Costume

Swimsuits at the ready! The new Baywatch movie hits our screens at the end of the month and we actually.can’t.wait. Starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Zac Efron, it’s sure to be hilarious, tongue-in-cheek and slightly ridiculous (obvs).

In the meantime, we thought we’d take a look at what made the oh-so-cheesy 80′s mega-hit show so darn great – from the running scenes to the one-liners, along with a few fab facts even the biggest fan might not know…

ALL the Slow Mo Running

Ah, that famous running along the beach, as slow as their legs could carry them! This iconic calling card of the show has inspired a thousand parodies, sketches the world over – from Friends to The Muppets – and even a ‘slow-motion’ marathon, happening to celebrate the new film (in case you’re wondering how it works – people have to reach the finish line of the .2k race in the ‘slowest and sexiest’ fashion, to win!

But why the slow motion running on Baywatch in the first place, we hear you ask? Whatever the unintended consequences, it was apparently inspired by one of the producers shooting sprinters in a similar way at the 1988 Olympic Games. David Hasselhoff also claimed recently that is helped to paid out the 50-minute running slot on their super-low budget.

Whatever the reasons, we love it and are totally working on our own runs this summer – iPhones at the ready…

The total legend that is the Hoff…

Whether he was swimming speedboat-style or judging bikini contests, David Hasselhoff aka Mitch Buchannon was head and shoulders the best, most dedicated lifeguard with his action-packed and always totally believable, not at ALL far-fetched *ahem* plots (delivering a baby on the beach, anyone?) In fact, the Hoff himself pretty much saved Baywatch from tanking – in the US, people weren’t big fans it at first (we know, right?!) and David voluntarily took a pay cut to help fund an overseas revival, where people had been loving it. A hero on the beach and off – what a legend!

…Who may have starred alongside Leo!

In another life, Leonardo DiCaprio might have been playing Mitch’s son Hobie! As unlikely as it sounds, producers auditioned the 15-year-old but they felt he was slightly too old for the part so cast actor Jeremy Jackson, four years younger than Leo, instead. David Hasselhoff now jokes that it was the best thing that ever happened to Leo as we wouldn’t have had him in Titanic, Romeo and Juliet and countless other 90s and beyond roles. Thanks, Baywatch!

Michael Newman was a real lifeguard called…Michael Newman

For all the show’s over the top drama, they did bring some touches of authenticity – namely Michael Newman, who played a supporting role doing stunts, helping cast members on rescue protocol and sharing real rescue stories as inspo for story plots (maybe those crazy storylines weren’t so crazy after all!) Pro-surfer Kelly Slater also starred as Jimmy Slade, but later got tired of the show interfering with his surfing and the far-fetched plots: “ I’d be like, ‘What!? There’s an octopus that’s stealing surfboards and hiding them in a secret cove and I’m going to fight him in the next show? Who writes this sh-t?’” Slater told GQ. He says that like it’s a bad thing!

A Baywatch Musical is set to hit the capital!

Okay, whilst not strictly a fact about the series, there is a BAYWATCH MUSICAL HEADING TO LONDON. *klaxon* Which we feel is worthy of its own mention. Hoping to debut this year, show producers Schwartz and Berk have promised that a water tank will be on stage. We’ve got our fingers crossed for some huge 80s and 90s-style tunes and a celeb star turn or two (don’t let us down, Pammie!)

Now we’ve reminded you why this show is worthy of some mega appreciation (but you knew that already, right?!), show the world you’re a fan in our wicked Baywatch T-Shirts!

Fancy making waves at your next bash or just re-enacting that famous beachfront walk? Look no further than our Baywatch Costumes!

Or check out the whole collection right here!

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It’s Pancake Day!

by Michelle Woods on February 28, 2017

How do you like yours? Homemade, lots of chocolate, ice-cream!? Yep, that’s right – it’s Pancake Day, and it’s got us feeling all ‘feastive’ at Truffle Towers!

Never one to gloat…but with so many cool kitchen accessories over at TruffleShuffle, it would be completely unfair of us not to share our treasures with you on such a joyous occasion!

With something for everyone, our funky homeware section won’t disappoint! So if you’re a total goddess in the kitchen, or just a ready meal kinda guy – we’ll definitely have something to UP your Kitchen credentials in true retro style.

It’s time to slip into character with one of one of our cool aprons

Keep your hands feeling cool and looking even cooler with our awesome selection of cool oven gloves.

Fresh out of the TruffleShuffle oven, a kitsch selection of vintage inspired homeware has just landed in the warehouse, and boy are we excited to tuck in. Compliments of your fave biscuits, these little slices of retro heaven are sure to brighten up your day. It’s time to ditch the boring Tupperware and invest in something a little more ‘you’. Stay tuned for the latest additions!

Fancy showing off your fancy pancake making skills!? We’d love to see them, share in the comments below. Now go and eat more pancakes!

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Halloween At TruffleShuffle

by Lucy Smith on October 12, 2016

We love the Autumn here at TruffleShuffle. The cosy nights, warm evening glow, rustling of leaves and of course… Halloween!

Any excuse to get dressed up as our favourite superheroes or evil villains and decorate our homes with some eerie accessories and we are well and truly in. If you love Halloween even just a smidge as much as us, why not check out our fabulous range of Halloween gear and fancy dress and make this year one of the best yet.

Here are some of our favourite picks but we have much more. Take a peep….if you daaaaaaare!

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So what are you thinking of ‘going as’ this year? Shout em out below.

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We know, it happens, it’s almost like a tradition now, but every year we find ourselves rushing about with what seems like just a few hours left of the entire year trying to get our New Year’s Eve Fancy Dress outfit sorted. We’ve had a year to plan and nothing has been done.
The party has been in the calendar since November, but with all the Christmas buzz and rushing around we’ve just plum forgotten to get out outfit sorted!
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Well not this year! To help us and of course you guys avoid this annual dilemma, we thought we would pop together a little short list of some of our personal favourites and bestselling costumes to help your NYE go with a bang! Enjoy…
Well….have you spotted THE ONE? For all these amazing ideas and so much more, head on over to our complete range of Fancy Dress Costumes at TruffleShuffle.co.uk and pick up your perfect look for the big night.

Have fun and play nice xoxo

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When the going gets tough and there are serious consequences at stake, all real superheroes suit up and are ready for whatever could possibly be thrown at them just like so many of us mortals across the land too.
Thankfully! Not every day needs to be business as usual thanks to our amazing new range of Superhero Suits from top funky brand OppoSuits!
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Whether you’re looking to make a splash during the next casual Friday, meeting, staff party, fancy dress event or festival, these amazing funky suits are the perfect thing to give you that something special that people surely won’t forget.
Available in this super flattering slim-fit style, these amazing designs come as a three piece consisting of jacket, trousers and tie.

So it might not be made of skin tight spandex like the real deal, BUT this amazing Superman Suit is every bit as special and sure to instantly make you a hero wherever you go.

Boardroom battles will be much more fun in this DC Comics Batman Suit! It’s time to raise your game in this crazy suit and BAT away the competition with its eye catching all over logo print design and stylish fit.
Whoever you are and whatever you’re up to, reveal your inner superhero with one of these amazing creations that are sure to turn a few heads and wow your public.

xoxo

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