Sep
30
2013

September 2013 Update

What a month so far! This September 2013 update is going to be a lengthy one as it’s been a very busy month. I’ve been organising promotional materials, updated and added new sections on the website and completed two photoshoots including one with the world famous Cervena Fox.

Cervena Fox wearing a punk dress

We also have Halloween coming up very soon, so I’ve been hard at work to ensure your favourite costumes and outfits are in stock and ready to send for the biggest dressing up holiday of the year.

 

Photoshoot with Cervena Fox

On August 31st I booked a photoshoot with a number of fantastic models including Cervena. We just launched out new 50’s dresses range and I wanted a recognised model to front this. After a little research and feedback from my partner Kat we decided that Cervena had the look and necessary experience for what we wanted.

Personally, I think the pictures speak for themselves. After a few lighting issues in the morning we got it right and the end results were exactly what I wanted.

Here are a few pictures from the photoshoot:

 

Cervena Fox wearing a red polka dot dress

Cervena Fox wearing a white cherry dress

Cervena Fox wearing a red wiggle dress

Cervena Fox wearing a black Audrey Hepburn dress

When we get more designs in over the next few months we’ll do our best to get Cervena back to model the new range. She’s a lovely lady and a lot of fun to work with.

If you want to see more of her work head over to her Facebook fan page here.

 

New Bridesmaid Dresses

I’m very excited to add this range of gorgeous satin bridesmaid dresses in a range of colours including pink, red and cadbury purple to our site. I’ve had some very positive feedback from wedding planners and brides to be, which has been really encouraging. Hopefully you like them also.

These dresses are priced at £39.99 each and come in UK sizes 8-24.

 

2 ladies wearing cadbury purple bridesmaid dresses

2 ladies wearing pink bridesmaid dresses

 

If you have a wedding coming up we have most of these styles in stock ready to send straight away. If we don’t have all of the sizes you need please let us know ASAP and we can have them made for you. You can get in touch with us here.

You can purchase our bridesmaid dresses here.

 

Sailor Moon Costumes

3 girls wearing Sailor Moon costumes

We finally got our range of sailor moon costumes photographed at our second shoot in September and I love how the pictures came out. I’m a little annoyed that I didn’t run an iron over them before the shoot but these things happen. I might reshoot them at our next shoot.

At the moment we have Serena, Sailor Mars, Sailor Venus, Sailor Saturn, Sailor Mercury and Sailor Chibi costumes available but we’ll also have Sailor Jupiter soon! You can buy our Sailor Moon costumes here for £24.99 each.

If you need 5 or more costumes please send us a message and we’ll offer you a group discount.

 

Coming in October

The month of Halloween will soon be upon us, which means you’ll all be planning your Halloween costumes soon.

This year we’ve decided to shy away from the more traditional costumes as the supermarkets generally have that covered. Most of the large supermarkets (Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Morrisons, etc) stock a fantastic range of Halloween fancy dress throughout October and I’d strongly recommend that you pay them a visit if you want witch, wizard or pumpkin costumes.

I’ve ordered plenty more Kill Bill costumes so that we don’t sell out before the end of the month. Last year demand was very high and we sold out quite quickly. Hopefully we’ll have plenty for you all this year.

 

Halloween Articles

I’m going to do my very best to produce some fun and informative Halloween articles this year (as discussed in our August 2013 update). The aim is to put out at least 10, but it will entirely depend on how busy we are with the retail website.

If you have any requests please let us know and we’ll do our best for you. It could be a makeup guide, a list of Halloween movies or some costume ideas.

 

Onesies Coming Soon!

I recently received a batch of onesies from our suppliers to check the quality and sizing. They are all excellent and I can’t wait to get a full range in for you all to wear over the winter.

They are super soft, come in a range of awesome designs and we’ll be offering them at around £15-£20.

 

Models wanted!

Throughout October I’m going to be taking on more photography projects. I’m really looking to do more 50’s style shoots in the dresses that we sell. The dress will be provided if you can offer your time.

You will be offered all edits on a DVD after the shoot to use as you like. The pictures will be posted on the blog along with a link to your online portfolio, Facebook fan page or website.

About the Author: David Hayler

The owner of Otley Run Fancy Dress and a fancy dress guru. He's also an amateur photographer who has experience with cosplay and costume photography.

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