Costume Inspiration – The Great Gatsby

With all the hype surrounding Baz Luhrmann’s latest fantastical movie, the demand for all things 1920’s has increased within the costume industry. Sophisticated glamour oozes from the newest adaptation of Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby‘ – an ideal base of inspiration for a costume or themed party.

The Great Gatsby Fancy DressVisit the website for the stunning Leg Avenue Shooting Star Costume – available in sizes UK 8-12.

Carey Mulligan’s hair has been perfectly coiffured into Daisy’s signature face framing style. Don’t have a pixie cut? No problem – opt for the uber popular 1920’s Cabaret style wig, ideal for this period;

Liza Minnelli 1920's WigTo perfect the make up look in this genre, think soft lines and shimmery effects on both the eyes and cheeks. The following make up tutorial takes you through, step by step, achieving the doll-face Carrey Mulligan look with ease.

Follow Leesha’s blog for a whole host of make up tutorials and styling tips X♥X

Costume Inspiration: The Harlequin Clown

Harlequin Clown Fancy Dress Costumes

There is something rather refined, beautiful and fragile about the unique Harlequin Clown. A big trend for Halloween 2012 and appealing to our more creative customers looking for an alternative, feminine costume. Think bold black and white print, diamonds, hearts and stripes. Opt for a white base on the face and add subtle black shapes, finishing with defined lips and eyebrows. The trick is sharp, defined lines – no smudging – and a steady hand. Mix and match when it comes to tights, stockings and gloves – but keep to the three key colours – white, black and red. The harlequin clown can be as sinister as you like – this will all come across  in your make up style and the addition of costume wigs.

Visit Pinterest for a vast selection of boards inspired by the trend, for some great ideas when it comes to accessories, props, hair and make up. Check out the Womens Halloween Fancy Dress Costumes category for all harlequin themed fashion hosiery, gloves and costumes – and get creative!

Just Arrived! The Red Blaze Firefighter Costume

Exploding into our sexy fancy dress costumes collection for 2012 is the uber sexy Leg Avenue Red Blaze Firefighter costume. Catsuits are the big trend for 2012 when it comes to costumes and we are excited to see this expand to the ever popular uniform and occupation theme. The stretch catsuit features reflective trim, belt, large screen print ‘Fire Rescue’ emblem to the rear and attractive fishnet cut out panels. A comfortable and easy wear costume, with instant impact. Pair with a matching black fire helmet and some knee high boots, as pictured, for a full blown sexy fire woman look. So hot it sizzles….

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Halloween Sneak Peek: The Pretty Playing Card Costume

August has arrived and the Halloween 2012 countdown has begun. Our next sneak peek for the season delves straight into the Women’s Fancy Dress category with a close up of the Leg Avenue Pretty Playing Card Costume. Dark, sophisticated and with a nod to the ever popular Wonderland Queen Of Hearts character, this deluxe three piece fancy dress costume includes a peasant top dress with adjustable halter tie, corset style bodice and bold glitter print playing card design. The regal ruffle neck piece is also included. To complete this devastatingly beautiful look, add the black glitter top and the matching stockings, sure to knock the socks of all onlookers for any Halloween themed event. This costume is featured in our Women’s Halloween Costumes collection along with all accessories required. This stunning outfit was chosen by Made In Chelsea’s Chloe Green for last year’s celebrations, who accessorised the costume with a full face of gory make up.

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The High Seas Honey Costume

One of our favourite sexy fancy dress costumes is undoubtedly the Leg Avenue High Seas Honey costume. This sophisticated, retro outfit is ideal for hen parties – a flock of girls dressed in this fabulously sexy, yet elegant costume is bound to cause a stir and make a pretty impressive entrance. The sailor theme has been popular for some time, but we believe that you would be hard pushed to find a more charming ensemble than this little beaut. The pin up inspired costume features an all-in-one blue and white romper with high waist effect, adjustable halter neck tie top and gold button accents. The stretchy and extremely flattering suit is completed with a anchor appliqué and mini sailor hat. Pair with some tanned pins and sailor themed shoes to achieve the glamorous look pictured. Helloooo sailor! ♥

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Best Sellers For June

Wow, that was quick – we are already into week two of strawberries, rain and tennis at Wimbledon which must mean it’s July! The best selling list for the temperamental last month (weather wise) includes two sexy fancy dress costumes and a pair of Leg Avenue Boots favoured by a certain Britney Spears. The rubbish weather did not seem to put of our UK customers from hosting and attending an array of parties and events while our overseas customers are taking full advantage of our saver and express delivery options.

