Archive for June, 2009

Harry Potter Actor Ready to Quit

by on Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Emma Watson, Harry Potter’s Hermione, says she does not have a ‘burning passion’ for acting and may give up her film career once she finishes the Harry Potter movies.

Watson told America’s Teen Vogue that she wouldn’t care to act again unless she felt as strongly about the character as she did Hermoine.

She added that she was struggling with the pressure of promoting “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, to be released next month, as well as filming the seventh and eighth Potter films.

‘I don’t think I’ve ever been this tired in my life,’ Watson said. ‘I literally wear my pajama bottoms to set. I roll out of bed and put on a hoodie and some Ugg boots.’

Watson will be attending college this fall but is keeping the school a secret for now because she wants to enjoy some anonymity. But it’s believed that Cambridge University and Yale in the U.S. are in the running for her English literature and art degree.

Whether Watson decides to abandon acting or not, she’ll always be Hermione to us. Here’s a clip of Watson in the new Harry Potter film coming to theaters on Wednesday, July 15th:

[via Daily Mail]

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Greg Grunberg Tweets about Costume Craze

by on Friday, June 19th, 2009


Pilot Costume

We were so excited to see famous actor Greg Grunberg link to our Pilot Costume on Twitter! Wow, he has over half a million Followers on his Official Twitter account. He’s a very popular guy.

Greg Grunberg currently stars on the hit TV show Heroes. He plays Matt Parkman, a former cop with special mental powers. He’s previously starred on Felicity, Alias and appeared in a ton of other movies and TV shows.

He also guest starred on Lost (Ep 1. Part 1) – playing a pilot who’s having a REALLY bad day.

Here’s a clip of his short scene on Lost:

Here’s a few stills showing Greg Grunberg in the Pilot Costume. When I said he’s having a really bad day, I wasn’t kidding!

Wow, his scene was short, but intense! Even before he got eaten by the monster, he looked pretty beat up!

Okay, so here’s a great way to look like Greg Grunberg on Lost. Simply pick up the Pilot Costume that he linked to, along with some Fake Blood – and you’ve got the perfect Unlucky Pilot costume from LOST!

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Thanks for linking to us, Greg. See you on Twitter!

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2009 Ernst & Young Awards Banquet

by on Thursday, June 18th, 2009


Last Friday, CEO Kate Maloney was honored as a finalist at the 27th Annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Banquet. She was one of the 28 finalists selected out of over 100 nominees. We are so proud of her! And doesn’t she look incredible in that dress?

Costume Craze employees accompanied Kate to show our support. It was certainly a night to remember. Over 1,200 people attended the event, held in the Grand Ballroom of Salt Palace Convention Center.

The evening started with a cocktail reception which included tasty hors d’oeuvres and a live jazz band. It was so much fun talking with so many intelligent and interesting people.


After the reception, we all took our seats in the gorgeous ballroom and the event began. The finalists were all asked to stand and they received a thunderous round of applause for their excellence in business.

Then, dinner was served. The food was absolutely delicious! They served beef tenderloin w/ fried onions, dijon and herb salmon filet, sweet potato gratin and vegetables. For desert we were given a choice between chocolate mousse or blueberry & mandarin orange yogurt mousse. It was out of this world!


As we ate, Utah Lt. Gov. Gary Herbert started things off as the keynote speaker, and it was an honor to hear him speak. Then, they honored each finalist by showing a video clip of each finalist being interviewed.

When Kate’s name was called, we applauded, cheered, let off noisemakers and blew horns. Heh, not to brag, but Costume Craze employees can be a loud bunch when we want to be. We made the most noise by far, and probably also the greatest mess.


After the event, we had fun taking photos – some VERY silly. When Jeff Wiseman, our V.P. of Marketing, gets in front of the camera, he turns into the world’s funniest comedian. He’s so funny!






It was quite an honor to be a part of this year’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Here is a list of this year’s talented and amazing winners:

Technology: Matthew Heaton — BlueHost
Retail and Consumer Products: Jonathan Freedman, William Freedman and Charles Freedman — DownEast Outfitters
Emerging: David Flynn and Rick White — Fusion-io
Contract services: Douglas Sayer — Premier Technology Inc.
E-Commerce: Ryan DeLuca — LLC
Social Entrepreneur: Matt Minkevitch — The Road Home
Services: Andrea Anaya — Career Step
Distribution and Manufacturing: Dallin Larsen — MonaVie

We’ll post Kate’s video interview soon, so be sure to check back! Congratulations to all winners and finalists for being such amazing entrepreneurs and talented business leaders. It was an honor to be included among you.

London Premier of Transformers 2

by on Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Check out the recent London premier of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen which opens in theaters this weekend.

You can watch red carpet interviews, as well as a few clips from the movie. Oh, and they had a GIANT transformers robot on display. Very cool!

IGN was at the premier and posted a ton of great photos in their gallery. As I browsed through the photos, I kept seeing pictures of a child dressed in a Transformers costume.

Look at this lucky kid! What a big smile. I wish I knew who he is. How awesome for him to be on the red carpet, dressed in a Transformers costume, posing with Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox!

His costume looks a lot like the Transformers costume we sell. How fun!

We have a large selection of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee costumes in stock and ready to ship! There’s also exciting new Deluxe 3-D Transformers costumes available for pre-order. These costumes will be in stock very soon. This is a great year to dress up in a Transformers costume!

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Supergirl Costume at Basketball Game

by on Monday, June 15th, 2009

Supergirl Loves Basketball

Supergirl loves basketball! And, apparently, Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic.

This cute photo shows Renee, one of our customers, looking absolutely fabulous in our Supergirl Costume. She wore it to a recent Magic game to show support for Dwight Howard, aka Superman. Thanks for sending us your photo!

Take a look at this video clip to see why he’s called Superman. Amazing!

Here is the Supergirl costume worn by Renee. This costume is in stock and comes in sizes Womens Small, Medium or Large.

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