Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Campari Calendar 2014



Back in June our Chinese Lion went on an adventure to East London to be used in a photo shoot.

Now that the calendar has officially been released, we can at long last show you a link to the image that is being used for the January page of Campari's 2014 calendar featuring Uma Thurman.

The calender is called Worldwide Celebration.

The Campari Calendar, of which only 9,999 copies are printed, will not go on sale but will be distributed to friends of Campari internationally

http://www.campari.com/it/it/calendario/2014/



Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Basil Brush in Aladdin at Theatre Royal, Windsor

 

Basil Brush comes to the Windsor stage this Christmas as he appears in Aladdin as The Genie at The Theatre Royal, Windsor from 4th December to 5th January. Other celebrities appearing in panto with basil include ex Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan and celebrity cook, Rosemary Shrager.

If you would like to go to the Windsor panto dressed as Basil Brush then Theatrical Threads sell a great Fox Ears and Tail costume set as well as bow ties


What does the fox say? Well Boom! Boom! would seem appropriate!

Monday, 18 November 2013

What Does The Fox Say?



It's Tuesday and in the packing department there's mild confusion as to why a stage manager for Children in Need would order two pairs of fox ears to be sent to Elstree, in readiness for a dress rehearsal on Thursday 14th November, when Children in Need on Friday 15th is so very obviously focused on bears!

The thought passed and the parcel was dispatched and on Friday night our Director was watching Children in Need on the television when a group called Ylvis took to the stage with some special guests to perform The Fox, all dressed in fox costumes.

As they danced and say their way through the number, there was much excitement as to how or when we were possibly going to see the fox ears we had sent to Elstree being used and as they got to the end of the number, there was none other than Sir Terry Wogan and Zoe Ball standing in front of the studio screen, wearing our fox ears.

Needless to say we are chuffed to have been involved in such an epic show as BBC Children in Need

Apologies for the poor picture quality but these images were taken on a mobile phone from the BBC footage of Children in Need on iplayer. We tweeted during the live show and said that if Zoe Ball could get a picture of her and Sir Terry on Twitter wearing their ears, we will donate £100 to Children in Need!! Watch this space!







Monday, 11 November 2013

Father Christmas Suit or Coat Costume

Is your child's primary school planning a Christmas Fair this year?

Why not dress up to surprise the children at your child's nursery school, or play Santa Claus at the school Christmas Fayre. You could even dress up and arrange to visit a group of local underprivileged kids.

You could make your children's Christmas the most magical yet by dressing up to play Father Christmas himself on Christmas Eve?

Theatrical Threads sell two very different but equally great Father Christmas costumes for playing Santa Claus as well as a wig, beard and gloves set to spruce up an existing Father Christmas costume.

Our Father Christmas costumes are well made from very good quality fabric and will last for many years.

Father Christmas Suit from Theatrical Threads Ltd
 
Father Christmas Suit

Father Christmas Coat or Gown from Theatrical Threads Ltd
 
Father Christmas Gown or Coat

Father Christmas Wig, Beard & Gloves set from Theatrical Threads Ltd

Father Christmas Wig, Beard and Gloves set

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Families Magazine Chilterns



Find us on pages 15 and 16 of Families Magazine Nov/Dec 2013, Issue 64 for Families Chilterns


http://www.familiesonline.co.uk/LOCATIONS/Chiltern/Local-mag/Iss-64-Nov-Dec-2013-Families-Chiltern


Theatrical Threads sell a wide variety of nativity cloaks and nativity animal costumes for both school and church productions on our website

Families Magazine Thames Valley East



Find us on pages 6 and 10 of Families Magazine Nov/Dec 2013, Issue 69 for Thames Valley East

http://issuu.com/familiesonline/docs/families_tve_69_web_version


Theatrical Threads sell a wide variety of nativity cloaks and nativity animal costumes for both school and church productions on our website

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Bisham Abbey Craft & Gift Fayre 27th Oct



Looking for something to do this coming weekend?

Why not come to Bisham Abbey near Marlow, Bucks SL7 1RR on 27th October for their Bi-Annual Craft & Gift Fair organised by Pure Grace Events.

The fair is open from 11am to 4pm and has nearly 40 stands so why not cross some items off the Christmas present list early.

