Card & Party Giant Party Supplies Blog — Purim Costume Accessories


Purim Costumes for Boys and Girls 0

PurimPurim is only a few weeks away and already customers have started their shopping, looking for just the right Purim costume and Purim costume accessories. One young man selected a pirate costume, another a skeleton. Card & Party Giant has a fairly extensive selection of boys costumes, many of which are no longer available at other retailers.  The White Ninja costume, Spider Man, Captain Jack Sparrow costume, or other similar themes are available in various sizes.  There are also Superhero tee shirts that are not only a quick and easy way to dress up, but also can be worn long after the Purim holiday has passed. There are, of course, also plenty of lovely girls costumes from the beautiful Queen Esther to the Shabbas Queen, from the Gypsy Princess to the Daisy Hippie Tie Dye costume.  And don’t forget to check out the Superhero costumes that include none other than Wonder Woman, Catwoman, and Batgirl. For the do-it-yourself families, beards, bandanas, suspenders, socks, hats, etc. all are out on the floor so customers can see the large selection of Purim costume accessories.  We have the largest selection of Purim Costumes in Chicago for boys, girls, men, and women. We also have lots of fun and silly adult costumes. We carry dress-up and costume accessories for the Purim celebration. Stop by our Glenview store to see our year-round costume selection, discounted heavily for the Purim season, we guarantee to have the largest costume inventory at unbeatable prices.

Mordechai and Queen Esther in Royal Finery 0

purimcostumesmallAccording to some, Purim is one of the happiest days in the Jewish calendar. It a time for dressing up and wearing masks, allowing an indulgence in the joy of the holiday with some anonymity. It is said that dressing up on Purim is a reminder that the outer appearance is a mask. Celebrating this festival opens up the possibility of getting behind the mask to discover who we really are. So, yes it is customary to wear costumes for Purim. And yes it is a holiday of self-discovery. The miracle of the holiday of Purim is about disguise and thus is commemorated with Purim Costumes and Purim Costume Accessories. Mordechai is one of the primary characters in the Book of Esther (the Jewish Queen who marries King Ahasuerus). On Purim one may dress up as Mordechai donning the King’s royal garments; for while Mordechai was not the king, it was he who sat in the king’s gate. Mordechai was a brave man, refusing to bow down to the likes of the evil Haman, a descendant of Mordechai’s ancient enemies. It was Mordechai who learned of the plot to kill the king. And it was Mordechai who was favored and rewarded by King Ahasuerus. Thus, costumes of regal finery are among Purim Costume favorites. Kings and queens top the list of Purim Costumes. Other main characters, such as the evil Haman may be depicted with Purim Costume Accessories that include beards or hats. Keeping with the disguise theme, animal costumes, tails, ears and noses are popular among the children as are the array of Purim masks available to allow one to hide his or her true identity. A hippie from the 1960’s is another popular costume idea made simply by adding glasses, long hair, bandannas or headbands, fringed vests or other costume accessories. Purim is also popular for another altogether different reason, and that is the Purim treats, Hamantaschen. Delicious triangular pastries filled with jam or poppy seed. They symbolize the Purim miracle. Some say they represent the shape of Haman’s hat; others say that the plain dough on the outside with the flavor hidden inside is another way of showing how we can be deceived if we only look at the outside. However you celebrate Purim, if you are in the market for a Purim Costume, need some Purim Costume Accessories, or just platters on which to place your Hamantaschen, visit our store or the party store website to see our complete collection.

Purim Costumes & Purim Costume Accessories 0

iron-man-2-mark-vi-classic-boy-s-costume-2Halloween is not the only time to think about costumes.  In fact, the other time of year when folks begin to think about dressing up is coming soon.  As mentioned in earlier post, Purim is celebrated with feasting, and retelling of the story of Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai’s attempts to save the Jewish people from the Persian King Haman who was set to persecute the Jews. Many synagogues hold a special service at which it is customary for children and adults to come dressed in costume. It is a holiday of celebration. Purim costumes and Purim costume accessories generally favor royalty: queen costumes, king costumes; professions: police costumes, soldier costumes; Superhero costumes; clown costumes; and, of course animal costumes. Purim costume accessories such as beards, wigs, a pirate eye patch, hats, and animal noses or ears also are among some of the many favorites that our costumers look for. Card & Party Giant has a large selection of Purim costumes in stock and ready to pick up in the store or to order online.