Period Costumes - Fall and Winter, 2014

Traditional Christmas

19th Century Santa ClausSanta 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 »

If you want to continue the theme and decorate your home or tree in authentic Victorian style, you may want to check out - a guide to buying authentic vintage and antique Christmas ornaments and decor.

nativity costumesOf 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!
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Need some finishing touches for a costume you already have? Browse for authentic hats, wigs, boots and shoes to complete the look!

Costumes for Thanksgiving

Girl in pilgrim costumePuritans, pilgrims and native Americans - it's not too late to give your Thanksgiving festivities and plays an authentic touch with classic costumes for men, women, boys and girls.

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Upcoming events and holidays:

November 11 - Veterans Day
November 27
- Thanksgiving
December 16 - Hanukkah begins
December 25 - Christmas
December 31 - New Year's Eve
February 13 - Carnival begins
February 16 - Presidents Day
February 17 - Mardi Gras

Storybook Costumes - Medieval and More

renaissance faerieWicked 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 for hundreds of  fairy tale costumes for adults and children, related accessories, fairy tale trivia and more!


Pet Costumes

Need a historic or Halloween costume for your dog? A Tri corner hat for your cat? Visit our sister site, for a great selection of awesome pet costumes!

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