Fancy dress and costume

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Pandemic life changes haven’t just meant moving and quitting, there’s also been spontaneous tattoos and silly parties | Bridie Jabour
Almost all of us have been fundamentally changed by the past few years

Bridie Jabour

26, Aug, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘Trump costumes are not popular’: what’s big for Halloween 2021
What is flying off the fancy-dress shelves? Outfits inspired by Kim Kardashian’s at the Met Gala, the QAnon ‘shaman’ and Christina Aguilera are in demand

Priya Elan

01, Oct, 2021 @12:11 PM

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I tried to see the fun in fancy dress parties – all I felt was pain and panic
Real friends won’t leave you out in the cold for turning down an invitation

Coco Khan

07, Jun, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Brexit Halloween? Start planning your costume
The new deadline for the UK leaving the EU is 31 October. Why not dress up as Theresa May, Donald Tusk or some gammon?

Stuart Heritage

11, Apr, 2019 @10:59 AM

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It’s Halloween – time to bring out the ‘cultural appropriation’ scare stories | Nesrine Malik
Stories about Christmas being lost to Winterval are no longer enough. Fake outrage is being stirred up into a ‘cultural appropriation gone mad’ row for Halloween

Nesrine Malik

31, Oct, 2017 @11:13 AM

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I’m a furry. And I’m finally at home with my wild side | Brian Switek
We’ve been stigmatised, but choosing a wolf, bear or jaguar ‘fursona’ isn’t a fetish. It’s just a playful expression of the animal nature we all share

Brian Switek

21, Mar, 2017 @2:24 PM

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Children's fancy dress costumes still a danger, say British fire chiefs
Despite publicity surrounding the injury of Claudia Winkleman’s daughter in 2014, flammable costumes may still be on sale

Rebecca Smithers Consumer affairs correspondent

26, Oct, 2016 @5:47 PM

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Kim Kardashian robbery Halloween costume, sexy Ebola nurse – and more
A US company is selling an outfit to evoke the armed burglary Kardashian endured in Paris. But the old rule is still the best: comedy equals tragedy plus time

Gavin Haynes

12, Oct, 2016 @4:00 PM

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Freshers: is your fancy dress costume racist?
There’s a fine line between cultural exchange and racism – wearing sexy or ‘ironic’ versions of other people’s national dress might not go down well

Helen Nianias

14, Sep, 2016 @11:42 AM

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Any ideas for fancy dress themed around the letter P?
We can’t spend a fortune, but don’t want to be party-poopers

03, Sep, 2016 @5:59 AM

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It's not about sex, it's about identity: why furries are unique among fan cultures
Furries tend to get a bad rap as perverse fetishists when in reality, the subculture is about playful escapism and a fascination with what links humans to animals

Kim Wall

04, Feb, 2016 @8:18 PM

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Banning fancy dress won’t make rugby matches more civilised, just less fun | Rupert Myers
The RFU thinks banning costumes from the London Sevens tournament will curb drunken misbehaviour. But dressing up only makes us a little nicer to one another

Rupert Myers

25, Sep, 2015 @3:10 PM

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