Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Costume

The first place I thought of when I saw Ailsa’s Costume Theme, was Disney World, as it seems that everyone who works there is in fancy dress.

There are many street performers in brightly coloured costumes,


and the parades are quite spectacular.



The last time we went, the Princes andΒ  Princesses were firm favourites with our two youngest granddaughters.




A wonderful place to see hundreds of costumes, isΒ  ‘Costume World’ in Pompano Beach, Florida. Here you can view an astounding exhibition of the finest costumes ever brought to the Broadway stage. I’m not sure what show these were from, but maybe some of you recognise them.



I do know that this is Dolly’s costume from the 1960’s musical, ‘Hello Dolly’.


These costumes were worn by America’s funniest lady Phyllis Diller, and the legendary comedian Jackie Gleason.


A bit more down to earth are the costumes we hired for the fancy dress party on board our Nile cruise. Do you think we look convincing enough, even though none of us managed to “Walk like an Egyptian” πŸ˜•


To see Ailsa’s wonderful costume pics,Β  just click here.

72 comments on “Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Costume

  1. The costumes are delightful. What fun to watch the parade and how exciting it must have been to be in the company of princes and princesses. You look gorgeous in your garb, too. Fun is written all over your face. πŸ™‚

    • It’s so worth a visit, and you can book to have lunch there too. We went with our ladies’ group and it was so much fun. You even get to try on some of the hats. πŸ™‚

  2. These are perfect for the theme, and if you look like that in that outfit, you can walk like Quasimodo and still look fantastic!

  3. every time I pass by here rest increasingly fascinated
    really a great joy in heart see these images so beautiful and colorful
    thanks and happy night

  4. fabulous costumes, but I think I like yours best, certainly love the color of it…your granddaughters are definitely little princesses!

  5. Such beautiful and colourful costumes AD! Thanks for sharing hon. πŸ™‚ *hugs*

  6. What a great collection of pics for the theme. I love the ones with your granddaughters and the prince and princess – they must have had a ball! And you look stunning in your Egyptian fancy dress πŸ˜€

  7. The Disney parades are awesome, aren’t they, Ad? We have loads of photos but I’d have to scan them as they’re a good few years old. (how DO those Disney boys and girls keep up the smiles all day?) πŸ™‚

    • The 2nd and 3rd Disney pics were taken on film in 1995. We had them converted from the negatives, and they turned out pretty well. πŸ™‚ Yes, those fixed smiles are rather fake, aren’t they?

  8. Your little granddaughters are so cute… who doesn’t want to be a princess at that age !
    Bet it wasn’t for the lack of trying on the Egyptian Walking AD πŸ˜‰

  9. Wonderful costumes ! On Saturday we have our own costume gala i Sweden … Our KingΒ΄s youngest daughter Madelaine is getting married in Stockholm with Mr Chris OΒ΄Neill … // Maria

  10. You seem to have several sets of photos to fit almost every imaginable theme! Lucky kids – R is envious.
    The pic above the Dolly one may well be from a production of ‘The King and I’.

    • Yes, I do seem to have something for everything, Col. Little R would love Disney, but I’m not sure that you would. πŸ˜€ You could be right about ‘The King and I’, but I really don’t have a clue. I think the other one could be from ‘La Cage aux Folles’.

  11. I really enjoyed reading your blog when it was more random thoughts and not someone else’s suggestion for themes…I think it seems you’re forcing out posts when it was nice to hear what your day to day life was like living in Florida.

    • Well I won’t be back in Florida until September. I enjoy doing the photo challenges, but you may have noticed that I do intersperse them with posts about my daily life here in Umhlanga.

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