Period Costumes - Winter, 2013-2014
Santa Claus (St. Nicholas or Kris Kringle) dates back to ancient times. However Santa as we envision him today began as a drawing (shown at left) by Thomas Nast, done in the mid 19th century. The details have been refined and modified through the years, but if you look closely you can see the familiar "Jolly Old Elf"! Shop for Santa suits and Mrs Claus costumes, elf costumes and accessories»
The pageantry of Christmas as we know it today, complete with Santas, lights and decorated fir trees, began during the late 19th century. It's only fitting that we pay tribute with a few Victorian Christmas outfits »
Of course Christmas is first and foremost a season of religious significance, depicted throughout the season in Christmas pageants, plays, and living nativity scenes. Bring your event to life with beautiful Mary, Joseph, Gaspar, Melchior and Balthazar (the "3 wise men") costumes, and shepherd costumes in sizes to fit adults and children. Plus sizes too! Shop biblical costumes »
Retro 20th Century Costumes
With the popular series Downton Abbey moving into the 1920's and the release of The Great Gatsby , jazz age costumes made a comeback this year, as did flapper/gangster couples.
Other popular 20th century choices are mod and hippie outfits from the 60's, poodle skirts and leather jackets from the 50's, disco attire from the 70's, fishnet, glovelets, lycra, lace and leg warmers from the 80's, and all the accessories to go with them, like hats, platform shoes, go-go boots, big hair, afros and mullet wigs!
Upcoming events and holidays:
November 28 - Thanksgiving
November 28 - Hanukkah begins
December 25 - Christmas
December 31 - New Year's Eve
January 6 - Epiphany / Carnival Begins
January 31 - Chinese New Year
February 17 - Presidents' Day
March 4 - Mardi Gras
Storybook Costumes - Medieval and More
Wicked queens and Renaissance faeries, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella and Snow White - the look of these familiar characters, is inspired by the attire of the 16th to 19th centuries, when most of these stories were written. We thought they were so special, we've given them a home of their own. Stop by FairyTaleCostumes.net for hundreds of fairy tale costumes for adults and children, related accessories, fairy tale trivia and more!
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