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Costumes! Costumes! Costumes!

Sep

Costumes! Costumes! Costumes!

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Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim Costumes

Nov
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Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim Costumes

Dressing up for a holiday is considered a perfect way to celebrate any type of festive occasion. Halloween has come and gone and the weather is growing chillier every day. Here is the adult male pilgrim costume obviously for is a large I said in another post we have all sizes here..Small..Medium..and one here is a large size. When it comes to thanksgiving costumes for men this is the best all dress up here,and the whole family loves it.Makes it all that much more special around the dinner table. So if you’re looking for a pilgrim costume for it is,and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. These are costumes for men, women, and children!

There are a few classic costumes that I think are worth considering for your baby’s thanksgiving costume. Around the holiday season, I notice so many babies that are dressed up in holiday costumes. Last Thanksgiving I saw babies dressed up as fruits and vegetables at the mall. It was a few days before Thanksgiving but the babies were still dressed up in their attire. All the costumes on this page are cute but some of them seem a little more comfortable than others.

This is one of the adult female pilgrim costumes.I mentioned earlier we dress up here and wear thanksgiving costumes here on T-Day. This here is the pilgrim woman costume for a look at the other one’s here because they come in all don’t leave out the kids. Also makes for some good pictures,so make sure to have the camera on hand this thankgiving. If you don’t want to buy pilgrim costumes, you can always make your own.

 

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Costumes for Holidays And Celebrations

Nov
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Costumes for Holidays And Celebrations

Male pilgrim costumes are similar, with black pants and shirt, white cuffs and collar, and a wide black belt. Get ready for your Thanksgiving event in style! The turkey is just so cute that you want to gobble him up. I think Vegetable costumes are perfect especially for little boys. The vegetable costumes are simple but have a lot of impact.  We all dress up in our pilgrim costumes on Thanksgiving,and it’s become a tradition for our family to play pilgrim. This is a Colonial or Pilgrim Day Cap.

The boys also have a selection of traditional pilgrim and colonial costumes – although some might want to dress up as a turkey! These costumes can also be useful for school projects where they might have a ‘Colonial day’ and need to have a costume to match the theme. Typically adults tend to stick to some basic types of costumes to go out trick or treating or to show up at their various Halloween parties. How to make Halloween, scary photo effects.

Pilgrim costume shoes are sold separately from this Thanksgiving pilgrim costume for women. This pilgrim woman costume includes full length dress, apron, collar, and bonnet.  

 

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Pilgrim Costumes

Nov
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Pilgrim Costumes

Sexy Pilgrim Halloween costumes are a wonderful idea for Halloween this year. Buying a costume has the advantage of being less work. There are plenty of adult Thanksgiving costumes and I have given just a few examples below – whether you choose the historical theme or just some fun dressing up ideas there are plenty of outfits to choose from. There are a few girls thanksgiving costumes available – mostly colonial style costumes for older girls. I’m going to show you a featured pilgrim costume for women that is very cute and sexy.

Again, add black shoes, with or without buckles (you could make buckles out of cardboard or construction paper), for the pilgrim costumes and sandals for the American Indians Consider props like a basket for your pilgrim girl. With a little creativity, you can make great Thanksgiving costumes for your class play or other presentation. The Thanksgiving costumes give the vacation its really feel and conventional dressing resurrects the earlier practically completely.

 

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Thanksgiving Costume Party?

Nov
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Thanksgiving Costume Party?

If you are thinking of injecting some fun into your thanksgiving celebrations, then what better way than to have some or all of your guests dress up – or maybe just the host to dress up in a Thanksgiving Costume! Baby costumes are usually made with comfort in mind. The designers know that babies often move around so they build the costumes to provide plenty of wiggle room. The turkey is so crucial to Thanksgiving that I would be remiss if I did not feature at least one costume with iconic bird. Plus, the little arms of the outfit make it look like the baby has wings with orange feathers! This turkey is my favorite Thanksgiving costume because it is so vivid.

By dressing up to the festivity one gives importance to the history of the land and it insures that the custom lives on. You have on both traditional Thanksgiving costumes or the well-known among kids’ turkey dresses – the only way to live up to the Holiday spirit is by celebrating it by wearing the appropriate costume. Pilgrim Costume Dress for Ladies.

