Jul 31, 2014

Top 5 Boys Book Week Parade Costumes 2014

What are the top costumes for boys for this year's Book Week parade? Glad you asked! Here's the Top 5 Boys Costumes from CostumeBox.com.au for 2014! Shop these dress ups and more online on their Book Week Ideas page...

Book: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Costume: Harry Potter Dress Up Kit.

Protect Hogwarts in style and join forces with Ron and Hermione to battle evil and search for the Deathly Hallows. This children's Harry Potter outfit has everything you need to cast your first spell. The costumes includes a black velvety fabric with maroon lining, wand and glasses.

Book: The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Costume: Howling at the Moon Boys Wolf Costume.

Have all the village people fooled and Stand in front of the moon and howl a great howl in this costume. The Howling at the Moon Boys Costume comes with a full mask and shirt. 
Book: Robin Hood

Costume: Robin Hood Boys Costume

Rob the rich to feed the poor in this classic Robin Hood Boys Costume. This Bookweek favourite includes a long sleeved tunic, brown pants and matching boot tops, cowl and hat. Don't forget your bow and arrow

Book: The Cat in the Hat

Costume: Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat Accessory Kit

Oh my cod, who doesn't love Dr Seuss?  A great Cat in the Hat costume kit for kids which includes the character red and white striped top hat, white gloves and red bow tie.  Also available in adult sizes.  Great for a book week idea or general dress up fun.

Top 5 Girls Book Week Parade Costumes 2014

Looking for that perfect girls Book Week costume? CostumeBox.com.au has hundreds of ideas for your child's Book Week Parade 2014... from Alice in Wonderland to the Wizard of Oz, there are heaps of book character costumes to choose from. Here are the top 5 selling right now:

Book: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Look like a true princess in this Glitter Snow White Girls costume. This costume includes a beautiful blue, yellow and red Snow White one-piece gown with dark blue glittered velvet at front and long, yellow satin-like skirt.
Book: The Wizard of OZ

Be the little girl from Kansas who takes the adventure of a lifetime to Oz. This Dorothy costume features her blue and white gingham dress with matching hair bow. A great dress up for any occasion.

Book: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Costume: Miss Wonderland Girls Costume 

Cute version of the well known Alice outfit, perfect for every little girl from Alice to Zoe. The dress comes with the headband too.  Get ready for tea with the Mad Hatter.
Book: Pocahontas The Voice of the Wind.

Great costume comes with the furry boot covers too. Classic and legendary tale. A great dress up to keep warm in!
Book: Pirates Ahoy!

Well, girls can be pirates too, can't they? Fun dress up outfit if the princess look isn't for her. Great long sleeve dress and versatile for Halloween or a pirate party too!

Jul 2, 2014

Christmas in July Essentials!

Tis' the season to be Jolly! 

Celebrate a white Christmas this July with our holiday essentials

Christmas In July

Bar tool

Holiday decoration

Christmas Elf Shirt

Christmas Snowman Top Hat

Costumebox - christmas in july

Elf Dog Costume

Red Tinsel Eyelashes

Christmas Santa Tee Shirt

Jul 1, 2014

Celebrating the 4th of July

On the 4th of July, 1776 The United States of America declared its Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain and from this day forward Americans have been celebrating this iconic day. Celebrations are usually associated with fireworks, picnics, family gatherings, parades, barbecues, carnivals and political speeches and ceremonies.

Classic American Food

The 4th of July is usually celebrated with foods such as fried chicken, cajun turkey, hot dogs and lemonade. Since it is summer in the U.S. picnics and barbecues are popular when hosting a July the 4th party.

Here are a few finger licking recipes to try this 4th of July:

The Ultimate Barbecue Chicken

This is a classic grilled chicken recipe and is full of flavor. Prep time is needed for this recipe so make sure you have the chicken marinated and in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Recipe here: The Ultimate Barbecue Chicken

The All American Potato Salad

A Martha Steward recipe classic, this is the perfect side dish to accompany grilled meats.

Recipe here: All American Potato Salad

American Flag Sponge Cake

Wow your guests with this American Flag sponge cake. Simply decorate the cake top with blueberries, cream and raspberries to get the flag effect.

Recipe here: American Flag Sponge Cake

4th of July Rice Krispies Treat

A quick and easy dessert even the kids can have fun helping out!

Recipe here: Rice Krispies Treat


Think anything red white or blue. Grab some paints and ribbons from your arts and crafts store and get creative with the table top decor.

For these American paper flag decorations and more visit: American Costumes and Supplies

Top costume picks for the 4th of July:

Uncle Sam

Show your patriotism with this iconic costume.
Comes with hat, jacket, pants, shirt and cummerband.

Get it here: Uncle Sams Men's Costume

The All American Hero: Captain America

The ultimate patriotic superhero of The Avengers, this costume comes with a 3D effect body body suit to give you that 6 pack you have always wanted!

Get it here: Captain America Costume

The American Cheerleader

Cheerleading is recognized as a national sport in America and is popularised in TV series and Holllywood movies such as Bring it on.

Get the popular Cheerios Cheerleader Costume from Glee here- Glee Cheerleader Costume