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Costumes! Costumes! Costumes!

Sep
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Costumes! Costumes! Costumes!

Halloween, Masquerade, Mardi Gras, Theatrical, Santa’s,  Valentines Day, Easter Bunnies, Mascots, Stage Makeup, Masks, Disguises

Our company started in 1860. That’s not a typo….1860!  That was before Abe Lincoln was President of the United States. That’s a lot of years of experience!

We have serviced the theatrical industry, national chains, the general public, and now, YOU!  Let us help provide you with costume solutions to your costuming questions.

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Our Amazon Costume Store

Apr
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Just CLICK”  the Amazon Costume Store tab (directly above)  

And BEWARE, the prices on our site may or may not coincide with the Amazon site.  We have been trying to make this fix, but unsuccessfully so far.

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Halloween Costumes Ideas For Halloween Partys

Sep
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Halloween Costumes Ideas For

Halloween Partys

Halloween Costumes Ideas For Halloween Partys.  If you want to enjoy Halloween as children do, why not go as a baby girl and a baby boy? All you need would be baby blue and baby pink rompers plus matching pacifiers as accessories and you are all set. There are hundreds of Halloween costumes for couples that you can consider. You may even choose to be celebrity couples and go as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or you can go as Barack and Michelle Obama even. These couples Halloween costumes are always very fun and when you go for these costumes , there are more chances for you to get your creative juices flowing.

Historical themes have been popular for ever so long. You can dress up as Adam and Eve – a theme that is popular even today. Of course Romeo and Juliet, Anthony and Cleopatra are still a favorite with everyone. You can dress up as a couple from the 50’s. 60’s, 70’s or the 80’s and make everyone relate to that period. Gods and Goddesses of the Greek and the Roman period can also be represented. You can also wear the costume to represent Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or any other political or Hollywood celebrity couple

If you start your shopping early and have a theme idea, you will be amazed at the assortment of Halloween costumes out there made for couples There are costumes that are inexpensively priced and there are some that are more expensive, depending on your idea and if you plan to reuse the costume for all the parties this year. True, you get what you pay for, but with a Halloween costume that is not as important. This is something you may only wear this year, and maybe even only one time, so feel free to browse the clearance and sales items with no guilt.

Costumes have become the ultimate attire for celebrations during Halloween or other theme parties. The online world is full of fancy dress stores where people can either buy or rent out halloween costumes for adults, kids & couples Famous couples costume ideas are great for married couples attending a halloween or a masquerade ball party. Couples halloween costumes made up with a combination of little humor & thrill are always appreciated in halloween There are numerous famous couple ideas for halloween , & choosing the perfect match for a couple can really be a challenge.

Halloween Costume Ideas for couples is something that may take away a lot of your time.What usually happens is that the man may or may not want one character that the woman may want or vice versa.Making a choice on Halloween costumes is not tough, if you are willing to put in some time.For starters, simple things like taking dresses out of TV characters like Lady and the Tramp, and others, could work well for you.If you wish to be the talk of the party, all you have to do is apply some mind.By using accessories you can spice up your costume on any budget.

 

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Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

Sep
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 Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

