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Christmas Goes to the Dogs

December 8, 2011

Strings of lights are shining bright this time of the year, songs of carolers fill the air, stockings are hung, trees are decorated and Santa Claus is visiting a mall near you to learn what kids want for Christmas. Recently, I was admiring our lighted Christmas tree in the dark with the fluffy Corgi members of the family cuddled at my feet. The thought occurred to me that our furry friends needed to feel apart of the festivities this season. So the next day I was off to find some Christmas dog costumes for our Corgi mascots, Jaina and Kira.

It doesn’t matter that your pet doesn’t realize it is Christmas. They are certain to notice their new Santa squeak toys, candy shaped treats and the jingle bells fastened to their collar. Add to the fun by keeping your pet warm, fashionable and festive in dog Christmas costumes, too! Christmas costumes for dogs is great for bringing additional holiday spirit into your home this season. Your dog’s festive Christmas outfit is sure to bring a smile to your family’s face and begin more than one jolly conversation at that holiday party that you are hosting.

We carry a few great Christmas costumes for dogs. They are sized from Small to X-large so that they can fit every breed from a Maltese or Papillon to a Labrador or Golden Retriever. One of my favorite outfits is the dog Elf Costume. It transforms your pet into Santa’s little helper with the help of a green tunic with red pom-pom trim, matching green elf hat and ankle cuffs trimmed with plush red pom-poms. If your pooch isn’t a big fan of wearing christmas dog clothes, then you can choose something less invasive like an accessory. Our Reindeer antlers, jingle bell collar and mini Santa Claus hat are a few examples of what you could dress-up your pup with instead!

I guarantee you will have a paws-itively great time with your pet dressed up for the holidays. After all, our Corgis were all smiles as are everyone who visits our home.

Shop our: Christmas Costumes , Pet Costumes.


Quote of the Day: “Happiness is a warm puppy.” ~Rerun Van Pelt, ‘I want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown’.


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


Free Shipping + 10% Off on Leg Avenue Costumes – Limited Time

August 19, 2011

October is almost upon us and we wanted to offer everyone a special on Halloween costumes to kick start things! We are offering free shipping PLUS, for one week only, an additional 10% discount on all Leg Avenue Items. Not only does this go for the sexy Leg Avenue costumes, but we are offering this on all the men’s, plus size, teen, tween and kids’ costumes by Leg Avenue. This will also include all the Leg Avenue hosiery such as thigh high stockings, pantyhose, leggings and footless tights. It doesn’t stop there since it is for all of the Leg Avenue line. You will find Leg Avenue costume accessories such as petticoats, mini hats, purses, gloves, panties, tanga shorts and more!

The licensed Leg Avenue costumes this year include Top Gun, Flashdance, Alvin and the Chipmunks and American McGee’sAlice. There are a lot of curve-hugging Cat jumpsuits this year for your sexy black kitty costume. The form-fitting catsuit is always a favorite! A few of my favorite Leg Avenue costumes for 2011 includes a Bollywood Beauty, Cougar, Thief of Hearts, Miss Red Riding Hood, Sultry SWAT Officer and a sexy men’s Reaper Cowboy costume. There is also plenty of Leg Avenue accessories to enhance your costume for your next party or Halloween outing. One of my favorites is the costume purses. They allow you to take your personal belongings with you while staying in character. Lugging around that big purse really takes away from your costume.  So add a double gun holster purse to your gangster costume, a teapot purse to your Alice in Wonderland costume or a Polly Parrot purse to your pirate costume.

Use Coupon Code LEG10 for 10% off Leg Avenue costumes and accessories. Coupon will be reflected as a discount on the checkout page. Coupon can’t be used in conjunction with any other coupon code offer. Coupon is non-negotiable. Not valid for prior purchases. We reserve the right to cancel any order due to unauthorized, altered, or ineligible use of a discount. Offer ends Friday, August 26, 2010 at 11:59pm MST.

Quote of the Day: “Smile… it’s the second best thing to do with your lips.” – Anonymous


Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2010

What a fun day to come into work! Everyone over at Totally Costumes is sporting their Leprechaun Hats and costumes. A few of the girls are wearing Lady Luck costumes, Irish inspired costumes and playing card costumes with gold charms. A few of the guys even came in with their Leprechaun costumes. I’m sporting my Felt Leprechaun Hat, Pot of Gold Saint Patrick’s Glasses and my Red International Beauty Costume wig.

All of us at wish you a fun Saint Patrick’s Day full of luck, gold and lots of good food.

Irish Toast
Here’s to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer – and another one!

Quote of the Day: “Yeah, my, my such a sweet thing. I wanna do everything. What a beautiful feeling, Crimson and clover over and over.” -Joan Jett, Crimson and Clover

Nova the Lucky Leprechaun


World meet Nova

February 23, 2010

I am very excited to be posting my very first journal entry on Totally Costumes.

My name is Nova and I will be your host during your visit! You can rely on me to keep you updated with new costume releases, behind-the-scene details on exclusive photo shoots and news on costume events around the world. After all, there is nothing more fun than being dressed in costume with close friends, eating good food and attending a costume party to create experiences you will never forget.

The wonderful thing about costumes is you can enjoy expressing yourself according to the moment’s mood and how you are feeling. Having the opportunity to show the world how you feel day-to-day through costume is the beauty of the cosplay experience. You can express yourself in so many different ways according to energy, feelings and mood. Feeling shy? Add a costume wig to the mix for anonymity. It is fun and brings your costume to a whole other level.

 I look forward to sharing my new costume findings with you so that you can have the chance to find new opportunites to express yourself to the world! I have an exclusive photoshoot coming live on the website within the next few days for one of my favorite video game characters. Please check back soon so that you can see the photographs and read behind-the-scene details. Both the photographer and model have a sincere interest in costumes which is visibly obvious when you see the results.

Whether you are looking to venture out as someone else for a day in disguise, attend a costume party or express yourself to the world on your next outing, I will be here to keep you updated with new costume ideas.

Quote of the Day: “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear” – Mark Twain

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