Now it’s official – Kate Maloney is a celebrity! As we mentioned a few weeks ago, Kate put on a costume fashion show for Buy.com. Not only will this fashion show air on their website, but it will also run on local stations in California, and the popular cable network G4.
Isn’t this great? Congrats to Kate and the good people at Buy.com. Well done!
We are patting ourselves on the back today, thanks to a Top Ten list by Blogs.com.
Blogs.com features “The Best of Blogs,” and today they posted a list of the top Halloween costume blogs. We are excited to be ranked first!
Our Costume Craze blog is still rather young, but we strive to provide insight into our daily operations, honor our loyal customers and show support of our local and Internet communities. We appreciate being recognized for our efforts.
Good news, Star Wars fans! The new Clone Wars TV show premiers tonight on the Cartoon Network at 9 pm (E/P). Each episode runs 30 minutes, and it looks like the network will show two back-to-back episodes.
The movie version performed only so-so last August. But the Clone Wars was originally intended for television, so I think we can expect a tighter script with better pacing, and the animation should look a lot better on the small screen.
As Halloween rapidly approaches, our Clone Wars costumes are flying off the shelves. Be sure to check them out.
A Tale of Two Penguins
This is a great story! We recently had a customer order Penguin Costumes from us. The customer explained that the costumes were for a wedding! The bride and groom want to dress as penguins because they mate for life. The couple will also perform the “pebble ritual” to complete the ceremony.
I did some penguin research and found this to be true. Adelie penguins are amazing birds. They really do mate for life, and there really is a “pebble ritual.”
Adelie penguins use pebbles and small rocks to make their nests. Because they live on the frozen, barren Antartica coast, pebbles can be scarce and hard to find. The penguins are notorious for stealing each other pebbles and fighting ferociously over these precious little rocks.
When a male penguin courts a female, he gives her a pebble as a gift. These pebbles hold considerable value and it’s actually quite touching that he would give one away. If the female accepts the generous gift, they bond and mate for life.
There was an animated children’s movie in the ’90s about this called The Pebble and the Penguin. It’s a love tale about two Adelie penguins. Here’s a clip from the movie that illustrates the significance of the pebble ritual.
Aww, how cute. I know it’s Halloween season but today it sure feels like Valentine’s Day. Let’s hope we get some wedding photos, that would be fantastic. Best wishes to the bride and groom!