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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

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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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Your Santa Suit…Choosing the Best Fabric for Your Buck

Dec
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Your Santa suit.  Choosing the Best Fabric.

What to look for in fabric and still stay within your budget.  Here’s the video that will tell all.  

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Do you want Santa to look like a dork?

Nov
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Do you want Santa to look like a dork?

or do you want your Santa to look like the real Santa?

Your Santa Suit. Does fabric make a difference?

From a cheap vinyl material used for rain protection to rich, deep velvet velours, the range of fabrics that you might encounter in a Santa suit is vast.

Where might a cheap vinyl suit be used effectively? In the rain, of course. Sorry for the joke; but the best place to use these plastic suits might be at a fraternity party or an office party. They might also be used as an outside decorative display costume worn over a mannequin. Sometimes these will be accompanied by a cotton like beard. They serve a purpose, but not for small children.

Most flannel and felt suits are a little better, but also would be best for adult parties.

Do these lower quality suits have any real IMPACT on a child’s mind?

Children may not have discerning eyes, at least as to the richness (or lack thereof) of fabrics, but they do have memories from year to year and from Santa (at the Mall) to Santa (at your home or party). If Santa at the Mall is wearing a luxurious costume, but Uncle Bill or whoever you enlist to be Santa this year, is wearing a worn out cotton suit; it will be duly noted and impressed on the child’s mind. Well, maybe not if the child is one and two, but watch out at three.

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If your budget dictates that you can only afford a flannel suit, one way to enhance it is by replacing the white flannel trim with white plush trim; available at most fabric stores, and I am sure on the ‘net’.

But most of all, if you are on a budget; buy the best wig and beard you can afford and the less expensive suit. You can always improve the suit later; except of course, the vinyl suits.

As a longtime owner of a theatrical, masquerade and Halloween costume business; I have an extensive knowledge and background in all areas of costuming. Our blogsite is a clearing house of costume ideas, suggestions and information as it relates to your costuming needs. With Christmas coming and Santa, too; we can help you select a Santa suit, and dress for the occasion properly.

For ongoing Santa Claus and Seasonal costume ideas, please visit our site at:

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It’s Time To Buy Your Santa Claus Suit

Nov
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Time To Buy Your Santa Claus Suit

Halloween is over, and now it’s time to start Christmas shopping; at least for a new (or maybe replacement) Santa Claus costume. That’s one Christmas purchase that shouldn’t be left until closing time on Christmas Eve.

What does a consist of? Most Santa Claus costumes will be nearly complete with a coat, pants, hat, belt and boot tops, sometimes called leggings. Sometimes an inexpensive wig and beard will be included, and sometimes not.

Of course the Santa suit, pants and hat will be red, although there is quite a range of fabrics and qualities available.

The coat will generally have a 3-4″ wide stripe down the from and around the bottom of the coat and matching cuffs. The hat will have white trim around the base of the hat and probably a white ball on top of the hat.

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The least expensive suits are made of felt or a non-descript fabric, and both the suit and the trim are made of the same fabric.

To enhance an inexpensive suit, adding a plush trim over the existing trim will greatly improve the costume. Of course, that involves a trip to a fabric store and additional costs, but the appearance of the suit will be immeasurably better.

Unfortunately, both the quality of the belts and the boot tops / leggings could be better, as both are normally made of high gloss, cheap vinyl material. Santa’s belt (about 4″ wide) buckle offsets this somewhat as it sometimes is the focal point of Santa’s midsection.

Oh. Boot tops. What are boot tops? They are a black glossy vinyl (or another type of plastic) leg covering that starts at the knee and extend below the ankle to simulates boots.

Wig and beards. Or is it Beards and wigs? You might find a set, or just a beard, in the carton with your newly purchased suit. More likely you will need to purchase it separately, but depending upon your need, the maybe enclose hairpiece and beard will suffice.

On pricing. A cursory glance at a few sites indicate that you might locate a suit for as little as $50 or thereabouts. On the high end, you probably don’t want to know; but think four digits.

As a longtime owner of a theatrical, masquerade and Halloween costume business; I have an extensive knowledge and background in all areas of costuming. Our blogsite is a clearing house of costume ideas, suggestions and information as it relates to your costuming needs. With Christmas coming and Santa, too; we can help you select a Santa suit, and dress for the occasion properly.

