Thursday, July 25, 2013

Oh boy, this is a juicy one. Apparently, the brother of Dark Knight director Chris Nolan is wanted for murder! Yikes- it seems even famous people can't help but 'cause some trouble. We won't get into the dirty details, because this is a story that's a bit too creepy for our liking, but we have to admit, it did get us jonesin' for a Dark Knight fix. The second we read it, we had an urge to whip out our Dark Knight Costumes! We know, we know. We're a bit pathetic. But we just love the movie so much, any mention of it conjures up the need to play the part! Check out all of our Dark Knight costumes here. Then, read on for information regarding Matthew Nolan's case.

According to the Chicago Sun Times:

"Matthew Francis Nolan, 40, of the South Shore neighborhood, was under investigation by Chicago Police in a $700,000 bank-fraud scheme when FBI agents here nabbed him last month in connection with a 2005 killing in Central America.
Matthew Nolan is wanted in Costa Rica in the kidnapping and murder of Florida businessman Robert C. Cohen.
Matthew Nolan pretended he was interested in doing business in Costa Rica when the two met in a hotel. But his real mission was to recover $7million Cohen owed another Florida man, authorities said.
An accomplice kidnapped Cohen and the men tried to extort the money from Cohen's family; but when that failed, they killed Cohen, Costa Rican authorities said.
Matthew Nolan's alleged accomplice, Douglas Mejia, has been convicted. Nolan is being held here awaiting extradition proceedings.
Sources said Chicago Police were investigating Matthew Nolan in an unrelated, $700,000 check-kiting scheme."

Monday, June 4, 2012

Easter Bunny

I can remember growing up and looking forward to Easter Sunday. First I got to wake up early and hunt the house and back yard for Easter Eggs. Then we would have all the family over for dinner, which was always oddly close to lunch hours. Either way, that meant a second Easter Egg hung with all my cousins and such. And there was always one special guest appearance that never failed. No, it was not uncle Bob... it was always the Easter Bunny. He would have done his job the night before and show up again for a second round of hiding for my cousins and I. This is something I suggest to every family that celebrates Easter, someone who shows up in an Easter Bunny costume. Now if you're new to this and purchased the wrong size costume for Easter Sunday, be sure to check online about costume returns.

Cabin in the Woods

This movie starts off with a little scene swapping between your normal group of young friends and several professional adults working in some sort of facility. While our group of college friends are packing up and heading into the woods to a newly acquired cabin, the technicians are hard at work preparing for an operation of some sorts. After discovering some strange characteristics of the house, the partying begins. Soon after, a secret entrance to the basement is discovered. Once inside they find it filled with trinkets and artifacts oddly similar to things found in other horror movies. Next is a series of events that will lead you to a horror movie unlike anything you've ever seen... I don't want to ruin the surprise for you, but it is worth a watch. After seeing this movie, you may be inclined to change your costume choice for Halloween. Fret not, just check with your online retailer you purchased from to see what to do about Halloween costume returns.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

MadMen Party

Who watched the MadMen two hour season premier on AMC last Sunday? Talk about a great reunion of all my favorite characters on television right now. I was so eager to see where season 4 left off and I was not disappointed. I don't know about you, but I had a premier party with a few of my friends. It was great, everyone dressed up in their best 60's costumes and brought over period foods. I had some Whiskey set out and we prepared Gimlets as well. Everything went as perfect as it could have gone. I know sometimes that's not the way it goes. Maybe your costume didn't fit or that perfect wig did not go as well with your costume as you thought? Well, check to see what kind of costume returns you can do. When returning costumes online, you're sure to save the same amount of time as you did when making the original purchase.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Erzsébet Báthory

Last year I was on vacation overseas and during my travels I drove past an old castle of interest. Now with the remains of castles everywhere you look in this part of the world, I wondered what could possibly make this one so special. Well, it was revealed to me that this was the castle of Erzsébet Báthory. So for those of you who are unaware of her significance to stories of past and present, she was one of the real life people that the vampire craze was based on. Some say she may have been a closer mirror of what Bram Stoker's Dracula was, than even Vlad III Dracula himself. This reminded me of how popular the vampire culture has been for the last decade or so. That's why a vampire costume should be a staple in everyone's closet, like a little black dress. This is a costume that should never need to be returned. But if you bought the wrong size and must return it, make sure it hasn't been opened.

Pirates of the Caribbean

Okay, after a conversation over coffee with friends last week I decided to do a little research about the possibility of a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Low and behold, I found out that Disney is playing with the possibility of TWO new movies in the series. I was really excited to find this bit of news out. I mean, who doesn't love the story based on the Disneyland ride? Come to think about it, of the people who have been to Disneyland, who doesn't like the ride itself? Anyhow, it looks like Johnny Depp is in serious talks about staying on board as Jack Sparrow. And Will Turner, also known as, Orlando Bloom has been heard as saying he'd be interested in continuing the tradition. So that unused pirate costume you have may come in handy after-all. But if you must return your costume to the costume store, make sure it's brand new and unopened!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Don't return it, reuse it!

Wondering whether you can return something you ordered from Halloween Adventure previously? Most of our products can be returned, but there's a few things that can't. Can't return it? Try reusing it! You never know what you'll be able to use in a new way. Consider reusing an old wig for a new costume - that long blonde wig? It might have been Lady Gaga two years ago, but now, it could easily be be used for Nicki Minag instead!

Here's what you can't return:

  • Special Ordered Items - including all Mascots.
  • Props that require special delivery are also not returnable.
  • Partial Party Kits
  • Disposable Helium Tanks
  • Any item that has been worn, used, or altered!
The following items are ONLY returnable if they are in their unopened, original packaging. Items must not have been worn, used, or altered in any way.
  • Undergarments
  • Socks and stockings
  • Shoes & Boots (Does not apply to shoe covers, boot tops, or costume shoes designed for indoor use only or one time wear.) Remember, even Cinderella had to try on her shoes! Please make sure that your shoes fit and are comfortable before you use them. Shoes that show obvious wear or are missing the original packaging are not returnable.
  • Dress patterns
  • Video tapes
  • CD's
  • Catalogs
  • Eye lashes
  • Wigs, beards, facial hair, or any other artificial hair
    Must be returned in the unopened and sealed package; products in zip-lock bag style packaging or any bag/box that is not factory sealed is NOT returnable.
  • Prosthetics, fangs, or any other fake teeth
    Must be returned in the unopened and sealed package; products in zip-lock bag style packaging or any bag/box that is not factory sealed are NOT returnable.
  • Cosmetics (unless returned in the original unopened and factory sealed package)
  • Any item that has been worn, used, or altered
  • Party Supplies
  • Party Kits - must return the complete and unopened kit