When thinking of Halloween costume ideas for couples, you will find that they are available in a wide array of things. Some of the different choices you may find could be a popular celebrity couple or something more unique like various food items that go together. There are hundreds of different Halloween costume ideas for couples that will lean more towards the unusual, odd, comical or just plain different types of Halloween costume ideas for couples. Some of these Halloween costumes ideas for couples are pretty simple to put together, while others may be a bit more difficult to put together. Halloween costumes designed for grownups can often mean complimentary costumes for young couples One quite easy pair of Halloween costumes for a couple is also economical and rapid to put together.It’s based on a play on words * “sick and tired” * where both partners dress in pajamas.One partner carries a pillow and a blanket (worn out), the other features a bottle of medication and a box of tissues, (not well).Various other Halloween couple costumes for halloween could be the “frog and princess” or “Jekyll and Hyde” or “Romeo and Juliet”.Obviously you need to go jointly for the full effect, but you’re only restricted by your creative imagination. Groups of buddies who will attend the functions, naturally can go because the Justice League. The Justice League’s members are well-rounded and are sufficient to accommodate a group of five or six. They can make their grand entrance in these events carrying extravagant and eye-catching costumes of various colours. Group members can also come because the village men and women. The character costume , of course, would vary from each and every member in the group. Wearing costumes as groups, would permit individuals to be associated with their group rather than being observed as an individual entity. Halloween costume ideas for couples , is also becoming popular. Many people like to dress up as famous couples like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or may be Russell Brand and Katy Perry. A more conventional approach would be to dress as President and First Lady, or Adam and Eve (with carefully placed fig leaves). Another approach to the costumes for couples to go as a pair of classic cartoons such as Aladdin and Jasmine “Beauty and the Beast” The Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood, or Homer and Marge Simpson. There are over thousands of Halloween outfits to choose from but what makes it unique is totally up to you. You can look online to see one of a kind Halloween costumes you can use for a Halloween event or you can always make one out of everything you can find in your house. Take for example your dirty clothes, you can always improvise it by smudging ketchup, mustard and paint to give you that murky and foul look. Let someone else do the make-up for you then you are on your way to becoming a zombie from Walking Dead.

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Couples and Halloween Costumes

Sep
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Couples and Halloween Costumes

Costumes have become the ultimate attire for celebrations during Halloween or other theme parties. The online world is full of fancy dress stores where people can either buy or rent out couples and Halloween costumes for adults, kids.  Famous couples costume ideas are great for married couples attending a Halloween or a masquerade ball party. Couples Halloween costumes made up with a combination of little humor & thrill are always appreciated in Halloween There are numerous famous couple ideas for Halloween and choosing the perfect match for a couple can really be a challenge.

For a lot of couples , Romeo and Juliet gives them the chance to be romantic but take into account that these two die.  Another couple that you may wish to emulate would be Jack and Kate from Titanic, but just be sure that you find a balcony where you can pose with your ladylove and declare that you are the king of the world.If your Halloween party happens to be on a boat then this costume is perfect but you may want to keep an eye out for any icebergs just in case.You can fashion your own out of cardboard or you can just buy them online.

Finding the perfect costume is hard to do but there are many Halloween costume ideas out there that are ideal for couples including the Romeo and Juliet costumes With Romeo and Juliet costume Halloween – Costume -Ideas-for- Couples , you would have found a superb alternative to wear a costume , which is best suited for Halloween If there is something you want to remember, it is that this play happened in the 14th Century in Verona, Italy. As Romeo and Juliet dresses are raking up a lot of popularity, they seem to be one of the best Halloween Costume Ideas for couples around.

One such tradition would be to wear costumes , intended originally from frightening away the spirits of the departed, today we don costumes to be able to scare other folks.This practice makes Halloween a great time for both older people and for children to put on unusual costumes and do some pretending.While there are several web sites or party shops that might offer you a a ready made Halloween costume , if you would like to certainly be a bit unique and not look just like everyone else, you could try creating your very own original Halloween getup.

CostumesCostumesCostumes.net website has everything that you’ll require when looking for your Halloween outfit. Including a number of different costumes which are presently in fashion with this year.  A number of them include clothes from films for example Pirates from the Caribbean, Thor, Harry Potter, and also the Eco-friendly Lantern.Another trending costume for women during the last couple of years is Peacock Costumes It only appears to become attaining recognition and new costumes are now being manufactured every year.

 

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Homemade Halloween Costumes

Sep
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Homemade Halloween Costumes

We bought flannel shirts, a toy rifle and old jeans from a Good Will store so the only thing we paid anything for was the wigs. I got this women’s costume idea from seeing a fat man draw on his stomach and making it whistle. I was 7 months pregnant the first time I did this costume and figured if a fat man can do it then so can a pregnant woman. I had heavy shoulder pads in the jacket but to make shoulders you can also use 2 small balloons and tie them around your hips. Staple or attach gloves to the end of the sleeves for hands.

