Archive for January 2010

 
 

Head Over Heels for Valentine’s Day Deals

February 14th is almost here!  Make Valentine’s Day extra special this year by celebrating in costume.

We’ve got Sexy and Romantic Costumes for Adults, adorable Valentine’s Day Outfits for Kids and an incredible assortment of Valentine’s Day Party Supplies and Decorations.   Here’s something else sure to make you feel warm all over, save some $$ on your order when you use the following coupon codes during checkout at HollywoodToysAndCostumes.com:

CUPID-P10 – 10% off all items in your order

ROSES-D5 – $5 off an order of $50 or more

VALENTINE-D10 – $10 off an order of $80 or more

CANDLELIGHT-D15 – $15 off an order of $100 or more

ROMANCE-P20 -20% off any order of $200 or more

How about a few Shipping Deals to get your costumes and accessories there in time, for less:

LOVERS-SHIP5 – $5 off Standard Shipping on any order of $40 or more

SWEETHEART-ES50 – 50% off Express Shipping on any order of $100 or more

Don’t wait to find your true love…These coupons are only valid until February 15, 2010!!

Apple’s iPad Unveiled

Today in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the technology behemoth’s newest addition to their arsenal of popular gizmos.  Named iPad, this tablet-shaped personal computer device looks like an over-sized iPhone but functions like a MacBook with a touch-screen.  Our hastily-drafted description doesn’t do the gadget justice, visit the official Apple site to see and read more about the iPad by clicking here or on the photo above.

Only a ½” thick and weighing 1.5 pounds, iPad has a 10” screen and will be available in late March at a starting price of $499.  We couldn’t be more excited to share the news because this hybrid mobile/desktop product is truly revolutionary compared to most everything else on the market.  In fact, we’re so giddy about this release that all day we’ve been finding apple-related costumes and extras to share with our readers.

As you can see, we’ve got a round and ripe Apple Costume, a Apple Dumpling Outfit for teens, the groovy 1960s Appletini Costume, and a sweet accessory in the Red Apple PurseSnow White might prefer to avoid taking a bite of that poisoned apple, but the fruit decorates her dress and our Tina the Target disguise shows what happens when a knife-thrower misses the apple on her head with a trio of blades.  Even the famously apple-tempted couple Adam and Eve get in on the excitement.  Host an announcement party of your own with our Red and Green Apple-Colored Party Supplies as you patiently await using the amazing iPad – March can’t come soon enough for this hand-held wonder!

Apple AdultApple Dumpling Adult CostumeSaucy Snow White Adult CostumeRed Apple PurseAdam and Eve Costume SetTina the Target Adult

Colts and Saints: Super Bowl Bound!

Yesterday’s AFC and NFC Championship Games have determined the teams who will appear in Super Bowl XLIV. The Indianapolis Colts, led by Quarterback Peyton Manning, defeated the underdog New York Jets to claim the Lamar Hunt Trophy as top team from the AFC while the New Orleans Saints edged Brett Favre’s Minnesota Vikings in Overtime to hoist the George Halas Trophy as the NFC’s #1 squad. This will be New Orleans’ long-awaited first appearance in the Super Bowl and the fourth trip for the Colts franchise – including their time as the Baltimore Colts.

Super Bowl XLIV (#44) is happening at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida on February 7th, 2010. For those of us watching at home, the football festivities begin on CBS network at 6:00 pm EST. If you’re hosting or attending a Super Bowl gathering, an appealing outfit and dynamic decorations are a must; we’re here to help make sure your pigskin party is a gigantic hit!

Aside from our usual Football Player Uniform Costumes for Adults and Kids, you can also think outside the gridiron for your Super Bowl persona. Most any Mardi Gras outfit can serve as pro-New Orleans apparel and we’ve also got a few Horse-related outfits for children or grown-ups if they’re pulling for the Colts. Our selection of Football Party Supplies is huge and we’ve got Wigs and at least one Mask to provide even more spirit for the big game. Whether you’re rooting for Indianapolis or New Orleans, it’s sure to be a classic match-up. Make sure you’re ready for it with some of the looks we’ve described along with the ones below:

New Orleans Saints 18 Inch Foil BalloonIndianapolis Colts 18 Inch Foil Balloon6 Foot Inflatable Goal Post Cooler with FootballSaloon Girl Grand Heritage Collection Adult CostumeIndianapolis Colts Deluxe Party KitAdult Masquerade Party Queen Costume

Super-Sized Deals for the Big NFL Games

Super Bowl XLIV is on February 7th, so here are a few Deals to give you team spirit – no matter who you’re rooting for!

