Animal Costumes

ANIMAL COSTUMES BLOG

Thursday, 26 December 2013

January Sale Starts Today

We're having our biggest ever January Sale with over 100 products reduced to clear including animal onesies, costumes and clothing. For a limited time only, you can save more than 50%. So head on over to the sale page now.


Thursday, 12 December 2013

We're Supporting Child Bereavement UK


This Christmas, we're supporting Child Bereavement UK - a very worthy cause indeed.

Buy an animal onesie after following the link below, and we'll donate £10 to help their cause.

http://www.animalcostumesshop.co.uk/?utm_source=ChildBereavementUK&utm_medium=FB&utm_campaign=ChildBereavement10

Child Bereavement UK exists to help children and families deal with bereavement when a parent, sibling or child dies. Our Managing Director and top animal costume model, Will Morris, said: "This is a truly excellent cause. Dealing with grief is always difficult, but no one should have to face that struggle alone, especially children at Christmas time. So we're really pleased that this charity exists, and we're really pleased to be supporting their cause this Christmas".

Make sure you make your purchase after following the above link, as it's the only way we'll be able to track it in order to make the donation. Here it is again, just to be sure: http://www.animalcostumesshop.co.uk/?utm_source=ChildBereavementUK&utm_medium=FB&utm_campaign=ChildBereavement10.

If you're making an order via telephone, please quote 'CBUK' to take advantage of this offer.

Thank you and Merry Christmas.x

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Christmas - Last Post Dates


There's still plenty of time to order before Christmas. In fact, customers in the UK can order right up until 3pm on December the 23rd, and it will still arrive on Christmas Eve!

If you're ordering after the 20th December, make sure you select the delivery option called 'UK Courier' at the checkout stage. That means that we'll send it using Royal Mail's Special Delivery service, and it's therefore guaranteed to arrive the next day.

For international customers, deliveries to Western Europe normally take 3 days, and the rest of the world normally takes about 5 days. However we'd recommend ordering as soon as possible since Christmas tends to slow everything down.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

New! Grumpy Cat Kigurumi


This is the first look at the official Grumpy Cat kigurumi costume, which is available for the first time this week.

Grumpy Cat is an internet sensation - a real life cat with a real life permanent frown. Her grumpy face has spawned a million memes and she even has her own movie slated for next year.

Animal Costumes Shop is over the moon to have such a party pooper in our crew. Things were getting a little too cheerful round here with Christmas on the way and all, so we could do with some relentless negativity around the office.

With Christmas around the corner, the Grumpy Cat kigurumi would make a great gift for the joyless grump in your life! Get in there quickly though as we only have a limited quantity.

Anyhoo, check out the Grumpy Cat kigurumi here: http://blog.animalcostumesshop.co.uk/2013/12/new-grumpy-cat-kigurumi.html

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

November's Photo Competition Winner


This month's photo competition winner is Clive, and his animal costume family portrait. Nice work guys!

Craig wins a £50 voucher to spend at www.animalcostumesshop.co.uk - just in time for Christmas pressies!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

New Red Dragon Onesie

Check out our brand new kigurumi animal costume - the Red Dragon. This newcomer joins our existing green and black dragons to create a fearsome threesome to rival the Game of Thrones dragons themselves.

It has black wings, a long tail with black spikes, and it's available in three adult sizes. Check it out at www.animalcostumesshop.co.uk/red-dragon-kigurumi-costume-13923-p.asp

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

More of Your Photos

Once again, here's a round-up of the animal costume photos that you guys have been sending in. 

Keep sending them in to enter our monthly competition.






Wednesday, 20 November 2013

New Sloth Kigurumi




Our brand-new Sloth Kigurumi Costume has finally arrived. It's been a long time coming but, being a sloth, it took him a really long time to get out of bed. But now it's here and available in 3 different adult sizes.

Check it out at www.animalcostumesshop.co.uk/sloth-kigurumi-costume-13912-p.asp

Thursday, 7 November 2013

We're having a SALE!


We're having an absolutely huge sale, our biggest ever no less, as we're pretty desperate to clear some space for some amazing new products that we've got arriving in the next couple of weeks.

There are all sorts of animal onesies, costumes and clothing going "cheap cheap" on our sale page over at www.animalcostumesshop.co.uk/sale-63-c.asp, with up to 50% off.

The sale is set to end on November the 14th or sooner if we start selling out of things - so get in there quick-style!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Picture of the Month - October


Our customers send us some truly hilarious animal costume photos, and each month we award our favourite 'Animal Costume Photo of the Month' a £50 voucher to spend on anything they like at www.animalcostumesshop.co.uk.

This month's winner is Emma with the above snap featuring our Cheshire Cat Kigurumi Costume. We liked the fact that she's getting into character by hoisting herself into whatever that cement hole thing is, and she left us the comment: “Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.”

We also liked the fact that she's matched her shoes and socks to her kigurumi. That makes her seriously cool in our opinion.

