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Costume Tradition is Infinite

Getting hooked with Costumes is of course fun and it’s a part of human life. Costume tradition is been followed
worldwide, which remain infinite. The change in designs, cuts and styles have emerged from time to time. In fact,
people in various nations are distinguished by their Christmas costumes which serves as a mark of nationality. National costumes
segregates one culture discernible from the other one on which clothes they wears.

Besides the usual events, holidays such as Christmas, Halloween and Mardi gras, would certainly not be complete
without costumes, wigs and makeup. What is the meaning of such outstanding holidays, if you find no complement to
these seasons? Halloween would of course be boring without the view of Pirate Costumes, Comical Costumes, Sexy
Costumes, and Scary Costumes. On the other hand, Children would get annoyed if they don’t seen Santa Claus during
Christmas. Be it anything – it is a simple fact that loads varieties of costumes have been part of our lifestyle.

Indeed, these are distinctive forms of dressing, could also include official or ritual attire such as academic gowns,
armor, and theatrical dress. Other side, superstition, caste difference, and climatic need all have been dominant in
the development of dress. The term costume as well includes accessories, such as the shoe, hat, glove, crown, etc.

These outstanding costumes would not take have taken place one earth without the people who introduced them. Behind
Disney on Ice or any other play either; costumes have applied much effort to offer the casts wonderful costumes.
These people are beyond doubt creative to bring into realism of costumes that are fantasy.

Today, costumers are been making a name in originality. The most important feel of any costume is that it has the
capability to transform you in something that you are not in other days. In actual fact, this is one of the chief
reasons why any costumes have skilled marvelous growth over the past decade. You can now literally find thousands of
unlike Halloween costumes obtainable online and for all kind of situations and even outfits for pets who love fancy
parties! If dreamers have a dream, Halloween costume makers could certainly build it up. The tradition is up from
decades and over 40% of costume are been purchased before 2 months of actual event. This way you can get the most
excellent and particular dress you are looking for. Hopefully, you can find your desired costume online.

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Biblical Costumes For a Nativity Play

If you are planning to put on a Christmas play, telling the Christmas nativity story in a Christmas pageant or
nativity play, one of the biggest challenges you will face is finding a way to dress the characters in biblical

In earlier times, most stay at home moms would be happy to help out with their dressmaking skills, sewing machines
and free time. These days, the economics of dressmaking at home have changed. The cost of imported and mass produced
clothing, as well as the ravages of brand promotions on the expectations of children, have greatly reduced home
dressmaking as a craft. Many homes today lack the home crafts skills and sewing equipment that was commonplace a
couple of decades ago.

Another factor has been the the free time available for home craft activity, with many moms now going out to work or
having other priorities for their time.

Fortunately a market for Christmas costumes has filled the gap, and it is now possible to purchase ready made
theatrical costumes representing the various characters in the nativity play story for a very reasonable price.

There may need to be some costume adjustments for players of varying sizes, but most church or community groups
putting on a Christmas pageant are able to find the few key people with the necessary skills that they need for this
role. Costume adjustments require much less work than making costumes from scratch.

The main characters for which you will need biblical costumes are Mary, Joseph, some shepherds, a few angels and the
Three Wise Men. If your story goes into more detail, you will need an innkeeper costume, and perhaps a range of Roman
soldier costumes, and perhaps more if your story extends beyond the classic nativity scene. If your cast is large,
either to encourage participation of to assemble a choir on stage, you may need to add a range of biblical costumes
that simply reflect the style of clothing of the era.

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Cheers Aplenty With Christmas Costumes

Santa costumes will bring more fun and cheer to the whole family come Christmas. For this reason, people love to
celebrate special occasions with special holiday costumes. The elder men of the family would dress up as Santa clause
and bring gifts that can later be opened up by the family members. He can also add humor to his presence to boost
everybody’s cheerful mood. Santa costumes can be found almost everywhere now. Thanks to the internet, you can also
purchase them online. However, when you have any problems with the costume, there may be little you can do as
returning goods purchased online is still a bit of a problem.