Be sure to check out our Football Costumes for Adults and Kids along with our HUGE selection of Sports and Football-Themed Party Supplies.  Take your AFC Championship, NFC Championship or Super Bowl party to the next level when you use the following coupon codes during checkout at HollywoodToysAndCostumes.com:

KICKOFF-P10 – 10% off all items in your order

TOUCHDOWN-D5 – $5 off an order of $50 or more

FIELDGOAL-D10 – $10 off an order of $80 or more

HALFTIME-D15 – $15 off an order of $100 or more

QUARTERBACK-P20 -20% off any order of $200 or more

ENDZONE-ES50 – 50% off Express Shipping on any order of $100 or more

Sprint to the goal line because these coupons are only valid until February 8, 2010!!

Pixar Tells Another Toy Story

Over 10 years have passed since Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 2 was in theatres and fans of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Hamm, Rex and the Potato Heads will be thrilled to find out that another sequel is set for release in mid-2010. That’s right, Toy Story 3 is due on the big screen June 18th and a trailer has made its way online, click here or on the poster above to see this new preview.

With a decade having elapsed between Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3, the writers decided to incorporate this time off into the movie’s plot as the once-adolescent Andy is now on the way to college, forced to give up a chest full of plastic and fabric playthings from his childhood. The popular voice actors behind these colorful characters haven’t moved on, however, as Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack and John Ratzenberger, among others, all reprise their speaking roles for this next installment.

5 months may seem like quite a long wait for this eagerly awaited follow-up, so we recommend using this down time to pick out a creative disguise for children or adults of a favorite Toy Story character like the ones seen below. We’ve also got enough Toy Story Party Supplies to make your next celebration blast off “to infinity and beyond!” Oh, did we mention Toy Story 3 will make its way to an IMAX theater near you in eye-popping 3D? After seeing what Avatar looked like in IMAX 3D (completely AMAZING), that extra little bit of info should make the kid in all of us especially happy come summertime!

Toy Story Disney Woody Deluxe Child CostumeAdult Prestige Buzz Lightyear CostumeToy Story - Bo Peep Deluxe Toddler/Child CostumeToy Story and Beyond Woody Infant CostumeToy Story and Beyond Buzz Lightyear Infant CostumeToy Story - Jessie Deluxe Toddler/Child Costume

Be My Valentine in Costume

As we previously mentioned, February may be the shortest month but it’s chock-full of costume-worthy happenings with the biggest occurring smack in the middle.  Valentine’s Day on the 14th starts a trio of disguise days that also includes Presidents Day, a tribute to historical commanders-in-chief George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, on February 15th and the mischievous worldwide carnival celebration Mardi Gras on “Fat Tuesday” the 16th.  Events like these are all in due time, so let’s first focus on the romantic holiday of love, Valentine’s Day.  Sure, you could take the traditional route of flowers, chocolate and a candlelight dinner to mark the occassion but what we’re thinking will stand out even more is a classic, colorful, maybe even sexy costume to wear or give as a gift to a loved one.  So start thinking Cupid, Angel, Venus and alluring looks for couples in plain sight or behind closed doors and you’ll be well on your way to a memorable Valentine’s Day 2010.  Check out our full selection here and feel the love in the air as the calendar inches closer to February 14th!

Spider-Man 4 = New Director and Web-Slinger!

Spider-Man Web

It’s official, after three incredibly successful films and a US box office gross of over $1 Billion, Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment are parting ways with the actor and director team that made the Spider-Man movie franchise the mega-hit it is. When Spider-Man 4 reaches theaters in 2012, Tobey Maguire won’t be underneath the iconic red and blue suit and Sam Raimi won’t be behind the camera lens; instead the film is going to try a “new direction” and a “fresh start” for this next chapter. The entire press release from Sony can be seen here.

It was less than a week ago that word leaked out John Malkovich would portray super-villain Vulture for this fourth installment, but the bombshell that Tobey and Sam are now out throws quite a sizeable wrench in those plans. In fact, question marks follow almost everyone in the proposed cast as this sequel is intended as a “reboot” with Peter Parker once again an unsuspecting high school student bitten by a genetically altered spider.

While fans of the web-head await confirmation on who will be starring in and directing this highly anticipated follow-up, our suggestion for Spidey supporters is to check out our wide array of Marvel and Comic Book Costumes. With choices for adults, kids, men or women, find your perfect alter-ego for a disguise party or to save the world from nefarious scientists. Spider-Man may have been knocked down a peg by the departures of Tobey Maguire and Sam Raimi, but he’ll be back to full strength soon enough!

