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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.

To find your local costume store, click here > Costumers.org

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Our Amazon Costume Store

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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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See ya on the inside! 

 

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Valentines Day Costume Ideas

Jan
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Valentines Day Costume Ideas

Love is in the air so don’t be surprised if you fall in love with our red and pink costume pieces! A young lady that has in mind sexy Valentines Day gift ideas when looking for a gift for her husband or boyfriend can simplify things by waiting at home for her mate dressed in one of the Valentines Day outfits from one of our sponsors.

Valentines Day outfits come in a variety of styles that include naughty Cupid costumes, ‘Be Mine’ Cupid outfits, ‘Queen of Hearts’ costumes, ‘Queen of Broken Hearts’ outfits, petticoat dresses, satin garter dresses, camo cutie costumes and sexy school girl costumes.

Women that prefer wearing Valentines Day lingerie for the holiday could dress up in a Valentine heart chemise, Valentine heart bra and tanga set, ‘Daisy Mae’ pink bra and panty set, polka dot bra and thong set or one of many other styles of Valentines Day lingerie.

More plausibly, writes Elizabeth White Nelson, the tradition of expressing love on Valentine’s Day comes from the Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility rite held on February 15. Typically, the medieval church would try to combine saints’ feast days with pagan festivals, to boost Church loyalty and participation.

It is a ceremony,.. to draw Lots, which they term Valentines… The names of a select number of one Sex, are by an equal Number of the other put into some Vessel; and, after that, everyone draws a Name, which for the present is called their Valentine, and is also looked upon as good Omen of their Man and Wife afterward.

 

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Sexy Valentine’s Day Costumes

Jan
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Sexy Valentine’s Day Costumes

Originally, the feast day of St. Valentine honored two third century martyrs by the name of Valentine who were elevated to sainthood in the early middle ages. Dismayed defenders of the faith felt that the penny post valentine cheapened affection, and joked that many a postal carrier was crushed under his bag of cheaply-produced letters strewn with cooing birds and hearts.

To manage the paradox that a generic, mass-produced valentine was being asked to convey a heartfelt, singular emotion, a whole new business emerged of “valentine writer books.” These books provided verses that could be copied into a valentine and presented as the sender’s own words, and unique creation.

So, all you cranks and cynics take heart: Valentine’s Day had a decidedly unromantic genesis, and even after the holiday got alloyed to romantic love, it had its own subversive, cynical undertow right from the start, whether it be the riots and effigies of failed love, the charivari mockery valentines, or the valentine writer’s plagiary book to achieve “authentic” expression.

 

In addition to plus size Valentines Day costumes you will also find that the costume companies also have Valentine’s Day decorations for your home, car, dorm room, office and even a car. It’s quite romantic to go out to your car and see a Valentine’s Day decoration on the windshield (just be sure to sign it so that she/he knows that it’s from you.).

 

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St. Valentine’s and Costumes

Jan
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St. Valentine’s and Costumes

Wearing costumes is a romantic way to express your affection for your significant other on Valentines Day. Before his death sentence was carried out, Valentine wrote a farewell message to his beloved, which he concluded with the inscription, “from your Valentine.” Years later by Church decree, Valentine was named the Patron Saint of Love.

Retailers around the world push traditional gifts such as heart shaped chocolates, cards, flowers and jewelry, but what women really want often times gets blurred out from all the marketing that goes on before Valentines Day.

 

 

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Valentines Day Costumes

Jan
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Valentines Day Costumes

A ruby goddess, a red hot starlette and a queen of hearts are Valentine’s costumes that never fail to please. In addition, you can add red stilettos, and other romantic accessories to your Valentine’s Day costume Using costumes as part of an intimate evening with your lover is a fun and adventurous way to keep your relationship fresh and inviting.

Hearts, candies, and flowers are symbols of Valentine’s Day as you can see in the designs of traditional greeting cards and Valentine’s e-cards sent on February 14. They are also an essential part of the decorations for your party.

Lingerie is common attire that many sexy women wear during Valentine’s Day, but as much as it does the job in showing off your sensuous curves and turning on your partner, it may lack in fulfilling those sexy fantasies that make the experience more exciting and fun!

Of course, talking to most males they would tell you that a woman wearing nothing at all gets them completely aroused, however, the majority would agree that if a woman dressed up as a sexy Playboy Bunny, Nurse, or French Maid, their level of fantasy images and sexual excitement will increase tremendously.

Couples can wear their favorite fantasy costume, and especially women that want to go all out to please their sexy partner, you can find naughty attire such as sexy dresses, fantasy wigs, sexy boots, gloves, and the men’s ultimate favorite, sexy hosiery.

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Care and Cleaning of Your Santa Stuff

Dec
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Care and Cleaning of Your Santa Stuff

Christmas is over, and the New Year is near.  It’s time to clean your Santa suit, wig and beard and store away till next season.  In this video, is a caveat about using heat on your wig and  beard, and specifically to the use of curling irons.  It may be OK for your hair, but not for Santa’s hair and whiskers.

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2015…2016…2017 New Years Eve Costumes

Dec
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And yet another countdown.  This time to the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017, whichever you prefer. We’ll talk about the cleaning and storage of Santa in a few days; but in the meantime, we have another masked ball to go to on December 31.  