Traditional Christmas costumes are usually Santa suit costumes. There are other characters too like Mrs. Claus, the
elves, reindeer and the three kings. The size between Mr and Mrs Claus differs and the elves are all of course in
green color petite clothes. For a reindeer costume, there should be a plastic horn included. As for those who would
like to be Rudolph, don’t forget the red nose trademark. The three kings costume should consist of robes and capes.

Since Christmas is all about relaxing and comfort, the material used for the holiday costumes is cotton. It is a
common material used in ordinary shirts thus tailors adapt this item to their design. Cotton is a light fabric and
lets the body control its natural temperature. It can also be washed easily using ordinary detergents. Santa suit
costumes are made with cotton in mind since the material is easy on the body. Some tailors add a hidden belly bag to
give the impression that the wearer has a big stomach. However, some guys already have large waistlines thus some
tailors remove this feature from the design.

Santa suit costumes are colored red. It is the commonly accepted color for the character as seen in various media.
All the aspects of Christmas holiday costumes are colored red as it is the shade of the season. Green can also be
used for some outfit although it does not match for the person wearing the Santa costume. Brown is used for the
reindeer costume to give it a more natural look. Meanwhile, those who want to become the Three Kings have a shade of
different colors. The popular ones include blue, violet and even yellow to signify their royal line.

Among all the other yearly events, Christmas has the most costumes which can have various accessories. Santa suit
costumes have a big bag of toys where the wearer can put the gifts that will be given to everyone. In Mrs. Claus
holiday costumes, a simple handbag is acceptable as an accessory. The Three Kings have their gifts as extra items.
For reindeer, there is no need for accessories since the costume in itself is quite heavy with additional items.
These extra materials can also be bought from the theme shop where the costume was purchased.

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Costumes – Fancy Dress or Otherwise

The classical interpretation or dictionary definition of a costume is a style of dressing including all clothes and accessories worn to portray a particular period of time or country. A costume can be described as being a particular style of clothing and accessories worn to portray the wearer as a character, or persona, other than that which is normal for them.

Classically this applies to actors and their theatrical performances where Christmas costumes are used to transport the watcher to the historical period or geographical location of the character being played. Within the theater, costumes are used to convey visual cues to the watching audience on details of the character’s age, social standing/class and profession. This is in addition to the major attributes of geographical location and chronological period. Theatrical costumers often invent/develop stylized costumes to exaggerate some aspect of the character wearing the costume – for example, consider the highly stylized costume of exaggerated shoulders and lapels of a sharply tailored black jacket with a thick white pin-striping and you have a classic cartoon gangster……

When the costumes are accurate and correctly detailed, these visual costume cues allow the theatre/opera goer to better context characters to each other and to the overall theatrical piece. Applause then, for both the theatrical costumer and costume designer.

Outside of the acting profession costumes are worn in-order to either change our character, or at least give us the ability to change our character, at events such as a masquerade, fancy dress ball or Mardi Gras celebration or are worn to in-order that we can celebrate our own heritage. In the case of the latter, this would be the wearing of a costume that is other than the norm where the costume will represent a national or religious uniqueness (heritage), for example, Scots and kilts, Japanese and kimonos, Rastafarians and dreadlocks. Here, costume will be very much related to both clothes and accessories, where ‘accessories’ includes other elements like the hair style adopted. Today this challenge is meet through the wearing of wigs or false mustaches and beards; whether these ‘costumes’ are present or not, they are what we use as a visual stylization ideal for that ‘group’. There must also be a point of saturation where the uniqueness of costume gives way to normality……..

As the wearing of a costume allows the wearer the ability to change persona, at least for the time that the costume is being worn, fancy dress costumes and fancy dress parties have become more popular. The wearing of fancy dress costumes remains an important part of Halloween and Mardi Gras but nowadays, costumes are being worn during other fixed calendar celebrations such as Christmas and New Years with other non date specific celebrations like Hen and Stag Nights also proving popular times for the anonymity that fancy dress offers – although perversely it appears that it is the attention that the fancy dress brings which is the primary driver to the wearer………

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Father and mother outraged after principal dresses as Trump, secretary as Clinton in prison garb

STAUNTON, Va. (WTVR) -– Some Virginia parents are outraged after the Principal at Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton dressed up as Donald Trump and a school secretary dressed as Hillary Clinton, in prison garb, for Halloween.

