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70’s fancy dress has been revitalised by the release of the film Mamma mia starring Meryl Streep. It took the world by storm. Mamma Mia exploded onto our cinema screens in July 2008 and was an unexpected hit.
The film regenerated the 70s craze for Lycra, sparkles and platform shoes. A succession of 70s fancy dress parties and evenings were hosted in local pubs and clubs.
Men and women’s costumes are bold and glitzy. Costumes range from plain cotton dungarees to vivid blue and silver Lycra hugging pant suits. Open shirts for the men and wide bell bottoms for the women. Ladies can wear outrageous eye make up in colours to match their outfits, greens, electric blues and silvery whites look fantastic.
You’ll find inspiration for 70s fancy dress outfits at any of the websites dedicated to Abba and Mamma Mia. They make excellent resources for all Abba information. You can sift through images of original Abba clothing and Mamma Mia costumes. They’ll give you all the background you’ll need to choose your 70s fancy dress outfit.
Get into the mood. Play the original Mamma Mia theme music, picture yourself on the golden beaches of Greece and visualise that outrageously blue sparkling sea. Can you taste the ocean and hear the music?
Nobody expected the Abba mania to reach the heights. Women, men and children loved the film for what it was, a light hearted feel-good musical. …Lay all that happiness on me!! Even if you’re not a huge fan of Abba’s songs, you can’t help tapping away to the music and enjoying Pierce Brosnan’s nervous portrayal of Sam Carmichael, Donna’s (Meryl Streep) ex- lover. An idyllic setting, playful plot and great music. It was a recipe for success and the fancy dress potential is fabulous!
Based on the hit music of the internationally famous Swedish pop group Abba the film listed an all-star cast-
Donna Sheridan – Meryl Streep
Sam Carmichael – Pierce Brosnan
Harry Bright – Colin Firth
Bill Anderson – Stellan Skarsgard
Rosie – Julie Walters
Sophie Sheridan – Amanda Seyfried
write by STEVE BROWN