Fright Night 2018: Our Last Minute Halloween Costume Picks

Halloween 2018 is almost upon us, which means diehard fans of the annual celebration will currently be out in force searching for the perfect costume. Whatever your plans for Halloween, costume ideas can be found for any budget, meaning those that want to go all out or opt for a subtler look can find exactly what they’re looking for.

Here at Mr Bens Fancy Dress, we stock a number of great Halloween costumes for people of all ages and with all tastes. This year’s Halloween collection is no different. See our last minute Halloween costume picks below for all the inspiration you need.

Get ghosting

Sometimes classic is better and your fancy dress choice can’t get more traditional than our Ghost Costume. Simple and spooky, this Halloween essential is great for both men and women.

Ghost CostumeZombie Ghost Pirate Costume

Beware the apocalypse

We love a zombie costume, and this year’s collection is full of choices for fans of the living dead. Our Zombie School Boy T-Shirt and Cap is an excellent option. Just team this ensemble with a pair of black trousers and you’re good to go!

Fever Zombie Cop CostumeLatex Zombie Jaw Prosthetic

Make it fun

Your Halloween outfit choice doesn’t have to be scary. This Cat in the Hat Costume, complete with dress, hat and gloves, is fun and equally as unforgettable as our scarier Halloween attire.

Cat in the Hat CostumeMichael jackass bo selecta mask and costume 308 medium - large size

Go all natural

…not in the literal sense! Our Forest Nymph Costume is a lovely option for those looking to take inspiration from the forest dwelling characters that are always popular.

Forest Nymph CostumeForest Nymph Eyemask

Order today!

Hurry, Halloween is almost here, which means time is running out to bag a great costume for the occasion. Luckily, we offer same day dispatch on all our fancy dress outfits – just place your order by 3pm. There’s also FREE standard delivery on all orders over £60.

How to Dress for Oktoberfest 2018 – an Essential Guide

The history of Oktoberfest may stem back more than 200 years – it was the wedding of Crown Prince, later King, Ludwig I that saw citizens of Munich indulge in month-long festivities and celebrations – but today the tradition has a whole different meaning. A festival of fun, food and of course beer, Oktoberfest celebrations have become popular around the world, not just in their native Germany.

The UK in particular hosts a number of Oktoberfest events in the month of October. Many thousands of fun seekers gather in towns and cities across the country to enjoy the world’s most famous beer festival. Oktoberfest goers don’t just turn up and party, they dress the part too. Make sure you look your best for your upcoming Oktoberfest celebration by taking inspiration from the fancy dress outfit options below and following our top tips…

DO go traditional

Embracing the traditional outfits worn by German natives during Oktoberfest is always a must. We stock Oktoberfest costumes for men and Oktoberfest costumes for women so every festival goer can embrace the traditional side of the celebration. Featuring braces and lederhosen, the Oktoberfest look is one that you can certainly pull off.

Those looking to merge Oktoberfest celebrations with Halloween may also want to take a look at our zombie Bavarian costume.

DON’T forget the headwear

Your authentic Oktoberfest outfit wouldn’t be complete without the Bavarian hat. Both styles for men and for women sport fetching feathers, whilst the women’s Oktoberfest hat is also available in mini for an ultra-feminine look. We stock a selection of Bavarian inspired hats for men too so you can find the right headwear to complement your outfit.

DO see the funny side

From oversized Bavarian moustaches to beer barrel hats, embracing the lighter, funnier side of Oktoberfest is essential. Just add a huge tankard of beer and your outfit is complete!

Shop Oktoberfest fancy dress now and enjoy FREE standard delivery on all orders over £20.

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.