• A group of students recently made a stand after finding that their sports outfits were a bit too much like sexy fancy dress.

    The Bridgeport Central cheerleading squad from Connecticut in the US were handed their costumes ahead of a new sporting season this school term, but were surprised by how skimpy they were.

    Indeed, the girls pointed out that they breached the school's own rules about athletes not being allowed to show their midriffs.

    Led by Ariana Mesaros, the squad took their complaints to Connecticut education bosses, saying it hurt their

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  • Katy Perry is known for her love of different costumes, so she is likely to have been in her element when she got to wear fun fancy dress on Sesame Street.

    The California Gurls singer has made an appearance on the popular kids' TV show with little red character Elmo, whom she asked to take part in a dressing up game.

    Although Katy got into a bride fancy dress outfit - to reflect her impending wedding to Russell Brand - Elmo was less keen to join in.

    So the pop

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  • If you ask your mates to choose a fun fancy dress outfit and you're a man, you can probably expect that a blond wig will feature in there somewhere.

    Which is exactly what happened to Max Newton, a Nottingham Forest fan who wanted a costume for the Great North Run, the Nottingham Post reports.

    He asked for suggestions and before long, mischievous friends had begun forwarding requests for him to dress up in a Derby County strip, which then turned into people asking him to dress up as Robbie Savage, an arch enemy of all Forest

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