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Dress Up Your Pumpkin with Costume Accessories

by on Monday, October 19th, 2009


What’s Halloween without a jack-o-lantern or two? I tell ya, though, the jack-o-lanterns of my childhood aren’t quite so fancy as what you find these days. Take a look at some of the creative pumpkin carving from Martha Stuart’s site:



Pretty cool, huh? Keep in mind, though, that you don’t always have to carve a pumpkin to make a fantastic looking jack-o-lantern. Instead of scooping out messy pumpkin guts, pull out your paint, markers, craft foam and costume accessories to dress up your pumpkin!


Turn your jack-o-lantern into piratical perfection (see picture at top) with a pirate hat and eye patch or paint your pumpkin green, use a black marker to draw a face, attach a green foam nose and top it with a witch’s hat.

With a little creativity, some craft supplies and costume accessories, your jack o’ lanterns will go from pumpkin bore to haut couture!

Of course, if you’d prefer to be a pumpkin rather than carve one, skip the pumpkin patch altogether and check out our fun pumpkin costumes and accessories!


Real Magic Wand

by on Monday, October 5th, 2009


Now hear this…

It’s time for aspiring witches and wizards everywhere to impress friends and family with real magic.

The Kymera Magic Wand is a functional, universal remote in the clever guise of a spell-conjuring stick.

The Magic Wand cost’s about $83 and lets you control home electronics through the stick’s movements. Simply point it, perform the instructional gestures and voila…the lamp flips on, or the TV changes channels! A green LED on one end and a built-in accelerometer inside help the Kymera wand manage everything that a standard universal remote can do.


The device comes with 13 predefined gestures, including drawing circles in the air, each with its own function. It also includes an integrated practice mode. But wait, there’s more, my magical friends. It’s a learning remote, too.

So throw on your wizard costume and conjure up some new gestures to teach your wand…you’ll be performing various magical tricks with your household devices in no time. In fact, make it an activity at your next Harry Potter party and let your friends experience the magic of the wand too!

[via Cool Things]

Pirate Costume and a Little Imagination

by on Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Clorox has come out with some really clever commericals that appeal to kids of all ages.

In this captivating video, a young boy experiences the adventure of a liftetime while playing among the billowy curtains in the household bathroom.

Just goes to show what a costume and a little imagination can do for you.

Speaking of pirates and imagination, this Saturday, September 19th, is “Talk Like a Pirate Day”, a worldwide celebration of all things piratical.

Join the swashbuckling fun with some of our New for 2009 pirate costumes. Don’t miss the boat, check out our convenient next day shipping option now!

Teen Pirate Princess Costume
Teen Pirate Princess Costume
Buccaneer Pirate Costume
Buccaneer Pirate Costume
Captain Cutie Costume
Captain Cutie Costume

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Pirate Costumes

New Princess and the Frog Trailer

by on Thursday, September 10th, 2009

In this new trailer, we get a magical glimpse of the fun that’s in store for us with Disney’s new hand drawn animated feature “The Princess and the Frog”.

This unforgettable tale of love, enchantment, and discovery, opens in theaters on December 11th. But you don’t have to wait until then to enjoy the magic….

Get the Adult Princess Tiana Costume (a Costume Craze exclusive) now!

Adult Princess Tiana Costume Dress
Adult Princess Tiana Costume Dress

Roman Bloodsport in Modern Day New York

by on Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Roman Naval Battle

Ever wonder what it would have been like to be a gladiator during the time of the Roman Empire? More than a thousand civilians in togas got a chance to find out last month as they gathered around a reflecting pool in a New York City park to witness a gladiator-like battle on water.

Roman Naval Battle2

In Ceasar’s time, it would have been called a “naumachia”, a type of nautical bloodsport in which prisoners and slaves fought against each other. In this modern day naumachia, however, it was the spectators who splashed in knee-deep water and destroyed the floating artwork that took five months to create. Ripe tomatoes were used as projectiles, hurled between warriors and spectators.

roman costumes

The event was called Those About to Die Salute You — named after the traditional, and final, salute shouted to the presiding emperor by the naumachia combatants.

Want to stage your own mock battle? You’ve come to the right place! Costume Craze has a fierce collection of Roman and Gladitor costumes…

Those about to fight, we salute you!

Roman Gladiator Costume
Roman Gladiator Costume
Roman Hunk Costume
Roman Hunk Costume
Centurion Armour Set
Centurion Armour Set

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[via Wired]

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