You can just purchase or make a plain black dress or pants and a shirt for your pilgrim costume. Perfect attire for the pilgrim colonial look.

 

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Thanksgiving Day Costumes

Nov
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Thanksgiving Day Costumes

Pilgrim costumes are important to Americans, as they were the clothing worn by our ancestors when they participated in the first Thanksgiving celebration with the Native Americans in the region they settled. My wife always wears a sexy pilgrim costume for me when we heat up left-overs. She also wears this outfit on other occasions as well not to be mentioned here. Having some sexy costumes on hand make a dull occasion, a fun occasion. the are adult costumes only.(smile).

Women’s Pilgrim Costumes are true to the authentic style of Pilgrim clothing. The ladies pilgrim dresses featured a long black dress with long wide sleeves. It may be simple, but the look of it instantly puts you in the mood for turkey.

Men’s Pilgrim Costumes are also an accurate example of early settler’s wardrobe. The men’s costume features a black jacket with a white collar and cuffs, black pants, white socks and a pilgrim hat.


The most obvious and most popular Thanksgiving costume for adults is the turkey Thanksgiving costume and this will certainly get the party going and spice up the dinner table atmosphere if you dress up in one of these!

There are also a selection of Thanksgiving costumes for kids that reflect the history of the reason for the Thanksgiving celebrations; and Thanksgiving outfits for toddlers that are really cute.

 
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Pilgrim Costumes for Thanksgiving

Nov
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Pilgrim Costumes for Thanksgiving 

  Pilgrim costumes are essential for every school’s Thanksgiving celebration and reenactment. Baby thanksgiving costumes are cute and fun. Around the holiday season, I notice so many babies that are dressed up in holiday costumes.

Women’s Pilgrim Costumes are true to the authentic style of Pilgrim clothing. The ladies pilgrim dresses featured a long black dress with long wide sleeves. It may be simple but the look of it instantly puts you in the mood for turkey.

Men’s Pilgrim Costumes are also an accurate example of early settler’s wardrobe. The men’s costume features a black jacket with a white collar and cuffs, black pants, white socks and a pilgrim hat. Most Pilgrim costumes come with everything except the shoes which are sold separately. Whether worn by adults or children, Pilgrim costumes can make Thanksgiving a whole new experience.

Last Thanksgiving I saw babies dressed up as fruits and vegetables at the mall. Given the traditional focus of Thanksgiving, there are always costumes available online that you can purchase. I selected a few of the cutest costumes available to help make your decision a lot easier. There are a few classic costumes that I think are worth considering for your babyâs thanksgiving costume. I do have to admit those babies did look cute. It was a few days before Thanksgiving but the babies were still dressed up in their attire. As we all know, babies have a mind of their own. All the costumes on this page are cute but some of them seem a little more comfortable than others. Baby costumes are usually made with comfort in mind. The designers know that babies often move around so they build the costumes to provide plenty of wiggle room.

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Halloween is Only 365 Days Away

Nov
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Halloween is Only 365 Days Away

It’s never too early to plan for next Halloween.  It’s only 365 days away and the countdown starts now.

So after 5 or 7 or 9 years of buying costumes, you should have a decent wardrobe for next year.  If you have enough, you might be able to take one part from one costume and another part from another costume and even make a ‘new’ costume.

If you don’t have enough bits and pieces to make another costume, this is a great time to ‘buy forward, so to speak.

The Halloween shops have probably closed, packed and vacated your city by now; but if you have a local costume shop, they may or may not be willing to wheel and deal.  No merchant wants to carry over their inventory until next season.

One of our advertisers has a 75% off of selected items for a limited time. You might want to take a look before this deal goes away.  Check the ‘buycostumes‘ ads in the right column.  Just click on the ad and go to their site and see what they have.


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One last chance…..

Oct
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One last chance…..

Today is the last day of the Halloween costume season even though it’s November 1.  There may be a scattering of parties this weekend, but not as many as over these past several days.  Most wearers of costumes today will be by ‘trick-n-treaters’ and those so fortunate as to be able to dress in a Halloween costume at work.  

Bobble Head Pumpkin Adult Costume

Costume above available at Buycostumes.net.

Tomorrow evening, no matter what time your local costume shop closes, there will be somebody pounding at the door five or 10 minutes after closing time, begging and pleading to get in to make a quick last minute purchase. 

