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Tuesday, November 27, 2012  0 Comments

Holiday Matsuri is Right around the Corner Grab Your Cosplay Outfits Here

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The holidays only come once a year, and like every year, Holiday Matsuri is quickly approaching!  Are you ready to participate with the fun this December?

Holiday Matsuri features a grand "meshing" of all things anime, sci-fi, pop culture and more!  This is your chance to spend the holidays partying with all of your fellow-cosplayers, and it's one of those cosplay conventions you won't want to miss.  Every year we spend our holidays celebrating what makes cosplay so great.  This year, Holiday Matsuri will provide non-stop entertainment in form of guest celebrities, artists and incredible parties.  With so much dancing and all of the great contests we'll be having, the only thing missing is you...and a great costume!

Your Cosplay Costume

The great thing about Holiday Matsuri is that the sky is the limit as far as what you can choose.  It's such a large celebration of all forms of cosplay, that anything goes.

At Moon Costumes we can help you put together the perfect costume for Holiday Matsuri.  So, whether you want to go for a classic Sailor Moon
costume, or your taste is more along the lines of Assassin's Creed, we've got the most authentic costumes to help you make a huge impression at one of the year's hottest cosplay conventions.

There's no better way to celebrate the holidays that by hanging out with those who love cosplay as much as you do.  Even if this is your first time attending
cosplay conventions, it's a great time to enjoy your very first one.

For the best in costumes and accessories, check out the great selection at Moon Costumes!

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Monday, November 19, 2012  0 Comments

Toga, Toga, Toga, Get Your Toga Party Togas Here!


In 1953, a group of college students from Pomona College dressed in their togas and put ivy wreaths on their heads.  With their dorm mattresses in tow, they gathered at the home of Mark Neuman, a freshman, who lived in Flintridge.  In doing so, they participated in a party that would remain a time-honored tradition in colleges and universities for many decades to come. America had seen its first college toga party.

Toga parties have become a staple on college campuses.  In fact, the largest toga party, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, happened in February 2012 in Australia.  Over 3,700 participants joined together in Brisbane to enjoy good food, great drinks, and play Greek or Roman-themed games.

Join In On The Fun!

You don't have to be in college to enjoy a great toga party.  In fact, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt held a toga party as a joke for those who referred to her husband as "Caesar".  There's no reason why you can't have just as much
fun!

At Moon Costumes, we've got a variety of
toga adult costumes to make your toga party even better.  Women will love their Greek transformation with our incredible Greek Goddess costume.  Or if you're looking for something a little sexier, our short toga costume is perfect for an alluring look.

For all of you guys, we've got great toga adult costumes for you too!  You can choose between our classic Julius Caesar
look, or choose something like our Spartan costume, which ladies love.

Toga parties are a blast!  And we're here to make sure you have the best time possible!

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Friday, November 16, 2012  0 Comments

Electric Dance Music is Taking Over! Get Your Costumes Here


Raves give you an opportunity to party with your friends to the exciting, pulsating sounds of Electric Dance Music during an incredible light show.  The adrenaline is rushing, you're having a great time...and you want to be sure you've got one of the best rave costumes at the party.

Great Rave Costumes

At a rave, half the fun is seeing the costumes people come up with.  Don't be left in the dark!  Do some brainstorming and come up with something that reflects your personality (or that's just the opposite of your personality!), and that will get you noticed while you're partying with your friends.

Dressing for a rave doesn't have to be difficult; it can be simple if you put together the right items to create a unique look.  This is one time when it's okay to go against the crowd.  As long as you're wearing something colorful, you're going to look awesome.

Costume Ideas

Our shop has some incredible
wigs that will pick up the colors in the light show beautifully.  They're also comfortable to wear, so you can put it on and trust that you're looking fabulous without having to worry about it for the rest of the night.  Don't be afraid to go over the top a bit with your clothes--the brighter, the better!  And when you're choosing your makeup, outrageous is the answer.  How about choosing a great set of eyelashes to complete your look?  Or don a tattoo?

