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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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!

The Heart Backseam Striped Tights

Leg Avenue Striped Tights Heart Backseam. We are bias, we know, we know but we absolutely luuuuurve these super striking Leg Avenue fashion tights. The leggy lovelies feature a black and white stripe design with unique red heart print back seam. We are thinking that this new addition to our fashion tights collection is an ideal choice for Alice In Wonderland themes, burlesque and high street fashionistas.

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The 2012 Celebrity & Costume Wigs Collection

New music video showcasing our 2012 Celebrity & Costume Wigs collection:

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The Black Burlesque Pin Up Wig

Black Burlesque Pin Up Wig: Simon Says Dress Up are proud to present a range of deluxe quality celebrity style wigs. Our wigs are beautifully soft and silky and flow like human hair, made from 100% Japanese Kanekalon fibre, the most exquisite material on the market. The Burlesque Pin Up wig is inspired by Dita Von Teese’s retro style and features bouncy finger waves, rolled crown and roll fringe. The hair is sewn onto an adjustable cap that will fit all sizes, no pins or tape required.

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Black Burlesque Pin Up Wig

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Teacup Handle Shoes

Stunning new addition to our ever expanding shoe collection are the delightful Leg Avenue Teacup Shoes. Ideal for any Wonderland themed costume or burlesque addition, the black open sided pump features scalloped trim, gold 5″ heel, teacup handle detail, card suit motifs, prominent red bow accent and 1″ concealed platform.

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Leg Avenue Teacup Handle Shoes

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Just Arrived! New Hosiery

We have some new arrivals to our Leg Avenue Hosiery collection – suitable for trendy every day wear, burlesque and fancy dress costumes. Presenting the Leg Avenue Ruffle Backseam Fishnet Tights with red bow accents and ideal for a range of Burlesque Outfits, the Leg Avenue Floral Print Lace Tights, bang on trend for Spring/Summer 2011 and the Leg Avenue Tea Cup Hold Up Stockings – designed to complement Alice In Wonderland and Mad Hatter costumes.

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Leg Avenue Tea Cup Hold Up Stockings

Just Arrived! The Layered Tulle Petticoat

A new addition to our Burlesque Skirts and Leg Avenue Petticoats & Tutus collections is the beautiful Leg Avenue Layered Tulle Petticoat. Available in pink, black and white/black this fairytale creation features prominent layers and satin bow accent. Ideal as an underskirt and full enough to wear as an alternative skirt.

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