WO & Sgts Mess Summer Ball - Night at the Movies

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by JesterRIP, May 11, 2010.

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  1. Here's a question that got me thinking following our last mess meeting...

    Our Summer Ball this year is entitled as above, and will involve compulsary fancy dress for attendees. Now short of being the 45th Jedi (or Braveheart for the Jocks) to walk through the entrance, I thought fellow arrsers might have a couple of ideas.

    I'm looking for ideas that represent a movie icon that everyone will know, but not everyone will also come as.

    Over to you...

    PS - That includes bints too, as I'm bringing the wife :D
  2. We done a fancy dress night at one of the pubs I ran, got the girls to dress as female movie icons and got the lads dressed as the blokes from Reservior Dogs, even down to carrying kids guns tucked into our belts :D

    Get together with a few other couples and see if this is a plan.
  3. How about Bogart and Bacall?
  4. Bonnie and Clyde?
  5. I'm quite liking the Bogart idea.

    Even to the point I've been Googling grey body paint to turn up in black & white for full effect.

    But not to the point that people just mistake me for the Spitting Image version of John Major.

    Still... I could walk around from table to table saying things like "I'm no good at being noble kid...", and "If you're not on that train you'll regret it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow...."
  6. How about:

  7. Pob02

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    Turner and Hooch . . . . . . .
  8. Or Bogart and Bergman - the white DJ looks the biz...


    ...but if you don't fancy getting dressed up how about this:


    I did the Humphrey Bogart Casablanca thing at a fancy dress party some years ago. It worked quite well.


  9. I attended a summer event some years ago based on the theme 'Out of Africa', dress was 1940/50's style British Colonial; bush shirts, shorts, floppy hats, cartridge belts, riding boots etc for the lads and some ladies, and flowery dresses, hats etc for the other ladies. One chap came as a Zulu warrior, complete with shield, spear, lion skin etc. Music was from the 1940's to the 1960's.

    Series 3 land rovers less canvas were used as a safri type theme transport and large cut out wild animals were placed around the camp, a few of the toms drove the rovers around the camp dressed as African Park Rangers taking the guest on safri tours.

    There were a few raised eyebrows when it was first suggested but the evening went very well and eveybody enjoyed themselves.

    I have not seen this repeated.
  10. Indiana Jones. Pair of desert wellies, No 2 dress shirt, chinos & a hat. Job's a good 'un.

    Was forced to go into a sex shop to get the bullwhip, mind ;)
  11. Is the Missis capable of pulling off the Lara Croft look, as the 2 go well together and its an easy look to do?
  12. She's definitely got the bod for it (and boobies).

    I'm quite fixed on this Bogart in B&W idea...

    I had a little snigger at the thought of CP explaining to the sex-shop assistant that the whip was for fancy dress.

    "No really it is..."

    "Whatever you say, sir..." :D
  13. It was being spotted leaving the establishment by the Bde Comd & COS that caused more embarrassment.

    The Padre was inside ;)
  14. If your Mrs is that fit, why not put her in a leather basque, thigh high leather FMBs, dark red lippy, spiked collar and you wear your usual rig of thong and gimp mask?

    German Porno stars, you know it will go down a treat.
  15. Hahaha - that'd be great,, but they already warned about the extreme costumes - in particular, "No Borats".

    I must admit, I didn't see the problem with a guy in a dodgy suit and funny accent, until I started looking at fancy dress websites and came across a 'Borat' one in the green mankini. Then the penny dropped...