Feb 23, 2011

A-B-C Party Costume Ideas - Letter B


Invite your party guests to show up as their favourite costume starting with the letter 'B'... your friends will have a blast coming up with creative ideas, and are sure to find something perfect to suit them. Don't forget to keep with the theme and serve Appetizers Starting with the Letter B, and Drinks Starting with the Letter B, follow the links to our Blog posts here.

Here are a few Suggestions for Letter B Costumes:

  • Baboon - Get animal, grab a baboon mask and you're set!
  • Banana - People will think you're bananas, and well, they're right!
  • Bacon & Eggs - This makes for a great couples costume, sunny side up, thanks!
  • Banana Hammock Dude - This is disturbing on many levels, you should definitely do it! A great laugh for a beach themed party or any occasion!
  • Barack Obama - Yes we can! And, yes you can! Be the President of the United States, that is.
  • Barney Rubble - Get prehistoric as The Flintstones funny man, makes for a great couples costume to (hint: his wife's name starts with a B too!)
  • Barrister - Lay down the law! Grab a black cloak, gavel, and a barristers wig. Don't forget the specs to give you that serious look.
  • Babylonian Warrior - you might have to explain this one to people a bit, but you'll look great doing it!
  • Baseball Babe - You'll be catching all the looks in this baseball player costume, complete with mitt!
  • Bavarian Beer Girl - Nothing says beer like a pair of lederhosen, and this Bavarian Beer Girl costume is no exception, bring on the brews!
  • Beatnik - Shooby, doo, whaa! Break out the bongos and Jack Kerouac and be a 60's hip cat.
  • Beer - There are alot of options here: Beer Bottle, Beer Keg, or Beer Man. All of which will make you the centre of attention at your next function, as the source of fun always is!
  • Beetlejuice - "The ghost with the most!" Just say Beetlejuice three times and this costume will appear... well, maybe not, but you could order one at Costume Box and I bet it's there pretty fast!
  • Belly Dancer - You've been working on those abs of steel all summer, time to show 'em off! And dance the night away with a pair of finger cymbals and your hot new Belly Dancer pants!
  • Betty Boop - Boop, boop, e-doop! The clear-eyed cartoon costume will make you the cutest one in the room!
  • Betty Rubble -You can find a heap of Betty Rubble costumes, but this one is a great play on the famous Flintstones character. Grab Barney and Bam Bam and you're ready for a night out of the cave.
  • Big Pimpin' - Purple and zebra should never be seen, unless they're in the washing machine! Phooey! The louder the better! Get out your bling and your pimp stick, it's time to show 'em how it's done!
  • Bimbo - This Wet T-shirt Contest costume is a great laugh, complete with foam breasts, t-shirt and sash, you'll have them laughing at your feet!
  • Blonde - Gentlemen prefer blondes! Head out as the most famous blonde of them all in this Marilyn costume.
  • Black and Blue - Slip into a full-body Morphsuit in either black or blue, or pair up with a mate for a great couples costume. These head to toe suits are easy to see out of and even drink through!
  • Black Swan - This lady like Black Swan costume is perfect for dressing up fancy! For an extra twist you can act like a complete creep Natalie Portman style!
  • Black Cat - The purrfect costume for animal themes, cartoon themes (Sylvester!) or a Letter A, B or C party (alley cat, black cat, cat).
  • Bobby Brady - You could technically go as any of the Brady's for a Letter B party, but go for the double B with Bobby!
  • Bollywood - Tap into your inner Hollywood star Bombay style: check out these great Male and Female costumes for inspiration.
  • Boob - This one is more versatile than you think: go as that annoying neighbour you refer to as The Boob... or Michael Buble... or just a really big boob.
  • Borderline (Madonna) - Be the Queen of Pop, back in the 80's when she was just the Princess of Pop! This costume from her hit song Borderline is a great homage to Madonna's early days.
  • Boxer - Check out this great costume for women, grab your Boot Camp gloves and get Rocky on your next event.
  • Bride - This may not be your typical Bride Costume, which makes it fun to wear!
  • Beatles - Pop sensations come and go, but only one group can claim they created pop itself! Pay tribute to the British Explosion with this great Beatles Costume.
  • Buccaneer - Don't mess with this beauty, she'll have you walking the plank for looking at her wrong! If you don't have a pirate costume in your closet, what are you waiting for!
  • Bulls eye - Don't worry, those darts are Velcro, no need to have the ER on speed dial.
  • Bumble Bee -A great yellow and black dress with matching socks, a set of wings, and antennas... just bee yourself!
  • Bunny Rabbit - Make sure you fill your basket with chocolate, you'll have them eating out of your hands in this adorable bunny suit.
  • Burlesque Dancer - Step back in time with this daring burlesque outfit.
  • Batman / Batgirl - Caped crusaders always make for a good costume! On their own or as a couples costume, Batman and Batgirl are sure to save the night!





