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Valentine’s Day Costume for a Young’n or Old’n

Jan
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Valentine’s Day Costume for a Young’n or Old’n

In years past if you wanted a Valentine’s Day costume for your infant or toddler you either had to make one or choose the standard Cupid costume. Other examples of secular holidays or celebrations where fancy dress are commonly used to portray specific characters would include; Valentines Day (Cupid or Eros) and US Independence Day (Uncle Sam).

For your Valentine’s Day party, decide on a theme and have the decorations, gifts, games, and costumes based on it. For instance, if you have a jungle theme party, the guests can come as Tarzan and Jane or dress up in counterpart animal suits (lion/lioness).

This sassy and sexy Valentine’s Day costume is perfect for a fun night out celebrating or a quiet but unforgettable night staying in. This ensemble features bright, vibrant colors and the classic Queen of Hearts card emblem on the front.

Costumes for Valentine’s Day (and other holidays) may be found at your local costume shop.  If a costume shop is not situated nearby, you can go to our AMAZON Costume store (right below the big, colorful banner above).  Since this is a direct link into Amazon you can feel safe in your purchases.  

 

Designed and handmade by a friend of rodents everywhere, this little cupid costume photo prop won´t bother or make your friend uncomfortable for short periods of time while you take pictures of your little sweetheart.

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Costumes For All Ages

Feb
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Costumes For All Ages

Costumes refer to distinctive style of clothing worn by particular classes or people from specific periods of time.  Mardi Gras has it’s own history, but where did all begin in general?

At the time of substantial Irish and Scottish immigration to North America in the late 19th century, Halloween had a strong tradition of “guising” children in Ireland and Scotland disguised in costumes going from door to door requesting food or coins.

The earliest known reference to ritual begging on Halloween in English speaking North America occurs in 1911, when a newspaper in Kingston, Ontario reported that it was normal for the smaller children to go street “guising” on Halloween between 6 and 7 p.m., visiting shops and neighbors to be rewarded with nuts and candies for their rhymes and songs.

The main event for children of modern Halloween in the United States and Canada is trick-or-treating, in which children disguise themselves in costumes and go door to door in their neighborhoods, ringing each doorbell and yelling “Trick or treat!” to solicit a gift of candy or similar items.

The commercialization of Halloween in the United States did not start until the 20th century, beginning perhaps with Halloween postcards (featuring hundreds of designs), which were most popular between 1905 and 1915.

Dennison Manufacturing Company (which published its first Halloween catalog in 1909) and the Beistle Company were pioneers in commercially made Halloween decorations, particularly die-cut paper items.

 

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