Oct 31, 2013

Melbourne Cup Costume and Decorating Ideas

The first Tuesday of November is a big day in Australia, it's the Melbourne Cup: the race that stops a nation! 

No matter where you are, or what you're doing, it's guaranteed that you'll be glued to a screen for the race... so be sure you're doing it in true Melbourne Cup style!

Whether you are looking for costumes, are need some party supplies to decorate the office or your house, check out the great selection at CostumeBox.com.au

Here are a few ideas: 

Oct 28, 2013

Win 1 of 5 Halloween Prize Packs from ABC Music

CostumeBox.com.au wants to help you get into the spirit of Halloween this season with a Prize Pack of 4 spooky recordings from ABC Music, including: 'Halloween Classics', a recording of demonic delights from great composers, from Mozart and Chopin to Verdi and Tchaikovsky; the soundtrack to the popular ABC TV Series 'Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries'; and two new children's releases: Sesame Street's 'Elmo Says Boo!' and The Wiggles' 'Pumpkin Face.'

To win, all you have to do is go to our Facebook Page and like the ABC Music Halloween photo album! We'll pick 5 random names from everyone that likes the album by 4pm Friday.

Need help getting ready for Halloween? Check out our Top Halloween Costume Ideas for 2013 here. There's still lots of time to get your costume in time! Whether you are dressing the kids in costumes for Trick or Treating, going to a Halloween Party yourself, or dressing up to hand out treats, CostumeBox.com.au has what you are looking for!

Free Trick or Treat Bag with Every Kids Costume Purchase at CostumeBox.com.au

Extra, extra read all about it - CostumeBox.com.au is giving away a FREE Trick or Treat Halloween bag with every kids costume purchase while supplies last! Check out the HUGE range of kids costumes and accessories for infants, toddlers, boys and girls online and get ready for Halloween in style with Australia's best online Halloween shop!

Be sure to Trick or Treat safely this Halloween:

1. Set Clear Rules Before going out, state the rules for all the children. Assigning roles to the older ones and making sure you stick with the plan yourself makes it easier for everyone to be on the same page.

2. Map out a Route Talk to your closest neighbors and plan which houses you are going to visit. That way, you can determine the streets you'll be going to and know exactly the doors you'll be knocking. That helps for anyone joining a bit late or staying behind to be able to catch up.

3. Don't go into anyones houseEven if you know the person, trick-or-treating is about walking around the neighborhood, greeting people, and, of course, getting candy, so no need to go in for a visit. Moreover, as you do that, tell your child how important is to never go inside someones house for candy.

4. Reinforce Stranger DangerThis is probably something you've told your kids before; however, it is especially important during Halloween to make sure they don't talk to strangers. Talk to them about strangers driving by and asking for help or directions, and tell them to look for an adult immediately.

5. Have fun - Make sure you get lots of pictures and once you have collected all the candy etc.. get ready for the trading to begin.

Need more costume ideas?

Oct 26, 2013

Looking for a Devilish Costume Idea this Halloween?

Looking for a costume on the cheeky side this Halloween? We have plenty of sexy but scary, saucy but sensible costumes to heat up your spooky Halloween theme party this season. 

Devil costumes are always a fun way to go, but we wanted to throw in a few more ideas in case red isn't your colour...

So, we asked the customer service team at CostumeBox.com.au to give us their favourite picks for sexy costumes that aren't too over the top this Halloween:

Mikki's Pick.
Goldie's Pick.
Jo's Pick.
Katie's Pick.
Laura's Pick.

Ashley's Pick.
Jake's Pick.
Amy's Pick.

Looking for more great fancy dress costume ideas?

Oct 25, 2013

Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

There are only a few days until Halloween, get excited! Still don't have your costumes for the kids sorted? No worries, we have loads of great costume ideas to make Trick or Treating fun and in time for Halloween. 

Check out the huge range of costumes and accessories available online at CostumeBox.com.au - always Free Express Shipping in Australia, and great international flat rates too! Order by 2pm weekdays and get it next business day anywhere in Australia.

