Halloween Sneak Peek: Zombie Baby Backpack

The Zombie theme has been big news for the last couple of Halloween seasons, with TV shows and numerous films helping to extend the popularity of the gory fancy dress theme. Halloween 2012 sees the release of a whole host of new Zombie themed costumes, along with more realistic prosthetics, coordinating wigs and even blood stained shoes. A full zombie costume can easily be created with such a wide choice available, but what to do when it comes to a bag? A fashionable black clutch, tan leather satchel or neon purse will look a bit out of place among the blood, guts and gore. Enter the Leg Avenue Zombie Baby Backpack – the ideal accessory for any zombie fancy dress costume. The animated, blood covered creation features practical straps and a rear zip with inner compartment to carry all your party essentials. Find this ingenious and unique bag in our Halloween Fancy Dress collection category.

Leg Avenue Zombie Baby Backpack

Nicki Minaj: Pound The Alarm

Nicki Minaj has just dropped the new music video for her latest song – ‘Pound The Alarm’. Decked out in full carnival gear complete with huge feathers, tight high waisted hot pants and heavily rhinestoned bra top – should be pretty easy to make at home right? Nicki Minaj fancy dress costumes are all the rage this year, and a big trend predicted for the Halloween 2012 season. It is likely that for any Nicki Minaj themed fancy dress costume you will have to do a fair amount of customisation and DIY – great for the creative among us, looking to develop a unique costume.  We are here to lend a hand, with an array of accessories and wigs available designed for Nicki tribute outfits.

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Last month the blonde afro chic wig was launched and this design just happens to be extremely similar to the style sported by Miss Minaj in her most recent video. We have a great selection of exclusive Nicki Minaj Wigs to purchase online, with worldwide shipping available.

Blonde Afro Chic Wig

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Check out our sexy fancy dress costumes selection for rainbow coloured tutus, matching furry leg warmers and neon pink leopard print tights – all spotted on Nicki Minaj herself – for a really authentic costume.

Nicki Minaj Sexy Fancy Dress

Costume Inspiration: Red, White & Blue

The second fabulous week of London 2012 is well under way with the UK utterly enthralled with the commitment, fitness, team spirit and pace of the best athletes in the world. A perfect event to draw inspiration from when it comes to womens fancy dress costumes   with our focus on red, white and blue. Ideal for Team GB supporters, as well as fellow colour sharing flag bearers – France, USA, Australia, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand and Russia. Get into the sporting spirit and go red, white and blue for your next costume party.

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RED

Red – the colour of passion, blood, courage and winners – Tiger Woods famously wears red on the final day of golf tournaments. This colours is also associated with seduction and glamour and seeing red intensifies our physical reactions. According to US studies, men in red are deemed as more attractive, more sexually desirable and more powerful to women. Ideal for the confident among us wishing to make a statement at any event.

Burlesque costumes are traditionally red – encapsulating all the glamour, seduction, sex appeal, power and danger that the art form represents. Choose a garment – be it a corset, skirt, hat or pair of shoes in a block red colour and pair with classic black for a ravishing outfit, ideal for burlesque performers, fans or fancy dress fashionistas paying tribute to the ever popular burlesque theme.

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Burlesque CorsetsPetticoats TutusBurlesque Hats

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WHITE

White – peace, purity, innocence, clarity and according to Pantone Inc – the best selling colour for the classic T shirt. One of the most famous white hair styles, and often replicated in costume wigs today is Marie Antoinette’s curly, pinned design. While white stiletto shoes are stereotypically favoured by ‘Essex Girls’, although not so much with the TOWIE girls who prefer a black or nude pair of Louboutin shoes. White tutus are often the colour of choice for ballerinas and Swan Lake tribute acts and the colour has been a big trend this Summer – pictured on Ashley Greene, Taylor Swift and Victoria Beckham this season – white is hot, hot, hot right now.

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BLUE

Blue – trust, commitment, spirit and primarily associated with the Pepsi brand. A popular choice when it comes to sexy fancy dress costumes, with an array of navy, sailor, police and similar uniform inspired costumes to choose from. Sexy sailor costumes are always best sellers throughout the summer months, ideal for hen parties while the uniform and occupation themed parties have not waned. Katy Perry’s hair colour during 2012 has gone through changing shades of blue, with a host of celebrities following suit and tribute costume wigs flooding the market.

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For your red, white and blue themed party decorate with balloons and bunting in the three colours. Consider flags sporting the colours and serve food such as red hot chilli peppers, white marshmallows, strawberries, raspberries, white iced cakes, blue cheese and blueberries. Serve cocktails such as Blue Lagoons, White Russians and Bloody Marys and consider your music play list – choose songs with colours in the title such as ‘Black or White’, ‘Knights In White Satin’, ’99 Red Balloons’, ‘Red, Red, Wine’, “Blue Suede Shoes’ and ‘Blue Eyes’. Get creative – give our prizes for the best fancy dress costumes in the red, white and blue colours – and have fun!

