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Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Beach party dress up discount – wear less FOR less!

Escapade in Camden Town are offering our GP KOKO Beach Party revellers 10% off their costumes for this month’s party so if you need something fabulous to wear at our holiday indoors, then step this way and see what they’ve got on offer.

Select your items and use the code BIKINI at the checkout and savings will be made. See, THAT’S how the Big Society works Dave.

We’ve chosen somee iconic beach based moments from pop culture as costume ideas for you. We’re good like that you see. Always thinking about you. We do care you know.

Anyway, let’s see what’s on offer and how you can get the look from Escapade. Come on!

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Want to look like you’ve just totally caught the sweetest tube and been riding some cranking waves? Or would you like to know what that actually means? Well you can get that rad surfer drop out vibe just like Sean Penn as Spicoli in Fast Times in Ridgemont High with the perfect windswept and sea-salt knackered hair with this surfer wig.

It’ll make you look like you loll about on the beach all day, smoking doobies and dreaming of the perfect point break. Like, heavy man.

BUY THE WIG

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Some people stand in the darkness, afraid to look into the light. Some people get their chests surgically enhanced for running r-e-a-l-l-y s-l-o-w-l-y on tv credits so said chests bounce in an alluring manner at an inappropriate time of the tv day for such busty behaviour. Basically, we’re saying if you want to get that Pammy Anderson lifeguard vibe, then you need this.

Chest is down to you.

GET THE PAMMY LOOK

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So much life on the beach and none more so in the ocean itself. It’s a whole other world you know. Why not be the prize draw of the seafood platter and come as a lobster? It’s a well spendy bit of protein so everyone will think you’re a bit swanky and the B-52s even wrote a song about one. Ok it was a Rock Lobster but that just sounds even better. Indie mollusc doesn’t have the same vibe does it? Be the king of the clawed aquatic dinners in this get up.

BUY THE LOBSTER COSTUME

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Do you dream of being a Honolulu Honey, all long flowing locks, grass skirts and a carefree attitude to sleeping around? Yeah, us too. Just like Baby’s sister in Dirty Dancing, you can channel your inner Lisa Houseman with this splendid lei ensemble for that seashell Princess vibe.

Not sure if that’s a real thing though, the seashell Princess. Maybe there is a Princess seashell Barbie. That doesn’t seem unlikely does it? You can be that. Or Honolulu Barbie.

Whatevs.

GET THE LEI LOOK HERE

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What could really eff up our beach party is if a giant aquatic predator swam close to the shore and ate someone. That wouldn’t be very good. But it would certainly be dramatic. So, if you’re in the mood for severing fake arms and generally making women scream, then why not come as a shark to the party? This realistic furry costume is just the ticket. They’ll be screaming in terror at your cuddly fins and teeth. Or wanting to stroke you. That could work to your advantage if your single. Just please don’t actually bite / kill anyone. We’re not insured for maiming or murder.

Thanks.

HIRE THE SHARK HERE

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Circus Fancy Dress – 10% off with Escapade!

For April’s KOKO party, we’re off to the Circus! Or rather, we are turning KOKO into a Circus. Either way, it’s all about the Circus with performers of that there world taking to the stage alongside our cast of clowns / djs / dancers to create the biggest show in town! TICKETS OVER HERE

Our good friends at Escapade Fancy Dress are offering our party goers 10% off their range of circus attire so you can deck yourself out in some suitable styles for the evenings revelry. That’s awfully good of them isn’t it?

To claim your discount, quote RINGMASTER at the check out when you’re buying your wares and top togs for less are yours!

Head on over to the site here to see what they have or peruse our selection below to get you started.


Alright? Ringmaster here. Don’t mess.

The Ringmaster is basically the boss of the circus. He holds the whole show together and decides who will perform in his big top. What he says, GOES. That’s why he has a whip. It’s to keep unruly clowns and sea lions in check. So BEHAVE.
BUY RINGMASTER COSTUME

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This isn’t a real elephant. It’s a costume

Guilty Pleasures is a cruelty free circus. There’s no performing tigers in high heels and lipstick. A mistake some would say. However there is room for ridicule, so why not opt for this by dressing up as an extremely life-like elephant? If your mates mock you then just get better mates. Or set the Ringmaster and his whip on them. That’ll shut them up.
BUY ELEPHANT COSTUME

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Cross my palm with silver, I’ll tell you a load of crap then go and spend it on cheap liquor.

