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Halloween Spiders from Paper Mache

Halloween Spiders from Paper Mache

Halloween craft idea, making paper maches spiders - Karnival Costumes online party shop Blog

If money is a bit tight this year (and when isn't it?) yet you still want to make a splash this Halloween, or perhaps like most of us you have children to entertain now that the weather has started to close in around us then why not make some spooktacular paper mache spiders which you can decorate to your own taste.  Paper Mache is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to make any number of decorations and it’s used around the world to create lightweight sculptures.  Providing you have a form made for it to follow, it’s a very versatile medium to work with.  Okay, that sounded like that message was brought to you on behalf of the paper mache marketing board, but it really is that useful and not only at Halloween. 

Paper Mache Spider craft idea available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Black Cats and Halloween

Black Cats and Halloween

Black Cats and Halloween go thogether well! Karnival Costumes online party shop Blog

As we prepare ourselves for the upcoming Halloween season, and as part of our series of blog posts that take a closer look at some of the major Costume themes and background information in a little more detail, we thought it was about time we turned our attention to one of the most easily recognised symbols of the dark side, the Black Cat. In this blog, we'll take a quick look into the history as to why it is that the black cat has been so closely associated with witchcraft and why despite this, Witches and Black Cat costumes remain among the most popular of Halloween costume themes... 

Black Cat fancy dress by Bristol Novelties CC531 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Leprechauns - Real or Legend?

Leprechauns - Real or Legend?

Leprechauns at St Patricks Day, real or imaginary? Karnival Costumes online party shop Blog

Stories about Leprechauns have been part of Irish folklore throughout history with the Leprechaun legends describing a particular type or male fairy or faerie which it was said, inhabit Ireland. Many of these legends hark back to a time, before the arrival of the Celtic race to Ireland to a land inhabited by a race of people who were said to be small in stature. Whatever the truth, Leprechauns are closely linked with any Irish celebration including St Patricks Day and a Leprechaun costume is sure to bring the luck of the Irish to any party! 

Shamus Crac Leprechan costume for St Patricks Day by Smiffy 43400 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Clowning Around in Clown Costumes is Fun!

Clowning Around in Clown Costumes is Fun!

Dressing up as Clown is family fun - Karnival Costumes online party shop Blog

It’s strange that something meant to be funny can create such diverse feelings of love or hate. And the figure of these emotions? Clowns. Not necessarily the person behind the grease paint and wearing the colourful jacket and baggy trousers, no, rather the persona of the clown itself. No matter you may think of them, a Clown Costumes are perfect for all ages and it makes a terrific family circus costume theme. 

Clown Bowler Hat with Flowers by Smiffy 24088 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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2013 Oktoberfest Events

2013 Oktoberfest Events

2013 Oktoberfest UK Events Diary - Karnival Costumes online party shop Blog

So here we go with the start of Oktoberfest 2013. This is one of the world’s most popular celebrations with over 6 million revellers annually attending the celebrations in Munich.  A time for traditional dress, beer and snacks, Oktoberfest has long been the most popular time for the wearing of Lederhosen (for men) and the Dirndl (for women).  There's still time to find an event to attend - here we've listed just a few - or you could plan your own party with all of the costumes, accessories, party goods and decorations right here!

Oktoberfest Pretzel recipe available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Sweeney Todd Costumes - Halloween Costume Themes Explained

Sweeney Todd Costumes - Halloween Costume Themes Explained

Sweeney Todd - Karnival Costumes online party shop Blog

Breast cancer is still here. It’s still tearing apart the lives of families and it’s still taking the lives of the women we love on a heartbreaking scale. So the search for a cure needs to continue and for that to happen money to fund the research programs needs to continue to be raised. Which is where 'Wear it Pink' comes in. This now annual event during autumn sees thousands dressed in pink and doing all manner of silly things in-order to raise money and awareness of the life-saving research which needs to continue until a cure is found.

Wear it Pink Glam Geek kit by Smiffy 25645 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Halloween Costume Suggestion? Why Superman of course!

Halloween Costume Suggestion? Why Superman of course!

Superman costumes - Karnival Costumes online party shop Blog

We're often asked for costume ideas and suggestions, by both men and women, for an outfit that will not only work well at Halloween but also at other times during the year.  We don't hesitate in putting foward a superhero, or even a super villain, fancy dress as one to think about. And top of the list, well that has to be the man of steel - Superman! 

Superman Bodysuit by Rubies available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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How to make the Bleeding Knife Halloween Illusion

How to make the Bleeding Knife Halloween Illusion

When available these are a very popular item and when they are out of stick or unavailable for any length of time, we are often being asked how the illusion, where a trickle of blood appears as you draw the knife over an exposed part of the body can be…

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Saw Costumes - Halloween Costume Themes Explained

Saw Costumes - Halloween Costume Themes Explained

Saw Movie Costumes - Karnival Costumes online party shop Blog

As we prepare ourselves for the upcoming Halloween season, we thought we’d take a closer look at some of the major Costume themes in a little more detail.  In this blog, we’ll take a look at one of the most popular of Halloween costume themes in recent years and one that is sure to remain amongst the most eagerly sought after; Saw Costumes and Accessories. 

Saw Mask MA002 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Plenty of Ghoulish Entertaining Tips for Halloween

Plenty of Ghoulish Entertaining Tips for Halloween

Planning a Halloween party - read this blog from Karnival Costumes for some great buffet table ideas

If you plan to host a spooktacular Halloween party or Halloween buffet, you need to be serving a fangtastic collection of foods that will both feed and entertain your guests at the same time. Right?  In this blog we look at offering you some hints and tips on creating both some fabulous food as well as some spooky presentation ideas for your own Halloween buffet.  

Halloween buffet table ideas available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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