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Fancy dress popularity 'booming'

18 May
Fancy dress has become one of the most popular fashion trends of 2009, a new report has suggested.

According to the Observer, music festivals, clubs and even weddings are seeing more and more people electing to wear outlandish clothing and sales within the sector are on the up.

Figures from Angels Fancy Dress shop reveal a 37 per cent increase in doctor accessories and a 35 per cent surge in Snow White outfits year-on-year.

And the news provider suggested these statistics might not show the full scale of the fancy dress trend, as most people design and make their own costumes.

"Since the start of the recession, we've seen a trend in online and in-store sales of flamboyant and humorous costumes," said Emma Angel, spokesperson for Angels Fancy Dress.

She explained that Lily Allen, who recently dressed as Queen Victoria, has "become a poster girl for the trend".

NME reported last week that fans attending a recent Allen gig in London wore a wide array of costumes, from tennis gear through to rabbit masks.ADNFCR-2176-ID-19173529-ADNFCR
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