Gone are the heydays of the Night Clubs and Supper Clubs and their  formality of wearing tie and tails, top hat and cane, black and white, formal dress ware. Although much more informal in this new century, there are still a few costumed parties.  But it might be a little more difficult to dress in costume than at Halloween, where anything is fair game. For New Years Eve starters, there are the robed Father Times, and diapered Baby New Year costumes.  A long white wig and beard, similar to Santa’s might be in order, but the scythe might be a bit dangerous to the other party goer’s. What happened in 2015 (events and celebrities as in who died and who did what) might be starting points for your costume; and politicians are always fair game.

Charleston Cutie Adult Costume

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Or maybe, just wear the glitz and glittered shiny cardboard hat, and have a blowtickler (aka snake blowout) handy to make a little noise at midnight.   Have fun, because in the next few days is the beginning of a new year.

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For the Newbie Santa….A Few Last Minute Tips…

Dec
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For the Newbie Santa….A Few Last Minute Tips…

Your suit is ready. Your belt, boot tops, glasses and gloves are lined up, and show time is very soon.

Some children love to sit on Santa’s lap and chatter about how good they’ve been and what they want for Christmas.  Then there are those children, who love Santa from across the room or at a distance, but want nothing to do with him at a close up range. 

Don’t take it personally.  It’s not you.  It’s your persona.

 

And what to do about those little guys who want to tug on your beard to see if it’s real or those looking for clues as to who you really are.  From my experience, I never really let them get an angle on me where they could try to tug a beard, or look for any telltales signs that might provide them with a clue that you are not really Santa.  I sit them on my lap facing a little bit away from me, and a little more towards the audience (family, parents, whatever).  They then have to turn their face a little to the rear to see me, but their body is angled away from me so as to prevent those grabs and deeper glances. If you are a newbie, and concerned about the forthcoming interaction, your questions are probably less about the suit, and more about THE conversation.  And conversing with a 4 year old is always interesting to say the least. 

After plopping the child on my lap, I ask the usual questions such as ‘Were you a good little girl or boy?’, and ‘What would you like Santa to bring you?’ and offer a little advice on a few of their shortcomings (as provided by Mom or Dad). I might speak of my home at the North Pole or about Mrs. Santa or the Elves or the reindeer.  My needing to feed my reindeer or needing to see other children was always my exit line.

As to how to field the children’s questions?  Out of the mouths of babes come the least expected questions.  Either answer the question with a simple answer, or dazzle them with your intellect (G).  Basically brother, you’re on your own on this one.

How long should you hold the child?  Sometimes it seems like an eternity, and I’ve never been timed, but I would guess the average child is on my lap for only a couple of minutes.

Lastly, beware the Santa challenged child, though, for they might dampen thy suit.

Hmmm, maybe a backup pair of pants just in case.

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We nearly forgot…the Elves

Dec
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We nearly forgot…..the Elves

We nearly forgot the elf costumes, or elves as they would be in plural.  Elf costumes would probably not be used at a home party because most home parties only feature Santa.  However if your local church, or union or office is sponsoring a Christmas party, it may come replete with a cast of characters such as Mrs. Santa, Santa Belles, a reindeer or two and a snowman.   Elves (sounds like Elvis, doesn’t it?) might be in abundance as well. 

Green and Red Elf Adult Costume

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Of all the costumes, the Elf is the easiest and by far the most comfortable.  With a little imagination, you might be able to construct one at home; as all it requires is a pair of tights (well, you might not have tights at home), a tunic, hat, cord, and something to cover the shoes.  

OK, maybe this post is a little late for this year, but you might consider this for your various parties next year. Make a note.

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Mrs. Santa

Dec
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Mrs. Santa

Does anyone ever give a second thought to Mrs. Santa?  After all, she and Santa have been married these many years, but no one knows her first name.  Edith, Margaret, Lucille?  Who knows. Has anyone ever seen her?

Mrs. Claus Dress Adult Costume

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As a matter of fact, I have.  She’s a bit younger than Santa and has a very pretty, round face with glowing red cheeks and a huge smile.   Unlike a few characterizations of her where she looks like Santa’s grandaughter, all dolled up with a short skirt; Mrs. Santa dresses appropriately for her age and standing. She, like Santa, always wears red.  Mrs. Santa’s dress is floor length and has full length sleeves trimmed in white fur around the cuffs and collar.  She might wear sneakers for all I know, as her shoes are never seen.  Her hair is white and upswept into a little knot at the top, sometimes with a little curl coming down over her left ear, not unlike a Colonial ladies hairstyle. But then again, she was around during that period of history too. Here comes Mrs. Santa Claus.  Here comes Mrs. Santa Claus.  Right down Mrs. Santa Claus’s lane…..as goes the song.

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Santa Belles, Miss Santas

Dec
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Santa Belles, Miss Santas

They were called Santa Belles, and now sometimes called Miss Santa’s; but either way they were are the young ladies who assist Santa in handing out the Christmas gifts.  Short, sexy, cute outfits that young girls wear as they are assisting Santa in handing out gifts.   

The key was that the Santa Belles wore dresses that were knee length, maybe an inch or so higher or an inch or so lower.  This was the optimum length so as to not offend anyone, long enough for modesty, and yet short enough so as to catch the eye of Dad. Or Grandad.  Or Great Granddad.

Always red in color, and made of various fabrics; but always trimmed in the same white plush that trimmed Santa’s outfit.  Around the neckline, and cuffs, and often times around the hem of the skirt. 

Santas Inspiration Adult Costume

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Our Santa Belle outfits (when I had a shop) had white boottops to match the trimming, and either white or red tights so as to not show any flesh, but still have appeal.

Perhaps a white plush fur beret, or maybe a white plush barrette, or maybe an entirely different kind of hat or cap topped off the outfit.

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