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Monday, July 31, 2006

'Miami Vice' Sinks 'Pirates' at the Box Office

Captain Jack Sparrow Child Size Costume Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Movie PosterMiami Vice Classic Crockett CostumeMiami Vice TV Series After a three week run at the top, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest relinquished the top spot to "Miami Vice". According to CBSNews.com: "The film, which pairs Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx as the iconic TV characters Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs, took in $25.2 million, compared to $20.5 million for 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest,' according to studio estimates Sunday." Pirates still came in second at the box office and now holds the title of the highest grossing Disney film of all time. That's nothing to shake a peg leg at!
No matter which movie is your favorite, AnniesCostumes.com has the costumes to help you portray your favorite movie characters. The Official Captain Jack Sparrow Costume comes in child and adult sizes. And, brand new, just added to our inventory is a throw back Crockett Costume. This Miami Vice Crockett costume (adult size) will allow you to channel a 1985 Don Johnson with the white suit & pink shirt. Just make sure NOT to wear socks! Don't worry, we haven't forgot about Detective Tubbs, his costume is on order and will be in stock in time for Halloween.

Christmas In July Sale Extended!

We've extended our Christmas in July Sale one more week! The FREE Ground Shipping Offer is still good through Friday, August 4th. Visit SantaSuits.com and save! Stock up on your Christmas Costumes, Santa Suits as well as costumes for the elves, Mrs. Claus, Frosty & Rudolph too! Just think, if you take care of this now, you will beat the Christmas rush and have one less thing to do in December. You will thank yourself when you are running around doing all that last minute Christmas shopping. And I have a special hint for my bloggers out there: we use one shopping cart for all 13 sites, and we don't mind if you buy things from our other sites and use the FREE shipping coupon for all your Extreme Halloween Network costume purchases! Have fun and keep shopping!

Saturday, July 29, 2006

ExtremeWigs.com Adds New Line of Fashion Wigs

ExtremeWigs.com is your online source for wigs for Halloween, Theater and now everyday fashion wigs. We have just added a new line of "everyday" glamour wigs. Our new wigs are more natural looking with common, everyday colors. As you browse our site, you will see these beautiful new wigs in the mix especially in the sections for short, medium length and long hair wigs. These new glamour wigs are perfect if you are having a bad hair day or just want to change your look without having to color or even cut your hair. Our new beauty wigs also have a special purpose for cancer patients dealing with chemotherapy hair loss. We have dealt with this situation in our family and I know first hand how much a pretty little wig can help lift the spirits of someone dear.

Extreme Halloween Takes the Scare Out of Managing Multiple E-Commerce Sites by Signing Deal with ProfitCenter Software

Extreme Halloween Network Profit Center Software Earlier this month, Extreme Halloween & ProfitCenter Software (PCS) announced a deal signing. Here is an excerpt of the article from Business Wire: PCS will enable Extreme Halloween to integrate their 13 different websites into a more consolidated e-commerce strategy. By centralizing all customer information from multiple websites into one system, PCS permits easy tracking of customer orders and an aggregated product demand for all channels to allow Extreme Halloween to respond more immediately to business situations. . . . Read the whole article.
I am very excited about this new venture as it marks a new phase in our company. This new software will allow our family owned and operated company to achieve heightened efficiency and increased productivity. It will, no doubt, lower costs and help our company grow. Our customers will benefit from this change as well in the form of increased customer service and, of course, we pass our saving onto our customers by offering great costumes & products at low prices. Look for our new design and software integration in Spring 2007.

Halloween Costumes On Sale!

Lacey Pirate Costume Animated Batman CostumeJason Costume Valerie Tabor Smith Fairy CostumeCostumes on Sale Looking for a great bargain this Halloween? Look no further! Dozens of costumes are now on sale at www.AnniesCostumes.com. Many costumes throughout our site have been discounted and great Halloween bargains can be found. Look for the red sale tags throughout our sites. To show what great costumes can be found at great sale prices, we have compiled a list of some of the adult costumes on sale and child costumes on sale for you. As you will see, we have discounted some of our most popular costumes. The prices are cheap, but the costumes are definitely not! Act quickly, prices are subject to change at any time!

