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It’s Time for Your Check-Up: 10 Distinguished Doctor Disguises

Like it or not, planning to attend a costume party has the potential to be traumatic for both adults and kids. How can a fun activity like dressing up in costume lead some to become stressed out? Well, choosing an outfit that tries to beat what you wore last time around can be quite difficult. Imagine being 10 years old and hearing what your friends and classmates are planning to wear and not having any cool or innovative ideas of your own to top them. The same thing happens to adults who can be tagged as boring and unimaginative because of a standard vampire or basic Elvis Presley costume. However, whether you are 9 or 99 years old, you can always dress up in the respected style of a doctor.

While you might think that a doctor has only one look, that’s selling the appearance short. Ideas for doctor costumes are actually rather plentiful, including a variety of traditional medical clothing such as:

1. A Surgical Gown, Cap and Mask combination

2. Hospital Uniform (Green, Blue or any other color)

3. Scrub Uniform

4. Medical Gown or Coat with Stethoscope

5. Isolation gown, head dress and mask

These are only some of the standard possibilities. Choose from the different types of doctors such as a surgeon or pediatrician, among others and add the appropriate accessories. Even without going to medical school, you can be a brain surgeon or the morbid profession of coroner.  Of course, our suggestion is to add some pizzazz and a little touch of horror to the typical doctor ensemble, becoming:

6. Zombie Doctor – The typical costume with bloody and gory props for effect

7. Mad Doctor – Hair raised or spiked, oversized eyeglasses and dark make-up especially around the eyes

8. Medieval Doctor – The look should be like that of a druid with long and flowing robes with totes or bags as props and gruesome surgical tools.

9. Army Doctor – Wear camouflage fatigues with your doctor outfit

10. Famous Movie or Television Doctor Characters. – Some popular fictional TV doctors include Doogie Howser, Doctor Zhivago, Dr. Quinn of Dr Quinn-Medicine Woman, Dr. House M.D., the Grey’s Anatomy cast including Patrick Dempsey’s Dr. “McDreamy” Shepherd, the cast of ER (particularly George Clooney’s Dr. Ross), the cast of Private Practice, Nip/Tuck, or the classic soap opera General Hospital, to name a few.

As you can see, it doesn’t take brain surgery to dress up as a doctor; just inject a little creativity into your costume and you’ll get a clean bill of health along with the admiration of the other party guests.

6 Supremely Seductive Valentine’s Day Costumes

Valentine’s Day, celebrated annually on February 14th is the official lovers’ holiday. This sweetheart holiday is marked by giving and receiving cards, flowers, chocolates and jewelry. Valentine’s Day is that special time of year when red and pink colored heart decorations adorn stores and schools and offices, and Valentine cards are delivered with fondness and love. Valentine’s Day lore suggests that this lovers’ holiday was first set in motion as a tribute to St. Valentine, a Catholic Bishop who lived in Rome during the 5th Century and was notoriously beheaded for his commitment to love.

St. Valentine’s life story reads like a Greek tragedy. He served during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius, who believed that married soldiers were unsuitable for military duty, and banned marriage outright. Valentine, a love activist at heart, defied his Emperor and embarked on a crusade of conducting secret marriages. Claudius learned of Valentine’s subversion and had him jailed.

While in jail, he fell in love with a blind woman who was the daughter of the jail warden. During this period, she was blessed by Valentine’s ultimate gift love, and was given the gift of sight. It was widely held that his love for her healed her blindness. Upon learning of this, Claudius ordered his execution. Before his death sentence was carried out, Valentine wrote a farewell message to his beloved, which he concluded with the inscription, “from your Valentine.” Years later by Church decree, Valentine was named the Patron Saint of Love.

In homage to the true spirit of Valentine’s Day, we want to highlight some of our sexy and flirty costumes. There’s nothing quite as fetching as seeing your lover dressed to the nines in a sexy come-hither costume. As you prepare for this year’s sweetheart holiday, show your passion for your sweetie with the gift of a sexy Valentine’s Day costume. Here are six suggestions to help you find a truly seductive outfit.

1. Pink Molly-Go-Brightly Costume – Think Pink! Our sexy Valentine’s costume includes a circular buckle front mini dress. This flirtatious come-hither look makes a perfect Valentine costume. Dressed in this sexy 1960s style costume you’ll be as sweet as chocolate on Valentine’s Day!

