Vampire Themed Blood Rimmed Cocktail Glasses

Whether decorating glasses for adults to drink cocktails from or for children to have their juice in, these blood rimmed candy drip cocktail glasses will both impress everyone and look amazing!

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The candy blood is very simple to make (and ever so delicious). The following is a recipe for how to make the blood candy and how to apply it your glasses to achieve such a great effect:

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  3. 1/2 cup water
  4. Red food coloring (liquid, not gel

Directions:

1. After adding the sugar, syrup and water into a pan wide enough to fit the drinking rim of your glasses, place the pan on a medium to high heat and cook the mixture without stirring it until it reaches a temperature of around 150oC

2. Add the liquid red food colouring – about 15-20 drops depending upon how dark you wish for it to be.

3. Turn the heat down to low and whilst the mixture is still hot, dip the top of your cocktail glasses into the liquid candy (as deeply as you would like the candy rime to go) and then whilst using an oven mitt to avoid burning turn the glass the correct way up and place on top of greaseproof parchment paper to dry. The thick consistency of the liquid whilst it is drying will allow it to drip down the glass creating a blood like effect.

*Please Note* – The type of glasses that you use can be affected by the liquid candy, for example cocktail glasses made of glass will be OK however cocktail glasses that are made of plastic may melt slightly under the heat of the heated liquid candy.

10 Days Until Halloween!…

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If like us you love Halloween and all things fancy dress you’ll be as thrilled as us that it’s only 10 days until the Halloween Weekend commences. In order to celebrate this delightful fact we have compiled some of our favourite tips, tricks, recipes and other Halloween themed musings for those of you who wish for some added inspiration or guidance throughout this brilliant holiday.

Today we will be sharing all manner of recipes (both Food and Drinks), costume ideas and other general musings with you all related to one of the most favoured of themes – Vampires.

Halloween is Nigh!

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It’s that time of the year – our favourite here in the FancyCrafting office if we’re honest – where its time to apply the fake vampire teeth, cover yourself in fake blood, ghoulish special effects make up and get dressed up as your favourite horrifying character because it’s Halloween!

Our New and extensive Halloween range features up to 3,000 fancy dress outfits, accessories, make-up sets and props. We cater for children, teens and adults alike and offer many different themes and licensed costumes from Vampires, Zombies and Werewolves to Kill Bill, Saw and Friday the 13th. Take a look at our extensive range here – http://www.fancycrafting.co.uk

With just under three weeks to go until Hallows Eve arrives we are going to count down the days on here with daily freebies, tutorials, costume and party ideas.

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www.fancycrafting.co.uk has landed!

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All has been quiet on the FancyCrafting Social Media front of late, for which we apologise, but we can assure you that we haven’t been resting on our laurels; in fact we have been busying ourselves away putting together our sparkly new website which has now launched and is ready for perusal. With over 3000 fancy dress outfits, accessories and party products we are sure to have the very item in stock that you desire whatever your occasion and whatever your age.

So come and take a look at – http://www.fancycrafting.co.uk

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Make Up Art

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Having seen an article in the Metro Newspaper yesterday about this woman and her mad Make Up Artistry skills, I just had to share it. We all know that when fancy dressing, painting your face and adding prosthetics etc is such a great way to make your costume more lifelike and give it that extra added edge, well this woman has taken it to a level all of her own! Recreating herself into famous faces, this is most definitely worth a look.I just wish I had this lady as part of my make up kit for before every fancy dress party.

Take a look at this fabulous article by clicking on the link below:

http://tinyurl.com/oys963b

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Stockings Galore!

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Summer is nearly here, bringing with it the excitement of Festivals, the Hen Party Season and lots of Fancy Dressing fun in the summertime sun! This is the perfect excuse for us ladies to get more daring with our costumes and add that gorgeous, sexy edge we all desire with some stockings.

Stockings are a great accessory which when put on make us instantly feel much more sexier and with the wealth of designs that are now available to us we are sure to find the right pair that will both complement and complete that fancy dress outfit we are dying to wear whether it be a Sexy Nurse, Sailor or Queen of Hearts.

Here in the Fancy Crafting office we think that all ladies – whatever their budget – should be able to accessorise their outfits with some fabulous stockings and have therefore reduced the price of our hosiery items in our eBay outlet store.

To take a look at our range please click on the following link:

http://tinyurl.com/ltrybbe