Fancy Dress Blog

We are Moving!

Really excited to announce we are moving to new premises next week. 🏠 MAD Distribution is relocating off across the vast ocean (about 2 miles) to the sunny shores of the Hardway in Gosport. ⛵ Our new business home not only gives us an ocean view, but access to a huge warehousing facility, so we will be expanding our range very soon. Our new address is: Units 15/16 Quay West Business Centre, Quay Lane, Gosport PO12 4LJ We hope to be fully moved and [...]

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7 fashions that totally rocked the 70s

Whether it was the big, bold and bright patterns or the funky flared trousers and hairstyles that needed 4 cans of hair spray, 70s fashion was all about getting noticed. With a range of trends influenced by both the cool coloured patterns of the 60s hippies and the bright sequined styles of the emerging Disco dance floors, 1970s costumes were a crazy collaboration of colour and creativity that typified the decade generally. There were hundreds of fantastic varieties of outfits, [...]

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Host your very own Pirate Party!

Children’s parties can be an organisational nightmare. Not only do we have to worry about Invites, Venue, Décor and Party Bags. We also worry about keeping more than a dozen or so more children safe, entertained and well fed. So, what do you do when your child decides they suddenly want a Pirate themed party? No – you don’t panic! Luckily, we’re here to help with our fantastic, fuss-free guide to hosting the perfect Children’s Pirate Party. Simply follow our fantastic [...]

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Children’s Dog Face Paint Tutorial

This adorable dog Make-Up tutorial is a great way to bring plenty of fun to any kid’s party. This quick and easy children’s face painting tutorial is perfect for adding the finishing touches to any kid’s fancy dress. The gorgeous brown and white colours with the black detail are perfect for finding their bark! Complete the costume with the dog all-in-one Fancy Dress Costume and they’re ready to party! Finish the look with a Smiffys Fluffy Dog costume Our easy to follow [...]

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Children’s Tiger Face Paint Tutorial

This adorable Tiger Make-Up tutorial is a great way to bring plenty of fun to any kid’s party. This quick and easy children’s face painting tutorial is perfect for adding the finishing touches to any kid’s fancy dress. The fiery orange and yellow colours, with the black detail create a fierce look! Complete the costume with the Tiger all-in-one Fancy Dress Costume and they’re ready to party! Complete the look with a Smiffys Tiger costume Our easy to follow step by step [...]

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Leopard Face Paint Make-Up Tutorial

This fantastic Leopard Make-Up tutorial will transform you into a wild animal. With gorgeous pink colouring, shimmering glitter, and striking black detail, you’re sure to feel beautiful!  This look is easy to achieve with a few simple steps, and is perfect for any occasion. Complete the look with 60s eyelashes, a Leopard Pink Bow, and a Leopard Pink Print Bodysuit and you’re ready for any party! Our easy to follow step by step videos will help you create the ultimate transformation. Visit [...]

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How to host your own MAD 1920s fancy dress party

Ever since Leonardo DiCaprio wowed us in The Great Gatsby all the way back in 2013, a nostalgia for the 1920s has gripped Australia as people romanticize about the extravagant and opulent styles of the roaring twenties, and dream of a return to the time of flappers and spivs, if only for one night. With such a strong desire for 1920s themed fancy dress parties, how do you ensure your guests feel they’ve just walked back in time, but without [...]

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Party Wigs

Wig ideas for fancy dress parties

Whatever the occasion, wigs are the ultimate essential accessory to finish any costume! From summer festivals to Halloween, there’s no better way to really transform yourself into a new character than by wearing a wig. It’s fast, it’s simple, and it really takes your costume to a whole new level! Whether your customers are looking for 1920s inspired wigs or funny clown wigs, we have an extensive selection of pre-styled character wigs for both men and women! Decade wigs Decade theme is [...]

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