With a chill in the air, when the calendar says December thoughts drift toward all the storied characters and figures of the season. The iconic outfits of Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, the North Pole Elves, Rudolph and the other Reindeer, the Three Wise Men, the Virgin Mary, Angels, a Nutcracker Toy Soldier, Gingerbread Man and Snowmen are only some of the popular costume looks worn for school plays, at shopping centers and during other festive dress-up occasions. Both children and adults find that something magical happens after putting on one of these disguises this time of year as the resulting joy becomes contagious, spreading to everyone around them. Of course the fun doesn’t stop once Christmas is over because New Year’s Eve has its own energy and celebratory options like 1920s flapper and gangster, 1970s funky pimp and sexy women’s fashions or traditional NYE party hats and decorations. The end of the 2012 means the party is just beginning; find your favorite costume to wear out with friends and family and enjoy the merry revelry of the winter holidays!