Guy Fawkes Day

Festivals

Title: Guy Fawkes Day
Date: 5th November

Guy Fawkes DayWhen I was a boy, by far the biggest autumnal holiday was Guy Fawkes Day. “Penny for the guy!” and “Remember, remember the 5th of November” were as well known sayings as any. Bonfire nights and firework displays were enjoyed by one and all, while Halloween was the “American holiday” that was only just beginning to become popular.

That has all changed now, of course. Although, the 5th November is still a popular festival, I recently read that Halloween, that one time “American Holiday”, has now overtaken Guy Fawkes Day as the biggest UK holiday celebration, during the autumn months.

I suspect that Hollywood has played its part in this; I remember seeing Trick or Treat for the first time in that most magical of movies, E.T. I would also wager that our nations’ love for dressing up has also had a big influence in why Halloween has become so popular, so quickly.

So perhaps it’s only fair that these two factors can come together on the 5th November for a change. After all, Hollywood’s influence and our penchant for dressing up has brought us a new take on Guy Fawkes, in the guise of the extremely popular V for Vendetta fancy dress costume.

V for Vendetta Wig

V for Vendetta Wig

V for Vendetta Wig

In 2006, a film adaptation of the graphic novel V for Vendetta, by Alan Moore and David Lloyd, came out at the cinema and was a huge success. The film is set in the future and centres around a Guy Fawkes-masked vigilante known as “V”.

This Guy Fawkes mask is the most recognisable part of the V for Vendetta fancy dress outfits, which have become so popular in recent years.

The V for Vendetta Wig is an official V for Vendetta Merchandise and really will complete any Guy Fawkes outfit with the perfect finishing touch.

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Adult V For Vendetta Costume

Adult V For Vendetta Costume

Adult V For Vendetta Costume

This is the ultimate in Guy Fawkes fancy dress. An official licensed movie costume, which includes twelve pieces and is crafted to the highest standards.

The V for Vendetta fancy dress costume includes a black long sleeved top with a short foam collar that ties at the back of the neck for a variable fitting.

The V for Vendetta costume also includes a pair of black trousers with an elasticated waist and attached faux leather boot tops which recreate V’s boots when worn over your regular shoes.

The black cape fastens around the neck and a belt is also supplied with a burnished front that has a metal buckle and six slots for the daggers.

A PVC face mask with hand painted detail completes these V for Vendetta costumes. The finishing touches are the EVA hat with black band and six sturdy PVC daggers.

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Guy Fawkes Fancy Dress Hats

Guy Fawkes Fancy Dress Hats

Guy Fawkes Fancy Dress Hats

The more traditional amongst you may prefer to wear the type of hat that Guy Fawkes would have worn himself during the gunpowder plot.

This particular Guy Fawkes Fancy Dress Hat will complete any Guy costume perfectly.

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