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How To Wear Disney Everyday

Disney jewellery is the perfect way to express your passion for Disney in a cute and subtle way. Whether you’re completely obsessed with everything Disney or just love one in particular film, there are pieces for every kind of fan.

Check out our latest YouTube video below and take a closer look at some of our favourite pieces:

Alice In Wonderland 

 

For Alice In Wonderland fans, we have some gorgeous pieces like this Tea Time Ear Stud. The chain detail is such a special embellishment and it just clips on to the side of your ear so no need for an extra piercing!

 

Your outfit is never complete without a time piece – make sure that you’re never late for a very important date with this  Alice Wristwatch.

 

 

Everyone has a little madness in them right? Express that madness with this adorable We’re All Mad Here Necklace.

 

 

Beauty and the Beast 

 

Beauty and the Beast has to be one of the most elegant Disney films there are – reflect that elegance with this Tree Necklace.

 

 

Of course the significance of roses in this classic film is legendary. Add this flower to any outfit with this Rose Choker and Roses and Tea Cups Ear Studs.

 

 

Perhaps one of the most beautiful rose pieces is this Rose Hair Chain. This will bring some serious glamour to your hairstyle!

 

 

Lilo & Stitch

 

The fact that Ohana means family makes this Ohana Necklace and Ohana Means Family Bracelet the cutest of all – perfect for any Lilo & Stitch lover!

 

 

Make your hairstyle more exotic with this delicate Loungefly – Hibiscus Flower Hairslide

 

 

The Lion King

The Lion King fans – what more could you have to worry about if your jewellery collection is complete with these Hakuna Matata Ear Studs and Hakuna Matata Necklace?

 

 

That wraps up our top favourite pieces of Disney jewellery but we have lots more Disney merch for you to check out! Comment below which piece of jewellery is your favourite.

 

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EMP’s Alternative Christmas Gift Guide

So it’s that time of year again… I’m not talking about the time for mulled wine, Wham! on repeat and dying of heat stroke on the train from too many layers. No, I’m talking about the time where you have the agonising thought of finding the perfect gift for your family. You start analysing their personality and spying on their things to find out what they don’t have that they should have – basically turning into a bit of a stalker. Well, call me Santa because all your wishes for answers are right here in my sack (or blog post).

Gifts for Mum


Lets kick things off with one of the hardest people to buy for. Think outside the box of perfume or scented candle and get her something that really shows you’ve put some thought into it – like this Groot handbag (B), a pretty present for any Guardians of the Galaxy fan. Every woman’s bag needs a mirror and this rose gold Aladdin pocket mirror (A) one is destined to be a winner.

The way to any Mum’s heart is through tea so give Mrs Potts and Chip a day off and get this magical tea pot and mug (C) to make Mum feel like the most special guest. Or maybe she’s a Game of Thrones fan and this House Targaryen pillow (D) is just what she needs to add a touch of royalty to the living room.

Gifts for Dad

Now I know all Dad’s love a pair of socks but he only has two feet (and he’s still getting through his birthday socks). Get him something a little different like this awesome Star Wars Cantina Band On Tour t-shirt (B).

Or get him something he can use every day and put some force into Dad’s day with this awesome Darth Vader mug (A) or warm him up in the winter breeze with this House Stark Cup (E).

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas if it didn’t involve Dad trying to get everyone involved in a game in the evening – this amazing Great Hall puzzle (D) is perfect for that or challenge him one on one with Laser Tag (C). If these games arn’t his thing, we have plenty more board games and puzzles to choose from!

 

Gifts for Brother

Christmas is the time of year when you gotta take a break from winding each other up and appreciate each other…

Thank god that’s over. Now onto what you could give your bro (other than a kick under the table). This ultra-cosy Batman dressing gown (E) is just what any DC fan needs this time of year to wrap up and get cosy (or hang it on the back of your head and pretend it’s a cape – we won’t judge!)

Or is he a Walking Dead fan but too cool for a Christmas jumper? Get your brother this sick Have a Smashing Holiday t shirt (C). If Game of Thrones is his series, this awesome I Drink and I Know Things t-shirt (A) is bound to be a hit.

Get schwifty in this I’m Pickle Rick jumper (D) – it’s a must for any Rick and Morty fan this Christmas! For any gamers, this Call of Duty wallet (B) is the perfect place for him to keep all the gaming gift cards he’s gonna get for Xmas.

