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Unique Costume Themes for your Costume Party.
Costume parties are heaps of fun all year round, and there are so many dress-up possibilities that you could be in character every day of the year if you saw fit! Whether we’re dressing up for a night out or dressing up for a costume party, we all want to be unique. So take a look at our unique costume themes ideas and be inspired for an unforgettable costume party!
Trick or Treat is forever growing in Australia. America is famously the country that takes it the most seriously, but these days Australia gives the US a run for its money. Once again this Halloween, Melbourne will see hordes of costume-clad packed trick or treaters excitedly knocking on doors ready to spook the hell out of the brave souls that answer.
Is Melbourne in the midst of a Zombie apocalypse? You could be forgiven for thinking so. The influx of undead wandering the city is at least indicative of one thing… our fondness of walking corpses! It’s not just Halloween that brings them out either; Melbourne hosts heaps of events and activities aimed at bringing out your deathly side – all year round.
As with many things in life Schoolies Break Loose at the End of Year 12, as one things ends, it marks the beginning of something new. Year 12 is no different. School leavers often feel a sense of nostalgia for their memorable school years… and on the other hand, they’re champing at the bit for the new adventure that awaits them.
Beer lovers in and around Melbourne will be rubbing their hands together with anticipation of the much-loved annual event that is Oktoberfest. In Melbourne, Oktoberfest is nothing short of legendary. Year on year, Oktoberfest is becoming one of the most exciting events to go to, and many Australians jump on this fabulous opportunity to don some lederhosen and let their hair down.
Most of the world seems to agree that Halloween is an awesome time of year. We really love to dress up, and we also seem to relish a good fright! It’s human nature to want to improve, so every year we try to get more inventive with our costumes and make up. The more authentically scary our Halloween get up is, the better!
If you are looking for a bit of Halloween inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Let our top ten costumes with makeup suggestions and tutorials inspire you to go all out this Halloween. Each character is adaptable for both men and women, and it can actually be a lot of fun pulling off a different gender convincingly.
Bogan Bingo is such a fun way to spend an evening. It doesn’t hurt to have a good giggle at our cultural quirks and stereotypes from time to time. Every country and continent around the world has them, and one of Australia’s most famous is the Bogan ‘bad taste’ culture. It’s even popular in London UK now!
They ancient Egyptians are also famous for their elaborate clothing. They loved to dress up in extravagant costumes – or nothing much at all – and celebrate. All over the world today people have so much fun dressing up Egyptian-style and mimicking their behaviour. Ancient Egyptians are still influencing pop culture today, as evidenced in many movies and fashion trends.
It’s funny how time seems to warp when we try to recall movie dates, and books are the same. It’s incredible that the world’s favourite young wizard, Harry Potter, has been around in print for 20 years! As it happens, we’ve been tricked… Harry has actually been around for 37 years! For those baffled by the mystical maths, Harry came to life in 1997 with The Philosopher’s Stone, but he was actually born to J.K Rowling back in 1990, apparently on a crowded train… fortunately only in her mind!
In their own words, “the mission of The Walt Disney Company is to be one of the world’s leading producers and providers of entertainment.” With more than 250 films and counting, it certainly seems like Walt Disney’s dreams came true. Even the oldest of Disney’s iconic characters are alive and well in the minds of children and adults alike.
Disney’s films inspire a lasting nostalgia in viewers, with many having seen their favourite movies time and time again; then there are the gargantuan theme parks frequented by Disney fans from all over the world. Not everybody has the time – or bank balance – to get to one of those, but with a bit of innovation and inspiration, it’s possible to enjoy the Disney themes in other ways. Here are some ideas for you:
Bastille Day is a commemoration of the events of 14th July 1789, when crowds of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille prison. This was an act of rebellion, intended to communicate their resistance to the king’s supreme rule; it ended up being the beginning of the French Revolution, in fact, and the subsequent formulation of the modern French Republic.
Since 1880, 14th July has been national holiday in France. It is called Fête de la Fédération and celebrates the success of those who risked all for change on that fateful day. This celebration of French culture now happens all over the world, with parties, balls, feasts, fireworks and parades… all in the name of freedom. It should come as no surprise that Melbourne is fully on board with this too!
Of course, with the changes in temperature the activities that appeal to us change, but that’s all part of what keeps this city alive all year round. Well-defined seasons can be a blessing; there’s always something new and exciting to do.
Melbourne is a cultural city whatever the season, and winter brings a lot of promise on that front. Here you’ll be able to find plenty of activities, events and gatherings to keep you entertained… and in the unlikely event that the idea of these Melbourne’s winter activities leaves you cold, we have some suggestions as to how you can make your own fun!