You will find Theatrical Threads in the Great Hall on Stand 13 (unlucky for some!) where we will be selling;

Halloween cloaks & masks

Nativity cloaks & animal costumes

Christmas themed costumes

Christmas stocking gift ideas

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Kids Fairy Costume SALE!



 Theatrical Threads Autumn SALE! is now on and we have reduced the price of our deluxe fairy costumes. Made by Charlie Crow, our fairy costume fit girls age 4-6 years and are available in the following colours;




If your little girl dreams of being a Ballerina, a Christmas Tree Fairy, a Snowflake Fairy, a Sugar Plum Fairy, a Woodland Forest Fairy, a Halloween Witch Fairy then why not grab and early Christmas present now, while stocks last! Costumes come with a free wand

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Xtreme Scream Park!


If you live in the Midlands and love Halloween then why not book tickets for Twinlakes Theme Park Halloween events this year.

Twinlakes are staging their Family Scream Park events and, for the first time in 2013, a new attraction called Xtreme Scream!

Family Scream Park is open from 19th October until 3rd November with pumpkin carving, scary characters and creepy ghosts for all ages.

Xtreme Scream Park  (over 12's only) is open on 11th, 12th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th and 27th October and features no less than five scare mazes including Curtains Chaos.

The Oxford Dictionary states that “Coulrophobia is the irrational fear of clowns.” Once inside this labyrinth of colour and noise you will discover that this phobia is not so irrational. Curtains Chaos is a sick and twisted fantasy overrun by rogue clowns. Are YOU ready for playtime?

Theatrical Threads are very pleased to have been involved in Twinlakes Halloween events this year, by supplying ex-hire clown costumes which the actors will be wearing.

So, Send in the Clowns... or in this case BEWARE of the clowns!

Twinlakes Park is situated at Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray Leicestershire LE14 4SB

Other Theme Parks in the UK also run Halloween themed events such as Thorpe Park's Fright Nights (#FrightNights) Chessington's Halloween Hocus Pocus and Alton Towers ScareFest (#ScareFest)

If you are visiting any Theme Park Halloween events this year, why not buy a Halloween mask from Theatrical Threads...

Friday, 27 September 2013

Kids Halloween Devil Horns Costume


Charlie Crow have made a fabulous addition this year to their popular "Ears and Tails" range with a set of devil's horns and forked tail.

 
The black devils horns are on a wide red fabric headband and can be fixed to the head, either with the attached elasticated strap, or hair grips.
 
The red devil forked tail with black tip has a double ended "hook and loop" Velcro fastening which is designed to be attached to either a belt or clothing belt loop such as on jeans. The tail could however also be pinned or sewn onto a leotard or similar for a dance show.


These Halloween Devil Top and Tail sets make great inexpensive costumes for kids who are out Trick or Treating or going to a Halloween themed party.
 
Click on any of the picture links to take you to our website.
 
AS well as kids Halloween costumes, Theatrical Threads also sell a wide range of fantastic Masquerade Ball Masks for Halloween!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Photo Booth Props Christmas Party Masks

NEW! to Theatrical Threads for September are our photo booth colour co-ordinated sets of masked ball eye masks and accessories for specific events

Why not set up an impromptu photo booth at your office Christmas party venue and let your colleagues use their own phones and cameras to have fun and create memories with Theatrical Threads Photo Booth Christmas packs, containing either eight or ten different eye and face masks as well as two coronet crowns.


 
 
With sizes and designs for ladies, men and children in red, gold and green glitter and metallic finishes within the set, there is sure to be something for everyone

Further themed packs to be added shortly.

Our Christmas mask party packs for photo booths are available HERE. See each website page for the full list of masks contained within each pack.

All of Theatrical Threads Christmas themed masks are also available to purchase separately on our website

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Halloween Photo Booth Party Masks

NEW! to Theatrical Threads for September are our photo booth colour co-ordinated sets of masked ball eye masks for specific events

Why not set up an impromptu photo booth at your Halloween party venue and let your party guests use their own phones and cameras to have fun and create memories with Theatrical Threads Photo Booth Halloween packs, containing either eight or ten different eye and face masks as well as two sets of devils horns.
Halloween Masks from Theatrical Threads Ltd



With sizes and designs for ladies, men and children in both red and black within the set, there is sure to be something for everyone

Further themed packs to be added shortly.