Emma wins a £50 voucher. If you'd like to win one next month, just send in a photo featuring an animal costume. Make it a good one - we'll award the prize to our favourite (picked arbitrarily).

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Late Deliveries for Halloween


There's still plenty of time to get your orders in for Halloween. You can order right up until 4pm on Wednesday the 30th October, and it will still arrive on time.

Our standard shipping service is Royal Mail 1st Class, which will arrive the next day in 90% of cases. If you want to be extra sure, just select our 'UK Courier' delivery option, which will be guaranteed to arrive the next day as long as you can get your order in by 3pm (4pm if you're ordering on the 30th October.

If you have any questions or concerns, please just contact us. For some Halloween costume ideas, check out our Top Ten Halloween Costumes blog post.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Top 10 Halloween Costumes - Part 2

We've been counting down our Top Ten Halloween Costumes. Last week we announced the first 5, from 10 through to 6. Now it's time for the main event, the big 5 in our Top Ten Halloween Costumes...

5. The Blue Monster

At number 5, it's the hideous Blue Monster

4. The Purple Wolf

At number 4, it's the utterly despicable Purple Wolf

3. The Monster

At number 3, it's the demonic Monster

2. The Halloween Cat

In at number 2 it's the bone-chilling Halloween Cat (this one's only available once a year, so get it whilst it lasts)

1. The Scary Bat

And our number 1 Halloween costume of 2013 is... the blood-curdling, utterly ghastly, Scary Bat

Friday, 18 October 2013

Top 10 Halloween Costumes - Part 1

In the run-up to Halloween, we're counting down our Top 10 Halloween Costumes. This is the first part, counting down from number 10 to number 6.

10. The Black Cat

At number 10, it's the classic witch companion: The Black Cat.

9. The Dinosaur

At number 9, it's the terrifying Dinosaur

8. The Black Dragon

At number 8, it's the ghastly Dragon in a Halloween-y black and purple colour scheme.

7. The Lion

In at number 7 it's the ferocious Lion

6. The Shark Attack

At number 6, it's the gruesome 'Shark Attack!' fancy dress costume

Tune in next week for the rest of the countdown from 5 to 1!

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

New Kigurumi - The Black Sheep


We wanted to tell you about our new kigurumi onesie costume - the Black Sheep. If you read last week's guessing game post, and guessed that it was a ram (as a lot of people on our Facebook page did), then you still get a point.

The Black Sheep is an all-in-one soft fleece onesie for adults. The sheep's face appears on the costume's hood, and it comes complete with some large grey curled sheepy horns.

If you would like to buy the Sheep Kigurumi Costume, you can find it here: www.animalcostumesshop.co.uk/sheep-kigurumi-costume-13618-p.asp.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Guess the Animal



Let's play a game. This is our the back side of one of our new animal onesie costumes. Using only this photo, can you guess which animal it is? Let us know your guesses in the comments below, or head on over to our Facebook page, where we've asked the same question.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Your Animal Costume Photos

We absolutely love it when our customers/followers send in their animal costume photos, that is photos featuring their animal costumes whether home made, purchased from our shop or whatever trevor!

We give away a £50 voucher to our favourite photo each month, so keep sending them in you guys!

Anyway, here's the latest bunch to be added to our blog...

Thanks to Matt for sending in this photo featuring our shark kigurumi costume, with monster

Thanks to Natalie for sending this photo featuring her homemade care bear costume. Great work! Check out our new Care Bear Kigurumi Costume - we think you'll love it.

Laura - just chilling in her tiger kigurumi costume. Thanks for sending us the photo!

Thanks to Matt for sending in this photo featuring our tiger kigurumi costume taking part in a chilly woodland pillow fight. Surreal, guys, really surreal. We love it!

Thanks to Maria for sending this in - she describes it as a crayfish party in Sweden, which sounds like a lot of fun to us. Oh yeah and our black dragon kigurumi costume is in their somewhere too!

Thanks to Natalie for sending in this photo featuring... well we're guessing it's a pig costume but can't be sure!

Just to reiterate, we're giving away a £50 voucher to the best animal costume photo each month. So keep sending us these great photos please! More details here: www.animalcostumesshop.co.uk/your-photos-17-w.asp

Friday, 27 September 2013

New! Poodle Kigurumi Costume


It's brand new. It's pink and fluffy. It's our new Poodle Kigurumi Costume!

The costume is an all in one pink onesie suit, which fastens at the front with poppers and can be worn over your own clothes. It has a poodle face on the hood, which includes eyes and nose and of course lots of fluffy white sections on top of the hood and around the neckline, giving it a true pampered poodle look. At the back of the outfit is a poodle tail with a pom-pom at the end. There's also some further white details with the cuffs and buttons.

The poodle kigurumi costume will fit adults up to about six foot tall (185cm) and is very wide across the chest so will fit most shapes of people. The main material (the pink onesie) is a soft polyester fleece, so it's really nice and comfy.

