Thursday, 4 November 2010

Christmas Fancy Dress at Matalan

With Halloween now out of the way Matalan are starting to bring in stocks of Christmas fancy dress. Having a grand daughter of just 3 months old I have a renewed interest in some of the items for the little ones. They have Santa suits and a reindeer romper suit, but I was particularly taken with these really cute reindeer bootees! Available for ages 0 to 3 months and 3 - 6 months for just £2.50. Guess what grand daughter's getting...!

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Cosplay for Halloween

I'm always fascinated (and usually horrified) by the creation or addition of new words to the English language and one I've recently come across is cosplay. It seems to have come from the world of comic fans and computer nerds (another new word!) and means trying to recreate characters from the world of books, comics or the internet and video games in 3D. It's a combination of costume and play.

For the true cosplay afficianado, only a costume they have created themselves is sufficient to be acceptable. Well, it's a hobby I guess(!) but if you need accessories for your cosplay - or just want to get a complete look quickly and cheaply, then trot along to Matalan for some great Halloween cosplay ideas!

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Devil Fancy Dress

As the Halloween season approaches I see Matalan now includes two Devil fancy dress costumes in its offer, one male and one female, both for the excellent value price of just £20 each. These are perfect for taking children to a fancy dress party or having a party with neighbours. Again, if you are looking for something a little more er, risque? then there are some sexy devil costumes for him and her from the specialist retailers like this one that retails for £21.99.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010


I see Matalan have now added a few adult fancy dress costumes to their range in the run up to Halloween, including this Morticia costume, retailing for £15. It looks good enough and at the price you really can't complain, but for something a bit sexier, it might be worth having a look at the Halloween fancy dress costumes from some of the specialist fancy dress companies.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Need a Good Halloween Fancy Dress?

Matalan does about three dozen fancy dress costumes at the moment, including the one shown here for a 'Female Vampire.' As you might expect, they're pretty good value ranging from £25 for the one shown here down to just £2 for some pretty cute pumpkin bootees.

As far as I can see though, these are all for children. If you want some fun (or sexy) Halloween Fancy Dress Costumes for ladies or men then I would recommend having a look at the selection from one of the specialist fancy dress companies, such as Ab The prices are pretty good and they mail to anywhere in the UK.

Great - and cheap - Fancy Dress Ideas

Matalan is just one of several retailers who sell great fancy dress outfits for less than it costs to make one. Check out their range and other great ideas.