Thursday, 1 July 2010

Get Fancy Dressed for Festivals!

Festival Fever is hitting Britain! With California's
Coachella Festival setting the tone and attracting the most
stylish music fans from around the world, the festival arena
has become one huge catwalk and the ultimate way to show off
your fashion credentials and individuality whilst enjoying
the festival vibe.

Fancy dress costumes and accessories are a key way for guys
and girls to stand out from the crowd by adding some real
creative flair and edge to their festival outfit with items
that just can't be found on the high street.

Fancy Dress is becoming a very popular phenomena in the UK.
The days of renting tired, poor quality costumes from a very
limited range are long gone. The quality is now superb, the
range of characters available are endless and the fancy dress
accessories range provides eclectic and unusual items that
will help give your outfit that elusive X factor. There's a
sense of excitement at the prospect of dressing up and it
breaks down social barriers. It's always a brilliant, fun
filled night out.

So what trends can we expect to see this summer across
Britain's festivals? Summer's hot catwalk trends must have
been made with festivals in mind - casual, cool and festival
ready and here are the top two trends to watch out for;

1. Glammed up Military influences with summer khaki as THE
shade of the summer - could this be any more suited to a
wild night dancing in a field? The reinvention of military
is about adding a bit of grown up glamour, don't wear khaki
head to toe, experiment with a scarf of a belt, make just
one item military, like an army surplus jacket.

2. Next Generation Grunge 'New Grunge' as inspired by Pixie
Geldof will see this year's festival goers in checked and
tartan shirts, stripy tights, swinging tasselled bags and
white hair streaked with pink. The secret formula to the
New Grunge vibe, is mixing things up in surprising
combinations.

So how can fancy dress accessories and costumes be
integrated into festival goers outfits this summer? There
are typically 3 key ways:

A range of quirky accessories can add a completely different
angle, they're a bit off the wall and they're eye catching.
Imagine neon feathered eyelashes, wacky jewellery, statement
wigs - this is exactly what celebrities and musicians like
Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Jaime Winstone use to create their
x-factor look.

Secondly, festival goers often won't want to wear fancy
dress from head to toe, so they will adopt elements of a
particular costume to embellish their look, like the
military... or punk, or 70s era laid-back style.

Lastly, for the more extrovert amongst us, there will be
festival goers who will completely kit themselves out from
head to toe in fancy dress to completely stand out from the
crowd. Elvis or Michael Jackson impersonators are always
popular, gangs of cave girls, 60s hippies, 80s rockers.

Bestival has a Fantasy fancy dress theme this year, so
Bestival goers will be seeking inspiration for fantasy
costumes galore! For many festivals across the UK, fancy
dress has become an integral part of the weekend - often
with the Saturday night totally dedicated to fancy dress.
Seeing thousands of people all dressed up in fancy dress is
a brilliant and hilarious experience.

About the Author:

Author; Keri Williams, Marketing Director of Fancy Dress
Shack has over 15 years working internationally in sales and
marketing. Fancy Dress Shack sells over 6,000 costumes and
fancy dress accessories online. Super Fast Delivery,
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