A photo of pair was posted on the school’s website in a Halloween photo album of Christmas costumes worn by students and staff.

The photo shows Principal Mark Rowicki dressed as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and secretary Stephanie Corbett dressed as Hillary Clinton, wearing an orange jumpsuit.

The photo has since been removed.

Since the photos went public, parents in Staunton have criticized the administration for the “politically charged costumes” on school grounds.

One of those parents was Emberly Lynn Martin, who graduated from the high school and has two daughters. “I don’t care who you are or are not voting for. You are professionals, who work with children. Some more impressionable then others. The fact that any school official would think it’s okay to attire like this leaves me shocked and baffled, ” Matn wrote on the Facebook content with the questionable image. “What message will you be sending to the of them when ever their high school graduation principal decorates like a person who wants to deport them, says things like “she’s a nasty woman”, or “grab em by p—–? inch

Principal Rowicki told WHSV that this individual didn’t suggest any damage by the outfit and apologized to any person he upset.

Rowicki stated the kids generally dress up for school delete word, so they will just wanted to engage in it too to connect even more with the learners.

Dr . Hermosa Reviea, Superintendent of Staunton City Institutions. It is a historical tradition of Staunton Town Schools—and of several school partitions across the Usa States—to enable students and staff to interact in joyous activities and dress in outfit for Halloween. That said, the actual costumes put on by two employees for R. Elizabeth. Lee High school graduation were in poor wisdom, given the existing political crissis and the immensely strong statements for the 2016 usa president candidates. I actually became aware about the situation about Tuesday evening and advised our personnel to remove the photographs in question via Lee Great School’s web page today (Nov. 2). I will be handling the case as a employees matter and addressing the matter with relevant staff.

There is not any word in the event the costumes is going to lead to any kind of disciplinary actions for Rowicki or Corbett.

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The very best Halloween costumes for kids this year

Let’s be real: While your kids have probably been thinking about their Christmas costumes  for quite some time, it doesn’t mean everything is going to go smoothly. They’ve definitely changed their minds once or million times and no Pinterest DIY costume seems easy enough to conquer.

That’s why we’ve got you covered for this year’s Halloween with these kid costumes. From superheros to Mario to vampires, you won’t find a better round up than this. Now that fall is in full swing as people stroll down the streets sipping on cozy, seasonal Pumpkin Spice Lattes, it won’t be long until we all have Halloween on the brain. While Halloween can be an extremely fun evening (read: full week) full of attending the hottest parties decked in the most original, spirited costumes, it can also lead to some really bad ideas.

As everyone competes for the most creative costumes, they often risk offending others with some less-than-sensitive getup ideas. This year, costume companies have already begun producing perhaps some of the most offensive, insensitive costumes of the decade. Take a look at some of the most severe Halloween costume strategies of the period.

Just over time for Halloween, Magic Wheelchair is building the most fancyful, amazing Halloween outfits for wheelchair-bound kids. Magic Wheelchair can be described as non-profit situated in Oregon, began by Thomas and Lanas Weimer. 3 out with their five kids have Vertebral Muscular Atrophy, so creating these wheelchair costumes can be described as passion task for them. In June with this year, the Weimers designed a Kickstarter advertising campaign to raise the funds wanted to build five wheelchair fancy dress costumes for worthy children for the purpose of Halloween 2015. Just 3 months later, 769 backers currently have donated $25, 688!

As a result of overwhelming support Magic Wheelchair received, seven very blessed children could possibly get Halloween costumes just like a Mario Terme conseillé, a Frozen glaciers castle, and a Adolescent Mutant Ninja Turtles vehicle. One thing’s for certain, all of us can’t hold out to see these types of photos following Halloween!

Throughout the festival period, retailers are trying to end up being creative to be able to outsmart your competitors.

However , House Depot unsurprisingly pushed the boundaries beyond the boundary and is apparently removing an item from its shops after a consumer complaint canada.