Adult Spider-Man CostumeSpider-Girl Sassy Deluxe Adult CostumeThe Amazing Spider-Man Black-Suited Spider-Man Adult CostumeSpider Girl Toddler Child CostumeChild Venom Muscle CostumeSpider-Man Comic Infant Toddler Costume

Conan and Leno in Late Night Limbo?

Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno

The beginning of 2010 has been a tumultuous time at NBC. Come February 12th, The Jay Leno Show will be axed from its daily 10 pm slot and word is that the veteran entertainer will return to a place in the network’s late night lineup. Of course, this news doesn’t thrill his Tonight Show successor Conan O’Brien, who is seemingly left with a less-than-desirable choice: push back his program to a midnight start, or leave NBC altogether!

These kinds of ratings-based rearrangements really aren’t anything out of the ordinary in the realm of TV, but it’s the fans and friends of each host that are making negotiations all the more interesting. Sides are being taken, lines drawn and even legendary funnyman Jerry Seinfeld has spoken up, offering a few comments on the (laughing) matter. Seeing as how his new show The Marriage Ref premieres next month on NBC, it’s no surprise he’d like to get in the middle of this potentially monumental rift.

So what can faithful viewers do as we await word of who’s staying, who’s going and why? Our suggestion is to dress up in any of these classic costumes including an NBC-inspired Peacock, Jay’s many Motorcycle Looks and a Simpsons Outfit or two in support of Conan, a former writer for the animated series.  One of Conan’s favorite segments from his time on Late Night was when he portrayed a turn-of-the-century Baseball Player, so we’ve included that one too.  We’ll keep a close eye on the trades in the next few days to see who ends up on top of this high-profile shake-up!

Peacock Gal Teen CostumeToddler Harley-Davidson Costume KitThe Simpsons Radioactive Man Adult CostumeBiker Beard and MoustacheBart Simpson MaskAdult Plus Size Old Time Baseball Player

Taking It to the Streets

Super Street Fighter 4 Logo

Attention PS3 and Xbox 360 owners, Capcom’s classic martial arts series Street Fighter has a new installment on the way, the eye-popping and hyperkinetic Super Street Fighter IV. To get gamers salivating on their controllers, a new trailer for this frenetic fighting tournament can be seen by clicking here or on the logo above.

Many of the iconic brawlers from this 20+ year old franchise are back, including Ryu, Ken Masters, Chun-Li, Dhalsim, Zangief and M. Bison, but they’re also joined by up to 10 new characters along with countless combos, special moves and colorful costumes for players to practice, pull off and put on, respectively. Most of all, we’re excited to see the incredible angles and views during gameplay and feel the bone-crunching action from up close while on the couch.

Since we’re talking about the unique looks of these bruisers, why not enter the competition dressed and ready for hand-to-hand combat? We’ve got official Street Fighter outfits as well as dozens of karate, ninja, and martial artist disguises and accessories to choose from. Simply choose from the options below or browse our adults and kids categories to see all the costume possibilities. Super Street Fighter IV is set for release sometime in Spring 2010, so get ready for a mano y mano sidewalk showdown like you’ve never seen before!

Adult Ryu CostumeStreet Fighter Chun-Li Adult CostumeAncient Dynasty Ninja Child CostumeKarate Kid-Miyagi Dojo Deluxe Adult CostumeStreet Fighter Akuma Adult CostumeAdult Ken Masters Costume

Hot Costumes for a Cold Winter

For most of the country, 2010 has begun with a frigid chill in the air courtesy of Mother Nature.  To help get your mind off the numbing wind and ice, all you have to do is think about the many costume holidays and events in the weeks to come.  February is jam-packed with reasons to dress up and celebrate, starting with sports parties for Super Bowl XLIV on the 7th and the Winter Olympics in Vancouver starting on 2/12.  We’ve got all the Super Bowl Party Supplies you could possibly want, along with plenty of hard-hitting Football Disguises to get your gridiron gathering going.  Kids can root for the USA to take home gold in Canada by wearing a Patriotic Cheerleader Outfit while moms and dads serve snacks on Red, White and Blue Party Supplies.  Then the big tripleheader hits: Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and Mardi Gras all one after another from the 14th to 16th; you’ll want to be prepared for each accordingly.  Thinking about getting ready for all these activities gets us a little hot under the collar, so start making your own plans with family and friends for these dates and any winter blues are sure to melt away!