Offbeat Holidays are Great for Costumes!

By August 27, 2009 In the News 2 Comments
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pirateCostumes are fun all year long. They are not just for Halloween.  In addition to major costume holidays like Halloween, Christmas, Easter, Fourth of July and Thanksgiving there are many offbeat, unofficial holidays that are great for wearing costumes.

If ever you need an excuse to get a bunch of friends together to dress up in costumes, these offbeat holidays are it. Who could deny what fun it would be to celebrate Cinco de Mayo dressed in Mexican serapes and sombreros? How about September 19th which is Talk Like a Pirate Day? Imagine your friends using pirate lingo, dressed like pirates and drinking some run punch. Fun, huh?

Here’s a list of offbeat holidays that we think are great for dressing up:

  • January 14 National Dress Up Your Pet Day – dress your pooch in pet costumes or dress you and your pet in matching costumes
  • January 18 – Winnie the Pooh Day – dress your kids as Pooh character and have a party
  • January 17 – Popeye’s Birthday – Celebrate everyone’s favorite sailor
  • February – Mardi Gras and Valentines – beads, masks, Mardi Gras costumes, cupids, sexy lingerie and Valentine’s costumes – February is my favorite month for dressing up
  • February 4 – Gumby’s Birthday. “I am Gumby Damit!” Makes me laugh every time.
  • March 2 – Dr. Suess’ Birthday – Dr. Suess’ Birthday is widely celebrated in elementary schools across America. This is a great opportunity for teacher and students alike to don their Cat in the Hat red and white striped top hats and remember this beloved children’s author.
  • March 27 – Quirky County Music Song Title Day – think cowboy hats, mullets and the sort
  • April 11 – Barbershop Quartet Day
  • May 5 – Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby – Sombreros, big hats, jockey costumes…
  • June 12 – Magic Day – dress like a magician and show off your tricks
  • August 16 – Anniversary of Elvis passing – This is usually celebrated in a week long event with festivals throughout the US.
  • August 22 – Be An Angel Day – wear an angel costume and do something nice for someone else
  • September 19 – Talk Like a Pirate Day – Arrrhhgg Matey! Me thinks ye will like this day.
  • September 26 – Rocky Horror Picture Show Debuted – Act along with the film and dress like the characters
  • October 6 – Mad Hatter Day – Wear Mad Hatter and Alice In Wonderland costumes and have your own version of a crazy tea party.
  • October 25, Dress Like a Punk Day – What a great way to get you primed for a rockin Halloween
  • November 1 – All Saints and All Souls Day – This is ideal of ghoulish costumes
  • December 5 Ninja Day – Fun for kids and adults alike
  • December 14 – Dress Like a Monkey Day – See no evil, hear no evil, have some fun

Mark your calendars! You’ll be learning more about these holiday on our blog as each one nears. Also, check out Gone-to-Pott’s awesome blog for additional tips, recipes and ideas for celebrating these unofficial offbeat holidays. These costumes and many others are found at Costume Supercenter at great price and with same day deliver.

And if you know of any other off beat holiday let us know.

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