Celebrate The Year of the Tiger in Costume

By February 10, 2010 In the News No Comments

February 14 is the first day of the Chinese New Year – the year of the tiger.  Asian newspapers and blogs report a sharp increase in the sale of tiger costumes.

You are a tiger if you were born in 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 or 2010. If you were born in the year of the tiger some or your character traits may include being short-tempered, suspicious, adventurous, sensitive, emotional and being a risk taker. Tiger are most compatible with horses and dogs and least compatible with monkeys.

The Chinese New Year is the most celebrated holiday for ethnic Chinese. To the Chinese, their new year is equivalent to our Christmas. It’s a time of great celebration with food and family, gift giving and of course, firecrackers. The celebration lasts for 15 days and each day has a special tradition.  In China, most businesses close and factory workers go home to spend the holidays with their families. Part of the celebration includes a parade where people will dress as the animal of the year.

You may consider wearing a tiger costume to this year’s Chinese New Year Parade. They take place in major US cities like New York and San Francisco.  If you can’t make a parade then a tiger costume would be the perfect choice for Halloween.

Tiger costumes are for the young and old. Infants look adorable in tiger outfits. If your child was born in 2010 then it would be only fitting that their first Halloween costume be a tiger costume.  Women can wear a sexy tiger costume and men can choose from known characters like Tony the Tiger or even buy a high quality Tiger mascot costume.

Costume SuperCenter has a nice variety of tiger costumes for the entire family.  Happy New Year!