Thursday, 26 February 2015

St Patricks Day Fever – get ready to dress green!

Last year parties erupted worldwide for St Patricks Day with major cities also jumping at the chance to celebrate the occasion by lighting up their famous landmarks in Green. In London, we enjoyed an all day festival in Trafalgar Square after the famous St Patricks Day Parade where thousands of Londoners came to the streets dressed in their finest green attire. This year the parade returns on 15th March starting at Piccadilly Circus at Midday moving towards Trafalgar Square and ending in Whitehall. The theme this year is World of Dance, so expect lots of Irish dancing and lots of traditional Irish folk music. 
Need some ideas for your outfit this year? We love this hilarious Sheamus Craic Costume from 'Fancy Dress Ball' complete with green tailored jacket with orange detail and a mock Shamrock waistcoat. A foam bottom is attached to the cropped trousers making this outfit fun yet cheeky. Teamed with a pair of green striped socks, a green top hat and a ginger beard we think this is a great outfit for just £26. As the Irish are famous for their Guinness, dress like a pint with the 'hoptastic' Paddy's Draught Costume available from Escapade for £23. If you want a smarter look then the Shamrock Stand Out suit is the perfect option – a bright green two piece suit and tie covered in the Irish symbol of good fortune available at for £45. Also on the Joke website we love the Second Skin green jumpsuit which can be combined with a Leprechaun hat and beard available for £25.
For the ladies, we’ve found a Sexy Female Leprechaun outfit by FunShack including dress covered in clover leaves with cute cap sleeves, hat and green stripe hold ups. All you need to do is accessorise with a pot of gold! We also like the Green Beer Girl outfit consisting of a black lace up bustier with green skirt and small French maid style apron. White stockings and a beer tankard are optional but the tankard might come in handy for the Trafalgar Square festival. Available on ebay for around £20 search Women's Sexy Beer Girl Green Fancy Dress.

Wanting to just wear accessories? Head to Angels website and check out the Leprechaun top hat with large ears for £10 or the Irish hat with beard for just £5!

Monday, 23 February 2015

Are you reddy for Comic Relief??

In less than 3 weeks Red Nose Day returns on Friday 13th March once again stopping the nation in their tracks and encouraging them to do something funny for money. The money raised by Red Nose day is used to transform the lives of millions in the UK and Africa so why not ‘join in, have fun and change lives’. PG tips has made history by sending the PG tips monkey up to the top of the shard whilst The Comic Relief Bake Off returns to the BBC with Jonathan Ross and others competing to bake all things British. What are you doing to raise money this year?
The red nose day website offers loads of ideas to raise money from sporting challenges to cake sales and sponsored silences. Looking for something new in 2015?? We love the idea of organising a fancy dress sports match. Swap the standard team kit for a red shirt or swap your football socks for some bright red ones. If you want to really look the part and raise some serious cash head online and get yourself a bright red onesie. Morphsuits have brought out a range of 'M suits' which are a cheaper alternative to the original Morphsuit. The good news is that they are double stitched to ensure durability and the high quality blend of materials means that it wont reduce your vision so you will never miss that free kick!! We've found loads on Ebay for about £15 meaning you can donate your left over cash to Red Nose Day itself. Want something a little brighter? We love Sesame Street Elmo - check out the fully body suit and headpiece available at Angels Fancy Dress ( for just under £50. Another option is to dress as Where's Wally or Where's Wally Wenda also available on the Angels fancy dress website.

Prefer to do something at work? Arrange for your colleagues to ditch their work clothes on Friday 13th and dress up in their finest red attire – dare someone to wear a red suit for the day and sponsor themWe've found a great Red Devil Oppo Suit that we think would definitely brighten up the office available directly from Oppo Suits for £60. And if you can’t encourage the ‘big wigs’ in the office to dress red then get them to wear a funny wig for the day. Joke Fancy Dress have got loads of red wigs on their website including some fantastic red Afro ones and we also like the Rock Star mask complete with red and black mohawk for any rockers out there. 

For even more ideas head to the Red Nose Day website and don’t forget to buy your red nose.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Happy V'Day all

As Valentine’s Day returns this weekend, we are surrounded by websites offering the perfect gifts from flowers and fizz to lingerie and chocolates. Valentine’s day is traditionally a day where we show our loved ones how much we really care and if you’re not in a relationship you vent your Feb 14th cynicism and hit one of the capitals many anti valentine’s day parties.

Lingerie has long been a popular gift associated with Valentine’s Day but would you change the tradition and wear sexy fancy dress instead? We've searched the web for the best Valentines Day, sexy fancy dress to get pulses racing.

Sexy cupid is a popular option available from Angels fancy dress in red including a dress (aka bra and mini skirt) and suspenders accessorized with wings, gloves and of course a bow and arrow to target your loved one. Fever red devil costume is sure to heat up the night, complete with red tutu dress and sequinned top and a red devil horn head piece. Check out Smiffys website for the whole Fever range. We also like this seductive Leg Avenue naughty French Maid Costume with a thigh skimming PVC black ruffled dress and white lace apron. Add a pink feather duster to complete the outfit. Catsuits always appear in any sexy fancy dress search and stock a variety of figure hugging catsuits with front zip detail in black, red, silver and gold. 

Would you dare to wear? We'd love to hear from you. 

Happy Valentines Day

Love TP xoxo

(Pictures courtesy of Angels fancy dress and Leg Avenue)