Archive for July, 2011


Costume Spotlight: Hot Rod Pin-Up Girl Photos

July 19, 2011

Character: Velvet Cheetah Costume
Accessories: Net Backseamed Pantyhose, Auburn Red Pin-Up Girl Wig

Model: Nova
Location: Rob’s Hot Rod Garage

Take a flash back with us to the 1940s and 1950s when fashion was an art form and the silhouette was the hourglass. The 40s and 50s pinup models were known for their tasteful yet alluring outfits with an aesthetic that embodied style and sophistication. Also known as cheesecake girls, they were both sexually alluring and slightly innocent and coquettish. Modern pinup girls continue to be immensely popular with hot rods and custom cars so we decided to spotlight vintage inspired fashion alongside some freaking awesome cars. Lucky for us, we had the opportunity to drool over some beautiful lines in Rob’s Hot Rod Garage – a 1933 Plymouth Coupe and a 1929 Ford Model A Roadster.

We chose the sexy Velvet Cheetah Pin-Up Costume from our new 2011 costume collection. This seductive and sexy Velvet Cheetah costume proved to be the cat’s meow for our hot rod pin-up girl theme. The Velvet Cheetah Pin-Up Costume includes a velveteen leopard print mini dress with an attached cat tail and belt with round jeweled buckle, elbow-length glovelettes and a headband with ears. It really brings out the wild animal within so I was able to let my feline prowess shine next to those sweet hot rods! This sexy pin-up girl costume combines the sweet with the sultry in leopard print and stretches to hug all your curves. I loved how it combined the 1950s pinup with a modern twist. The deep-V gathered bodice compliments any bust size for an unapologetic femme fatale.

The essence of the hot rod pin-up girls was captured nicely by our photographer in the photoshoot. “The sexy backseam pantyhose following those long legs, the curve hugging leopard print dress, the perfect seducing face of the model with those hotrod red lips that scream pin-up, the flirting position of the poses on the hot rod car, that hand resting on those sexy hips… the pictures really capture what modern pin-up is all about,” our photographer exclaimed after the pin-up girl photoshoot with the hot rod cars. She added, “My favorite feature on the pin-up girl costume was the plunging V-neck with a halter strap that flirts with the neck and the ruched front. I also love the BOLD leopard print!”

Pin-up girls and custom hot rod cars go together like yen and yang. This is probably because it is all about the curves. The curves of the pin-up girl compliment the curves on the car. The attitude a pin-up girl has with the car can really convey a true scene. And I admit, I really felt the attitude of the 1933 Plymouth Coupe and the 1929 Ford Model A Roadster in that garage. Those hot rods really set the vintage pin-up mood on fire for both myself and the photographer. With a wicked cool backdrop and the vintage inspired Velvet Cheetah Costume, I am happy to share with you our hot rod pin-up girl photos from the shoot!

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Quote of the Day: “To err is human, to purr feline.” ~Robert Byrne, American Author


Animal Planet Costumes: Who Let the Dogs Out?

July 16, 2011

A collection of baby and pet costumes has been released just in time for Howl-oween! We are excited to announce the release of the most unique line of licensed dog and baby costumes inspired by the animal kingdom in collaboration with Animal Planet. Like Shark Week and Walking with Dinosaurs, these pet and baby costumes originate from the popular wildlife shows featured on the Discovery network. Discerning pet owners and parents will be delighted to dress their most beloved buddies in cool, fun characters such as a Stegosaurus or an endangered African Elephant.

The purchase of an Animal Planet Costume for your dog or baby will benefit the principal partners of R.O.A.R., Animal Planet’s project to make the world a better place for animals. These paws-itively awesome designs of Animal Planet costumes will have your baby or pet looking fur-ociously cute! Animal Planet brings the animal kingdom to life every day on screen, online and in products like these ones. Let your instincts take over and your imagination go wild in our Animal Planet Costumes. Animal Planet, same planet, different world.

Embrace the inner animal with these new Animal Planet costumes, the cutest infant and pet costumes on the planet. Your purchase of any Animal Planet costume for baby or pet will benefit R.O.A.R. – Reach Out. Act. Respond. Animal Planet has partnered with many leading animal organizations to inspire people like us to make the world a better place for animals. Together, we will have the power to improve the lives of animals in our communities and in the wild. Even the smallest act has an impact so join us all in our passion to help animals.

