to your childhood. We even do couples fancy dress with Fred & Wilma Flintstone and Scooby Doo & the other members of the Scooby gang.
Take a look at our complete range of adult costumes and keep an eye out for our information page ont his fancy dress theme that will be appearing very shortly.
As we come up to American Independence Day (July 4th), spare a thought for those superhero lookalikes for whom times are hard. In beautiful down-town Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, there are a stalwart bunch of men (and women) who dress up as Superman, Batman and other heroes of the silver screen in order to pose for photographs with tourists. Problem is, as if representing those who have saved the world countless times was not enough, some of these icon-imitators have actually sought financial recompense. They are allowed tips, but apparently cannot actually ask for money and as some of them are, the Authorities are not happy. Hence action is being taken to clear these would-be enterprising individuals from the streets, in order to leave the way clear for the more legitimate tourist traps. If you have always wanted to be a superheros now is the time! Props n Frocks stocks a huge selection of superhero costumes for men, women and children.
It is a shame really, for what harm are they actually doing? It is all to do with product licensing, and is a problem that fancy dress shops really do suffer with.