Monthly Archives March 2014

Fancy Dress Costumes

Fancy dress parties have been held for many years and seem to be popular all over the world. They date back to the 1800s when they were known as Masked Balls and it was only really the mask that would be classed as fancy dress, but they have evolved over the years and they are now held regularly in many countries.

Costumes have evolved over the decades as well, as during the 1940s it was not possible to go out and hire a costume in the way we can now. Often the costume would be made and it was more likely than not that there would be farmers, butchers and nurses, rather than the wide range of characters that are around today. One major reason for the change in the way we use fancy dress costumes is the availability of cheap costumes that can be imported...

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