Shop our new line of Animal Planet Costumes to help make the world a better place for wild and domestic animals around the globe.

Quote of the Day: “Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” ~Albert Einstein


Spotlight: Sexy French Maid Costume

July 9, 2011

Character: French Kiss Maid Costume

Model: Heather
Photographer: Janae Peterson
Location: The Pridy House

Bonjour! We decided to spotlight a sexy ensemble that is timeless in the world of dress-up! So without further ado, I am happy to spotlight our sexy French maid costume photoshoot. The Deluxe French Kiss Maid Costume by California Costume is part of the Eye Candy collection and certainly ranks up there with the best of sexy Halloween costumes. Janae stated that not only was the model so much fun to work with and the setting of the Pridy House so beautiful, but that the sexy French Maid costume was great to work with.

The sexy French Kiss Maid Costume includes a black mini dress with an attached off-the-shoulder ruffled sleeves, attached white apron with black lace overlaid white bows and a matching black and white French Maid headpiece. The sexy French Maid dress features a white insert over the torso with a black lace overlay, three crystallized-looking black buttons and a black bow over the chest. The sexy French Maid costume gives plenty of attitude with the wide shoulder straps and attached off-the-shoulder puff sleeves. The puff sleeves feature a white lace overlay and the elastic armbands offer a nice fit for different sized arms. The attached white apron ties into a large bow in the back and ruched sections on both sides give it the ultimate French Maid look.

Heather mentioned that it was comfortable to wear and easy to slip on since there is no zipping or buttoning required. She added, “It looks very sexy and you will definitely make your ‘monsieur’ a happy one!”

The sexy Halloween costume doesn’t stop there! Janae added the White Traditional Lace Petticoat byLeg Avenuefor a more frilly and full skirt appearance. She said it certainly wouldn’t look complete without it! The black Net Backseamed Pantyhose byLeg Avenue was used for the hosiery choice. Made of lycra industrial net, the stretchy fishnet pantyhose with backseam really sets the sizzling hot French Maid costume on fire! Of course, Janae topped it all off with a French Maid Feather Duster accessory prop!

Dust away the competition at any party with our sexy French Kiss Maid costume.

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Quote of the Day: “When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.” -Author Unknown


Spotlight: Little Pig Infant Costume

July 2, 2011

Character: Baby Pig Costume

Model: Eli
Photographer: Janae Peterson
Location: MontroseCO

That little piggie went to the market, but this little piggie stayed home and enjoyed dress-up play! And he enjoyed it just as much as we did! As we all know, dress-up role play is a great method of encouraging imaginative play with your child. And what better way to do it than with vibrant colors and farm animals?

We decided to do our next costume photoshoot with a farm animal costume since it is summer and spending a day on the farm sounded like fun. Eli was dressed in our Little Pig Infant Costume from Charades while photographer Janae Peterson worked her magic. We both agree that this is one of the cutest kids’ Halloween costumes we have seen in a while and those pudgy baby cheeks inside of it made it all the more charming.

The baby pig costume is made of pink micro fiber and was easy for Eli to move around in since the material was thin. It didn’t frustrate him like the fluffier and thick baby Halloween costumes have in the past. There was nothing to irritate the skin on the inside since the fabric was so extremely soft. There were plastic snap buttons on the inner legs to make for convenient diaper changes. A pair of footsies are included that are designed to look like cloven pig hoofs.

When asking Janae about her favorite part of the baby pig costume, she thought it was the amount of detail mentioning that the costume flaunted a curly pig tail and that the pig hood couldn’t get any cuter with the pink leather-like patches inside the ears, googly eyes that move, soft plush pig snout and a secure fit with neck tie closures. She suggests wearing clothes underneath for colder Halloween nights since the material of the baby pig costume is thinner and won’t keep your infant warm as it is for dress-up.

We enjoyed watching Eli play in the baby pig Halloween costume photoshoot and we know you will, too! The nice think about this farm animal costume is that you don’t have to have a farm or a ranch to enjoy this adorable piglet! Go hog wild this Halloween and enjoy dress-up play with your infant through the magic of costume!

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Quote of the Day: “I am very proud to be called a pig. It stands for pride, integrity and guts.” -Ronald Reagan

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