The around $30 item in question can be Scary Peeper Creeper so that the explanation states, it truly is “… a dangling window brace that can be strung inside or perhaps out of any screen. Perfect for worrying friends and family during Halloween or any type of other occasion. Hang facing out to panic trick-or-treaters during Halloween or perhaps mount him facing within scare unsuspicious guests at the Halloween get together. ”

Breanne Hunt-Wells approached CBC Reports and mentioned, in part, within an interview, “I fail to start to see the humour in it… This makes mild of a serious crime. Voyeurism is a criminal offenses in Canada. inch

The information outlet provided to Home Website and hereafter, the company replied with a great apology and mentioned that they can bepulling the item from their shops in Canada.

A large number of online users, nevertheless , don’t seem to look for it attacking with a person noting, “There are much scarier decorations in existence which make mild of homicide. This ought not to have been ripped. ”

A further said, inch… it’s said to be scary, which is point. What next, destroy all the scary fancy dress costumes? Time to terminate Halloween entirely I guess. inch

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The wall from Stranger Things

In a world where Target’s toy aisles no longer care about gender, and mainstream fashion stores
like Zara are making gender-neutral clothes, it’s getting harder and harder to argue that Halloween costumes need to be confined by gender.

And, really, they don’t: It’s getting easier and easier to rep your favorite cultural phenomena without worrying about if the Christmas costumes matches your gender or not. Here are a few ways you can celebrate All Hallow’s Eve while expressing whatever gender, or lack of gender, you want.

Pokémon and Pokémon Go

Thanks to the arrival of Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sun and Moon, these little creatures are back in a big way. And here’s the thing: They don’t need to have a gender. In fact, becoming your favorite pocket monster might be as simple as finding the right-sized unisex hoodie. Pokémon Go was everyone’s obsession for quite a few months this summer — so why not resurrect it and go as one of the trainer outfits offered in the app?

The app famously disposed with gendered language and asked users “What’s your style?” when choosing an avatar rather than asking for the user’s gender. In that spirit, go in whatever style best fits you.

Sure, we all have a favorite character from Netflix’s breakout sci-fi show — it’s Barb. But, why just be any character when you can be the most memorable scene from the entire show — the light-up wall.

Being the wall of Christmas lights from Stranger Things is a totally DIY, genderless way to show your fandom. And, hey, maybe you can get someone to dress up as Winona Ryder and try to speak to you? No matter how much the internet may not like it, being a ghostbuster is a job for anybody of any gender.

Now that the 2016 Ghostbusters means anyone can kick supernatural ass, there’s no better time to show that off than Halloween. And, making a DIY Ghostbusters costume doesn’t have to break the bank. A lot of emojis are genderless and have made lots of strides when it comes to racial diversity, which means anyone can feel comfortable expressing themselves with these — either through text message or through costume choice.

There are also some pretty good DIY emoji guides out there, whether you’re looking to just put an emoji mask on your face or cover your whole body in emoji poo. If you’re looking to play with gender, there’s no better place to start than drag culture. Dressing up as your favorite queen or faux queen — whether she’s pageant, comedy or high fashion — shouldn’t be limited by whatever gender you are.

As evidenced by the story of the little boy who dressed up as Bob the Drag Queen in the “Purse First” music video, drag is a great Halloween option for anyone, regardless of gender or age.

Bob has even made online tutorials on how to make dresses out of regular button down shirts. They can be fluffy, furry, scaly or slimy, but there’s one thing about an animal costume that won’t steer you wrong — they’re fun for anybody to dress up in. Being an animal is also customizable — you can just put on some ears and call it a day. Now that the glass ceiling is all but shattered, isn’t it time to shatter the costume ceiling? When women can be presidents and Alexander Hamilton can be Latino, maybe it’s time for people of any gender to rethink some of our Founding Fathers.

Regardless of gender, go as Abraham Lincoln (let’s call her Abbie!) or George(tte) Washington. Besides, they did have some pretty fabulous wigs.

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Miss Piggy Stars in Kate Spade Holiday Ad Campaign and Collection

Miss Piggy is featured in Kate Spade New York’s holiday ad campaign touting the brand’s new personalization program and has landed herself a collection as well. Kate Spade will introduce a Disney Miss Piggy Collection by Kate Spade New York for the holiday selling season only.