Our Halloween mask party packs for photo booths are available HERE. See each website page for the full list of masks contained within each pack.

All of Theatrical Threads Halloween themed masks are also available to purchase separately on our website

Monday, 23 September 2013

Photo Booth Props Wedding Masquerade Ball Masks





NEW! to Theatrical Threads for September are our photo booth colour co-ordinated sets of masked ball eye masks for specific events

Why not set up an impromptu photo booth at your wedding reception venue and let your wedding guests use their own phones and cameras to have fun and create memories with Theatrical Threads Photo Booth Wedding pack, containing ten different eye and face masks in white and silver.




With sizes and designs for ladies, men and children in both colours within the set there is sure to be something for everyone

Further themed packs to be added shortly.

The Wedding pack also available to purchase in White & Gold

See our website listing for the full list of masks contained within the Wedding Photo Booth packs

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Itnl Talk Like A Pirate Day

Avast me hearties ....

For this day, September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! and 2013 mark the eleventh anniversary, me beauties, Arrhhhhhh So it be !

'Ere at Theatrical Threads we be donnin' our eye patch in the packing department and joining in the swashbuckling fun on our Facebook page and Twitter @TheatricalThred with the pirate #ITLAPD

So why don't ee join thee, Jim Lad.. Lay down the grog smartly, you bilge rat n dance a hornpipe, but not up crows nest for that be dangerous Arrhhhh


Monday, 16 September 2013

Italian Masquerade Christmas Parties 2013

Black Lace Masquerade Ball Eye Mask from Theatrical Threads

Following on from their successful inaugural event at Legoland in 2012, Best Parties Ever have now scheduled four Italian Masquerade events around the country for Christmas 2013.

These events are in a class of their own and Christmas party goers can either book single seats, a whole table or on selected nights, the whole venue for their corporate Christmas celebrations.

The evenings include Spectacular Theming and Scenery, Singing Waiters, Living Statues, Aerial Acrobats, Superb Four Course Dinner, Grand Casino, Elegant Cocktail Bar, State of the Art Disco with Intelligent Lighting, Dodgems, Professional Photographer, Christmas Crackers, Full Event Management, On-Site Security, Free Cloakroom, Free Car Parking AND the Survivors Breakfast!


Red Bird shaped Masquerade Ball Eye Mask from Theatrical Threads


This years Christmas Italian Masquerade parties take place at;

Beeston Hockey Club, Nottingham
Syon Park, West London
Tobacco Dock, Wapping, East London
Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Whichever event you are attending, and however flamboyant your outfit, you can be sure that Theatrical Threads has an Italian Masquerade Ball Eye mask to suit your budget. All our masks are imported directly from Italy!


Black Lace Masquerade Ball Eye Mask with handle from Theatrical Threads

Tickets to all of Best Parties Ever events can be purchased through their website HERE!

Friday, 13 September 2013

Roald Dahl's Marvelous Children's Charity

Have you heard of Roald Dahl's Marvelous Children's Charity

They believe that every child has the right to a good quality of life, no matter how ill they are. So they raise money to support individuals and organisations so that sick children can receive the highest quality care, advice and support.

Whether that's through providing nurses, equipment, carers or toys, working with hospitals and care organisations or directly with patients, they try to improve the lives of seriously ill children in the UK.

Theatrical Threads think that's a marvellous thing to do and we hope you agree so that's why we've launched our latest fund raising campaign on Roald Dahl Day itself, in connection with our Twitter account, @TheatricalThred
 
For every Fox Ears and Tail Costume Set we sell through our website between now and Wednesday 25th September, in time for the Dahlicious Dress Up Day, Theatrical Threads will donate 25p to Roald Dahl's Marvelous Children's Charity
 
Simply click on the Fox Ears picture below, buy, and enter #Twitter in the comments box on the order
 
Fox Ears and Tail Costume Set from Theatrical Threads
 
Fox Ears & Tail Costume Set from Theatrical Threads

Happy Roald Dahl Day!

Hope everyone dressing up today for school has a great day of Mischief and Mayhem!