Halloween Sneak Peek: Evil Red Queen Costume

With the countdown to Halloween 2012 now on, our next sneak peek at this year’s Halloween fancy dress costumes focuses on a popular year round addition. The Leg Avenue Evil Red Queen costume is a dark and ever so regal version of the Wonderland’s Queen Of Hearts character, the ideal villain for those who wish to avoid the more gory or sinister character costumes. The two piece outfit includes a red and black puffball style dress with panniers, puff sleeves and prominent glitter heart print and checkerboard trim. The matching crown headpiece completes the set. The perfect partner to a Jonny Depp style Mad Hatter costume with a nod to the magic and fairy tale allure of Wonderland. Find this super striking outfit in our Womens Halloween Fancy Dress Costumes collection, along with similar, deluxe designs. The fashionable tights, unique Queen Crop and shoes pictured are all available to purchase separately for a truly lavish get up – versatile enough to use again and again.

Leg Avenue Evil Red Queen CostumeWomens Halloween Fancy Dress Costume

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Keep an eye out for our Top 10 Halloween Costumes for both men and women for 2012 – coming soon to Fashion Fancy Dress Costumes, with a prediction of the most popular and trendy costume selections for our community’s busiest season.

The Highway Patrol Honey Costume

A super cool uniform inspired costume from our sexy fancy dress range has just been added to the sale – saving you a massive £23.00. Ideal for hen nights and occupation themed parties, the Leg Avenue Highway Patrol Honey Costume is comprised of an impressive all inclusive three pieces. The tan coloured fitted mini dress sports a button up front, lace trim and flattering blue side stripes plus attached suspender straps. The fashionable fingerless gloves and matching, adjustable belt complete the outfit. A true-to-it’s-roots American themed sexy police costume, sure to stand out at any event.

Leg Avenue Highway Patrol Honey CostumeSexy Police Fancy Dress

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This item qualifies for FREE Delivery to all UK addresses with saver and express delivery options available for our Australian, American and European customers.

Costume Inspiration: Queen Elizabeth The Bond Girl

After the roaring success of Danny Boyle’s genius and entertaining opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics, a host of British characters have regained popularity among the fancy dress costume fashionistas. Peter Pan, Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mr Bean played starring roles in the masterpiece and probably one of the most talked about moments, worldwide, was the newest Bond Girl, appearing along side a dashing Daniel Craig – Queen Elizabeth II. HRH showed great humour and surprised us all in a cameo with James Bond, then appearing to parachute from a helicopter above the stadium before her official arrival at London 2012.

Queen Elizabeth Parachute Olympics

We have already had a flock of customers snapping up our Queen Elizabeth wig to create their own Queen Bond Girl tribute fancy dress costume and we expect this to be a huge trend for Halloween fancy dress themes this year. Pair with a peach coloured granny frock and a pearl necklace for the perfect and unmistakable outfit – sure to be popular with both men and women. Find our deluxe grey Queen wig in our Celebrity Wigs collection.

Queen Elizabeth Wig

Product Of The Week: The Pink Striped Tulle Petticoat

We are a bit in love with petticoats here at Simon Says Dress Up. Serving a whole range of customers including dance troupes, prom goers, hen parties, ballerinas and popular sexy costumes accessories, our deluxe adult petticoats range comprises some of our top selling items. One of our most beautiful and popular petticoats is the multi layered Leg Avenue Pink Striped Tulle Petticoat. This luxury piece features white satin stripes, matching trim and elastic waist band. The versatile product of the week measures 29 cms in length with an extra 3 cms in the waist band. Perfect as a tutu or skirt alternative or to add some lavish length and volume to a costume or dress.

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Leg Avenue Pink Satin Striped Tulle Petticoat

Halloween Sneak Peek: Wicked Wildcat Costume

Sexy cat fancy dress costumes for the Halloween season continue to be a popular choice. One of the most popular for last year’s celebrations, and spotted on both Nicky Hilton and TOWIE‘s Lucky Mecklenburgh, is a main feature in our Halloween Fancy Dress range for 2012. The Leg Avenue Wicked Wildcat Costume is beautifully adaptable and can be paired with an array of tights, leggings and skirts to create a unique and personal womens Halloween fancy dress costume. The leopard print stretch teddy features keyhole front, attached tail and kitty collar with heart tag and comes in three sizes. The matching ear headband completes the super sexy outfit. Draw inspiration from celebrities on both sides of the pond and take a walk on the wild side.

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Costume Inspiration: Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse Fancy Dress Costume

Straight in from our sexy fancy dress costumes collection is the super cute Leg Avenue Sweet Miss Mischief Costume. Today’s inspiration for all things fancy dress is ideal for a famous couples themed party or the popular animal/wild life theme for 2012. The bold red and white polka dot mini dress and matching ear headband is an unmistakable tribute to the queen of Disney, and Mickey Mouse‘s other half. Pair with the white cropped gloves and convince your partner to dress as the most famous Mouse in the world for an effective entrance to any event.

The Star Print Tights

Jessie J leads the way of the fashion pack when it comes to all things hosiery and with the star print going big this year, it didn’t take long for the singing star to sport some super trendy fashion tights with the bold print.

Jessie J Star Print Fashion Tights

The Leg Avenue Star Print Tights are ideal for adding some sparkle to a Saturday night mini dress, or even as part of a Jessie J fancy dress costume. The black spandex sheer tights with woven print slim and flatter the leg while adding the all important va va vooooom!

Leg Avenue Star Print Tights