SANTA & HIS HELPERS!
Here at The Wardrobe, we have over 20 beautiful Santa costumes in residence as well as a multitude of Elves, Santa's Helpers, two Reindeer, Mrs Claus and even a Snowman!
This Month: CHRISTMAS PARTIES
Fancy Dress Christmas parties are all the rage for work functions and who better to help you out this year than us!
Spooky Halloween Tips & Tricks
In the spirit of Halloween, our hints and tricks section this month will be entirely devoted to the art of gruesome makeup.
Any outfit in our warehouse can be sufficiently "gored up" into a Halloween costume with the right makeup, but of course you need the right tools and instruction to do this well!
Have a look through our grisly Halloween makeup selection below and then make sure you check out the following handpicked videos to perfect your looks this year!
What's New at the Wardrobe
Just in from Vegas, authentic Showgirl feathered head pieces, which are light and easy to wear without compromising on quality and statement! Full fan feathered head pieces available in white, pink and red.
A multitude of turbaned Carmen Miranda fruit headpieces has also arrived with our showgirl headpieces as well as some classic bronze and black pheasant feathered showgirl turbans. Check out the photos below to see our genuine Vegas head wear!
Also just touching down are our fabulous new sequin dresses, whether you are in need of a beautiful full length sequin gown or a show stopping showgirl backless mini, we've got you covered!
Our new silver backless sequin mini is an absolute must for those wanting to emulate Nicole Kidman's iconic character Satine from the film, Moulin Rouge.
Pictured below is our stunning new red, orange and yellow sequin kaftan. Perfect for channelling your 1970's diva or even a fabulous option for those showgirls who want to leave more to the imagination!
Also, dozens of hilarious characters that you can try on in seconds, perfect for when you want an easy outfit that is guaranteed to get some laughs!
Check them out:
1970's Tips & Tricks
the 1970's is an enduringly popular theme for parties, doesn't matter the generation, everybody seems to love a throw back to the time when flares, hair, fondue and disco were big. be it a nostalgic or kitsch, make sure you get your styling right at your next 70's themed event.
Hair was BIG or long and natural, bust out your hairspray and some curlers for big, softly tousled curls, ala Charlies Angels diva Farrah Fawcet, or Wonder Woman sensation, Lynda Carter.
Another popular cut was of course the shag, perfect for women who already have layering in their hair. Check out Frida, the poster girl of the 70's sensation ABBA, or Carol Brady, both iconic wearers of the flicked out shag style.
Last but definitely not least, why not indulge your inner soul sista and don an afro for the evening? the ultimate style in terms of height and curl make this trend iconic for any woman wishing to embrace a night of disco-dancing-saturday-night-fever-partying.
MAKEUP: If hair was big in the 70's, makeup was more subtle. Pastels where all the rage, pale blue or gold shimmering eyelids teamed with pale pink lipstick and blush. Fake eyelashes where hugely popular in this era, if you have never applied them before, check out this quick video tutorial on how to apply the full set. They look fantastic and trust me, if applied right will not hurt to take off!
ACCESSORIZING: A tricky subject in 70's styling, as it always depends on the outfit. One can never go wrong with a large pair of hoop earrings.
Here at the Wardrobe, we have numerous styles to choose from and disco balls are always a popular choice.
Necklaces will depend on the outfit, long, pendant styles are simple and elegant, however the bold metal choker with a large medallion looks amazing with a low cut disco dress and adds a real feature piece to your look.
SHOES: why not don a strappy heel or a wooden wedge platform for a more authentic 1970's look. Here at The Wardrobe we have dozens of glitzy heels perfect for tearing up the dance floor!
If you feel as if you can't get past a pair of knee high boots, come on in and try a pair of sequin boots, we have pink, silver and gold currently in stock. Please always give us a call to check availability in your preferred colour and size.
HAIR: Gentlemen are not exempt from the big hair craze that struck in the 70's! Long plaited hippy hair, floppy ABBA-esque dos and the bowl cut are perfect for gentlemen who are ready to don their platform shoes and dance the night away!
