Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Harlem Shake Costumes

It's the video phenomenon that has taken over the internet! The Harlem Shake video craze is all over YouTube. The first Harlem Shake videos started in early February and since then thousands of copycat videos have been made and posted to YouTube. Everyone seems to want to film their own quirky take on this silly video featuring the now #1 song "Harlem Shake" by Baauer.

So before you go to make your Harlem Shake video, be sure to get your costumes for The Harlem Shake at If you are wondering how to make a Harlem Shake costume, take some pointers from some of the funniest ones we found:

What type of Harlem Shake costumes should you use in your video? Any type of costumes will be just fine. The crazier the costume the better!

One of the costumes seen in most of the dancing videos is the skin suit, also know as a morph suit or Zentai suit. These colored jumpsuit costumes originally started out as green screen suits for television special effects scenes.

Full Body Skin Suit

However, don't be afraid to throw in a Power Ranger costume, a funky chicken costume, or Hung Like a Horse Costume just to name a few ideas we have.


Without further ado, here are some great Harlem Shake videos:

There are a couple videos purporting to be the "original" this one was uploaded on Feb 2nd, 2013

We can't feature The Harlem Shake without the Zombie Version

Red Bull SkyDiving Team

Even The Peanuts are getting in on the act!

Paying tribute to the one and only Miami Hurricanes - The U's Harlem Shake

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Where Does the Easter Bunny Come From?

Easter Sunday 2013 is March 31st.

Easter Bunny Costumes
Easter comes very early this year, so don't let the bunny sneak up on you and prepare early! Why is Easter a different date every year? Easter is a moveable feast, meaning that it is not a fixed date on the calendar each year; rather it is based on the phases of the moon. Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the full moon following the northern hemisphere's vernal equinox.

The traditions of painting Easter Eggs and the Easter Bunny are ancient history - literally!

The ancient Greeks colored Easter Eggs and rabbits and hares (being such famously fertile animals) represent the fertility of Spring and are symbols of the rising fertility of the earth at the Vernal Equinox. Eggs are also symbols of fertility, thus  painted and decorated eggs were given as gifts representing new life. The name Easter is thought to have derived from Eostre, an ancient pagan goddess of Spring.

Yes, that's correct! Some Easter origins, as well as those of the Easter Bunny, come from pre-Christian lore. Dating back to the time before Jesus Christ, parents told their children to expect presents from a magic hare. Since hares are quite rare in many regions, the bunny rabbit widely replaced the hare; this is how the Easter Bunny has become so famous now. Eostre is related to the German Ostara; and according to a popular piece of folklore, Eostre once saved a bird whose wings had frozen during the winter by turning it into a rabbit. Because the rabbit had once been a bird, it could still lay eggs, and that rabbit became the modern Easter Bunny.

More Easter Bunny Origins and Folklore

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentine's Day Costumes

Valentine's Day may not always be known as a holiday for costumes, but with these cute, fun, and sexy designs, we think it should be!

Valentine's Day Costumes

Some Valentine's Day favorite costumes include Sexy Cupid Costumes, Lady Love Bug Costumes, and Queen of Heart Costumes.

Valentine's Day Costume Video

Monday, February 4, 2013

Why Do We Care About Super Bowl Commercials?

Here in our world of costumes, some of the Super Bowl Ads have special meaning to us every year. Which ads would those be? The block buster movie previews, of course! I say it all the time, the popular movies every year also make the most popular Halloween costumes. So here is a glimpse of what costumes you will see for Halloween 2013.
Iron Man is of course, one of the most popular costumes for several years running now. Not only is it popular with boys and men, but there are Sassy Iron Man costumes for girls too.
 See Iron Man Costumes at now.

I'm sure you're interested in that extended look video, right? Here you go! Each year that there is a new movie, you will notice that a new Iron Man costume design comes out too. This year will be no exception, look for the new Iron Man Movie 3 costumes to be available later this summer.


Wizard of Oz costumes have been some of our most popular sellers for more than a decade. So we are excited to usher in a new wave of costumes, new characters, and a new story for a new generation. There will never be any replacement for our beloved Wizard of Oz, but Oz, the Great and Powerful is sure to be impressive and exciting! Look for new Wizard of Oz movie costumes to come into stock summer of 2013.


#Zombies. Do we need to say more? 


While we're on the topic of zombies. . . .

I guess they are hard to clean up after. Here's the game day spot:


This year a new Star Trek movie comes out and #Trekkies everywhere rejoice!

Star Trek costumes have been popular for a very long time. New Star Trek movie costumes and Star Trek uniforms were designed for the last movie release, and this new Star Trek Movie Into Darkness will be no exception. Look for new Star Trek costumes later this summer.


One movie that many will be excited about this year is an action reboot of The Lone Ranger. Originally a classic television show, the movie reboot features Johnny Depp as Tonto. So you know this is going to be great fun! 

Have fun watching all the trailers and keep them in mind for your Halloween costumes this year, and even for dress up ideas for the kids this summer.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Costumes Are Not Just For Halloween

Here is a list of upcoming holidays for 2013 that are all more fun in costume!

Mardi Gras: Mardi Gras comes early this year. Fat Tuesday is February 12, 2013, so get really to get your Cajun party together early this year. carries elaborate Mardi Gras masks, and all types of costumes for Mardi Gras. Dressing up for Mardi Gras doesn't mean you specifically need a Mardi Gras themed costume, jester costumes are very popular, but really it can be anything goes with any type of costume you want to wear.

Mardi Gras Costumes

Valentine's Day is February 14th. It may not be known as a "costume holiday", but here are some ideas that we are sure will make you remember it as one from now on! Cute Cupid Costumes, Love Bug Costumes, and Sexy Queen of Hearts Costumes are some of the ideas you will love!

Valentine's Day Costumes

Check out our great selection of sexy Valentine's Day costumes!

Purim Holiday is February 23, 2013. Purim begins at sundown on February 23rd this year. Purim is a Jewish holiday that is celebrated in costume and dressing up as the characters from the story of Purim. We have both adult size Purim Costumes and child size Purim Costumes too.
Children's Purim Costumes

Dr. Seuss' Birthday is March 2nd. Each year schools across the country celebrate the famed author and poet who inspired so many children to love to read. We have Cat in the Hat Child Costumes, Adult Size Cat in the Hat Costumes, Cat in the Hat Hats and Masks, as well as other Seussian characters like Thing 1 and Thing 2 Costumes.

St. Patty's Day is March 17th. Celebrate the luck of the Irish in Costumes for St. Patrick's Day. Leprechaun Costumes, Irish Beer Maidens, and Sexy Female Leprechaun costumes are among some of the fun dress up ideas for St. Patrick's Day costumes.

St. Patrick's Day Costumes

Easter Costumes that we carry include all different kinds of Easter Bunny Mascot Costumes, and bunny costumes for adults and  Easter costumes for children too. Don't let Easter sneak up on you, it is early this year, Easter Sunday is March 31, 2013.

Easter Bunny Mascot Costumes

Along with Easter Bunny Costumes for Easter, biblical character costumes are very popular during Easter time, for passion plays and celebrations at church where kids and adult dress up in biblical costumes. We have both adult size biblical costumes as well as child size biblical costumes.
Biblical Costumes