News, you are a rubbish! I read that two students had their clothes set on fire at a fancy dress party. One of them had some quite bad burns, so it's not funny. A man has been arrested. But the news, on the BBC website, misses the most obvious piece of information. What were they dressed as? Okay, it might not be relevant. But it might be a clue. I guess we'll just have to look at what costumes are popular.
They were men, so we'll stick to the men's costumes. They might have been wearing women's costumes, but let's keep it simple. When I used our top secret search mojo the top result was All Fancy Dress of Wickford, near Basildon. They list their most popular costumes, which is both well handy and a product of said search mojo. The first one is - Arab Robe Costume. Well well well. Perhaps they were torched by a stupid Nazi who thought they were real Arabs. or a drunken Zionist. The costume as shown, the serving suggestion, as it were, features two accessories, one of which is Blues Brothers Specs. I didn't know that Arabs were particularly into the Blues Brothers. "Pay tribute to the grammy-nominated band" is the line underneath, to try to entice you. Is that how we're supposed to think of The Blues Brothers? "oh yeah, they were that band that got nominated for a grammy - here's some trivia, not a lot of people know that - did you know that those guys, as well as leading a famous band, also did some comedy acting?" Or maybe it's that Arabs think of them that way?
Next is the Schoolboy costume. I don't think they can have been wearing this. Not if they looked like the picture anyway. Their model is standing and glaring in a most scary unschoolboylike manner. He looks more like he might have been the one that set the other two on fire. No suggested accessories. I wouldn't suggest anything to him either.
Perhaps it was the Super Rock Star Costume. I must admit, looking at it myself I'm a little tempted to set fire to it myself. Want to emulate your rock heroes? Want to be the next Def Leppard, or maybe even Spinal Tap? Look no further than this Super Rock Star Costume. This Mens Rock Star Costume includes: Top, trousers, headband, belt and bootcovers. Rock on! Rock on? More like fuck off. No rock star has ever worn a belt like that. Most of the costumes have a jocular blurb like that, by the way. The Schoolboy Cosrume says With this Schoolboy Costume you'll take a trip down memory lane to your school days! This Mens School boy Costume includes shorts with elasticated waist, blazer with shirt front, cap, and tie. This costume is perfect for fancy dress parties and school themed parties as well! The Arab Robe Costume, however, has the rather more sober This Arab costume includes white robe, and chequered headpiece with band. Funny that...
Well, without more information if would be irresponsible of me to speculate further. More tomorrow, perhaps, if we get more information. Otherwise, no. It Is What It Is is a responsible news outlet.
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