PLUS, get a free Trick or Treat bag with every Kids Costume purchase while supplies last!

Kids Trick or Treating Costume Picks:

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Oct 24, 2013

Pink Ribbon Day - Show Your Support October 28th

Cancer Council brings together Australia’s leading state and territory cancer organisations to minimise the threat of cancer through successful prevention, treatment, and support.

Every day in Australia nearly 50 women are diagnosed with breast or a gynecological cancer.  Whether it’s selling merchandise, volunteering on Pink Ribbon Day, or hosting a Girls' Night In your Pink Ribbon Fundraiser will be helping Cancer Council beat women’s cancers.

You can be involved in as many ways as you like! Here are some ideas:

 - Selling Pink Ribbon Day merchandise.
 - Girls' Night In! It's all about bringing women together.
 - Donations big and small help Cancer Council.

Check out some of these great costumes and accessories to wear for your fundraising event;

Show your support for PINK RIBBON DAY OCTOBER 28th 2013.

Oct 22, 2013

Halloween Goes Digital - Check Out These Amazing Costumes from Digital Dudz!

It's the 21st century already, so it's about time our costumes finally stepped into the future! These amazing costume t-shirts from Digital Dudz use your smartphone to bring the characters on the front to life and really freak out your friends.

Brought to us by the guys who created Morphsuits, these t-shirts and costumes have sleeves that hold your smartphone in place to show movement through a cut-out. The effect is a real attention getter, and sure to elicit a few screams of surprise at your Halloween party!

Here are a few of our favourites from the Digital Dudz line:

Click above to Shop Digital Dudz now!

See the Digital Dudz range in motion on YouTube here:

Looking for more great Halloween costume and party ideas? Check out CostumeBox.com.au:

Oct 16, 2013

Oktoberfest Down Under - Still Time to Party!

Oktoberfest is the world's biggest annual fair and takes place in Munich, Bavaria, Germany each year. But you don't need to board a plane to celebrate this beer-fest!

Embraced by local pubs such as the Bavarian Beer Cafe in Sydney, as well as festivals like Oktoberfest Brisbane, the German party has become a world-wide phenomena. Patrons love the idea of getting into Oktoberfest Costumes and heading out to themed pubs or events to have a few pints. 

The popularity of this event is obvious: beer, fun costumes, and a reason to celebrate Bavarian culture are all great ways to welcome the month of October!

The original Oktoberfest, known as "die Wies'n" in Germany, centers around a massive beer garden
featuring local beers, amazing German delicacies, and traditional Bavarian dress such as Leiderhausen and peasant dresses.

Whether you are hosting your own party at home, or hitting up an event in your neighbourhood, be sure to check out CostumeBox.com.au for all your party supply and costume needs.

Happy Oktoberfest!

Oct 9, 2013

The Best Couples Halloween Costumes for 2013

Halloween is creeping up fast... be sure to have your costume ready for the big night! Whether you are dressing up for a party, taking the kids trick or treating, or handing out candy in costume, there are loads of great ideas for dressing up at CostumeBox.com.au.

If you really want to take your Halloween to the next level, be sure to match up your costume with your partners for your event! Showing up in costumes that compliment each other will really make you stand out, and who knows, you might even win Best Dressed!

Here are a few ideas, but be sure to check out the full list of great Couples Costume Ideas at Costume Box:
  • Minni & Mickey Mouse
  • Sandra D & Danny from Grease
  • Kermit & Miss Piggy
  • Adam & Eve
  • Mr & Mrs Beetlejuice
  • Sweeney Todd & Mrs Lovett
  • Red Riding Hood & The Wolf
  • Batman & Catwoman
  • Jake Sully & Neytiri
  • Popeye & Olive Oyl
  • Hansel & Gretel
  • Fred & Wilma Flinstone
  • Barney & Betty Rubble

And don't forget the accessories! A costume wig, character make up kit, or the perfect prop will complete your look and make your outfit a big hit! 

Looking for more costumes, party supplies, or decorations for your next event? 