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In at number 3 on our best selling list is the Leg Avenue Evil Red Queen Costume. This delightful outfit can be found in our Womens Fancy Dress Costumes selection and features  a bang on trend peplum dress with card print, regal collar and super cute puff sleeves. This women’s Wonderland inspired costume also just happens to be in the sale at the bargain price of £38.99 with a £19.00 saving.

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The Leg Avenue Quilted Knee High Boots zoom into number 2 on our list, a style inspired by Britney Spears during her Circus world tour. These uber classy boots feature a deluxe patent quilted look with gold piping and co-ordinating gold button accents. Find this popular pair in our Leg Avenue Shoes collection along with similar styles inspired and worn by your favourite celebs.

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The best selling item for the entire month of June comes from our sexy fancy dress selection and is ideal for the Summer months. The stunning Leg Avenue High Seas Honey costume features a retro romper with halter neck top, striped bow, anchor appliqué, gold button accents and matching pin up style mini sailor hat. One of our favourite costumes from our sexy fancy dress category and sure to be a best seller  – as long as the sunshine lasts.

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Check back next month to see if the weather, Wimbledon or the Olympics have an influence on our best sellers list. ♥

Halloween Sneak Peek: The Kandy Korn Witch Costume

It’s about that time of year when we begin showcasing our Halloween fancy dress costume collection for the upcoming (and most exciting) season. Our Halloween 2012 range will feature plenty of ghouls, ghosts, vampires, monsters and movie villains and we think this year’s selection is the best yet. Our first sneak peek at our carefully chosen womens Halloween fancy dress costumes is the super sexy Leg Avenue Kandy Korn Witch Costume.

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The beautifully crafted costume combines a traditional witch look with a sexy modern twist and includes a a peasant top dress with tiered orange and yellow skirt, matching striped stockings and traditional witch’s hat. Available in four sizes and perfect for tricks and treats!

The Ring Master Girl Costume

Leg Avenue Ring Master Girl Costume: With the circus theme in full swing, the choice of fancy dress costumes for this style is ever-increasing. The Ring Master Girl Costume is a new addition to our Leg Avenue Fancy Dress Costume collection and is ideal for the fashionista wishing to be centre stage. The super sexy ensemble features a cleverly designed black and red mini dress with built-in tuxedo tails, gold button detail and matching tassel accents. This stylish new costume is completed with circus style gold shoulder epaulettes with fringe trim. Add the coordinating accessories to achieve the commanding look pictured. (Lion is optional)

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The Halloween 2012 Costume Video

Simon Says Dress Up presents the new video showcasing our Halloween 2012 fancy dress costume collection. With new and exciting lines for this year’s scariest season plus the best sellers from the 2011 collection. Last year’s Halloween fancy dress videos attracted more than two hundred and thirty thousand hits! The first full view of all the new Halloween 2012 costumes is right here……..This is it, don’t get scared now….

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The Ruched Pirate Hat

Leg Avenue Pirate Hat: Will the pirate theme ever falter? It has been overwhelmingly popular for years now and the choice of pirate fancy dress costumes is immense ranging from traditional full length wench ensembles to super sexy alternatives. Sometimes it’s just too hard to choose or something last minute is required. We find many customers are happy to create their costume from a striped skirt, some peg leg trousers or voluminous blouse and add some pirate style accessories. Wack on some serious eyeliner, turn a striped scarf into a bandana, rip up some fishnets and add the all important pirate hat and voila! Less expense, less hassle and a unique outfit. The deluxe Leg Avenue Ruched Pirate Hat is a popular choice for such creations and features gold trim, lace accents and romantic oversized red satin bows.

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