The collection is comprised of a wristlet, clutch, tote, wallet, necklace, key chain, sweater,Christmas costumes, stud earrings and iPhone cases, with prices ranging from $48 to $378, created in Miss Piggy’s signature pink tones with pops of sparkle. The collection features Miss Piggy’s notable quotes and phrases such as “Who Moi?” The Miss Piggy collection hits stores Dec. 1, and will be available on, Kate Spade specialty stores and Nordstrom.

In addition to appearing in the holiday ad campaign along with Jourdan Dunn and Catherine Baba, which breaks digitally today, Miss Piggy is also the face of the brand’s “Miss Adventure” film, which will be released online in December. The film also has Zosia Mamet (fourth time) and Leandra Medine of Man Repeller.

The holiday campaign highlights the new “give it a twist” collection that encourages the Kate Spade New York girl to express her individuality with product combinations and customizations. It’s a major initiative for the brand whereby the customer can personalize their accessories with initials, stickers, phrases, patches and tassels in-store and online, as well as at wholesale partners such as Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Lord & Taylor (and their web sites),, Shopbop and Zappos. People can test it out on templates in-store before they do it.

Acknowledging the tongue-in-cheek nature of choosing Miss Piggy, Deborah Lloyd, president and chief creative officer of Kate Spade New York, said, “I feel that Miss Piggy is perfect for us. She really represents the definition of an interesting, strong, independent, mesmerizing, tantalizing, fabulous woman. She was the perfect girl to represent us for holiday, and her favorite color is pink. She’s the quintessential fashionista.” Lloyd believes that the Kate Spade customer will be into her. “She has such an amazing voice. That’s something we really played with in the products ­- her voice in the personalization. ‘Who Moi?’ How would she personalize something? I think our customers will really respond to that and the sense of humor as well,” Lloyd said.

Asked what it was like having Miss Piggy on set, Lloyd said, “It’s quite a fabulous performance. It’s really like being on ‘The Muppets’ when you have to perform with her. She is quite the diva.”

Miss Piggy herself agreed to an interview about the collaboration and the ad campaign, and why she wanted to be a part of it.


WWD: Why did you want to collaborate with Kate Spade?

Miss Piggy: Moi was already a big fan of Kate Spade New York’s Miss Adventure’s series. I mean you see all these fabulous and incredibly strong and wonderful women like Anna Kendrick and Zosia Mamet having fun. So, I thought: I’m fabulous, incredibly strong and wonderful, I need to be part of this. When I discovered they wanted to create product inspired by moi: Well, it was a done deal.

WWD: How much input did they give you in the collection’s design?

M.P.: I worked very closely with Deborah Lloyd, Kate Spade New York’s chief creative officer. We had lots of midnight chats. (Hey, how did I know she was in a different time zone?) We both worked hard, but I did the inspiring and Deborah did the designing. (Strictly between us, inspiring is a lot easier than designing. Much better hours.)

WWD: Who is the customer for your Disney Miss Piggy Collection by Kate Spade?

M.P.: She is quick, curious, playful and strong…she is interesting and interested – just like moi!

WWD: What was it like on the set for the ad campaign?

M.P.: It was so much fun! I adore Zosia – you know, I kept calling her Zsa, because I thought that was her name. She kept trying to correct me, but I thought she was sneezing. Hah! The fun we have on set! Or maybe you had to be there.

WWD: What are your favorite accessories and do you match them with your outfits?

M.P.: Everything in the collection is fabulous, but anything with “Moi” on it is a personal favorite. I’m sure you feel exactly the same way. Don’t you? Of course, you do. I match my “Who Moi?!” Hallie tote with my fabulous “Who Moi?!” sweater. With a wristlet, a clutch, a key chain, a necklace, a sweater and stud earrings – all part of the Disney Miss Piggy Collection by Kate Spade New York. N’est ce pas?

WWD: How important is fashion to your life, and do you feel it’s an important aspect of women’s lives today?