 

Gifts for Sister

So let’s face it, most of us have a love hate relationship with our sibling so this cute Stay Weird Alice in Wonderland top (D) is a perfect tongue in cheek gift. If the season of goodwill has got to you, show her she’s the rose between two thrones with this delicate Beauty and the Beast necklace (C).

Bring out her dark side (the side that used to hit you when your mum wasn’t looking) with this awesome Villain hairbrush (E) or these Nightmare Before Christmas PJ’s (F) (even though she might be a nightmare all the time – not just before Christmas!). We’ve got lots more Disney merch waiting for you!

Maybe Harry Potter is her love? This Letter From Hogwarts clutch bag (A) is an amazing addition to any night out! As well as this Deathly Hallow’s black and gold bracelet (B)– that we know you’ll just buy so you can borrow it.

Gifts for anyone!

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a family game of something to add to the festivities and The Walking Dead themed Monopoly (A) is just the game to get everyone involved. And when you’re tired out from all the fun, this ACDC blanket (B) is the perfect addition to the sofa to make cosying up that bit more Rock’n’Roll.

When it comes to Funko Pop’s, there’s figures for so many types of people that you won’t be able to make your mind up! A good place to start is with these guys: Kromopulos Michael (C), Boggart as Snape (D) and Balrog (E) – all beautiful in their own way and great gifts for all different kinds of fans! Check out our full range of Funko Pops.

At EMP, we have something for everyone. If you can’t find the perfect gift in this list, it’s waiting for you somewhere on our website!

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The EMP Summer 2017 Catalogue is Here – New Guardians of the Galaxy Merch, Disney Clothing and More!

EMP Summer 2017 Catalogue

332 pages of the best in alternative fashion and music and entertainment merchandise, free of charge, every three months.

Happy new catalogue day! If the postman hasn’t dropped your copy onto the doormat yet, you can view the summer 2017 issue online. From there, just click on any items that take your fancy and you’ll be taken directly to the product page at EMP.co.uk to add it to your basket! And if you’re not signed up to receive the catalogue, head over to the EMP catalogue page, fill in your details and we’ll have 332 pages of clothing, jewellery, accessories and awesome merch in the post to you in a jiffy!

Tons of amazing items have been added to our range since the last catalogue. Shall we take a look at what’s new?

 

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Merchandise

New Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise from EMP

Catalogue p2, p154, p172, p175, p311 and at our Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise page

We are Groot! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was every bit the hit we thought it would be, and the EMP summer catalogue’s cover stars have brought us a stack of merchandise to celebrate. If you liked the tee Chris Pratt was rocking throughout the movie, this Star-Lord cosplay replica t-shirt (E) is for you, whilst the EMP-exclusive Nebula dress (B) and Gamora dress (A) are perfect for the ladies (disclaimer: you don’t have to be constantly at war with each other to wear these). A certain tiny tree was the real star of the show, of course, and the little fella is well represented amongst our new Guardians merchandise. This Baby Groot women’s tank top (D) means you can keep him close all day long, and is also available as a men’s (C), men’s plus size (C), and white (F) versions. If you want to keep him safely at home or at work, what could be more adorable than a Baby Groot Funko Pop! figure (G)?

 

 

 

Gothicana by EMP Clothing

New Gothic clothing from Gothicana by EMP

Catalogue p98, p238 and at our Gothicana by EMP clothing page

Over the last couple of months the supremely talented designers at EMP’s proprietary Gothicana range have been working hard to produce more stunning Gothic clothing for men and women. This women’s long-sleeved top with flared sleeves and clockwork imagery (D) is proving a hit, as is this stark, simple yet stylish medium-length black drape dress (C). For dark lords, we’ve created a host of great new Gothic pieces such as this black embroidered raven and skull t-shirt (B) and these studded and strapped sneakers (E) and real leather boots (A).

 

 

 

Guns N’ Roses Women’s Tops

New Guns N' Roses women's clothing from EMP

Catalogue p20-21 and at our Guns N’ Roses merchandise page

Axel, Slash, Duff and the boys have been busy coming up with new designs ahead of the arrival of the Not in This Lifetime… tour, which will soon arrive on British shores to rock the London Stadium on June 16 and 17. Have you picked up your merch yet? If not, take a look at this Guns N’ Roses “Paradise City” label top (A) and this GNR dripping dagger women’s top (B) – much better than the faded 1990s GNR top you’ve still got in the drawer!

