Archive for November, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving from Totally Costumes!

November 23, 2011

It is that time of the year when we reflect on all the highs and lows of life. We all made it through another year to realize that it is time to celebrate and give thanks for all of our blessings. I took a second to look around and remind myself of all the things that I have to be thankful for. It is a very enlightening and warming experience that I recommend to all of our readers.

There are different triumphs and challenges that we have all experienced for 2011 and can be thankful for some many different things – friends, family, accomplishments, health or new events to name a few. So snap some pictures this holiday season and take everything in to create more memories to treasure and be thankful for. When you are gathered around friends and family for the Thanksgiving feast, be sure to kiss your muse, hold your kids and hug your friends – yes, even the jolly drunk ones! And remember … those homemade pies are calorie free this time of the year so take that extra piece of goodness!

Family Re-enactment of the first Thanksgiving. (Photo: The Tailor Times)

~Nova~  And everyone here at
Quote of the Day: “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” -Melody Beattie, Author


Epic Greek Costumes Coming to a Theater Near You

November 11, 2011

A 3D fantasy adventure film from the directors of 300 is releasing to theaters today, 11-11-11, under the title Immortals. It is loosely based on the Greek myths of Theseus and the Minotaur and the Titanomachy. Theseus (Henry Cavill of Superman: Man of Steel), is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against his ruthless nemesis King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), who is on a rampage across ancient Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.

The costume epics and the CGI are being talked about in the reviews and by critics. Brian Gallagher of reports as being really taken by the Greek costumes and commented that they were ‘just amazing.” In his interview with Isabel Lucas who portrays Athena the Goddess of War, she describes her character’s outfits as unbelievable, beautiful, gruesome and so creative. Although she stated it was very physically impractical to wear (with the corsets and chain-link skirt weighing nearly 44 pounds), the costume encouraged her to embody her character while feeling very regal on the movie set.

Freida Pinto, who stars as the Oracle priestess Phaedra, agreed that she also got to wear some beautiful costumes. One of her Greek style costumes in Tarsem Singh’s Greek epic fantasy Immortals included a tight corset. “As beautiful as the costume was, it was a challenge learning to deal with it,” she shared during an interview. TheHollywood, Bollywood personality admitted that it was a challenge breathing in it.

Recent films telling the tales of Ancient Greece mythology hasn’t disappointed the critics with their beautifully designed costumes. 300, Clash of the Titans,Troyand Gladiator are other examples of ancientGreecemythology movies that feature epic Greek costume designs. Gerard Butler as King Leonidas in his Spartan Warrior costume and Lena Headey portraying Queen Gorgo in her sexy white toga remain among the favorites.

Become your own mythological legend at your next costume party or movie event. Our selection of Greek costumes is sized for men, women, teens, boys and girls. Whether you choose to be a Spartan warrior, Greek myth, Goddess, sexy siren or a Grecian in a toga, you will find what you are looking for within our selection of Greek costumes.

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Quote of the Day: “To those who much is given, much is lost.” -Freida Pinto as Phaedra, Immortals (2011)


Thanksgiving Costumes: Traditions with a Fun, Festive Twist

November 9, 2011

Thanksgiving is around the corner and families will continue old traditions and begin new ones. Some of the favorite Thanksgiving traditions include eating of Thanksgiving Feast, participating in breaking the turkey’s wishbone and giving thanks around the table. Sports fans usually enjoy an eventful game of football, too! Make this year one to remember by spicing up your old Thanksgiving traditions with a new twist. Thanksgiving costumes can really bring a festive feel to your dinner table while bringing the holiday’s beginnings to the present. The entire family can dress in an assortment of traditional Pilgrim costumes and Native American Indian costumes to bring the first Thanksgiving Day to life.

Our selection of Pilgrim costumes is available for men, women, boys and girls. Inspired by colonial wardrobe styles of the 17th century, early American settler costumes for males will include a brown, gray or black long-sleeved top with white cuffs, white round collar, cropped pants and a belt. The colonial pilgrim costumes for females will generally include a long sleeved black, brown or gray dress with white cuffs, long white apron, round white collar and a classic prairie bonnet. It brings an authentic pioneer appearance to bring the harvest season to life. For the crafty ladies looking for a DIY Pilgrim Costume, try out our Women’s Pilgrim Costume Kit. It includes the white prairie bonnet, apron, wrist cuffs and white round collar.