2. Cupid Bow and Arrow Set – Let Cupid Shoot His Love Arrow Straight Into Your Heart! Our cupid Valentine costume accessory set includes a plush 24 inch bow and a plush 18 inch arrow set.

3. Sexy Heavenly Angel Costume – Heaven is Missin’ This Angel! Our heavenly angel costume is a perfectly seductive Valentine’s Day costume for your sweetheart. This sexy Valentine costume includes a sexy halter dress with lace up front, drape sleeves and halo.

4. Sexy Cupid Costume – Hey Cupid Draw Back Your Bow! This Valentine’s Day costume is flirty, fluffy and pink! It includes a satin dress with mesh ruffles, ruffled panties, and ruffle-enhanced cupid wings. The plastic cupid accessories included are the traditional cupid bow and arrow. No doubt our sexy cupid costume will give you reason to draw back your bow!

5. Sexy Blue Glitter Fairy Costume – Roses are Red and Sexy Fairy Costumes are Blue! Our sexy fairy costume includes a kissable 2-piece blue sexy pixie dress with organza skirt and matching blue wings. A perfectly provocative Valentine’s Day costume!

6. Sexy Go Go New Print Costume – For Certain Skirts this Short Are Sexy!  On Valentine’s Day your sweetheart will make you swoon dressed in this sexy adult costume. Our sweet ‘n sassy Valentine costume includes this long sleeve Bohemian print mini dress, belt and earrings. You Go Sexy Go Go Girl!

The Best Costumes Come In Pairs

Attending costume parties in groups of two can highlight your creativity when you choose outfits that are either identical or come in pairs with slight variation. The easy route is to go as a set of twins, even Siamese twins for that matter (joined at the hip) or well-known couples from TV, movies or celebrity news. On the other hand, if you feel up to challenge, create your own costume duos. Here are some complementary suggestions for costume pairs:

1. G.I. Joe & G.I. Jane – Wear military style jungle outfits and apply camouflage make-up to your face, you’ll be ready for action in no time.

2. The Blues Brothers – Go on a “mission from God” as Jake & Elwood Blues from movie The Blues Brothers. Wear matching dark (preferably black) suits, white shirts, sunglasses and dark colored thin neck ties, and top off the look with a fedora.

3. Barbie & Ken Go to College – For Barbie, wear a color-coordinated cheerleader uniform with pom poms; Ken gets the football uniform, helmet optional.

4. Tweedledee & Tweedledum – Place pillows on your tummies and wear loose pants or short pants with suspenders over them. You can also wear striped long sleeves tucked in your pants then wear caps on your heads. All of the clothes should be identical to mimic these characters from Alice in Wonderland.

5. Evil Twins – Wear matching black or devil style costumes.

6. The Bobbsey Twins – Wear children’s clothes and keep on imitating each other’s actions.

7. Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head – Wear brown sacks, and use fake big ears, big noses and bushy eyebrows. You can make a costume very similar to that of these characters. Refer to the animated film Toy Story for more Potato Head antics.

8. Dr. Evil & Mini-Me – Get a bald wig and wear identical grey Nehru suits as you attempt to defeat Austin Powers. This look is especially effective for parents and children.

9. Fred and George Weasley – From the Harry Potter film and book series, achieve this look with wizard’s clothes and make sure each carries a wand.

10. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde – Wear the costumes of a respected Victorian-era doctor and a hideously deformed monster.

11. Star WarsPrincess Leia & Luke Skywalker – Wear Jedi style clothes and imitate their respective hairdos, particularly the hair buns look of Princess Leia.

12. The Twins from The Matrix – Wear white all over, including your face make-up, the suits, trench coats; long dread lock wigs and matching pairs of cool black shades.

Other popular costumes for pairs include: ketchup & mustard, salt & pepper, bacon & eggs, The Mario Bros. Mario & Luigi, Batman & Robin, Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin & Jasmine, Popeye & Olive Oyl, Shrek & Fiona, Neo & Trinity from The Matrix, Fred Flintstone & Barney Rubble or Wilma Flintstone & Betty Rubble, Archie & Jughead, Winnie the Pooh & Piglet, Spongebob Squarepants & Patrick Star, the Statue of Liberty & Uncle Sam, among many others.