 

 

 

Disney Women’s Clothing

New Disney women's clothing from EMP

Catalogue p313-319 and at our Disney merchandise page

Disney have been producing some uber-cool tops, dresses and skirts featuring all of your favourite characters. This EMP-exclusive Alice in Wonderland dress (E) has a richly-detailed tapestry around the hem that’s sure to turn heads, as does this funky Lilo & Stitch skirt (D). Combine the latter with this short-cut Lilo & Stitch blouse (C) for an authentic Kaua’i look. Heading to a Comic Con or somewhere formal? Belle’s ball gown (A) and Belle’s blue ruffle dress (B) are stunningly faithful recreations of Emma Watson’s dresses from Beauty and the Beast and work just as well in their own right as they do cosplay pieces.

These selections are just the tip of the iceberg; there are thousands of brand new items and old favourites available in the EMP Summer 2017 Catalogue. So what’re you waiting for? Hotfoot on over to the EMP catalogue page and get yours ordered!

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8(ish) Easy Cosplay Ideas Available from EMP

Comic Cons are happening up and down the country this summer – and that means cosplay! Have you got your costume ready yet?

If you’ve ever been to an event like Comic Con, you’ll know the surreal feeling of walking around surrounded by a menagerie of characters from movies, TV, comic books and gaming, all represented by fans in stunning detail. The commitment of these uber-fans is to be lauded – fair play, guys – but what if you want to jump on board the Comic Con cosplay vibe train with minimal effort involved? Or you’re keen to join in the fun but can’t pick a character? Or you’re worried your efforts are going to look like a dodgy Blue Peter make? Don’t worry – as Europe’s #1 retailer for officially-licensed entertainment merchandise, we’re here to help!

ASSASSIN’S CREED – ASSASSIN COSPLAY OUTFIT

Assassin’s Creed is one of my favourite video games; in my dreams I’m climbing around London like Evie Frye (the view from St. Paul’s sure is something else!). If, like me, you’re fan of the saga and you want to bring some honour Assassin-style to your Comic Con, you can put together an authentic outfit in just a few clicks.

Make yourself instantly recognisable in an EMP-exclusive Assassin’s Creed wrap coat (A) or a Lancaster loop scarf (C) on top of a black top and jeans. Then add the crucial details – grab a black (D) or silver Assassins insignia necklace (B) and either this imitation leather Assassin’s Creed wrist armour (E) or a silver (F) or black Assassins crest bracelet (G) to complete the look – or check out our Assassin’s Creed merchandise section to add more!

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA – LINK COSPLAY OUTFIT (FEMALE)

Maybe thanks to Breath of the Wild’s storming success, you want to show your love for this legendary (pun intended) franchise with a Link costume? We’ve got all you need.

So how can you get the Link look? Start with the top half: either combine a Legend of Zelda Link t-shirt (B) or dress (C) with this Link replica hat (A) or grab this super-detailed women’s Link cosplay hoodie (H). Now, grab the replica Hylia shield (D) and Master Sword (E) to ensure you can easily repel any evildoers at your convention, accessorise with a belt pouch (G), vambrance bracelet (F) and Hyrule Triforce necklace (I) and you’re good to go and save the princess!

Guys: there’s plenty of Zelda cosplay options for you too! Check out our The Legend of Zelda merchandise page.

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS – JACK & SALLY COUPLE’S COSPLAY OUTFITS

 

Summer may be approaching, but there’s never a bad time for some The Nightmare Before Christmas cosplay!

EMP have made it super-easy for any couples who are budding TNBC cosplayers. Guys: grab this Jack Skellington morphsuit (B), and ladies, pick up the EMP-exclusive Sally cosplay dress (C), and – uh, that’s it!

Of course, there’s plenty more available from our Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise selection – the girls can become Jack with this Jack Skellington cosplay dress (A) and Jack hat (D), which both go beautifully with this Jack and Sally handbag (E).

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – BELLE AND BEAST COUPLE’S COSPLAY OUTFITS

I, like little girls worldwide, always dreamed of dressing up as Belle one day – and the new live-action Beauty and the Beast movie ensures that a whole new generation will do the same! Thanks to EMP, that doesn’t have to be a dream any more – and what’s more, you can have your own Beast too!

Our Beauty and the Beast merchandise section has tons of EMP exclusives that you won’t find anywhere else – so your Belle and Beast outfits are sure to turn heads. Choose either Belle’s ball gown (B) or Belle’s everyday ruffle dress (C) – the former should be complemented by this Disney Couture Beauty and the Beast tree necklace (A), while the latter’s outfit will be completed by a Disney Couture rose choker (E) and Belle hair bow (D) – and, of course, a stack of library books. Guys – become the Beast for a day with this stunning embroidered Beast blazer (F). You’ll be the most beautiful couple at the convention – assuming you get a post-transformation Beast, of course!

