Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Costumes

Thanksgiving Day Costumes

Costumes are not just for Halloween! Check out what AnniesCostumes.com has in store for Thanksgiving! Give Thanks in Costume! Dress up as pilgrims and Native American Indians for Thanksgiving Day dinner! What a fun way to celebrate the holiday and get some fun and unique family pictures!

Here are some convenient links for you:

Pilgrim Costumes for Adults and Children

Native American Indian Costumes for Adults and Children

Turkey Costumes for Adults and Children

All Adult Thanksgiving Costumes

All Children Thanksgiving Costumes

Monday, October 29, 2012

Important Trick or Treat Message

Important Trick or Treat Message

In a few days, a lot of creatures will visit your door. Be open minded. The child who is grabbing more than one piece of candy might have poor fine motor skills. The child who takes forever to pick out one piece of candy might have motor p
lanning issues. The child who does not say "trick or treat" or "thank you" might be painfully shy, non-verbal, or selectively mute. If you cannot understand their words, they may struggle with developmental apraxia of speech. They are thankful in their hearts and minds. The child who looks disappointed when he sees your bowl might have a life-threatening allergy. The child who isn't wearing a costume at all might have SPD or autism. Be kind, be patient, smile, pretend you understand. It's everyone's Halloween. Make a parent feel good by making a big deal of their special child. ♥

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Zombie Halloween Costumes

Zombies are definitely enjoying a lot of "life" this Halloween!

Zombie Costume Hoard from AnniesCostumes.com

Check out all of the zombie costumes we have available at AnniesCostumes.com/zombie-costumes.html
Besides the success of the tv show The Walking Dead, zombies are popular in haunted houses, turning many of the into "zombie runs" instead of just walk through haunted houses. Share your zombie costumes with us!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Costume Tips

See Halloween Costume Tips from Shari McConahay in Better Homes & Gardens!

1. Read the fine print.
Know exactly what costume pieces and accessories you're getting before buying. "We're really careful to list and detail everything that is included so there are no surprises," says McConahay, who is vice president and co-owner of AnniesCostumes.com. As with any consumer goods, read the return and exchange policy before making a purchase.
2. Predict the weather.
Before you buy, think about what the weather may be like on October 31. Leotards and tights help little girls stay warm underneath a skirted costume, McConahay says. For boys or girls, long sleeve T-shirts under their costumes add a layer of warmth.
3. Know the right size.
"Keep in mind that a children's size 4-6 is the clothing size, not an age range," McConahay says. For any costume on AnniesCostumes.com, the sizes of women's costumes are based on dress sizes, while the sizes for men's costumes are based on jacket sizes.
4. Buy early.
Don't wait until the last minute to purchase a Halloween costume, especially if you're ordering online. "Baby costumes are always bought early," McConahay says, "If you do buy early, calculate the age the baby will be on Halloween and buy the costume based on his or her expected size. "This goes for all infants and kids, too." And don't wait to find costumes for teens and adults, McConahay says. Those go fast as well.
5. Try it on.
Take the costume out of the bag well before October 31, just in case it doesn't fit. Steam or iron the costume before wearing it. "Treat a Halloween costume like an outfit for a special event," McConahay says. "That's the way to make the most of it."
BONUS TIP for BLOG Readers:
Makeup Tip: Do a practice run with your makeup. Halloween makeup can be detailed and even complicated, but practice makes perfect! Usually there is enough makeup for more than one application, but you might want to purchase enough to ensure that you can practice. It doesn't have to be a waste, use the opportunity for some great photos to share with friends! Start getting ready early for your Halloween party or event, just like you would for any other special occasion you get dressed up for.
Most importantly, have fun and be safe!
Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Sesame Street Costumes

Sesame Street Costumes for Halloween
We can tell you how to get to Sesame Street! Check out our official Sesame Street costumes at AnniesCostumes.com!

Big Bird and his friends from the long running TV show Sesame Street are as popular as ever this year as many are showing their support of their favorite children's tv show, which could be in danger of losing some government funding if Mitt Romney has anything to say about it. For this Halloween, you can show your support of Sesame Street by dressing up as your favorite character. We have costumes for Big Bird costumes for children, men and women, Elmo costumes for babies, children and adults, Bert and Ernie costumes, The Count costume and Abby Cadabby the fairy too! Regardless of politics, these costumes make a great family theme idea for Halloween and is a great costume for school dress up days too.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Which Mask Do You Vote For?

Did you know. . . .

Since the 1980 presidential election, the best selling presidential candidate's mask has also won the presidential election?

So which mask do you vote for? 

Which mask will win the presidency?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Popular Halloween Costumes for 2012

NRF Top Halloween Costumes According to Shoppers
The National Retail Federation polled shoppers and this infograph is representative of what the surveyed shoppers chose as the most popular costumes for Halloween 2012 and Halloween Costume Trends. For more on the Top Halloween Costumes for 2012, See our sister site's Extreme Halloween Annual Top Halloween Costume List. The list is broken down into the top Halloween costumes for each category: babies, girls, boys, men, women, sexy, couples, groups, plus size adults, and even dog Halloween costumes! Where can you purchase the best costumes for Halloween? Definitely at AnniesCostumes.com!