For ongoing Santa Claus and Seasonal costume ideas, please visit our site at: http://www.costumescostumescostumes.net

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My New Santa Claus Costume

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MY NEW SANTA CLAUS COSTUME

What do you look for when you are buying a new Santa suit, and what is included in most Santa suit kits?  Appearance is critical, but you need ALL the component parts as well, and sometimes the wig and beard is not included.  I bought a new Santa Suit today.  And here is a video of the Santa suit and the component parts that were included.

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Buying a Santa Costume?

Nov
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Buying a New Santa Costume?

It’s early, I know.  

But it might be time to start thinking about your new SANTA COSTUME. The old one is getting frayed at the edges and it’s obviously seen way too many chimneys. Hmmm…is that a crumb? And what about that stain? Are they the remains of a cookie and spilled milk from a Christmas past? All new Santa outfits should include a jacket, pants, and a hat; as well as a belt and boot tops (fake boots ala boot covers).  A wig and beard may or may not be included with the costume.

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The cost on the suits will vary considerably due to the quality of the fabric and trimming.  If a wig and beard are included, that too, will be a factor.  Cloth suits are usually quite inexpensive, and of course the plush suits are quite pricey, comparatively speaking. The quality of the white trim around the collar, down the front and on the bottom of the sleeves will also help dictate the price.  You’re on a budget, you say?   As a lifetime professional costumer, I suggest that you buy the absolute best quality Santa beard and wig that you can afford, and the least priced suit; if money is an issue.  A good Santa wig and beard will enhance a lesser quality suit; while a cheap wig and beard will substantially diminish the appearance of a good suit.  You can always upgrade the suit in a number of ways at a later time. Children will be looking at the hair and beard, not the suit; if they are looking at all. What are the attributes of a good Santa outfit and Santa beard and wig? Stay tuned, boys and girls.   More to Follow!!

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Thanksgiving and the Costumes of Christmas Present

Nov
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Thanksgiving… A day of rest, relaxation and overindulgence, and the last day before our annual Christmas surge of Santa suit rentals and sales, and Santa wigs and beards sales and all the other Christmas costumes and accessories.

Thanksgiving… The day before all the office, church, school, organization and association Christmas parties begin prepping for the first 2 or three weeks of December. The Snowmen are clean, the Reindeer are groomed. The Toy Soldiers are lined up in a row. Elf suits galore, as are Santa Belles and Mrs. Santa’s. A Nutcracker or two. Not to forget the array of Christmas Carol characters, Scrooge, Bob Cratchitt and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. We have white eyebrows and glasses and makeup for rosy red lips and cheeks for Santa; and gloves, and even padding, too. You forgot the Santa bells (not the Santa Belles) to ring out when Santa arrives? We have them as well.

But for Thursday , A couple of we Pilgrims and a scattering of Native American friends will be breaking bread, followed by an afternoon of college and professional football. Hmmmm….I don’t remember football games in ’21………..1621, that is..

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Thanksgiving with Costumes

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Thanksgiving with Costumes

Thanksgiving is the time to celebrate by coming together with each other while getting a sumptuous turkey dinner; and also last but not the least – dressing up for the occasion. 

One can dress up both like a pilgrim guy or girl to a native Indian man or woman.  Other then these costumes there are also humorous turkey costumes, which are quiet, well-liked amongst the youngsters and youngsters. The costumes for Thanksgiving can come in all shapes and dimensions for kids and adults alike. Thanksgiving costumes have a lengthy range and choice to select from. 

 

 

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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 Thanksgiving. If you don’t want to buy pilgrim costumes, you can always make your own.

 

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Thanksgiving Costumes for Holidays And Celebrations

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Thanksgiving Costumes for Holidays And Celebrations

Get ready for your Thanksgiving event in style!  We all dress up in our pilgrim costumes on Thanksgiving, and it’s become a tradition for our family to play pilgrim.  Male pilgrim costumes can be assembled with black pants and shirt, white cuffs and collar, and a wide black belt.  Check ‘Google Images’ for ideas on what the costume should look like

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. These might be impossible to locate for the women, but the dresses should be long enough so as to not make much difference what shoe are worn.  Well, perhaps not tennies. 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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