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4 Magical Ways to Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday in Melbourne

harry potter birthdayIt’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!

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5 Australian Music Festivals Not To Miss This Season

Australian festivalSo here it is: 2018. We are fresh into the New Year and the festive parties are still alive and kicking in our memories. Does that mean we need to calm down and throw in the towel? Of course not. A date ain’t nothin’ but a number, and the many music festivals happening in Australia this January confirm this. The first couple of months of this year promise to be extremely eventful on the festival front.

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5 Reasons Dressing-Up in Costume Rocks

crazy3Dressing up in costume is obviously fun, or we wouldn’t bother doing it! Who doesn’t love to don the occasional brightly-coloured wig or cliché uniform? Costumes don’t necessarily have to be silly though; they can be eye-catchingly beautiful too. You probably wouldn’t go to your local bar dressed as a Greek goddess on a weeknight, but you don’t have to dig too deep to come up with a reason to throw your own fancy dress party if there isn’t something suitable going on.

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9 Unique Costume Themes for your Costume Party

Unique Costume Themes for your Costume Party.

unique costume theme ideasCostume 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!

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Best Costumes to Dress Your Kids in this Christmas

Kids Christmas Costumes

Kids love Christmas, there’s no denying that. With all the fun, music, sparkle and abundance of gifts, it’s hard to imagine how it could get much more fun for them. Actually, it could. Kids love dressing up as much as they love Christmas, so what about a killer combo? Christmas dressing up!

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This week we are celebrating Australia Day with Aussie themed costumes.  Dress up as a Kangaroo, Koala, Vegemite jar, Steve Irwin, Dame Edna or Mick Dundee costumes.  Cmon get into the Aussie spirit with green and gold face paint, tattoos and wigs.  Aussie costumes

Also popular this week is the Rainbow Serpent festival.  People love to dress in kaleidoscope of craziness at the pranksters ball,  so get you best dress up outfits on.  Think of fun colored wigs, fairy wings, funny sunglasses, tutus, sparkly hats and glitter makeup.

Halloween expo 2014 is happening in Houston this weekend.  So excited to be going!  We will be posting lots of pictures on our Pinterest and Facebook pages so you can share the fun.  Or check out the highlights from last years costume show.

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May the Force be with You this week.

Sar wars costumesThere aren’t that many movies, especially multi-movie series, that appeal to multiple generations equally. Star Wars is an entertainment phenomenon that kids, parents, and even grandparents can all enjoy together! Whether it’s a family movie night or a group outing to a cosplay convention, Star Wars fandom brings people of all ages together to have fun. Why do we all love Star Wars so much?

We love Star Wars because Star Wars has everything! There’s adventure, romance, teamwork, fantasy, and science fiction in these cross-genre hits that have everything from touching coming of age stories to epic battles of good versus evil.

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TOP TEN TARANTINO MOVIES

Love or hate his movies.  Quentin Tarantino definitely pulls an emotional response from his audience.  His movies are graphic, full of violence and draw you into the surreal world of his creation.  Tarantino’s gift is to paint larger than life villains that we can’t help barracking for, with their dysfunctional lives and violent rampages.  Over the past half century Tarantino has gifted cinema dozens of classic characters, from Reservoir Dogs through The Hateful Eight – plus, of course, via movies he wrote, like True Romance and Natural Born Killers.  

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Best Ever Costumes for Groups.Power Rangers costumes.

Dressing up on your own or as part of a costumed duo is a lot of fun, but group costumes are the way to go if you really want to make an impact. The more people you have dressing up according to one shared theme, the more you’ll be noticed! Whether it’s for Halloween or a costume party, dressing up with a group of friends (or even your family) is a fun way to stand out of the crowd. Here are the top ten best group costumes to dress up as! 

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best hens party ideas

A hen’s party is a once in a lifetime experience that a bride to be shares with her nearest and dearest friends. It’s a last hurrah and a goodbye forever to the single girl lifestyle! But if the thought of a night spent in a sleazy, smoke-filled club turns your stomach and the idea of stuffing strippers’ G-strings with dollar bills isn’t your idea of fun, don’t worry. There are so many other great ways to have an amazing hen’s party!
There are many reasons why a bride to be might decide not to have the stereotypical  hypersexualized night of excess to mark the end of her time as a single woman.

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Disney Dreams: Dazzling Disney Dress-Up Ideas

Disney party ideasIn 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:

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Everlasting Eras: The Vintage Fashion Appeal

era fashion

It’s not just the clothing though… we love a vintage fashion themed party too! Why is it that we hang on so tenaciously to past eras and fashion? Well, nostalgia is a biggie; it’s an inner yearning to experience life as older generations lived it. Fortunately that’s not so difficult.

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