 

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Halloween Costumes for Preggies

Sep
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Halloween Costumes Ideas for Preggies

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I had bought some inflatable beach ball frogs from Oriental Trading for a child’s party. I had two of the round little cuties left over and… INSPIRATION! at 8 1/2 months pregnant, my belly, only somewhat larger than the beach balls… well maybe half again as large as the beach balls (sigh and chuckle) appeared to be perfect Mama Frog size! So by the time I sat the two little frog balls in my lap with my decorated belly, I had an entire frog pond in my lap (and incidentally, it felt like I was carrying an entire body of water for the whole last month of pregnancy – ha ha ha)!

I was sitting around thinking I wanted to do something special this year with my boys before our new baby arrives. I thought what better way to make it special than to go trick or treating with them (I usually let dad take them out) so therefore wanted a womens costume. I drew the outline of the pumpkin on my belly with the help of a mirror then let the boys (6 and almost4) fill it in. I know this was a special way to connect with my boys. A big Sumo Wrestler was just the costume!

 

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Halloween Costume Ideas

Sep
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Halloween Costume Ideas

Women ‘s Sexy Costumes are constantly on the rise, but what about us Men? Believe it or not, there are men who have decided that they are not going to let all the attention go to the women this year. Men are starting to realize that it’s okay for them to dress sexy, and maybe even steal the limelight away from the Women for a change. What better way for any single guy to catch a girl’s (or guy’s) attention than with a Sexy Halloween Costume For Men.

In addition to Halloween, we have costumes for Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, patriotic holidays and more. Plus, there is never a membership fee or a minimum purchase required. Our women’s costumes and accessories are the same as the ones you find on retail sites but sometimes for a lot less. And we give you plenty of costume ideas for women such by suggesting accessories to match with your outfit and putting together unique couples and group costume that are easy and inexpensive.  It’s really not “we”, so much as it is our sponsors.

 

Costumes for Adults This is the opportunity to express themselves with their choice of costumes Adults sometimes prefer scary like vampire, zombies and witches. The horror and spooky theme party demands to wear such costumes.  Moreover the makeup these days have made the costume very real. The black drape of vampires and the famous claw teeth with bold makeup makes you look like a real vampire. Not only that, zombies (which are nothing but half dead people) are very much in trend . The makeup plays a very important role in such characters. Similarly, long gown and pointed witch’s cap and the bold makeup with long nails makes it surprisingly real.

Near the top of this page is our HALLOWEEN STORE.  Please visit it before you leave. Whether you want to be a long-haired pretty princess in a pretty pink gown, or you’d rather be a blood-covered zombie bride in a tattered white dress, Our Halloween Store can lead you to many, many more costumes and costume ideas. Open your mind and devise your own spectacular creation when you’re inspired with plenty of womens Halloween costume ideas. Discover the best female Halloween brands likes Playboy and Leg Avenue, and find yourself a sexy new costume and impress the party. There’s no sense in even celebrating Halloween if you’re not shopping with us. BTW, our store is an AMAZON store, so you know what kind of costumes, and what kind of service they provide.  Trust them, and you can trust us.

 

 

 

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Italian Renaissance Clothing and Fashion

Mar
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Italian Renaissance Clothing and Fashion

Every region in Italy contained many, if not all of the styles seen in these images; no one region was distinctly unique. History and Women is a compendium of Women’s History, Biographies, Historical and Women’s Fiction, and Discussions on all things Feminine! From two neighbouring villas in the heart of the Tuscan countryside to the elegance of Siena; from a world steeped in ancient superstitions to a culture where family honour is paramount comes, this multi-layered novel of the lives, loves, secrets and strivings of two women and their families in the 13th century! We do know more about townswomen than we do of the poorer rural-dwelling women.

Women would even pluck out their foreheads and sometimes entire eyebrows just to have the appearance of a high forehead. Because of the change in fashion, the occupation of the tailor became much more prestigious as the nobles as well as the middle class during the renaissance era would hire personal tailors to create the day to day wardrobe. While cotton is a common and inexpensive fabric today, it was in earlier days of the renaissance costly.

In the 1920s, after centuries of wearing constricting corsets to achieve an hourglass figure, women started to wear clothes that produced a boyish silhouette. The drop-waist dress was the perfect garment to wear because it did not require a corset; it was loose and therefore allowed women to move about and dance freely. Today, we live in a world where women can pile on necklaces of all shapes and sizes and wear five bracelets on each wrist if they wanted to. The women of this period are the ones who made that possible. T-strap shoes became popular during this period because they were relatively comfortable to dance in, were unique, and allowed women to reveal a bit of skin.