R2-D2 New Star Wars Baby Costume

This new R2-D2 Baby Costume is just the cutest! It is definitely one of my favorite new costumes available this year online at www.AnniesCostumes.com. I was very excited when I saw they created this costume and finally put it on the market. It is an official, licensed Star Wars costume replica from Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. The costume includes: printed head piece and printed robe. It is available in Newborn (clothing size 0-9 months) and Infant (clothing size 1-2). Baby R2-D2 Sells for $19.95. While R2-D2 only comes in baby sizes, we do have an entire fleet of Star Wars Costumes in all sizes: baby, child, teen & adult. We even have Star Wars Dog Costumes available on www.SpoiledRottenDoggies.com; we wouldn't leave out a Jedi's best friend!

Who Wants to Be a Super Hero?

Who Wants to Be A Super Hero?Super Hero CostumesThe latest reality show talent search is on! Who Wants to be a Super Hero? is the newest reality show now airing on the Sci Fi Channel. Created and hosted by the comic book master & legend himself, Stan Lee. Of course, the Super Hero Costume is a big component of any superhero. So important in fact, when Stan Lee deems a contestant unworthy, his parting line is: "Turn in Your Costume"! AnniesCostumes.com stocks super hero costumes for anyone in all sizes, child & adult. Annies has costumes for super heroes that are well known (like Superman, Batman & Wonder Woman) as well as super hero costumes that maybe aren't well known yet; but once you create your own look, who knows what can happen. There are thousands of costumes and costume accessory combinations, the possibilities are endless. So, be creative and make your own super hero costume today!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Which Halloween Costume Will Be More Popular?

Superman Returns Costume Captain Jack Sparrow CostumeDarth Vader Deluxe CostumeEarlier, I posted about the Top Halloween Costumes for 2006. Last year Star Wars Costumes were a run away hit. In 2005 Star Wars costumes outsold everything else 2 to 1, easily; with Darth Vader being the top selling costume for children and adults. This year, we are having a debate about the top costumes for boys and men. At first glance, the obvious front runners are the Superman Returns Costume and the Captain Jack Sparrow Costume. After all, blockbuster movies like Superman Returns and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest usually have a strong influence on costume popularity. But, a certain Dark Sith Lord is definitely still in the running this year. Will Evil prevail once again? Stay tuned to find out: Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel - oops sorry, that's next year. Want to join our debate? Who do you choose as the most popular costume? Join in the fun! You can also tell us by voting in our Scarrry Halloween Survey.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Take The Scarrry Halloween Survey!

Scarrry Halloween SurveyGet in on the action, make your voice heard! Every year the Extreme Halloween Network publishes its List of the Top Halloween Costumes. Here is your chance to vote for your favorite Halloween Costumes! Take the Extreme Halloween Scarrry Halloween Survey. It's a fun, quick 7 question survey about your favorite Halloween costumes & Halloween activities for 2006. Participating in the survey gives you a chance to win one of 5 weekly prizes in a random drawing. The weekly prizes include a $50 Gift Certificate, a $25 gift certificate and 10% off coupons good for merchandise on any of the 13 websites within the Extreme Halloween Network.

The Top Halloween Costumes for 2006!

Popular Halloween Costumes 2006The List is out! Check out the Extreme Halloween Network annual list of the hottest, most popular Halloween Costumes for this year. The Top Halloween Costumes List is made up of over 200 costumes separated into categories for babies, boys, girls, teens, adults, couples, groups & more! Want to know who will be knocking at your door this Halloween? See Extreme Halloween's Top Halloween Costumes for 2006 to find out! See how we determine what's on the list!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean gets box office gold for the 3rd week in a row!