Oct 4, 2013

CostumeBox.com.au Masks Featured in The Tiny Lies New Video, Bag of Bones!

When New Zealand band The Tiny Lies set out to make their latest music video, they new exactly where to go for the costume masks needed to get the effect they were after, CostumeBox.com.au of course!

The Tiny Lies are on  tour this November with Delaney Davidson: 
  • FRI 8 - Paekakariki Town Hall, Wellington**
  • SAT 9 - Puppies, Wellington
  • FRI 15 - Wine Cellar, Auckland
  • SAT 16 - Wine Cellar, Auckland
  • SUN 17 - Leigh Sawmill, Auckland**
  • FRI 22 - Wunderbar, Lyttelton
  • SAT 23 - Wunderbar, Lyttelton
  • FRI 29 - Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru**
  • SAT 30 - Chicks Hotel, Dunedin
** - The Tiny Lies as a duo. Delaney Davidson solo

Music video for the first single from the album 'The Oaks They Will Bow' by The Tiny Lies.

Released November 2013 on Lyttelton Records.

Produced by Ruffell Productions.


Looking for costume masks or other great costume ideas? Check out CostumeBox.com.au! Massive selection, always Free Express Shipping in Australia and great international flat rates!

Oct 2, 2013

Top Halloween Costumes for 2013 Announced by CostumeBox.com.au

Australia’s top costume shop, CostumeBox.com.au, has released their coveted list of top trending Halloween costumes for 2013, as the Celtic holiday’s popularity grows in Australia.

Zombies are trending again for Halloween this season due to the popularity of box office hit movies like World War Z and Warm Bodies.

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With October 31st closing in quickly, CostumeBox.com.au has announced their annual Top 10 Halloween Costumes for Women, Men, and Kids. The online costume retailer is Australia’s number one provider of Halloween costumes and party supplies. With over 20,000 fancy dress costume items ready to ship world-wide, picking the top 10 lists proves to be a big challenge for staff and buyers each Halloween.

“Zombies are trending again for Halloween this season due to the popularity of box office hit movies like World War Z and Warm Bodies,” said Fiona Featherstone, Senior Buyer at CostumeBox.com.au. “And with The Walking Dead and other TV series leading the airwaves, costume manufacturers are using the opportunity to ‘zombify’ previously popular character costumes like cheerleaders, sheriffs and even football players.”

More traditional costume themes include classics like vampires, witches, and skeletons, but with the Great Gatsby out this year, 1920s costumes have been huge too, according to Featherstone. As always, we can expect to see the usual vampires, skeletons, and witches walking the streets this Halloween. “My favourite costume for Halloween 2013 and the one I personally will be wearing is the ‘Salem Witch.’ She comes complete with a noose around her neck – I just love it.”

Featherstone’s tip for everyone is to add some character make-up to your cart when shopping for your costume, “this simple addition to your look will make your costume go from O.K. to amazing!” If you are totally stumped for ideas, check out the list of Halloween Costume Ideas at Costume Box.

Halloween continues to grow in popularity, with Australians embracing the opportunity to get involved with their community. Whether you are handing out treats, going door to door to trick or treat, or throwing a party, Halloween is a holiday that touches every demographic and encourages neighbours of all ages to interact in a positive way.

Many younger Australians are embracing the historically European Halloween tradition, also known as All Hallows’ Eve, which celebrates the Celtic festival of the dead. A recent study by McCrindle Research on Australian trends revealed trick or treating was the post popular activity, “with 64% of those celebrating Halloween planning to take part in this activity, rising to 79% among families with primary school aged children.”

To see all of the top Halloween costume lists, from kids to adults, visit http://www.CostumeBox.com.au or vote for your favourite one at http://www.facebook.com/costumebox.

About CostumeBox.com.au 
Founded in 2007, Costume Box is one of Australia’s oldest online retailers, and has grown to become the largest provider of fancy dress costumes and party supplies in the Southern Hemisphere. Featuring free next day delivery in Australia, same day service in Sydney, and world-wide express delivery, CostumeBox.com.au can get it to you fast.