Fancy dress and costume Archive

Children's fancy dress costumes still a danger, say British fire chiefs

UK fire chiefs are warning parents of the potential dangers of children’s fancy dress costumes in the run-up to Halloween and Bonfire night. The Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) claimed there have been no improvements to safety legislation over the outfits – still classified as toys rather than clothing – despite the torrent of negative publicity triggered by the 2014 fire that seriously injured the …

Kim Kardashian robbery Halloween costume, sexy Ebola nurse – and more

Imagine if there were a night when everyone in the world’s sense of humour was made visible – what an awkward evening that would be. But there is: Halloween, when, every year, the world clasps its hands to its cheeks in shock-horror as it realises that there are no clear universal laws for “too soon” or “too far”. This year, with its avalanche of real-world …