Fantastic Fox Ears & Tail costume set from Theatrical Threads
 
Our Fantastic Fox Ears and Tail costume sets are great for Roald Dahl Day
 or the Dahlicious Dress Up Day
 

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Twitter Boosts for Small Businesses

Theatrical Threads regularly Blog, Share and Tweet our way through the day as we keep customers updated on both local and national events and those linked into the school curriculum such as Roald Dahl Day, this coming Friday

Whilst Twittering this last week, we came across Retweets from another lady entrepreneur, forwarded from two "Dragons" both with vested interests in small business start ups and who help promote small business stories through their own Twitter feeds.

The first is Dragon's Den entrepreneur, Theo Paphitis who created #SBS (Small Business Sunday) in October 2010. Every Sunday, between 5pm and 7:30pm Theo invites small businesses to tweet him and describe their business in one tweet including the all-important #SBS. Theo then chooses his favourite six who he then re-tweets on Monday evenings at 8.00pm and who are also added to theopaphitissbs.com

The second is Ann Summer's Chief Executive, Jacqueline Gold who has been championing women in business through her #WOW (Women on Wednesday) Tweets since June 2011, where she invites female entrepreneurs to tweet her between 1pm and 3pm on a Wednesday. Jacqueline then selects three favourites who's details are then retweeted out to her followers and who can display the #WOW symbol on their websites

Both host events for their winners during the course of the year and winners from both schemes have reported a huge increase in visits to their website after winning, with many also seeing an increase in sales. A number of the #WOW winners have also secured press coverage of their win, with pieces in numerous regional

In a time where so many small businesses are struggling due to the economic climate it is great to see that the "Big Guns" are still mindful of their own humble beginnings


Monday, 9 September 2013

Kids Mouse Costume Suitable for Roald Dahl Day

Oh NO! The Witches brew of Formula 86 Delayed Action Mouse Maker seems to have worked!

There are children turning into mice everywhere you look for Roald Dahl Day!

Click on the Mouse image below to take you directly to our Mouse Ears and Tail Costume set

Mouse or Rat Ears and Tail Kids costume set from Theatrical Threads

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Slough Observer Advertising

ABC-PHD

If you live in the Slough area then you may have seen the Slough Observer's annual educational supplement, ABC to PHD which was published within Friday's paper.

The editorial alongside the advert within ABC-PHD features information and pictures for the costumes that Theatrical Threads stock for Roald Dahl Day themed events

Don't forget that local parents can collect costumes from us to save on postage costs!

Parents can also buy selected costumes from us at our stall at Colnbrook Apple Fair on Sunday 22nd September from 12pm - 4pm


Friday, 6 September 2013

Slough Observer ABC to PHD

ABC-PHD

If you live in the Slough area then you may have seen the Slough Observer's annual educational supplement, ABC to PHD which was published within today's paper.

The editorial alongside the advert within ABC-PHD features information and pictures for the costumes that Theatrical Threads stock for Roald Dahl Day themed events

Don't forget that local parents can collect costumes from us to save on postage costs!

Parents can also buy selected costumes from us at our stall at Colnbrook Apple Fair on Sunday 22nd September from 12pm - 4pm



 
Fox Ears and Tail Kids Costume from Theatrical Threads
Fox Ears and Tail Kids Costume Set

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Colnbrook Apple Fair


Theatrical Threads will be at Colnbrook Apple Fair on Sunday 22nd September

We will be having a stall to promote and sell our Ears and Tail costume sets and as it is the Dahlicious Dress Up Day on Friday 27th September, raising money for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity, what better time to invest in a pair of our Fox Ears and Tail set

AND if you chose to wear your Fox Ears AT the Apple Fair, then Theatrical Threads are offering free face painting of a nose and whiskers to match your ears!

Colnbrook Apple Fair takes place at Hilton London Heathrow T5 on Poyle Road, Colnbrook, Berkshire SL3 0FF from 12pm to 4pm. It is a village fair celebrating the Cox's Orange Pippin apple, first grown in 1825, inn Colnbrook by the retired brewer and horticulturist, Richard Cox

Click on the Apple fair picture link to see Colnbrrok Apple Fair's facebook page






Thursday, 29 August 2013

Netmums Advertising



We love Netmums ... So much so that you will now find us advertising on the East Berkshire Netmums page under both Clothing and Toys

For September 2013 we also have a paid advert on the NetMums East Berkshire webpage, advertising our costumes for Roald Dahl Day

Friday, 12 July 2013

Union Jack Masks for BBC Proms in the Park


Feeling patriotic this summer? Theatrical Threads stock a great union jack mask in metallic red, white and blue!