Feb 22, 2011

Mardi Gras Accessories: Spice Up Your Costume

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE BEADS
The tradition of throwing beads from parade floats to party-goers started in the 19th century, and is more popular in American and South American Mardi Gras locations than it is in Australia or Europe. In New Orleans, some businesses and people spend upwards of $2,000 on plastic beads to hand out during the parade. Over the years, the beads have morphed from small plastic to elaborate larger ones and recently LED flashing light embedded beads! Whatever your preference, be sure to stock up!

FEATHER BOA'S
If you don't have a few feather boa's in your fancy dress wardrobe, you best start collecting! They come in a rainbow of colours and will add a bit of pizazz to any outfit. Costume Box  has the biggest array online, and have great shipping options. 

DRESS UP YOUR EYES!
 It's the little details that matter! Be sure to glam up by extending your eyelashes with these beautiful extensions. An easy and inexpensive way to make you look showgirl professional. There are all kinds of patterns and colours available to tie into your outfit, check out more options as well as coloured contact lenses here.

WIGS, WIGS, WIGS
The folks at Costume Box have over 200 wig styles in stock, but these are the loudest, biggest, and most festive of the bunch. Stand out with a foam bouffant hair-do, or add some colour to your night! It might not seem like an obvious necessity, but be sure to grab a wig cap, it will help keep your wig from sliding around and makes a massive difference in comfort. 



FAIRY WINGS AND WANDS
Need a quick costume idea? Just add wings and a wand to pretty much anything and voila! There are all kinds of attachable wings available, in an array of colours:



BOOTS AND SHOES
Whether you need a pair of go-go boots or heels, or something really authentic like a pair of disco shoes with a goldfish in the heel, this slide show has you covered:



MASKS & HEADRESSES:


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Feb 21, 2011

Mardi Gras Season Costume Ideas


Mardi Gras is here, and as always, there is a full calendar of events to keep you busy capping off with the annual Mardi Gras Parade and Party.

Whether you are having a Mardi Gras themed party with friends or work colleagues, hitting the streets to watch the parade, or riding a float in the centre of the fun, we have a ton of suggestions for dressing up! So grab your beads and get ready to party in style!

WOMEN'S MARDI GRAS COSTUME IDEAS:
From Carmen Miranda to showgirls, check out these alluring outfits sure to make you stand out it the crowd. As long as it's sexy, colourful, and fun you are on the right track! Check out more Sexy Women's Costume Ideas here. And don't forget to accessorize with a Masquerade Mask, see our selection below and be sure to check out our Mardi Gras Accessories blog post as well.





RAINBOW PRIDE: 
Be the rainbow! Grab a few friends and dress up in the colours of the rainbow with solid coloured Morphsuits... believe it or not, you can see through these, and even drink through the material. Great deals on buying 5 or more at Costume Box as well online. Too much Lycra for your taste? Check out the great Rainbow poly foam costume - sure to be a hit!



MEN'S MARDI GRAS COSTUMES: Here are a few suggestions for the guys. Check out our Mardi Gras Accessories blog post for more ideas, loads of stuff for making your own outfit.


LOL FUNNY COSTUME IDEAS: These may be a little off the traditional Mardi Gras theme, but guaranteed to make for some side splitting laughter.


MARDI GRAS MASQUERADE:
It wouldn't be Mardi Gras without the masks! Here are a few of the amazing masks on offer at Costume Box online. Check them out here for more info.



Not sure what's on for Mardi Gras this year? Check out the Mardi Gras website here and start planning - party season is here!


 Mardi Gras Costume Accessories Blog Post: Beads, Boa's, Wigs and more!



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