1990s Television

Television of the 1990s

Baywatch – TV series admired as much for its shapely stars David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson as its life-saving techniques. Various outfits are available.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – First there was the film, featuring a curvy Kirsty Swanson and dour Donald Sutherland, then there was the TV version and long running series starring Sarah Michelle Geller. Arguably started the enthusiasm for Evil Willow, Druscilla and other gothic Vampire looks.

Friends – This American sitcom whose first episode was aired in the UK on the 28th April 1995, became a cult show for the next ten years. Although not much opportunity when it comes to costumes, the Rachel haircut (straight with side parting and flopping over one eye) became synonymous with the look of the decade.

Mr Bean – The creation of Rowan Atkinson, Mr Bean achieves international success because much of his comedy is non-verbal. A Mr Bean outfit is now available on the market.

Mutant Ninja TurtlesThe Turtles (also known as Hero Turtles) were a popular cartoon series of the 1990s, who have since been revived and reimagined several times. Aside from the various looks of the original turtles, sexy female versions are also now available.

Rainbow – Originally designed as the UK answer to Sesame Street, the popular chldrens TV show Rainbow survived until 1992, by which time it had taken on cult status. Costumes for some characters have been available for some time and recently cardboard masks have also come onto the market.

South Park – The first episode of this anarchic cartoon show aired in 1997 and featured a gang of potty-mouthed kids. Originally masks for the major characters were available, but inflatable costume versions have recently come onto the market.

The House of Elliott (1991-1993) – 1920s fashions revisited in this costume drama about two sisters setting up their own couture house. A chance to wear one of our lovely 20s costumes

The Simpsons – They originally started as a segment of the Tracy Ullman Show in 1987, but from 1989 to date they took on a life of their own, to become the worlds most famous dysfunctional family. Previous availability was mostly confined to masks, but new costumes for a number of characters have recently hit the market.

Other popular shows include:

  • One Foot In The Grave – a Victor Meldrew celebrity mask is available
  • Have I Got News For You
  • The Crystal Maze
  • Stars In Their Eyes
  • Jeeves & Wooster

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