Attention all ocean lovers and festival-goers, Bournemouth 7s Festival has officially announced the fancy dress theme for 2023, and it's going to be a whale of a time! Get ready to dive into the depths of the ocean as the theme for this year's festival is 'Under the Sea'.

From colourful coral reefs to exotic sea creatures, there are endless possibilities for costumes and decorations. We encourage you to get creative and think outside the box!

Need ideas? We've cast our nets wide and come up with a few for you: 

Mermaid/Merman: The classic under the sea look. Think shimmery scales, glittery makeup, and a seashell crown. You could even wear a fishtail skirt or mermaid tail.

Jellyfish: Get ready to light up the night with an LED umbrella or parasol to create the perfect jellyfish look. Pair with a flowing dress or jumpsuit and you'll be floating through the festival like a true ocean creature.

Shark: Become the apex sea predator with a shark onesie or costume. Add some fins to your back and you'll be ready to attack the dance floor.

Seahorse: This quirky costume idea is perfect for those who want to stand out.. Don't forget to add some seashell accessories to complete the look.

More information and costume inspiration for the Under the Sea theme can be found here.

So, get kraken and we’ll see you in May!