A 39-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court accused of stealing... a Marilyn Monroe costume.

Trevor Parnham, of no fixed address, admitted stealing the outfit comprised of a blonde wig and skimpy white frock from Party Fiesta in Basildon on January 14.

The outfit costs £21.99.

Parnham is due to be sentenced at Southend Magistrates’ Court this week.

He was remanded in custody ahead of the hearing.