Whatever you choose, you're going to have a great time!  And at Moon Costumes, we've got everything you need to be sure you do!   

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012  0 Comments

It’s Never Too Early to Plan for Christmas

The trees may have just started showing their beautiful orange and yellow colors, but before you know it, it will be Christmas time!  It's never too early to start planning how you and your family are going to celebrate.  And this year why not try something new to amuse and delight your family?  Christmas costumes are a great idea to help get everyone in the holiday spirit even more!

Santa Claus

Children of all ages look forward to getting that visit from Santa on Christmas morning.  How excited will your small children be when they find out that Santa Claus actually hung around this year to hand out their family's presents?

Our Santa Claus
costumes are absolutely beautiful.  With rich, plush material that's lined with faux rabbit fur, it will be hard to convince the kiddos that you're anything but the real thing!  In fact, having a real visit from Santa Claus on Christmas morning is a terrific gift all its own.

Other Holiday Costume Ideas

If you want to be a little more creative this year, we can help you with that too.  For your upcoming office party, why not go dressed as a Christmas
elf?  Anyone can don the same old suit and red holiday tie year after year.  This year, you can do it up a little different.  We have terrific accessories too, if you want a great way to add some holiday flair to your ordinary "office casual" wardrobe.

We're pretty sure you can think of many ways to use your Christmas
costume.  At Moon Costumes, we'd love to help you create the perfect look.

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Monday, November 12, 2012  0 Comments

Entertain Your Family and Friends this Thanksgiving With a Turkey Costume.


Thanksgiving is coming and you're probably busy planning your extravagant menu of mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and of course, that succulent bird that everyone looks forward to.  Thanksgiving is a great time to spend a special day with your friends and family, eating delicious food and socializing.

Even though you look forward to spending time with people you care about, do you ever find that making the same meal every year tends to get a little bit routine?  Well, this Thanksgiving you can break that routine with one of our great holiday costumes.

A Thanksgiving Costume They'll Remember

Instead of donning the usual apron and slippers like you do every year, how about wearing a turkey
costume when you serve your turkey?  You're sure to get a great reaction from your family!  Not only is it a refreshing break from the norm, but it will earn you a lot of laughs too.

And while you're at it, don't stop with just you.  For baby's first Thanksgiving, he or she can get in on the fun too.  Why not surprise your family members with an adorable turkey
costume for the little one?  There's no better way to celebrate this special holiday with your friends and family.  Not to mention, a baby in a turkey costume makes a great photo opportunity!

At Moon Costumes, we're all about helping you dress to impress, and our holiday costumes are a hit at every party.  If there's one thing that's true about us, it's that we like to help our customers have fun with our great
costumes and accessories.  So, grab yours today!  

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Thursday, November 8, 2012  0 Comments

Halloween isn’t the only time of the year to wear a costume.

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No one is satisfied being themselves all the time.  And Halloween isn't the only time of year that you can wear a great costume.  If you're one of those people who's a little bit adventurous (or you wish you were), you'll love cosplay!


Cosplay is short for costume play.  Cosplayers enjoy dressing up as various types of characters for different events.  While there are many opportunities for cosplay, one of the most popular ways to display your creative (and eccentric) side is by attending cosplay conventions.



Cosplay Conventions

Dressing up in a
costume that represents a favorite video game or anime character is all the norm when you attend a cosplay convention.  Great conventions like WonderCon in Anaheim, California and MangaNext in East Rutherford, New Jersey are where the anime fans flock to participate in all kinds of events as well as dress as some of their favorite characters.  And as far as which characters are good for cosplay conventions...the rule is, there are no rules!


A Great Costume

Whether you're planning on attending your very first cosplay event, or you're a seasoned pro, it's always good to evaluate (or re-evaluate) your costume to be sure it's the best.  One of the most important things to remember is that
details matter!  Cosplay is an art form, and those who love it, know how important it is to do it right.  The best way to begin your costume planning is to study your character.  Take in every possible detail about their clothing.  The best cosplayers even learn how to impersonate their character, right down to their speech and way of walking.

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