Thursday, April 30, 2009

Episode 14: You there-Fetch Me My Horse!


It was the best of times. It was the worst of times...
That's right, it was Thursday. Hunting for the ideal husband? We got the perfect ensemble for all spirited acquisitions. Tally ho ladies! And for those of you looking to snag that lovely lady of means and pedigree, feast your eyes on this:
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Or if you just want to re-enact your own Cold Play video. Check these out:
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We would appreciate if you gave us a shout-out on You-Tube when your video becomes a world wide hit. Though, we will settle for a t-shirt, or a couple of lattes or a bag of jellybeans. you know, whatever's cool. And what situation couldn't possibly be made better by today's featured detail: beautiful burn-out velvet with rhinestones? Well, probably skydiving. But who goes skydiving in velvet?
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And now in a seamless transition between skydiving and apparently "Wind Surfing" Check out this really stellar "WTD?" 

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And especially in regards to the content of that last photo: "God bless us, everyone"
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P.S. GLITTERSNAKE just landed the role of Tiny Tim in our upcoming production of "A Christmas Carol" You should see him on his crutch. So adorable.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Episode 13: A Very Merry English Patient Christmas

If you're confused right now its only because we're back again with more fun-filled costume sale updates.

Paging all would-be Ms. Nightinggales. If you want a vintage nurse, get here stat...Wait, let's try that again. If you want a vintage nurse dress, get here stat.
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Note: sponge-baths not included.
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Detail of the Day: It's pink, its beaded and as we've been told it's not missing from the Barbie museum, we are going to sell it. Hurray for everything!

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This next bit is a shout out to one of the worlds most versatile garments. The Cape. Suitable for crime fighting, magic tricks and your average quest to Mount Doom. They are also fun for the classic game: Which bible character are you?
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Which bible character is Nora? All lines are open, feel free to call in (You can comment below).
But seriously we have a variety of these in colors to suit anyone from Herod to Balshazar.
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"WTD?": And while you thought your work for Christmaspageantpalooza '09 was completed with all the fabulous capes you are about to buy, just wait till you see what else we've got in our stocking.
No yuletide theatrics should be without Uncle Marvin dressed as pagan foliage. That's right its the answer to all of your letters to Santa.
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Ever....
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Your very own walking Christmas tree.
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Seriously it's a costume. You can wear it.
*Holiday spirit not guaranteed. Hang mistletoe with caution.
Kissing christmas trees can lead to skin abrasions and sap

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Episode 12: Go Go Gadget Yard Sale

Today we salute one of our previous features and return to the how-to-make your own Harry potter costume of awesomeness. Today in transmogrification we will turn you into Prof. McGonagall. No polyjuice potion required. Just add your own standard witch hat and a sour expression and you are good
to go.
 

Just to make sure you have someone to scowl at we can also provide you with these fetching sweater/tie combinations so you can conjure your own adolescents from Gryfindor or Slytherin.

 

Capitol work! 50 house points to you. Also, I think Nora is a stunning model for all of our yard sale goodness. Wouldn't you agree? Somehow everything fits her magically. I am magenta with envy.
In the depths of our cave of coolness we have discovered these breathtaking WWI Infantry jackets. A marvel to behold. Take a look:


 

And now the detail of the day which goes out to our new man Oren because he gets the heavy boxes down from the tall tall shelves. Observe some mind-blowingly intricate embroidery and bead work. Yowza!


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Seriously, its so small it couldn't be captured by our camera, but we are sure you can imagine how wonderful it is. Go on, imagine it. We dare you.

In today's "WTD?" let's consider the fantastic wonder-item that is the always classic fully beaded necktie. "But surely not!" you've just exclaimed to yourselves. "Ah but it is so" we are for some reason compelled to inform you. "Where can I get my very own?" you say. "Why, at our May 30th yard sale" we tell you. Behold:


Upon your May 30th requistion of this fabulous tie feel free to launch your own glam rock version of The Dead Poets Society.
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And with that, yet another example of our stunning wit and rhetoric, I think we are done for today. Wouldn't you agree?
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Autobots, roll out.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Episode 11: Monday and Monday-er

Hello all and welcome back to another thrilling installment of our blog! Let's take a look at our featured item for the day. For anyone and their best friend who have been just waiting for the day when you could go as Lloyd and Harry to a party... welcome to the best day ever!

 

We also have a great selection of other, let's say, unusual, tuxes in cream, brown, and several stunning shades of beige.


For all of you military minds out there we have a tasty tidbit for you today. Check out these replica 1st pattern HBT Army shirts used in the movie "The Thin Red Line"

 As far as replicas go these are the rockin'est ever! We also have matching replica pants as well as actual HBT pants from the 1940s.


Today's stunning detail of the day features some lovely multi-colored embroidered flowers...



Aren't they splendid?



Despite his ever-increasing presence in our blog, GLITTERSNAKE has threatened to bite our ankles once an hour until we pay proper homage to his favorite Family Guy character: Stewie.

As we are wearing our favorite boots and do not want this to occur we are going to humor the little guy and change the title of our most recent feature to "What the Deuce?" or "WTD?" 

