Adventures in Fancy Dress

It occurred to me the other day, when I was jotting down ideas for blog posts, that I hadn’t shared any photos of my latest fancy dress adventures. As I think I and my friends looked totally amazing, it would be remiss of me not to share some!

The occasion was my friend Vicky’s mum’s birthday, and it was a surprise party with a 70s/80s disco theme. Now I like fancy dress at the best of times, but when it gives me an excuse to wear legwarmers and excessive make up, and crimp my hair, I LOVE it! I managed to put an outfit together on a budget – a black and white stripey top that looked totally 80s from a charity shop (£2.99), and the rest of the outfit was made up of things I already owned. I borrowed a pair of shoes from Vicky and I was good to go! Luckily I own an excessive amount of legwarmers and beaded necklaces, and a fairly awesome pair of lace gloves from a previous 80s party I went to.

So here are some of the photos that I took. I’ve had a play around with them with various different photo editing websites, just to make them a bit more interesting!

28th April 2012 - 80s Surprise Party for Jacquie!_phixr

Me all Eighties-d up!


My bestest friends and me


Even the boys joined in with the dressing up!


Notice Rob’s t-shirt, the word ‘Choose’ is round the wrong way. There’s a long, hilarious story behind it, but the short version is that Anna ironed it on the wrong way round!

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Another great face from Rob_phixr

Rob dressed as George Michael, complete with wig!


Beautiful girls!

I’ve got over-the-top 80s fancy dress down to a fine art now, I need another fancy dress party to go to!

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  • Reply Emma

    Your makeup is really cool, very retro!

    May 31, 2012 at 7:45 pm
    • Reply Janey

      Thanks – it felt weird to ignore all the usual rules of taste!

      May 31, 2012 at 11:38 pm
  • Reply 30 Before 30 – Alphabet Weekends « is that you darling?

    […] have stalled quite considerably, and we need to move on. As there are lots of awesome photos of the 80s Disco party, I’m more than happy to count it as D, and move on to E. We had some halfhearted plans for […]

    July 31, 2012 at 9:15 pm
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