M.P.: My style is more moi-centric. In the beginning, I used to seek approval from others about my fashion choices. Now, I trust myself. If I wear it, you better like it. Attitude is everything. Your clothes should always make a statement. I like mine to say: “Yoo-hoo, everybody, look at me! I’m fabulous! Don’t you wish you were moi?” I also believe every young women needs to know that though you may have to struggle and strive to achieve your dreams, you can have oodles of fun along the way. Be curious. Be daring. Be different. Be yourself. And, if that doesn’t work, be moi!

WWD: What special features did you insist on in your accessories?

M.P.: Moi! Moi! Moi!

WWD: What’s your favorite must-have accessory?

M.P.: Oh, everything in the collection is fabulous, but if I have to choose I’d say that all of the pieces with “Moi” on them are my favorite. If it’s got anything to do with moi, I don’t leave the house without it.

WWD: Do you feel accessories make the woman?

M.P.: Oh, attitude makes the woman, darling! But naturally I have to mention moi’s incredible collection as an absolute must. What do you think: this is my first rodeo? Hah!

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The wholesale christmas costumes For Children

Christmas is always a joy to wait for and preparations for the season start early. Both children and adults look for costumes even though the kids tend to be more excited about dressing up for the day and season compared to adults. Children make all kinds of presentations during the festive season and there is no greater way of adding a true festive feel to the season than by using the most relevant fancy dress costumes designed especially for it. You can find a huge variety of Christmas costumes from a costume shop nearest to you or from online stores. Here are some of the best that you can choose for your children to keep them in the Christmas spirit.

Santa Claus costumes – They are without a doubt considered the most relevant for the season and therefore remain a favorite for many. Men, women and children are suited for this costume and you will find very good sizes for your kids. You will find options suitable for babies, toddlers and also bigger kids just to highlight the season in style or to fit into any parties held during the season.

Elf costumes – The red and green colors of the costumes make them ideal for the Christmas season and they suit children especially because of their small physique. They are most suitable for children who are a little mischievous and bubbly making the perfect elf characters. Most will have green ling jackets spruced with golden accessories and black thick belts complete with a pointed green-gold hat. The huge elf shoes are of course a major highlight of the costume and they can transform any children’s party into a colorful fun one especially around the Christmas season.

Reindeer costumes – Christmas is incomplete without Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer. Legend has it that he pulled Santa’s sleigh as he went about delivering Christmas presents. Playing the reindeer is therefore something that can be very exciting. It commonly features a big brown sweatshirt or dress completed with a pair of stuffed horns and a red nose. Some are designed to stand similar to a real reindeer and have to be inserted into the body. You will just love how joyful kids feel looking and also behaving just like the cute little animals.

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Wholesale christmas costumes Christmas Decorations

Well now that Christmas is finally around the corner there a chance to get into that festive spirit. I don’t know about you but Christmas is definitely my favorite time of year and not only because of the beautiful decorations and everyone’s spirits are lifted. While these are good reasons another reason is because the market is filled with buyers. People come online to buy products for Christmas, decorations and all sorts. Sales triple around December. Not only do the iPhones and iPods I sell, increase revenue substantially, but the fact I buy wholesale Christmas decorations and sell them off.

That’s right buying Christmas decorations on wholesale is a very profitable market. Look to eBay and you will see. However eBay is not the only place you can sell these. There are many stalls around looking to make extra money for Christmas. What I do is I bundle up these decorations and make packs of 5 or 10 and sell them to people at markets and stalls. These decorations allow the market sellers to make a lot of money selling the decorations individually packed.

Wholesale Christmas decorations are solely a $1500+ business per week. The fact is once these sellers need more decorations, who are they going to call? Me obviously. You can easily take advantage of a good situation. Its basically a win win situation for both parties. You sell the goods on wholesale while still making a profit. The market seller sells these on at a increased price and also profits. Christmas ornaments can also be profitable when buying from a wholesaler.

You can also sell these on eBay under the wholesale lots. People look there daily to get a bargain and there are many to be bought. Obviously Christmas decorations on wholesale are not the only products you can do this with. As I mentioned you could sell mobile phones, iPods, the list goes on. However, taking advantage of a profitable season is where you can make a lot of money. For example, Halloween just passed. Do you think I made money selling costumes? That’s a definite yes! Wholesale Halloween costumes sell like crazy. Festival times are here to stay why not make money in an untapped niche?