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So 2019 is around the corner and it promises to be a lot of fun – on the music festival front at least! Next year is already chock-full of exciting Summer festivals from the last days of this year onward. As always, a festival is an opportunity to bring out your wild side and dress up in the most colourful, outrageous costumes you can come up with.
That time of year is coming around again… the evening when everyone feels most free to let their hair down and celebrate the highs of a year gone by, coupled with the promise of the year that is about to start. Melbourne is no stranger to parties, and you can find them happening night in, night out, all year round… and yet there’s something special about New Year’s Eve Melbourne.
Melburnians love to dress up and let rip, and this takes on a whole new level when New Year’s Eve comes around. If you’re lucky enough to be in Melbourne this year, we’ve got some ideas about how you can maximise your costume fun, and of course which venues are hosting the themed events to cater for it.
Melburnians love a celebration, so you can imagine how much fun Christmas will be in this city. If you haven’t been fortunate enough to experience this first hand yet, it’s never too late… and 2018 is a fantastic year to start. This December, Melbourne is brimming with festive activities that should get keep a smile on your face for the rest of 2018, and get your 2019 off to the best possible start!
Christmas wouldn’t be the same without Santa Claus. He’s always been an integral part of the Christmas anticipation for youngsters, and it’s fun to witness their excitement when they get an opportunity to meet him. Dressing up as Santa isn’t difficult, we know that. But doing it well? That’s another story!
If you want to maintain the Christmas Santa mystery, he will have to do a grand job of convincing his little disciples that he’s the real deal. Arranging for Santa to come and do a few visits this year will make this Christmas memorable for everyone involved. We’ve got a little gift for you: our best tips on what makes an authentic Santa experience for all involved – including Santa himself.
Halloween is one of the most entertaining times of the year. It’s a given that people of all ages can dress themselves up as some terrifying ghoul or other, all vying to be the most horrific sight in town. The general consensus is that if we can make someone else jump out of their skin or recoil in horror, our Halloween costume has been a success!
We may get a kick out of frightening others, but there’s something appealing about being frightened, too. That’s why we’re glued to the screen when ghoulish flicks are on, mentally putting ourselves in the position of the hapless victim. Halloween is a chance to play-act the horrors we’d never really want to face, and dressing up in costume is the main part of that.
The much anticipated year 12 end is almost here, and that can only mean one thing. It’s time to celebrate! School is soon to be a distant memory, but memories should be treasured… and your Muck Up Day celebrations are surely going to leave you with some fond memories. The aim of the game on Muck Up Day is always to have as much fun as possible!
As it is pretty much the standard to dress up in costume on muck up day, you’ll probably be wondering about which character you should become. Although there are so many individual characters to choose from, wouldn’t it be so much fun to dress up with your friends as a group? Besides, team mischief has way more impact!
This muck up day, why not get your closest friends together and team up to become the most memorable muck up day characters of the year? In case you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got some costume ideas for you:
Why Celebrate Oktoberfest…Melbourne Oktoberfest Activities
Back in 1810 a tradition was born. It is a tradition that has not only been upheld wholeheartedly to date, but has also been embraced by citizens of countries all around the world. Oktoberfest is one of the best-known annual celebrations in the world, and as it never gets any less entertaining, the chances are it is set to continue into the next century!
In Munich, Germany on 12th October 1810, Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig married the Saxon-Hildburghausen Princess Therese. When all the citizens of Munich were invited to join in the festivities, an unforgettable party ensued. This party went on for five days, with revelers celebrating the matrimony in the fields just outside of the city gates.
Oktoberfest was born
From then onwards, celebrations were repeated each year in Munich, and they earned the name Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest became the world’s largest beer festival, but 5 days was clearly not enough! The festival now goes on for 16 days, during which time more than 6 million people swig back an unfathomable 1.5 millions gallons of beer.
When dressing for Oktoberfest it’s important to put some thought behind it in order to look the part and look your best! If you are planning to go to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany or Melbourne, why don’t you dress up in an Oktoberfest “Costume.” You can opt for some authentic lederhosen or dirndls. Keep it simple and get high quality, hand stitched items – like these: lederhosen or these: dirndls. Here’s are how to guide on how to dress for Oktoberfest in Melbourne.
We don’t really need to tell you that Book Week costumes in Australia are kind of a big deal. Reading is integral to our development. They say that your perception of the world is only as good as your vocabulary, and that seems to be true. At a young age, books spark the imagination, and therefore our innate creativity; they take us into new worlds on adventurous journeys where we can explore all possibilities!
Winter in Melbourne can be a really fun time. We may not be blessed with an abundance of snow, but we certainly understand the meaning of chilly! Either way, we’ve got a good excuse to embrace all things wintery, and with snow, sometimes it’s simply a case of fake it ‘til you make it!
The reality is that Melburnians will happily celebrate anything at any time, all year round, but one of the best ways to celebrate is to throw a theme on things! We do this according to tradition, or season, and sometimes just for the hell of it. Melbourne is full of fun things to do in winter, and to maximise the fun quota, we’ve put a costume twist on them all:
Independence Day is the American national holiday every July 4th. It commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The rest of the world wants a slice of this American pie too, so every year on this day, events and activities are organised with the aim of celebrating American style.
There are lots of ways to embrace American culture, and it can be heaps of fun. America is famous for many things, from diners to Budweiser and hip-hop beats, and Melbourne is more than happy to take a leaf out of America’s book for a day. If you want to get involved in the city’s celebration of America this 4th July, we have some tips for you:
With the forthcoming release of the new Muppet movie, The Happytime murders with Jennifer McCarthy, it got us thinking. There are so many Muppet characters and each of them has their own funny personality, which is why we love them so much. In fact we think you can tell a lot about a person by which Muppet character they think they are?