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Fancy Dressed Teams

2018 Fancy Dressed Teams

In 2018 we’ve seen some great fancy dressed teams at our It’s A Knockout events up and down the UK. So we thought it would be ideal to share and highlight some of these with a 2018 Fancy Dressed teams web-blog. You’ll see from the brief selection of images here that some teams just turn up with as simple as a colour coordinated T-shirt affair, but many really go wayyyyyyy past this and really get into the fun spirit of It’s A Knockout and “go to town”.

2018 Fancy Dressed Teams

2018 Fancy Dressed Teams

Fancy Dressed Teams !

A popular theme for teams nowadays seems to be Justice League or Super Heroes,  this is easily achieved by a quick trip to eBay or Amazon. We look it when teams use a play on words which coincides with their teams makeup. A team of nurses dressed as Elves = National Elf Service (brilliant!). The three images above are “Rock Stars” (with various rock t-shirts), Going Banana’s (Minions) and then a construction company’s team at a charity event simply wearing their high-vis shirts.

2018 Fancy Dressed Teams

2018 Fancy Dressed Teams

If you are a team taking part in one of our It’s A Knockout events, there are some more great examples of fancy dress in the Blog Fancy Dressed Charity Its A Knockout Teams 2017 and Some Fancy Dress Costume Ideas for Its A Knockout Teams

2018 Fancy Dressed Teams

2018 Fancy Dressed Teams

Also remember, we give extra bonus “Fun Points” for teams that are in fancy dress. So get creating now ! Plus there are bonus points for designing and bringing your own Joker Card and a team mascot. We also suggest that teams bring their own gazebo to use as an HQ. This gives a place for a team to place all their effects etc for the day, and yes, bonus points for the best dressed team gazebo.

2018 Fancy Dress Teams

2018 Fancy Dressed Teams

 

Keep your eyes open for a Fancy Dressed Teams web-blog Part 2 and  Team Gazebo’s Blog as well.

Charities can gain more info by visiting our Charity Page

A team from a charity It’s A Knockout event

FAQ’s For Charity Teams

In this Blog we’ll answering some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) that teams tend to ask quite often about taking part in one of our It’s A Knockout’s. You may have been directed to this page by a charity event organiser to help them inform you of your up-and-coming Knockout day with us.

Hopefully in a logical order here are the Frequently Asked Questions we get asked.

How many people should a team consist of?

Our games are designed for teams of around ten people each. If there is ten in your team, then everyone in the team can take part in every game if they choose to. No one is forced to take part. If you have less than ten, then this is okay, but some people may have to have two “goes” on a game. We prefer mixed teams as they tend to be more “fun”.

FAQ's for Charity Teams

FAQ’s Charity Teams

What should we wear?

It’s best to wear something easy to move around in as you’ll be doing games that will involve inflatable obstacles. We encourage the teams to come in fancy dress as it adds extra fun into the day (and helps us identify the teams as well). However, no sharp edges please (Pirate themed teams take note!) and everyone must wear trainer type footwear on the games, no crocs, flip-flops or sandals. For ideas on fancy dress please read our Blog’s from 2017  Charity It’s A Knockout Teams 2017 and Fancy Dressed Charity It’s A Knockout Teams 2017

Can we get an idea of what the games involve?

We have different games on the sets of It’s A Knockout games. The actual games will depend on the set that the organiser has arranged. A game might involve one at a time the team collecting items through an inflatable obstacle, in which case the fastest collective time gets the most points. Or maybe the team have to transport something down a course with dropping it. To get a general idea of the games please visit our YouTube page to see some of the games in action. There are no hitting each other games or one-on-one games, it’s very much a team effort in a fun games.

FAQ's for Charity Teams

FAQ’s Charity Teams

What do we need to bring?

There will probably be refreshments available on the day but you may wish to bring your own. Bring a towel or change of clothes as you will get wet on the games. And bring some supporters to cheer you on!

What does Playing Your Joker mean?

On one game you can “play a Joker”. You can choose a game to get awarded double points on. At the beginning of the day we’ll explain the games you can do this on. Obviously you’ll choose the game that suits your team the best. On this game you’ll get double-points no matter what score you get. We also award bonus points if you’ve designed and brought your own Joker Card. Many teams will get together before the day and get creating with the glue, glitter and streamers to do this.

FAQ's for Charity Teams

FAQ’s Charity Teams

What about a Team Gazebo?