6 Splendid School Performance Costume Ideas

School performances are a major highlight for both you and your child during the academic year. This is why many parents and teachers want to make sure that each child is given a memorable role in the production. Two common plays presented by students are stories about our first President George Washington and, during the winter holidays, the Nativity. Of course, there are other plenty of other plays staged throughout the school calendar; find that perfect outfit for your child’s part here:

Costumes for Each Performance Theme:

1. Colonial and Historical costumes – Pilgrims and Native American Indians for Thanksgiving, kings, queens, and medieval knights for a Middle Ages setting, gladiators for Ancient Rome, pirates for a seafaring tale, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Betsy Ross for a Revolutionary War story or Abraham Lincoln, the Confederate officer or Union soldier for a Civil War re-enactment.

2. Religious costumes – Perfect for an Easter play, choose from angels, the Virgin Mary, Joseph, Jesus, Moses, the three Wise Men, shepherds, and animals from the Nativity, among others.

3. Christmas costumes – Similar to religious costumes but can also include Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, the North Pole elves, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and the like.

4. Shakespeare-themed costumes – Besides the obviously popular ones like Romeo, Juliet and Julius Caesar other figures are Brutus, King Lear, Hamlet, Rosalind, and the characters from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, and Much Ado About Nothing.

5. Disney Princesses and other Animated Favorites –Some of the most famous include Jasmine from Aladdin, Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora of Sleeping Beauty, Belle of Beauty and the Beast, animals like Winnie the Pooh, fairies such as Tinker Bell and the Fairy Godmother, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Mickey Mouse.

6. Broadway Musical-themed costumes – Think of all the characters from shows like Les Miserables, Cats, The Lion King, The King and I, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Hairspray, and Phantom of the Opera, to name just a few from the Great White Way.

Whether you choose to portray a figure from the annals of American history, Biblical tales, one of the classic plays mentioned above or a lively, Disney-inspired outfit, the school performance will undoubtedly improve as your child becomes the character thanks to a well-fitting and detailed costume.

9 Popular Kids Christmas Costumes and Gift Ideas

Nothing can come close to equaling the anticipation, joy, and madcap excitement that children of all ages experience on the morning of December 25th. For kids everywhere, tearing into their holiday presents is easily a highlight of the year, so why not add to their enjoyment by getting them a Christmas costume to wear while they unwrap their new toys and clothes. If you take a few pictures of them opening gifts while wearing a classic Christmas outfit you will have photos to cherish for years to come. Of course, everyone knows that costumes of all kinds are perfect to give as presents, so here are some great Holiday costume options sure to enhance the spirit of the season, followed by other excellent children’s costume gift ideas.

1. Toy Soldier Costume – Dressed in this Christmas costume your little one will look like a real hero soldier from the classic Holiday play, The Nutcracker Suite. This holiday costume includes striking red jacket polyester with royal blue collar and cuffs, and gold embellishments, white pants, boot covers, and a white hat.

2. Virgin Mary Costume – A fitting Holiday costume for your little girl, this lovely Christmas costume includes a full length long sleeve tunic with shoulder and head scarf. It also works well as a Halloween costume, or for an after school play or costume party.

3. Christmas Elf Costume – The enchanting elf costume is expertly fashioned with a red and white velvet tunic, green pants, a gold belt cord, a character hat, and a pair of whimsical curled-toe shoes with laces. A perfectly suited Christmas costume for those tiny craftsmen at Santa’s North Pole workshop!

4. Baby Santa Claus Bunting Costume – What a sweet little holiday stocking stuffer! Decked out in a delightful red and white one-piece body Santa costume and matching Santa hat with pom pom, your child becomes a precious little Christmas decoration.

5. Baby Lil’ Snowman Costume – What an incredibly cute little snowman! Your little one will be the walking picture of a Winter Wonderland dressed in this adorable Holiday costume. This baby Christmas costume includes a white jumpsuit with black embellishments, a red scarf, an elastic carrot nose, and is topped off with a stove pipe headpiece.

Superheroes to the Rescue: 4 Kids Costume Gift Ideas

Super Hero costumes are great to give as gifts during the holiday season and are among the most popular kid costumes for girls and boys of all ages. Their popularity can be attributed to the fact that super heroes are strong empowered characters with exceptional skills, some super power magic, and have achieved legendary status in comic books, TV and movies. Superhero costumes are great for birthday or after school costume parties and can be worn any time of year. Here are our top five options to consider when choosing a super hero costume. Each of these child super hero costumes is distinctly super cool.