Some people complained these hats were too big and obtrusive in public places like the theater or picture shows. Think of them as huge pot or bell-shaped hats that sat perched on the large pompadour hairstyle and covered the forehead almost down to the eyes. In the summer, these hats featured huge dried flowers or lace sewn flowers and sometimes real leaves and twigs! The popularity of large feathers and stuffed birds on the hats caused concern for the welfare and population of birds. The movement toward smaller hats began around 1913 where hats still had high crowns but smaller brims. Hats that were worn on the Titanic by first class women would have been the very large picture hats for day wear.

Our Medieval Hood With Mantle is a great addition to any outfit for both men and women. Our Gothic Style Hood is a great addition to any outfit and is for both men and women. Only unmarried women could leave their hair uncovered, and every married woman was required to wear one of the several variations of Medieval Bonnet. Almost in this case referencing one design element that really only adds to the hats intrigue and appeal, anyways. These sturdy pirate tricorn hats are made of 100% polyester, which has been textured to look like weathered suede.

It was much more acceptable for men during the Renaissance to make a show of the way they dressed, especially for the noble class. Tall hats were exactly that when compared to flat caps – a higher hat that was typically worn by men in the nobility. Some common materials in men’s fashion during the Renaissance were wool, linen and fustian (cotton and linen combined).

There is no mention of half mourning attire for men, however, there was mention of men wearing a white band or ribband (ribbon) on their hats to mourn a young girl. As a history geek, I, for one, am happy the 600-year-old bridge has a new home where it is preserved and appreciated. I admit, until I started researching the topic, I really didn’t know the real history behind Valentine’s day except it was to honor a Christian named Valentine who was martyred for marrying people in secret.

 

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Wearing Creativity

Mar
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 Wearing Creativity

Fashion has, in some form or another, been around as long as there have been humans. Cosmetics used by women of this period included powder, which was made of white lead, mercury, and vermilion. When we talk in terms of clothing women wore during the Renaissance, people of high-class spent almost everything on what they wore. Eventually, hats turned into berets with brims and were made of cloth, beaver, felt or velvet. Because the Renaissance era encompasses approximately 150 years of history, its fashions changed dramatically from beginning to end.

 A number of different styles of hats were worn from simple caps to elaborate hats like the one pictured on the left. Women either wore their hair with elaborate structures in their hair like the Germans or with just a kerchief. When young and unmarried, women wore their hair loose, but once married they tied it up in complicated braids and twists.

Whether you’re simply a history fan or someone who likes performing in Renaissance Fairs, knowing what styles men wore during that time will not only teach you quite a bit about fashion history, but also make your performance authentic. Women earned money by selling produce, eggs, butter, spun wool, and other items made or produced at home.

Women wore the bodies of their dresses closely fitting to the figure, embroidered, trimmed with lace, and covered with gilt ornaments; the sleeves were very large and open, and for the most part they still adhered to the heavy and ungraceful head-dress of Queen Anne of Brittany. The principal characteristic of the Renaissance female dress was its fullness; men’s, on the contrary, with the exception of the mantle or the upper garment, was usually tight and very scanty. During the 16th Century, the Renaissance fashion is making a distinct separation between ancient and modern dress; in fact, our present fashions may be said to have taken their origin from about that time.

In 1948, Vogue published an article about hats inspired by “les belles dames” of the court of the 18th century. Hats should remind the legendary headdresses of the Versailles’ court, made with reproductions of small caravels and curls that defied gravity. 

Since high, wide foreheads were prized, women often pumiced that area to hide any evidence of tweezed hairlines and to assure that no lines cracked the serenity of their brow. The clothing of the Renaissance era changed depending upon the social standing of the wearer. Bodices were often unstructured but still dipped a bit at the neckline to allow even these women to show their voluptuous curves. Underneath the outer garment, Renaissance women almost always wore some kind of an under-dress, which was called a chemise.

 

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