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I run a Fancy Dress Shop AMA!

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pinkpickle8 · 06/09/2018 18:26

Just that really!

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AveABanana · 06/09/2018 18:28

How often do you act like the shop manager from Mr Benn?

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SukiPutTheEarlGreyOn · 06/09/2018 18:29

Fab job! What’s the oddest fancy dress request you’ve dealt with?

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SnuggyBuggy · 06/09/2018 18:30

What would you recommend for a 5'2 pear shape?

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AhHaaa · 06/09/2018 18:32

I LOVE a fancy dress party. My young DS also has tons of dress up outfits.

What's the most surreal/weird costume that you sell/hire?

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Sweets123 · 06/09/2018 18:44

What are your predictions for the most popular Halloween costume this year?

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NameChangedNow · 06/09/2018 18:45

How did you get into it?

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pinkpickle8 · 06/09/2018 18:55

Day of the Dead has been really popular in the last couple of years and with the film Coco will probably be just as popular. Plus contact lenses and horrific prosthetic wounds are really big right now.

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pinkpickle8 · 06/09/2018 18:57

It was just something I've always wanted to do, I love dressing up so when the opportunity arose decided to go for it!

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pinkpickle8 · 06/09/2018 18:58

Have had many weird and wonderful requests but most recently at 9 in the morning asked if we had any silicone nipple covers, that made me chuckle. Blush

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pinkpickle8 · 06/09/2018 19:06

AveABanana think it was growing up watching Mr Benn that got me interested!

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Rainbowtrees · 07/09/2018 18:28

How did you start? Did you take over an established shop?

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RosiesYellowDress · 08/09/2018 14:20

Do any school have shares in your business because every other week it’s dress up day!

Have you had any customers try return something sweaty back and try claim they not worn it

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Bellabutterfly2016 · 08/09/2018 15:08

Wow - as Miranda would say "such fun"
What a lovely industry to be involved with

I'm planning on having a fancy dress for my 40th - but I need a theme!

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pinkpickle8 · 08/09/2018 20:08

bellabutterfly2016 you definitely need a theme, my heart sinks when someone comes in without a theme, it's really difficult if people don't have any idea what they want to go as.

A popular one is a letter, do say if you are a Marjorie, come dressed as the letter M, lots of scope for origibality!

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pinkpickle8 · 08/09/2018 20:11

rosiesyellowdress I wish! We don't get that many school dress ups as it's difficult to compete on price with supermarkets and Amazon. We do get the odd last minute panic mum/dad though!

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donquixotedelamancha · 08/09/2018 20:15

think it was growing up watching Mr Benn that got me interested!

Please, please say you wear a purple fez?

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pinkpickle8 · 08/09/2018 20:17

rainbow trees we bought the existing stock from a business that was closing down but had our own premises, so started a new business. The internet is definitely killing off bricks and mortar fancy dress shops, since we've opened most of the fancy dress shops within a 50 mile radius have shut down, which is sad. We have diversified into other party stuff which I think helps.

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CatsCatsCats11 · 08/09/2018 20:28

I used to know someone who did similar they loved it too

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CatsCatsCats11 · 08/09/2018 20:28

I used to know someone who did similar they loved it too

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RosiesYellowDress · 08/09/2018 21:28

Another question, is your work uniform ‘fancy dress’. Please say yes

I was tempted to buy a Mary Poppins outfit I came across, it would of been fabulous doing school runs but couldn’t think of good enough explanation other than being cool batshit crazy lady 😂

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