Be sure that part of the family also dresses in Native American Indian costumes to complete the scene. With so many different styles, there is something for everyone in the family. Men and boys can choose from Indian Warrior, Native American Brave, Tribe Chief and Cherokee Warrior costumes. They generally include a faux suede or faux buckskin top and pants with fringe accents. Other Native American Indian accessories can enhance a costume such as a long black wig, feather headdress, tomahawk, bow with arrows and moccasins. Women and girls can choose from a variety of Indian Princess, Native American Girl and Tiger Lily costume styles.

If you are looking to bring a more comical presence to your Thanksgiving celebration, try a turkey costume. We carry a few different Turkey Costumes for adults and kids. The Turkey Costume is easily recognizable with its brown, soft fleece jumpsuit, yellow beak with red gizzard, and the colorful turkey tail feathers. Start out the festivities with your best ‘Gobble, gobble!’

If you aren’t looking to don the full Thanksgiving costume as a turkey, pilgrim or Native American Indian, enhance your everyday wear with a festive costume accessory. We carry a large selection of more traditional Thanksgiving costume accessories such as the Native American Indian Headdress, deluxe pilgrim hat, Indian headband with braids, colonial bonnet, pilgrim costume kits, Native American costume jewelry, pilgrim shoe covers and moccasins to name a few. To bring more humor to the table, try our fun and festive Turkey Gobbler Hat, Plush Turkey Puppet Hat, Turkey Neck Tie, Drumstick Bopper headband, Stuffed Turkey Mask Hat, Pilgrim Turkey Headband or a Turkey Costume Purse. You can be as creative and festive as you like when enhancing your everyday wardrobe with Thanksgiving flare.

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Quote of the Day: “Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.” -E.P. Powell, Author


Celebrity Costumes and Celebrities in Costume

November 4, 2011

Celebrities were on parade in costumes over the Halloween weekend. Both celebrities dressed in costume and everday people dressed in costume as celebrities. Seeing the large variety of 2011 costumes in the spotlight over the internet was entertaining to look through. From Heidi Klum’s Invisible Woman to Kim Kardashian’s Poison Ivy, the costumes were fun and creative.

Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi dressed in the Frisky Leopard Costume by J Valentine. Dressed in this sexy ensemble complete with scarlet red hair extensions and white feline contacts, Snooki hosted a spine-chilling Halloween bash at the Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace. She even enhanced to sexy Leopard Costume with leopard spots bodypaint, black lip liner, long fingernails and thigh high boots.

Not the only celebrity donning a J Valentine costume, Laura J. Croft sported the Happy Kitty Costume. Resembling the Hello Kitty Costume, this Happy Kitty Costume included the track-style jacket dress, hood with pom-pom ties and a plush backpack. Laura J Croft was all smiles in her Hello Kitty Costume by J Valentine.

One of our favorite shots was a group dressed as President Obama and Mr. T with a dead Osama Bin Laden corpse in a Navy Seal box. This duo was very creative and took first prize in their costume contest. Mr. T was dressed in an army camoflauge jumpsuit with strands of gold beads and a mohawk. President Obama wore our Obama mask and was dressed in a suit. The Navy Seal box contained our Osama Bin Laden costume and was complete with comical US Navy Seals stickers.

Quote of the Day: “What I’ve learned is that you really don’t need to be a celebrity or have money or have the paparazzi following you around to be famous. ” -Lady Gaga


Halloween Spotlight: Impressive Ghostbusters Costume!

November 1, 2011

While I have come across many great costumes that are homemade, I had a hard time not sharing this homemade Ghostbuster costume that I saw online the other day. It was so impressive that I had to share. I think whether you are into cosplay or not, everyone enjoys seeing a good homemade Halloween costume. There is no doubt that a lot of time, love and effort was put into the making of this Ghostbuster costume.

Gala Darling posted some pictures of her clever husband in his Ghostbuster Costume. She stated that he made this entire Halloween costume from scratch. The patches were sewn on, elbow-pads dyed and a proton pack was constructed and painted. You will also be happy to know that the images were taken by photographer Lydia Hudgens in front of the actual firehouse from the movie! I say he would give Ghostbusters’ Dr. Peter Venkman a run for his role!

Quote of the Day: “Why worry? Each one of us is carrying an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back.” -Dr. Peter  Venkman, Ghostbusters (1984)

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