Need a way to make an fast buck? Then dress as a Fortune Teller and tell people their future in exchange for money. 50p to start off, don’t price yourself too high. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be trained or psychic. Just say nice stuff then they’ll probably pay you more. (GP takes no responsibility for promises of riches, swanky holidays and hunky men wanting to marry you actually being a reality)
BUY FORTUNE TELLER COSTUME

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Eat your heart out Mr Universe. Check these muscles

Women are so fickle. They make out they’re interested in personality, intellectual stimulation and looks don’t count etc, but see a guy in a skimpy get up and a six pack and they’ll jump on him. So men, take advantage of this and clamber into this strongman costume and see them swarm!
BUY STRONGMAN COSTUME

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Clown shoes. As seen on the S/S 2012 catwalks.

Clowns. A divisive profession. Loved by weirdos and terrifying for others. If you feel the full blown clown is too much, then perhaps just opt for a clown accessory. Nose is way too obvious. Shoes are much cooler. You could tell everyone they’re designer. They probably won’t believe you though.
BUY CLOWN SHOES

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Bring on the razzle-dazzle discount dress up!

Escapade in Camden town are providing you chorus girls and boys 10% off their show stopping stage gear for The Sound of Musicals party at KOKO on Saturday 31st. Just like the stars of stage and screen, YOU get special treatment as well. Bask in it!

Claim your discount either online at the checkout quoting “BROADWAY” as the promotional code, or in person with a Guilty Pleasures flyer (one for this month, not one from three years ago mind…) at the shop at 45/46 Chalk Farm Road, NW1.

But who to be? What guise of the musical world to adopt for the evening? Let’s have a peruse of the virtual aisles and see just what’s on offer.



Grease is the word

Danny Zuko, the heartthrob blue-eyed, be-quiffed star of Grease was one of John Travolta’s iconic roles of his career (Battlefield Earth was the other obvs…) so who wouldn’t want to slip into his tight t shirt and wig for the night and make the girls swoon? Vernon Kay certainly would judging by the model above who bears a striking resemblance to him. Well, beats doing the Flora cuisine ads with your mam hey Vernon?

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I’m sexy and I know it. (No one else agrees.)

Fancy dress for girls always has to scream SEXY in a real classy way doesn’t it? There’s always bits of shiny pleather knocking about in certain regions and not a great deal of skirt. So why not ramp up the “I’m into doing it” vibe as a syphilis-riddled, absinthe-sozzled, legs-akimbo Moulin Rouge star. Now girls, who doesn’t want to be THAT?

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Punch me I won’t feel a thing. Seriously, try it.

A man made of tin, who doesn’t have a heart. Or was it a brain? Either way, he’s actually not made of tin here, which is good because it would be a bugger trying to dance with tin legs. Noticeably here, this Tin Man is sporting a pair of smart dress shoes. Good to see ye olde wood cutters took pride in their footwear. Long may the tradition continue, no matter how wrong it looks.

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Porky Princess

She’s not your average sty dweller. She can sing (sort of), she can dance (well, again, kind of) and will karate chop you into silence if you say any different. Ask Kermit. Admittedly the thought of dressing as a pig isn’t an attractive one but this is no ordinary pig. She can talk for a start and has a mean line in put downs. Who doesn’t want to be Miss Piggy?

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Get in the habit

Climb every mountain and solve a problem like Maria in one fail swoop as a nun. However we don’t recommend fishnet tights for hiking up hills. A more comfortable sock with blister protection might be best. And more appropriate in Jesus’s eyes anyway.

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Nautical fancy dress for less!

Our smashing chums at Camden’s Escapade are offering 10% off their range of seafaring attire for all you KOKO revellers for this month’s Sailors vs. Pirates party.

To get suitably dressed for the occasion, head on over to their site, select your items of choice then when you checkout use the code YOHOHO and shiver me timbers, 10% off is yours!