1. Deluxe Spider-Man Muscle Costume – Many little boys and girls dream of growing up to be a hero like Spider-Man. This Spider-Man costume is 100% polyester and includes a realistic looking bodysuit with built in muscles and a full over-the-head fabric mask.

2. Deluxe Pink Ranger Costume – Go, Go Power Rangers! The Power Rangers are one of the best loved masked heroes in all of television history. The Power Ranger costume is among our most popular child costumes. This officially licensed Power Ranger costume includes a jumpsuit with attached belt, a belt buckle and Power Ranger mask. The only thing missing is the superpowers!

3. Baby Supergirl Costume – DC Comics superhero Supergirl is Superman’s female counterpart. This officially licensed Baby Supergirl costume includes a removable cape and romper with the Super S logo on the chest, and has an under leg snap closure. Dressed in this Supergirl infant costume your little girl will be the strongest lil’ female superhero on the planet!

4. Deluxe Wonder Woman Costume – Becoming Wonder Woman, the Super heroine with her invisible plane and a Lasso of Truth is a little girl’s dream come true! This deluxe Wonder Woman costume includes a red, white, and blue dress with gold character logo on the chest, a gold belt, a red cape, a gold headpiece with star, along with red and white boot tops and silver gauntlets.

Kids holiday costumes and superhero costumes – perfect as gifts for friends and family this Christmas season!

The 12 Days of Christmas Costumes

Here are festive costume ideas for each of the 12 days of Christmas certain to brighten your winter holiday:

1. On the first day of Christmas, my holiday costume dresser sent to me - one present packin’ pooch named Kris Kringle dressed in a Santa Claus Dog Costume. This impressive Santa Claus pet costume includes a red and white Santa character style cape, a black belt with a buckle and a festive Holiday headpiece with pom pom. Watch in amazement as he fetches the Christmas presents and leads Santa’s reindeer on their annual Christmas Eve sleigh ride.

2. On the second day of Christmas, my Holiday costume dresser sent to me – two Holly Leaf Bow Ties. This cheerful Holiday costume accessory is a must have! Shaped like a holly leaf, this distinctive looking bow tie is made of green satin with sparkling red crystals in the center that look like holly berries and has an elastic neck band to keep it in place. Now I can greet my Xmas guests dressed in my Christmas costume best!

3. On the third day of Christmas, my Holiday costume dresser sent to me – three pairs of Adult North Pole Elf Tights. These merry looking elf tights come with one green leg and one red leg. What a perfect way to brighten up a Christmas elf costume for the steadfast Santa helper.

4. On the fourth day of Christmas, my Holiday costume dresser sent to me – four Child Elf Costumes. Each fashioned with a red and white velvet tunic, green pants, a gold belt cord, a character hat, and a pair of whimsical curled-toe shoes with laces. A perfectly suited Christmas costume for those tiny craftsmen at Santa’s North Pole workshop!

5. On the fifth day of Christmas, my Holiday costume dresser sent to me – five sets of Light-Up Musical Antlers. These festive cloth reindeer antlers will light up the Christmas Eve sky and entertain us with the merry sounds of traditional Holiday tunes. These antlers make a terrific topper to any Christmas reindeer costume.

6. On the sixth day of Christmas, my Holiday costume dresser sent to me – six Adult Elf Hats with Bells. These jolly Christmas elf accessories are a joyful looking red and green headpiece with attached bells. Dressed in this Holiday costume accessory the elves will jingle merrily in Santa’s workshop.

7. On the seventh day of Christmas, my Holiday costume dresser sent to me – seven beautiful Red Plush Christmas Stockings, each with a lovely white plush cuff and detail braiding. Soon these Holiday stockings will be filled with lots of Christmas goodies.

8. On the eighth day of Christmas, my Holiday costume dresser sent to me – eight Child Nutcracker Toy Soldier Costumes, featuring a stunning red jacket with gold decoration, gold epaulets, a perfect pair of white pants, blue boot covers and hat. Elegantly dressed in their toy soldier Christmas costumes, kids are fittingly prepared to perform the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” this holiday season.

9. On the ninth day of Christmas, my Holiday costume dresser sent to me – nine bouncing babies dressed in the unbelievably cute Baby Santa Claus Bunting Costume. Decked out in this delightful red and white one-piece body Santa costume and matching Santa hat with pom pom, each is a precious little Christmas ornament.

