Yesterday’s blog about the Lone Ranger begs the question ‘Why do we spend so much
time on the Internet when we are not helping kit out customers?’ Well obviously we have to keep this website looking good and keep you (and it) updated, but beyond that, it is useful to try and predict trends and potential demand. The fact is that many of our customers’ requests may be influenced by either what they have seen on the big screen at the movies or the smaller screen on their computer (we’ll ignore all you tech-heads with widescreen Smart TV’s – we’re just jealous). As we have noted before, ‘official’ costumes for major movies do not always make it to the market at the same time as the film, so sometimes we may have to improvise a workaround. (There is a flipside which has official costumes produced for films but the movie ends up as a box-office flop, so no-one wants them!). Similarly, if a particular costume grabs the public imagination through publicity or infamy, it helps if we can get a ‘heads-up’ in advance to try and anticipate the demand. That said, rather than jumping on the bandwagon and wearing the same outfit as everyone else wants, why not have a look around our own little(?) site here and find some original ideas? Our Costume Theme & Ideas section of this website gives you so many original costume themes and fancy dress outfits you will be spoilt for choice, so yes, we do sit for hours adding more and more ideas on, but I am sure you agree it is worth it!