Captain Jack Sparrow Costume Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow Here is my tribute to Johnny Depp & The Pirates of the Caribbean movie Dead Man's Chest for staying on top of the box office for the third week. According to News24.com, "Johnny Depp and his pirate friends are keeping all the box-office treasure for themselves. Depp's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest remained the top movie for the third straight weekend in the United States on Sunday."
I believe it will be a similar story come Halloween time when Captain Jack Sparrow costumes will be as popular as the movie is now. The Dead Man's Chest Costumes are available in child and adult sizes. We also carry the pirate hat with the dreads, boot covers and a very cool Davey Jones octopus tentacle mask. As you can see our official, licensed adult size Captain Jack Sparrow costume is a very close replica of the costume worn by Johnny Depp in the movie sequel. The adult size Jack Sparrow costume sells for $49.95. The deluxe pirate hat with beads and braids sells for $25.95 and the pirate boot covers sell for 11.95. They are all available for sale online at www.anniescostumes.com!

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Splash Mineral Makeup Powders are Here!

Splash Mineral Makeup PowdersExtreme Halloween, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Splash Mineral Makeup to its inventory available online at StageAndTheaterMakeup.com. Splash Mineral Makeup is now here! Splash minerals give you a light and beautiful finish just like other pricey mineral makeup, but at a fraction of the cost. Your complexion will instantly appear flawless and it won't even feel like you have any makeup on. We currently have in stock: corrective mineral powders used for correcting and concealing, mineral powder foundation in 9 different colors to match your skin shade, and two different shades of mineral powder blush which offer up an awesome glow. Special Kabuki application brushes are also available as well as Splash's new glitter eye makeup in 9 vibrant, hot colors. Check out our selection now, make your makeup fun again, I know you will be happy with the results.

Cute & Sexy Shoes Make Your Costume Complete!

Cute Shoes to Complete Your Costume!We have got some really great shoes and boots to go with our costumes! Dorothy costumes are not complete with out our red glitter platforms. Pirate boots for men & women make a dashing, swashbuckling pirate costume! Go Go boots make your 60's costume look quite authentic. We have shoes that are perfect for just about any costume: nurses, witches, gangsters, Roman togas and more. Matching shoes are usually right under their matching costumes, but to see our full line of shoes and boots, visit www.ExtremeCostumes.com. There you will find shoes and boots for women and men for costumes and everyday wear. Just click to order, we make shopping online safe, easy and fun!

Costume Fun Gives Rainy Day Activities for Kids

Dress Up fun in a Pirate Costume!Rainy summer days don't have to be a downer. Make the most of being stuck inside by dressing up in costumes and playing with costume accessories. How fun does this pirate look? Imagine what you can do! Add a pirate eye patch, some makeup and some imagination and you'll be sailing the 7 seas before you know it!

Extreme Halloween & Annies Costumes was recently in the news: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) July 6, 2006 -- It’s raining, it’s pouring, and but your kids won’t find the day boring with a little summer costume fun to pass the rainy day away. Rather than turn on the TV, turn on the imagination by having your kids dress up like their favorite movie characters. Child pirate costumes, Superman costumes for kids and other blockbuster movie costumes spark the imagination, giving rainy day activities for kids.
Click here to read the whole story on EMediaNewsWire . . .

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Florida Tax Free Holiday This Week!

Florida Tourists in CostumeYes, costumes and costume accessories fall under items that are tax free during the Florida Tax Free Holiday. Since Extreme Halloween is located in Florida, we normally have to charge tax on orders that are billed or shipped within the state, but not for the next 9 days! The Florida Tax Holiday is July 22, 2006 thru July 30, 2006. Don't feel left out if you are not in Florida, you never have to pay tax when ordering from us and we ship all over the country and all over the world. Now I know that the Tax Free Holiday is geared towards helping with back to school shopping, but you can take advantage of it and get your Halloween Costumes now too and save! That is a 6% discount on costumes and all costume accessories: hats, masks, capes and costume shoes with a price tag of $50.00 or less each. (Your total order CAN be over $50.00.) So, start shopping online!