Will that be you?

At this stage, you might want to just take an old sheet, cut a couple of eye holes in it and go as your favorite ghost. 

You might want to wrap that sheet around you, and go as a Roman senator or a Roman goddess.

It’s creative time.  As in earlier posts, put something, anything together and give it a name.  Remembering an earlier post…”if you can name it, you have a costume”.

HORRIBLE HALLOWEEN !!!!!!

NOTE:       In a day or two we will provide you a few tips  as to prepare for NEXT Halloween.  Also, we will start our Christmas and Santa Claus costume posts about mid-November….so please come back soon!  

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Halloween Makeup and Accessories

Oct
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Makeup and Accessorize 

Makeup.  A little dab will do ya! 

Paint on a mustache with a black greasepaint stick, add a pair of horn rimmed glasses and a cigar….and there you have it.  Groucho!   A short blond curly wig and a bicycle horn (a white or tan duster if you can find it).  And there you have Harpo.

A little makeup here, or a special hat there, or a cane or a pair of red suspenders.  It takes a little imagination, and not much money to come up with that perfect Halloween costume.

Groucho GlassesCigar Jumbo 9''

Groucho disguise and cigar shown above are available at Buycostumes.com.  Ad appears  in column to the right of this article.

A trip to your local costume store?  Probably a great idea to get great ideas for makeup and accessories.  While you’re there, look at the makeup display case and see what you can see.

Nose putty?  You can build a new nose, or re-shape your nose, or just add a wart or two.  With an adhesive like spirit gum, you can even rebuild your chin.   Your new nose and chin will need some makeup to help blend it in with the rest of your face.  Green greasepaint or a water soluble cream makeup or pancake helps make a great witch or Frankenstein.

Glitter Make-Up KitDark and Dreary Family Makeup Kit

Makeup as shown above is available at Buycostumes.com.  Ad appears  in column to the right of this article.

If you want to be a clown or a mime, then a tube of clown white will do the trick.  Put it only very lightly though, and suddenly you become very pale in appearance….almost Ghostly or Vampirish.  Clown White can be cream base or water base, each having its own advantages.  Some shops might also carry it in pancake.

Crepe hair is a well known product available at the full service costume shops; and can be used to make mustaches and beards, or even hairy faces like a werewolf.  If you are into monsters and vampires, then makeup is the best way to go about it.

For great makeup ideas, visit your local library and borrow a copy of Richard Corson’s “Stage Makeup”, one of the best makeup books ever published on makeup.   It is also for sale at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.  As you scan through this book, you will find numerous ideas that you may want to implement.  Then off to your local costumer.

‘Stage Makeup’ as shown above is available through Barnes & Noble or Amazon, and many other booksellers. Earlier editions are also available.

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Thrift stores. The Cheap…um…er…Creative Way Out.

Oct
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Thrift stores 

The Cheap…um…er…Creative Way Out 

I can’t afford to buy or rent a Halloween costume this year.  I’ve looked in my closet, garage and basement and don’t have anything that I can convert to a Halloween costume.  What do I do?  What do I do?

When I was active in the costume industry, it was routine to haunt the second hand stores or thrift stores for something useable, convertible and nicely priced. 

The local ‘Salvation Army’ or ‘Goodwill Industries’ might have a store near you that might help you solve your problem.  There, too, are a scattering up upscale thrift stores near the more affluent areas.   Since you never know what will be in any one store at a given time, visiting several might be a good idea.

Pinstripe Gangster Adult Costume                                                 Gangster Moll 6 Button Double Breasted (Black/White) Adult Plus Costume

Costumes shown above were not located at a thrift shop, but are available at Buycostumes.com.  Ad appears in column to the right of this article.

A double breasted suit can be easily converted to a ‘gangster suit’ with a black shirt and white tie.  Add a plastic machine gun and a fedora and you are ‘Al Capone’. A business suit and a beret or tam and you can be “Al’s’ gun moll.

A prom dress?  Bwala!  A princess!    And you never know what you might be able to build out of a few accessories.

Prom Queen Adult Costume

Costumes shown above were not located at a thrift shop, but are available at buycostumes.com.  Ad appears in column to the right of this article.

 Thrift stores are a goldmine of Halloween costumes ideas. 

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