10. On the tenth day of Christmas, my Holiday costume dresser sent to me – ten Christmas Santa Claus Bells. These Christmas accessories are perfect for ringing in the Christmas spirit. Listen closely for the jubilant jingling sounds of the classic Christmas tune “Here comes Santa Claus, Here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane!”

11. On the eleventh day of Christmas, my Holiday costume dresser sent to me – eleven Velour Santa Toy Bags. Each of these holiday-themed red velour Santa bags has a white rope drawstring top with plenty of room for stuffing Christmas presents.

12. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my Holiday costume dresser sent to me – twelve Light-Up Tinsel Christmas Tree Hats. This tinsel style Christmas costume accessory comes with a striking light-up star on top that will amuse and amaze both kids and adults alike.

Wishing all of our readers Holiday Cheer and Season’s Greetings!

Santa’s Top 10 Sexiest Christmas Costumes

There’s definitely a bit of sexy organic chemistry at play around Christmas time. Organic chemistry, defined as the scientific study of carbon based compounds from natural living things, helps to determine the chemical properties that cause us to feel sexual attraction. The spontaneous response to a woman dressed in a sexy Holiday costume has its own set of chemical properties that are specific and individualized. After a rare interview with Kris Kringle himself, Santa Claus, here are his picks of the sexiest Christmas costumes sure to heat up a chilly winter night:

Santa’s Sexiest Muses

1. Sexy Santa Claus Costume – This Christmas costume makes you wonder what the real temperature at the North Pole is! A sexy Holiday costume that includes a bikini top, belted garter and g-string…Oh my, what a sexy Santa!

2. Sexy Mrs. Claus Costume – You’ll get everything you want this Christmas season dressed in this sexy playful outfit. Costume includes a super hot stretch red velvet dress with a drop-waist. The laces up side ribbons accent the mini dress, and faux fur trims the neckline and skirt hem. The black Santa belt has an eye-catching official Playboy logo rabbit head buckle. The boot cuffs have white faux fur accents, and the red velvet Santa hat has white trim with a white pom pom.

3. Sexy Missy Claus Costume – This sexy low cut Christmas costume includes a crushed velvet dress with plush velvet detailing with a tie up front, and sexy striped Holiday stockings.

4. Sexy Missy Claus Holiday Dress Costume – This short sexy Christmas costume includes this velvet dress with plush detailing that has underwire support with lace up front trim.

5. Santa Claus Striped Thigh Highs – This accessory is a revealing pair of sexy striped Holiday style stockings with buckle top. Shh…I’ll tell you a secret, Santa’s girlfriend wears these stockings while working in Santa’s workshop!

Santa’s Sexiest Helpers

6. Sexy Santa’s Helper Costume – Don’t forget to prepare a batch of chocolate chip cookies and glasses of milk for Santa Claus and his sexy helpers! This seductive Holiday costume includes a sexy Christmas inspired camisole and panty set.

7. Sexy Christmas Elf Costume – Have you chosen your character for the holiday party? No matter how you answer this question, you should consider this sexy elf costume. The shamelessly sultry Christmas elf costume includes a hat, dress bells attached to scalloped bottom, belt and striped stockings. Looks like Santa’s workshop is a whole lotta fun!

8. Sexy Hooded Santa Claus Costume Jacket – Keep warm at the North Pole in this Uber-Sexy belted jacket with hood. On Christmas, show up dressed in this Holiday costume and bells will definitely start jingling!

9. Sexy Eskimo Costume – Melt the ice caps in this toasty North Pole costume! A super sexy leg-revealing Holiday inspired costume with zip front, it’s made of stretchy crushed velvet like material. The mini dress has a faux fur trim and a hood with pom pom ties. Made of poly-acrylic and nylon, this sexy Christmas costume includes faux fur trimmed mittens and boot covers that slide over your shoes, and a fake Fudgsicle to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Santa’s Sexy Alter Ego

10. The Hugh Hefner Santa Jacket Costume – Santa Claus and Hugh Hefner, a fitting combination of two men that have it all! This soft and comfy red velvet jacket will make a great Christmas costume for the dapper Dude. The jacket has a full black lining stitched inside. The faux fur shawl collar and arm cuff trim is white. A Playboy logo is embroidered on the back of the jacket, and includes the satin Playboy rabbit head. This fun and sexy Holiday costume includes a matching Santa hat and costume pipe. Pair this with the Playboy Sexy Mrs. Claus costume for a great look and a great time!

These are jolly Ole St. Nick’s ten sexiest Christmas costume choices; what are yours?