Please note that orders placed online will initially be charged tax due to our automated system, but the tax amount will promptly be refunded.

SantaSuits.com Christmas In July Sale!

Christmas in July Sale!Visit SantaSuits.com this month and save! We are running a Christmas in July special that means FREE Ground Shipping on any order! So, stock up on your Christmas Costumes, Santa Suits as well as costumes for the elves, Mrs. Claus, Frosty & Rudolph too! Just think, if you take care of this now, you will beat the Christmas rush and have one less thing to do in December. You will thank yourself when you are running around doing all that last minute Christmas shopping. And I have a special hint for my bloggers out there: we use one shopping cart for all 13 sites, and we don't mind if you buy things from our other sites and use the FREE shipping coupon for all your Extreme Halloween Network costume purchases!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Lazy, Crazy Luau Days of Summer

Luau Costumes & Party SuppliesFor someone like me who thinks about Halloween all year long, its easy for summer to pass by before I know it. So, its time to have a Luau Party before summer's over! Come on, start planning now. Visit LuauCostumes.com for all the flower leis, Hawaiian shirts, Luau decorations and Luau party games. Order enough for all your guests! Get these yummy Summer Cocktail Party Recipes from the Food Network. Next check out this online resource I found called AlohaFriendsLuau.com. They have tons of information on authentic Luau Parties: Luau recipes, fresh Orchid flowers, invitations and more. Ok, now you are ready for your Luau Costume Party!

Happy Birthday, Yogi!

Ok, I can't let the day pass without officially posting a Happy Birthday wish to Yogi, my Scottish Terrier & resident mascot at Extreme Halloween, Inc. He is also the website mascot at www.SpoiledRottenDoggies.com since he is the most spoiled dog I know! Yogi turns 9 today and is starting to show a little distinguished grey in his black coat. It's Birthday Dog Treats tonight!

National Costumers Association Convention

I am still recovering from an awesome convention! The National Costumers Association's Annual Convention was in Savannah Georgia this year from July 7, 2006 - July 12, 2006. It was an awesome time of costume parties, events and classes on subjects ranging from email marketing for costumers to making pirate hats! Our opening night costume party was a Civil War Era BBQ and the President's Banquet costume party had a pirate theme. But not just any pirate could attend this event, Pirate Captains & Ladies only! Wenches & scalawags were made to walk the plank! As always, I was excited to see our costumer friends from around the world, many of them are like family to us. And Savannah - such a beautiful place! I did not want to leave; but now it is back to reality and time to batten down the hatches and prepare for our Halloween Season 2006!

Sales Soaring for Superman Returns Costumes & Toys

AnniesCostumes.com & Extreme Halloween, Inc. In the news:

An excerpt from PRNewsWire: Faster than a speeding locomotive, Superman licensed merchandise and the new Superman Costume are flying off the shelves. According to CBS News in New York, Superman in all its incarnations has already earned more than 1.7 billion dollars. That's before this summer's blitz surrounding Superman Returns the Movie, and Brandon Routh, the new Superman. See the whole story . . .

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Deluxe Captain Jack Sparrow Costume

The Deluxe Captain Jack Sparrow Costume is sure to be a hit for Halloween 2006. This here is the children's pirate costume, it is also available in adult size. These are official costumes from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Any Johnny Depp look-a-likes out there?

Superman Returns Costume

This is the official kids' Superman Muscle Chest Costume. This costume version is special because the "S" insignia is made of a raised latex material. That plus the new maroon and blue colors make it an authentic replica of the costume worn by Brandon Routh in the movie.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Extreme Halloween Network

This Blog will focus on the Extreme Halloween Network. It will cover:
What's hot for Halloween 2006
Top selling Halloween costumes
New Halloween costumes
Halloween make up
Other costume information