Whether you are promenading in the Royal Albert Hall or relaxing and enjoying the atmosphere in Hyde Park in front of the stage, listening on BB Radio 3 or on one of the numerous big screens these masks made a great addition to your union jack flag.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Theatre Prop Cakes for The Wedding Singer

fake prop wedding cake 1980s for The Wedding Singer made by Theatrical Threads
Whilst costuming for local theatre group shows, we often hear of the need for specific props and are happy to help when we can. our local amateur theatre group, CAST is performing The Wedding Singer from 24th to 27th July 2013 and needed some fake wedding cakes for the set, so we were very happy to oblige.

If you are looking for a fake cake for a theatre show prop or window display, please contact us to see if we can help.

fake prop wedding cake 1980s for The Wedding Singer made by Theatrical Threads


Tuesday, 2 July 2013

New Chinese Dragons or Lions for hire




We are very excited to announce that we have two brand new Northern Chinese Lions currently being made especially for Theatrical Threads and they will be in the UK in time for the 2013/14 pantomime season.

Although referred to as Chinese Dragons, these stunning costumes are in fact male and female Chinese Lion costumes and they will be available to hire, either separately or as a pair for celebrations including Chinese New Year as well as for large scale theatre productions, photo shoots, promotional videos etc

Both costumes will be for two people and we will start to take bookings on the lions once we have a confirmed date for them to be in the UK, which we hope to be before the end of October 2013.

Our current Chinese Lion is also going to be given a costume makeover and will be made available at a cheaper rate once our new costumes have arrived to make him more affordable for smaller amateur theatre groups putting on products of Aladdin.

All 3 costumes will be available to collect or be transported by courier once the new costumes arrive.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Mailshots

Stargazer professional quality Make Up Brush set from Theatrical Threads Ltd

Theatrical Threads latest Mailshot is flying through the Internet ether as we speak!

This month we are advertising our latest stock line - a high quality set of 15 make up brushes in a real leather pouch, from Stargazer.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email us at enquiries@theatricalthreads.co.uk or contact us via our Facebook page.

We send approximately one email per month, to keep our customers up to date with forthcoming events which children may require costumes for, such as World Book Day, Roald Dahl Day and nativity plays as well as details of new stock lines and discounts and special offers.

Our mailing list is NOT forwarded or sold to any third parties and you are welcome to unsubscribe at any time.

Monday, 10 June 2013

NEW! Stargazer Professional Make Up Brush Set

Stargazer Professional Quality Make Up Brush Set from Theatrical Threads Ltd

Theatrical Threads has a GREAT new product in stock from today ...
 
Stargazer's Make Up brush set comes in a stylish soft black real leather pouch which has individual spaces for each brush and a top flap to protect the brush bristles when stored and help keep them clean. . There is also a zip up pocket at one end of the pouch. The set includes 15 different brushes of all sizes for all your make up needs which all come individually wrapped in plastic sleeves. They are all made from a fine high quality synthetic hair which gives good application results.

These brush sets would make ideal Birthday and Christmas presents for anyone who performs on stage in theatre, a teenager who is a keen dancer or ice dancer as well as making a lovely gift for a lady to have on her own dressing table.

With a manufacturers RRP of £68 on the individual brushes, this set is exceptionally good value

The brushes included within the set are detailed below as follows;

 Stargazer Powder Brush No 1

Stargazer Blusher Brush No 2

Stargazer Face Contour Brush No 3
 
Stargazer Eye Shadow Brush No 4

Stargazer Eye Shadow Brush Small No 5

Stargazer Concealer Brush No 6

Stargazer Angled Brow Brush No 7

Stargazer Lip Brush No 8

Stargazer Lip Brush Narrow No 9

Stargazer Eye Liner Brush No 10

Stargazer Sponge Tip Applicator No 11 (plus 3 replacement tips)

Stargazer Mascara Brush No 12

Stargazer Fan Face Brush No 13

Stargazer Compact Lip Brush No 14

Stargazer Mascara Wand Brush No 15