Rugby matches compete with fans' antics

Despite the riveting action on the pitch, spectators are often distracted by the costumed circus on the sidelines. Photo: Sam Tsang

Scottish football manager Gordon Strachan was once asked by a reporter what areas his team could improve on. Strachan pointed to the pitch and replied: "Mainly that big green area out there …"

Sunday, 24 March, 2013, 6:41am

Runners take their case for shark fin ban to Hong Kong's big marathon

From left, runners Janet Ng, Kenneth Chan and Anthony Leung King-yan in their outfits for the race on February 24. Photo: Nora Tam

This will be the seventh consecutive year a group of elite local runners will run the entire 42-kilometre marathon in full-body shark costumes. "It's not so much the heavy shark head that's the challenge, but how hot and stuffy it gets in here," said Janet Ng Shiaw-hwa, as she wiggled into her suit at a demonstration in Tamar Park in Admiralty.

4 Feb 2013 - 4:40am 1 comment

Hollywood costumes play starring role in exhibition

"Hollywood Costumes" at the Victoria & Albert uses multimedia to illustrate its subjects includingPirates of the Caribbean.Photos: V&A Images, Walt Disney Pictures

For exhibition designer Roger Mann and his team at Casson Mann, the biggest challenge behind their stunning new show "Hollywood Costumes", at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, was to make the clothes look as animated as they do on the big screen.

25 Nov 2012 - 5:49pm

Survival tips for tournament virgins

School teachers are good at giving instructions and herding folk, so it's no surprise Kathryn Bignold (Aka Biggles) ended up with the role of YAHK (Young Aussies Hong Kong) president. She has been e-mailing/Facebooking her Sevens Deadly Sins list of things to avoid over the weekend and sharing these thoughts with those around her.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Win Tickets

Zuma Restaurant in the Landmark is expecting up to 1,500 costume-clad party-goers at its decadent Halloween celebration this year featuring some of Hong Kong's best DJs and some visiting performers from New York. There'll also be prizes for best costumes in various categories, plus lucky draws.

21 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Helping Han costumes make elegant comeback

In an unassuming ground-floor shop in an obscure neighbourhood in the northwest of Beijing, Shangdong -native Kang Zhaoxiang, 58, has been making traditional Han costumes since 2002 for a growing circle of customers who find such costumes fashionable, and even necessary in a fast-changing China.

18 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Costume drama

At this time of year, foot traffic through the 2,000 sq ft Matteo Party store intensifies, despite its semi-hidden upstairs location on Jaffe Road in Causeway Bay, says owner Matthew Cheuk. Well-organised and packed to the rafters with costumes and everything you previously didn't know you needed for a shindig, Matteo Party is the proverbial candy store for the playful at heart.

14 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Chance to take centre stage as wardrobe instructor

Leading institute of higher arts education in Asia seeks an individual with artistic sensibility and flair

A plum job awaits an individual with a deep understanding of pattern drafting, cutting fabrics and making costumes, plus a passion for passing on their knowledge. A college devoted to the performing arts of all kinds seeks to hire a wardrobe instructor.

8 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Ocean Park seeks creative wardrobe staff

Hong Kong's popular homegrown theme park is looking for two creative costume management professionals to play a leading role in the concept development of shows and events.

Ocean Park needs a new wardrobe manager and wardrobe supervisor to be responsible for the organisation and planning of all wardrobe related activities.

22 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Time to work your voodoo magic

It's Halloween again, a time for candy, trick-or-treating and, of course, exclusive costume parties. The Kee Club's Voodoo Party, for one, will be held on Saturday from 8.30pm.

25 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Children step out for a good cause at charity walkathon

Youngsters donned brightly-coloured costumes for a good cause last weekend when they took part in a charity walk around the peak.

Prizes were dished out to those with the best fancy dress.

6 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

celebrate halloween

Become a 'victim' at Igor's, Hong Kong's permanent home for ghosts and spirits (G/F, Western Harbour Centre, 181 Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan, tel: 2108-4467). Five Halloween parties will be held, starting on Tuesday, at which guests can expect a mystery tour, a three-course dinner, stage shows, live music by The Rolling Bones, complimentary transportation and a gift.

18 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Love of clothing is an historic pastime e

Clothing and accessories are worn not only for protection and decency, but for decorative purposes.

They can also be indicators of a person's status and rank.

17 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Festivals colour face of country

FESTIVALS play a significant part in the cultural life of Italy. In addition to the extravaganzas frequently held in the major cities, every village has its own festival.

2 Jun 1994 - 12:00am


Fancy dress is as festive as plum pudding. Christmas brings out the child in everyone - and there is nothing kids like better than to dress up. But costume parties for grown-ups demand more sophisticated outfits than a Superman cape and external knickers.

19 Dec 1993 - 12:00am