ALICE IN WONDERLAND – ALICE, QUEEN OF HEARTS, RED QUEEN, CHESHIRE CAT AND MAD HATTER COSPLAY OUTFITS

The wacky world of Alice in Wonderland is ripe for cosplay inspiration – and with more than 100 products in stock, our Alice in Wonderland merchandise section has plenty to help you put the perfect outfit together.

There are several suitable dresses for Alices, but my personal favourite is the EMP-exclusive Alice Through the Looking Glass blue dress (A), which is perfect to match with these cute “curiouser and curiouser” earrings (G).

There are a couple of options if you have a dark side and want to become Alice’s tormentor: the Queen of Hearts classic dress with attached cloth crown (B) or the amazingly detailed Through the Looking Glass Red Queen dress (C).

Complete the outfit with the “Off With Their Heads” earrings from this Alice in Wonderland earrings set (F).

Looking for something more fun? How about this Cheshire Cat onesie (D)? Or what about the Mad Hatter’s hat (E)? In the end we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.

ANIME COSPLAY COSTUMES

Something from the world of anime more up your alley? Be a modern Sailor Moon by combining this adorable pink Sailor Moon varsity jacket (A) with the replica Moon Stick (B), add some manga-inspired make-up and copy Bunny’s hairstyle and you’re good to go!

What about joining Goku in the constant fight to protect Earth and the universe from the bad guys? Simply pick up this Dragon Ball Z Turtle School and Kaio insignia t-shirt (C) or this black and orange Turtle School tee (E). Girls, grab a Kame dress (D) similarly inspired by Goku’s training gear.

Love One Piece? Become King of the Pirates! Get Luffy’s straw hat (G) and wear it with a red t-shirt, or even better, with the One Piece Straw Hat Crew varsity jacket (F).

MARVEL COSPLAY – WOLVERINE, CAPTAIN AMERICA, SPIDER-MAN, DEADPOOL AND IRON MAN COSTUMES AND OUTFITS

Fancy yourself as one of the X-Men? Prove it with this Wolverine cosplay hoodie (A) or the Wolverine chest t-shirt (B).

Or are you more of an anti-hero type? Combine this Deadpool costume t-shirt (C) and Deadpool beanie (D), make sure you’re never too far from some chimichanga and you’re basically the “Merc with a Mouth” himself!

A Captain America-inspired outfit is easy to create thanks to the Captain America costume t-shirt (E) and the cork shield logo cap (F) (for the guys) or the Captain America sprayed logo t-shirt (G) with shield hairslide (H) (for the girls).

If your Spidey sense is tingling for a Spider-Man outfit, no problem, the Spider-Man logo hoodie (I) and 3D Spider-Man cap with mesh eyes (L) should do the trick. But remember, with great power comes great responsibility!

Or if you fancy inhabiting the skin of a genius superhero billionaire philanthropist playboy (and don’t we all?) this Iron Man zip-up hoodie (M) is all you need to become Tony Stark himself.

There’s plenty more Marvel-inspired clothing in our Marvel Comics merchandise section – or perhaps you want to switch sides and cosplay as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman or Harley Quinn? Check out our DC Comics merchandise section!

STAR WARS COSPLAY OUTFITS – R2-D2, STORMTROOPER, YODA, CHEWBACCA AND EWOK OUTFITS

We’re stocking some incredible EMP exclusives in our Star Wars merchandise section, including hoodies that leave you a zip away from being being R2-D2 (A), a Stormtrooper (B), Yoda (C) or an Ewok (E)!

Or how about transforming into everybody’s favourite Wookiee with this Chewbacca onesie (G)? Staying in character all day will be easy; respond to anything with a WUUAAAAAHHHHHH and you’re set!

If you just want to jazz up an everyday outfit with a few Star Wars-themed items to make you feel 100% Comic Con ready, no problem – we’ve got hundreds of Star Wars accessories, including this Yoda beanie (D), an adorable Ewok handbag (F) this Chewbecca furry cap (H) and more!

What are you cosplaying as at an upcoming Comic Con? Which Comic Cons and other conventions are you heading to this summer? Let us know – and if you’re heading to the MCM London Comic Con (May 26-28), come say hi to the EMP crew! Our interactive stand will be at booth 4732 in the North Hall – we’ll be meeting customers, handing out catalogues and freebies, selling some of our hottest merch, and more – see you there!

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