I took a quick visit to a one of my favourite charity shops today and was amused to find two elderly ladies tutting at a window display full of fancy dress costumes. At first I thought that someone with a serious dress up fetish had donated their collection of outfits for the love of charity, until on further inspection I realised that this charity shop has set up a fancy dress hire service!
This service is going to up and running in a couple of weeks and judging by the window display there is going to be a lot of adult novelty fairytale character costumes in very unforgiving fabrics up for hire. I'm not sure I would want to be hiring any of these after they are "worn".
My over active imagination also went to work leaving me giggling like a fool all the way round the shop thinking about the elderly charity shop helpers getting in on the action.
I'm sure till seat hogger Vera would look fabulous as wonder woman:
And of course Roy from the back room would be first to put dibs on Superman:
|Illustrations by Donald Soffritti|
And lets not forget sweet little Mavis, the ultimate clothes rail tidier:
I will report more on this charity shop phenomena when the rails of fancy dress for hire are up and ready for me to peruse, I hope to have found my "maturity" by then, either that or take a big scarf to wrap round my head to stifle my guffaws.
Have a fabulous weekend all.