So then, welcome to today's newly minted "WTD?" feature... we present you the following:

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It's a purse, it's a saddle. It's a saddle purse. Please do not attempt to ride to work. Use saddle purses responsibly.
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Peace out yo.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Episode 10: Warrior Women of North Hollywood

Hello and welcome to our second Friday blog. Friday means that while we have accomplished a lot, and are excited about the weekend we are also a might punchy and have probably made ourselves ill on jellybeans.
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Why don't we start with Detail of the Day, because GLITTERSNAKE has currently hidden all of our other photos. (Note: GLITTERSNAKE is not for sale, as it would permanently damage our moral if ever he were to leave us)
Check out this totally awesome frog:
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Disclaimer: Frog not guaranteed to transform into prince... 
or any other member of royalty.
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After a short but none the less epic battle we have just wrestled our photos away from GLITTERSNAKE. 
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Behold our spoils of war:
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Those are some super snazzy kilts. While historically worn to identify the clans, all you outlanders can wear them for any occasion. We suggest log throwing, highland flinging, and “Highlander” reenacting. Please no bag-piping, it gives Nora a headache.
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To accessorize your kilt this season take a gander at our fabulous replica Prussian helmets. (Complete with spike) If everything goes horribly awry you can always throw your helmet at your opponent. Works great on zombies...seriously.
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If the classic kilt/helmet combo isn't your style, 
try one of these great vintage ladies jackets:
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Or do all three together and call it a Vivienne Westwood.
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Through some series of fortuitous events we keep receiving items that are not in fact costumes. However as they will be for sale and are wicked awesome, we will continue to pass them along to you. 
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Welcome to today's "WTD* Mate!?"
[and the best moment of our week]
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Two chicks and a wall of spears. (Just to be perfectly clear, only the spears are for sale. Thanks though)
Many Bothans died to bring us this information.
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Use it wisely people.
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Over and out.

"What the Deuce Mate!?"

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Episode 9: Cage Fighting and You

Good news everyone! A search and rescue plane bombarded us with some supplies that are both practical and fun.

This lantern: 

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is both aesthetically pleasing and makes terrific tinking noise when you shake it. 

We also received this: 

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magnificent and statuesque 105mm-M14B1 shell casing.
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While no longer lethal, save a good bashing on the head, it doubles nicely as an umbrella stand or a lovely vase for your long stem floral arrangements. While the aforementioned items will be for sale, our bosses from the network have just called to kindly remind us that this blog is supposed to be about clothing. 

So then, how about wings? Wings are clothing right? 


These wings are a good choice for everything from circus performing to door-to-door solicitation. Please do not try to fly in them... or swim, swimming would be bad.. However, we are totally in support of cage-fighting in them. We only have two pairs of these so all you extreme sports people better get here early on May 30th.

Detail of the Day: 



While these lovely buttons might not seem to be particularly advantageous in a cage-fight they can be made into some fearsome projectile weapons. Aim for the eyes! If they can't see you...they can't find you.

Due to a newly implemented organizational system it turns out that the Time Warp feature is actually quite dull. If this has already occurred to you, we appreciate that you didn't mention it to us. However, as a reward for your epic stoicism we now bring you our new feature “WTD* Mate!?” 


Please Welcome today's guest on “WTD* Mate!?” ... 


GLITTERSNAKE 

The uses for GLITTERSNAKE are endless. Endless I tell you! Stay tuned for the further adventures of GLITTERSNAKE... 

* "What the Deuce Mate!?"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Mysterious Disapearance of Day 7...AKA Stuck in the Time Warp

Dear Readers,

Do not be dismayed...we now bring you day seven. Time moves differently in the Halloween Room: only one day has passed for you whereas we have been stuck here for 3 arduous weeks and are running low on coffee. Oh how we long for the days of the passion fruit jellybeans. Nora is clawing the walls.

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Hang on.....
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I've smacked her back to sanity and I think we can move on. We are going to pull out some naughty little vintage unmentionables that would make the Material Girl proud! Bullet bras are the cat's meow. We suggest wearing them with your pumpkin pants for a fashion statement that will not be ignored.
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Let's see if we can get them up to 88 mph and meet Michael J. Fox. Our stealthy military correspondent it still trapped behind enemy lines, but has managed to send us a transmission. In the 20th Century Fox 1968 film Patton, George C. Scott did not want to shoot the now iconic scene of him addressing the troops in front of the American flag. Consequently the scene was shot on the last day of filming on location in Spain, allegedly in one take. To ice the cake, his uniform features imperial German medals. How do you like them apples?!
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In detail of the Day land we have this saucy number for you...
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It slices, it dices, it makes julienne fries!
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Time Warping “Put Your Hands on Your Hips”
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Transmission over and out. Please send a search party!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Episode 8- We'll show you some swash that will make you knees buckle


Are you going wenching tonight? If you answered “Argh” then have wegot the ensemble for you. So rig up your Jolly Roger and grab a dead man's chestbecause pirate coats are back.


Please Note: Parrot or troublesome monkey not included. ;)
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On a less potentially- scurvy-ridden note (eat your oranges kids) lets move on to Vintage Show and Tell: where we show you fun vintage pieces that are for sale and you tell all your friends about it. Didn't we promise you audience participation?
Check it out! An entire adorable outfit:
Little Black Hat

Gloves: Now With Racing Stripes! 
(Don't leave home without them)

Fancy Black Dress

Today's detail of the Day is dedicated to the winner of this week's Spring Sale Blog Trivia Challenge: Katie! Congratulations! Come back and see us sometime.
Future winners will be determined at our discretion. 
Note Spring Sale Blog Trivia Challenge is entirely fictitious and no prizes will be awarded, that we know of. You can give yourselves your own prizes if you want but don't tell us because then we'll know of them. =)
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Our military correspondent is currently behind enemy lines and we haven't learned Morse code yet so so until then * * - * *
ah, hell.


And a Step to the Right...

(Time Warp)