Bringing a gazebo for your teams HQ is a good idea (check with the charity organiser). Having a team HQ gazebo give you somewhere to place you effects and bits-and-bobs and also acts as a shelter form the weather (sun and rain). Once more… BONUS POINTS available for a nicely decorated gazebo.

What time should we arrive?

Ideally an hour before the games start. Allow extra time if you’re erecting a team gazebo. Sometimes days can get busy with lots of people trying to park, unloading and getting themselves sorted for the day. Better to be early and soak up the day than arrive late and miss out on some of it. Some teams have been known to arrive early to probe us for insider information about the games to get an edge on the others.

What happens if it rains?

You get wet !!! Even on a dry sunny day, you’ll get wet !!! There’s no difference.

 

Please let us know if you are a charity organiser and have some other Frequently Asked Questions you think should be added to the above.

Charity It’s A Knockout Teams 2017

Reflecting over some of the many charity events that we’ve ran this year, and after browsing through the many-many photo’s we have collected along the way. Here is a short blog showing images of just some of the charity It’s A Knockout teams from a fundraising event held in Aberdeen back in August for the Friends of Anchor charity.

charity it's a knockout teams

Charity It’s A Knockout Teams 2017

Around 60 teams took part in the fundraising event with there also being lots of other attractions and refreshment stands present for the viewing public. It’s always great when the teams come in fancy dress because not only is it funny and adds a fun visual element to the day and games, but also it helps us with the scoring of the games themselves.

charity it's a knockout teams

Aberdeen Charity It’s A Knockout Teams

We took our 12 game Gold Show to Hazlehead Park for the event and as you can see from the images, some of the teams had some great fancy dress costumes and ideas. It’s the fifth year we’ve ran the games for Friends of Anchor and it’s always been a great event and well supported affair.

chairty it's a knockout teams

Charity It’s A Knockout Teams

To see some of the great games from our Gold Show, please go to our Gold Show It’s A Knockout Page for details. The 12 games are usually ran in two half’s, with Part 1 having 6 dry games, and Part 2 having 6 wet games, there’s lots of different colourful inflatables, costumes, fun and excitement for the teams to enjoy whilst raising money for charity.

charity it's a knockout teams

Charity It’s A Knockout Teams

Please contact us if you’d like details of how our games can be used for charity fundraising events. Also remember to check out some of our earlier blogs for details of other charity ideas, events and information.

pirate fancy dress team

Some Fancy Dress Costume Ideas for Its A Knockout Teams

Some fancy dress costume ideas for Its A Knockout teams for 2017 !

One thing that really adds some colour and fun to our It’s A Knockout’s is for the teams to fancy dress themselves for the occasion. As teams arrive for our days if the Knockout staff see a crowd of Pirates or Minions approaching we know we’re in for a fun days games. We introduced the fancy dress teams idea about 20 years ago and it does a couple of bonus things for the day.

fancy dressed teams

Some fancy dressed teams

First, it helps us with the scoring. “Pirates in lane one please, Minions in lane two and Brave Hearts in lane three” Another, is that it starts to hype the teams up before the day by making them get together and discuss and make costumes. We say “make”, but eBay tends to be the option for many teams looking for the quick fix or a trip to Primark for Onesie’s!

One thing to remember is no pins and sharp bits. So Pirates, you won’t be able to keep those swords on whilst doing the games, and the same goes for name tag pins or safety pins.

fancy dressed teams

More fancy dress teams

Here’s a list of the most common fancy dressed ideas. 118-118’s (above), Super Heroes, Pirates, Clowns, 80’s/Retro (get the dayglow tops out), Cops & Robbers, Nurses & Doctors (above), Baywatch (above), Where’s Wally..

Just remember, that you need to be able to take part in the games freely. It might tear clambering across the inflatables. And, it will get wet. As a team last year found out when they dressed as babies, complete with adult nappies, which then filled with water!

fancy dress teams

Fancy dress It’s A Knockout teams

One, extra thing. We do give extra It’s A Knockout points to the teams if they come in fancy dress. If you are attending a charity fundraising It’s A Knockout in 2017 ( maybe go to our Events Page ) get together and start brain storming now. For organisers, you can even suggest themes. Countries (Mad Mexican’s, Funny French, Jammy Jamaican’s) or Films (Gladiators, Keystone Cops, Marvel).

No doubt, we’ll add another post later this year with more fancy dress ideas from this years events.