The Afro is another popular choice for 70's men, and never forget the fashion of hair extends below the hairline to full mustaches, beards and yes, chest hair (it was a thing). If you are not a particularly hairy man, come on in and check out our range of wigs, fake mustaches, beards and chest hair.
ACCESSORIZING: Have you thought of throwing a big fake gold necklace over your unbuttoned shirt and fake (or real) chest hair? well you probably should!
SHOES: What can we say about mens shoes? PLATFORMS! you need them! we have lots of colours and sizes to choose from, including the crowd pleasing "Aquarium plats" with real water and a fake fish in the heel. Always a hilarious option! If you find yourself unable to stomach (or walk in) this iconic 70's trend, why not try a pair of the wardrobe's cowboy boots? Or our new sparkly pointed boots? They look amazing poking out from underneath a pair of retro flares.
Still feeling uninspired for your 1970's theme? check out some of these original 70's photos or give us a call!
What's New at the Wardrobe
All our new arrivals this month have come in from the US Halloween trade show we attended back in January.
And just in time for the best party season, SUMMER!
Amongst our brand new costumes are luscious new feathers (just the thing to add to your pirate hat or showgirl headpiece), gleaming costumes jewellery (to bling up any dreary outfit), Deluxe charater costumes (including our first ever peacock costume), new full length burleska skirts to match our sumptious corsets and even a brazen hot pink and green Dragon!
Check out the photos below to see our new and exciting stock for yourself!
Year 11 Formal Season is Upon us again!
Luckily we have an influx of new costumes to prevent any double ups at your forma this year, check out What' new at the wardrobe for a more detailed look
From cute versions of Princess Peach to hilarious teletubie jumpsuits we have got your preferred style covered.
Check out our costume pages for inspiration, or just drop in and have a play!
Remember, here at the wardrobe we can only do bookings 4 weeks before your event. So please make sure you are within a month of your formal before popping by or we wont be able to reserve your outfit for you.
And of course, for those who leave their outfit decisions to the eleventh hour, our staff have an extraodinary knak for knowing exactly where the perfect pieces are hiding, so there will always be something fun and fabulous available!
Below are some of our most popular requests for year 11 formals.
1920's Hints & Tricks
Over the last couple of months there's been a considerable upswing in 1920's themed events.
Whether it's the latest instalment of "Underbelly Razor", "Boardwalk Empire" or anticipation for the release of "The Great Gatsby," it is undoubtedly an elegant and classic theme for your next occasion.
If you're wondering how to complete your Wardrobe styled 1920's outfit, check out our hints and tricks:
Makeup: Dramatic smoky eyes and luscious red lips are a must in perfecting your 1920's look – remember to emphasize the cupid's bow of your lips to capture a really authentic look!
Hair: For the very stylish, a sharp bob in homage to Louise Brooks (see images below). Alternatively, the style that defined an era – The finger wave (see images below). For our lovely long haired customers, come in and check out our range of 1920's wigs.
Shoes: A classic T-Bar kitten heel with a round toe. If you want to get it right, check out the collection of art deco inspired heels in store at the wardrobe!
Hair: Slick it back or hide it under a dapper chapeau. At The Wardrobe we have hats for any style of 1920's dress! Top hats for the
evening as well as fedoras, bowlers and even boaters for day wear.
Accessories: the 20's was a time of men who accessorised well! Try adding armbands, braces, cufflinks, a tie pin, an evening scarf,
gloves or a cane to your outfit.
Shoes: keep it classy and understated, dress shoes are a must! If you don't own a pair check out The Wardrobe's collection of black
and white wing tipped shoes, perfect with a classic black and white pinstripe suit.
Over 40 new corsets have arrived at The Wardrobe from the States.
With our jam packed warehouse already groaning at the seams we have cleared just enough room for a new Burlesque section!
Whether you want to be a buxom buccaneer, Marie Antoinette, a cheeky burlesque beauty, a vampy dominatrix or a saucy pinup
we can help, with sizes ranging from 6 to 20!
Check out the photos and then come on in and get laced into one today!