They’ve got a vast range of items suitable for the soiree – from full costumes to cutlasses, bad teeth to boots, so let’s get you started with some ideas as to what to wear:


Beneath this padding I’m a seven stone wimp, but they won’t know this until bedtime

Sailor’s are military men therefore have to be fit and strong BURSTING with testosterone and muscles. If you lean to more of a slender build and never win at arm wrestles, then we have the solution: a shirt with pretend pumped up arms!

See them swoon as you strut about with your great big foamy arms bulging in all the right places. Who cares that it doesn’t match your skin colour! They’ll be so bowled over by your manliness, they’ll be blind with lust.


Yeah I’m Captain Beauty, what were you expecting?

Lady Pirates aren’t that common. They don’t look like Keira Knightly either. As if Pirates have all their own teeth for a start. Yes just as the “real woman” doesn’t have Keira’s figure, “real lady pirates” are a burly lot who never say no to a kebab and can drain a crate of blue WKD in seconds. Suffice to say this get up is size appropriate for such tasks.

Celebrate your curves! as the patronising women’s mags say before telling you to lose weight on the next page. If anyone asks who ate all the cutlasses, just give them a real reason to wear that eye patch.


Santa in his summer wardrobe. Or Neptune. Whichevs.

If you don’t fancy sporting a peg leg or a bell bottom for the night, then why not come as Neptune, the mystical sea god? It’s the other obvious choice of dress up isn’t it?

Command order and respect as you part the seas of the KOKO crowd with your authoritative ways and great big stick. We can’t guarantee they’ll listen but a guy in a big blue skirt will most likely grab their attention.


This hat is actually MASSIVE. I am only three inches high.

Do you have a tiny head? Love a hat but forever drowned in its stiff fabric structure? Your prayers have been answered – it’s a tiny sailor’s hat!

Finally the solution for those with shrunken bonce syndrome, the answer to your fancy dress woe. Or indeed general hat woe if you’re happy to wear a sailor hat come what may. We just want to make your life better. Nothing more.


Deluxe pirate: “I’ll take your gold, but only the decent stuff. You can keep that ring, it’s clearly Elizabeth Duke.”

If you take care in your appearance and fond of grooming then this is your accessory of choice for the night – a luscious pirate beard and wig.

Not in the obvious black shade, this dove grey, plaited set will make you stand out from all the other riff raff pirates as one who appreciates the more refined pillaging and looting in life. It’s luxe pirating if you will, exclusively for the more sophisticated amongst us.

VISIT ESCAPADE FOR SHIP LOADS OF FANCY DRESS

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Bondi Beachwear dressing up discount

We’ve teamed up with the wonderful Escapade in Camden Town to give our dear GP attendees a splendid 10% discount off all Bondi Beach get ups for our KOKO party on Saturday 25th June. Bonza!

Head over to their online store now and have a look at what’s on offer. Then when you’ve selected your outfit of choice, at the checkout quote BONDI and 10% off is yours. It really is that simple. Here’s a few of our favourites from the shop:


I am a kangaroo. Honestly, this is what we look like.

Australia has many an indigenous animal, several beginning with the later K and kangaroos are arguably their most famous of this ilk. So why not dress up like one? Or maybe even one that looks like the kangaroos of children’s nightmares! It’s still a kangaroo after all even if it looks like a part-time murderer.

KANGAROO COSTUME


This is the traditional dress of Australia. They all wear them. All the time. Promise.

When in the hot and humid outback of Australia, flies can be a pesky nuisance. We don’t have this problem as we don’t live there and our summers last between 48 – 72 hours before it goes cold again. These here hats were invented to discourage the winged beasts from getting up in your grill by the swinging corks acting like a self perpetuating fly swat. Nifty. The fact that no one in Australia actually wears them hasn’t stopped us from our clichéd cultural stereotyping fun before and neither will it here. Put a cork on it!

CORK HAT


Beer is what keeps us strong

Beer is what all people drink all the time in Australia. Children have miniature bottles at breaktime in schools like kids over here in the 80s with milk before Thatcher decided she wanted to see how far the “Brits have bad teeth” theory could go and stopped it. Meanwhile Australian kids are adept at drinking booze until they’re sober from an early age which stands them in good stead come adulthood. A lesson for us all.

BEER COSTUME

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