5 fancy dress ideas for festival season 2018

Festival season is officially here! Come rain or shine, your festival wardrobe has to be on point and one sure-fire way to get into the festival spirit is to don fancy dress. Here at Mr Bens Fancy Dress, we have tons of festival friendly, high quality and truly show stopping fancy dress costumes to choose from.

With RiZE Festival (formerly known as V Festival) just around the corner, now is the perfect time to give our rundown of the top five fancy dress ideas for the 2018 festival season…

  1. A superhero for the day

Who doesn’t love a superhero? When choosing your favourite take a hint from the biggest superhero film releases. Deadpool was a huge hit this year, and the latest Avengers release will leave you spoilt for choice.

  1. Out of this world

A festival is the ideal time to take your look out of this world. Whether it’s an alien or spaceman costume that takes your fancy, travel not just to a festival but to another planet! Browse our range of science fiction costumes for inspiration.

  1. All the fun of the fair

What’s more fun than a circus! We supply a number of great clown and circus costumes for men and women. Just add some creative makeup and you’re festival ready.

  1. Life’s a beach

We may not always have the weather for festivals, but the great British mentality means we always have a hoot. Take the beach to a field near you with our colourful and cheerful Hawaiian costumes.

  1. Become a music icon

They say imitation is the best form of flattery. Flatter your favourite artists with your own iconic, music inspired costume.

Not seen the fancy dress idea that’s right for you here? Browse our online store to discover an unforgettable collection of festival costume ideas.

Now In: Compliance

We take safety very seriously and invest heavily to ensure the integrity and safety of all our products. We go above and beyond the required safety standards for children’s costumes. In 2015 alone, we invested over £1,000,000 in our safety testing and procedures.
Regulation of Children’s Costumes
Children’s costumes are regulated and must comply with EN71. This is a European standard which tests for flammability, choking and strangulation hazards, and toxicity. This strict criteria does not apply to everyday children’s clothing (with the exception of some nightwear).
  • Children’s clothing can catch fire and burn when exposed to fire and naked flames and some manufacturers only voluntarily add “keep away from fire” warnings.
  • Children’s costumes must comply with EN71 Toy Directive. This is a Europe-wide standard which tests for Small Parts / Sharp edges (Choking & Strangulation prevention) Flammability and Toxicity.
  • The flammability testing for EN71 measures the ‘rate of flame spread’ on fabric & complete costumes and how quickly the flame self-extinguishes.
Suppliers can voluntarily test children’s costumes to Nightwear (Safety) Standards, and Smiffys does this as an additional measure to EN71.
Smiffys approach: Going above and beyond
Our dedicated in-house team ensure that all of our children’s costumes (and certain accessories) are manufactured and rigorously tested to comply with both EN71 regulations and Nightwear (Safety) Standards. This ensures the absolute highest safety standards and reassurance that all children’s costumes are as safe and fit for purpose.
We take pride that all Smiffys children’s costumes are:
  • Labelled “Warning. Keep away from fire” irrespective of the burn rate within the EN71 regulatory limit
  • Labelled with the CE mark as a declaration that the product meets the European Toy Safety Directive (2009/48/EC), and has undergone a variety of product tests to ensure that it is safe for use
  • Tested to Nightwear (Safety) Standards as an additional safety measure
  • Subject to further safety checks through spot-checks and batch tests (surveillance and due-diligence testing) once the products are received in the UK warehouse to guarantee quality and safety assurance
In addition, every production run is batch tested and verified as compliant at source and our safety certificates are continually updated.

Spoilt for choice, our kids halloween spooky outfits just get better ..

Who’s The Most Wicked of Them All

Everyone knows the tail of the wicked queen, we have a large selection of wicked witch costumes which will make your the scare of the party.

Check out our full range of adult witches and wizards costumes

Adult Halloween Selection

It’s always hard picking the perfect halloween costume to impress, be the scare of the party with our great selection of halloween costumes for adults. Reap death into the party as the grim reaper himself, be the wicked of them all with one of our witch costumes, brain eating zombie or a blood sucking vampire.

Devil

Ghost

Grim Reaper

Skeleton

Vampires

Witches

 Zombie

Check out our full range of adult halloween costumes.

Halloween the dead is arriving

It was believed that on this day, the line that divided the world of the living and the dead narrowed, allowing the spirits to pass through to the world of the living. The spirits of the family were guests and welcomed, while the unwanted were removed by means of masks and costumes to scare them away.

Halloween took force in the United States and Canada until 1921, and was internationalized until the 70s and 80s, thanks to the cinema. Today celebrated as we all know, costume parties, trick or treating, houses “haunted” horror movie marathons and firefighter costumes sexy-cop, sexy-witch, sexy-quesadilla, etc.

Well, after this little story of Halloween, we bring you some options costumes more ad hoc to a “night of terror” if they are tired of the typical costume ghost, Dracula, fireman, etc.

Take a look at our fantastic range of Halloween costumes for adults and children.