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!

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.

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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.

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