It would make a fantastic gift for poodle lovers, or a fab poodle costume for an animal themed or 'p' party.

Check it out at www.animalcostumesshop.co.uk/poodle-kigurumi-costume-13606-p.asp

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Guess the Animal Costume


Time for another game... Can you guess which animal our new costume is? For extyra points, let us now which breed it is (hint hint).

Monday, 23 September 2013

Puli Kali Tiger Dance

Check out these amazing photos from the Puli Kali Tiger Dance, which took place last week. It's an annual festival in Thrissur in Kerala, Inida, in which performers dress up in tiger costumes with bright body paint and elaborate masks to celebrate the harvest.

It looks freaking awesome. We would really like to go... Or maybe we could all get together next year and celebrate in the UK? Let us know if you'd be interested.







Thursday, 19 September 2013

Your Photos

Thanks so much to all of you that have been sending in your animal costume photos. We love receiving them! Remember that we give away a £50 voucher to our favourite each month, so please keep sending them in!

This one features our White Tiger Kigurumi Costume. We have no idea what is happening here...

Thanks to Arabella for sending in these photos, featuring our Pink Unicorn Kigurumi Costume. She won it in July's photo competition.

Thanks to Jasmine for sending in this photo, featuring our Fox Kigurumi

Thanks to Chubs for sending in this photo. He's a furry and made his own elaborate wolf costume.

Lastly, thanks to Lexx for sending in this photo taken at Comic Con, featuring the Black Cat and Red Panda kigurumi costumes, as well as a Xenomorph and Predator. They fit right in!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

New Pug Costume - Super Cute!


There's a new king of cute in town. This amazing piece of dog onesie super cute overload-ness is a brand new product, and the latest to join the family at Animal Costumes Shop. It is, in case you hadn't figured it out yet, a pug. And not just any old pug, a beautiful doe-eyed pug kigurumi costume that even the most hardened steely "pugs are ugly" type wouldn't be able to resist falling head over heels in love for.

Just look how cute it is. LOOK!

Anyway, it's available in adult size and is made of a soft polyester fleece, so it works just as well (if not better) as pyjamas as it does a pug dog costume. To see more pics or to buy, check out www.animalcostumesshop.co.uk/pug-kigurumi-onesie-costume-13612-p.asp

Friday, 6 September 2013

French Bulldog Minions


Oh nothing, just some French Bulldogs hanging out, dressed as minions.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

August's Photo Competition Winner


Well done to Dylan, who ran away with the prize in August's animal costume photo competition, with this very professional photo featuring our fox kigurumi costume. Dylan wins a £50 voucher to spend on anything he likes in our online shop.

If you'd like to win your own £50 voucher, to spend on our kigurumi onesies, t-shrits and fancy dress animal costumes, just send us a pic. It can be a photo or drawing and the only rule is that it must feature an animal costume (not necessarily one of ours). So get snapping and good luck!

Thursday, 29 August 2013

New White Rabbit Kigurumi Onesie


Ta-da! That's the sound of our brand new kigurumi onesie animal costume, poofing into existence as if plucked from a grey-haired magician's top hat. Debbie Mcgee anybody? No thanks, we'll be OK with our new costume thanks - it's a rabbit, and it's white... It's the White Rabbit Kigurumi Onesie Costume. Hoooyar!

It's designed for adults that are between about 5'5" and 6' tall (165 - 185cm) and it's really wide across the chest so will fit most. Like all of our fleece kigurumis, it's made of a soft fleece polyester material and features some huge rabbit ears on its hood, with pink lining and some realistically red-tinted eyes.

It would work great as a fancy dress rabbit costume, whether for an animal themed party, or perhaps even an Alice in Wonderland party. Alternatively, it's realistic white rabbit likeness makes it a great thing to wear whilst scaling the walls of your local pharmaceutical behemoth to make some kind of animal rights statement. If you're not into that kind of thing, don't worry - being made of a soft fleece material, it's also quite good as a super-warm pair of pyjamas.

Visit the White Rabbit Kigurumi Costume page to buy it today...

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Another Animal Costumes Wedding


It was a whole year ago that we wrote an article here about an animal costume wedding that we attended (it was great by the way). It seems those guys must have kick-started a trend, because this summer we've supplied at least 3 wedding parties with a bunch of costumes, and last week one even found its way into The Times.

The wedding on The Times's radar was that of Kate Reardon, Editor at Tatler magazine. whilst Kate and her groom opted for traditional wedding attire, their bridesmaids were kitted out in various animal onesies and fancy dress animal costumes - check out the picture from The Times above. As far as we know we didn't supply Kate with her animal costumes, but we most definitely applaud and congratulate her choice.

If you're having an animal costume wedding or party, let us know! We have the widest range of animal costumes on the planet and offer bulk-buy discounts... and don't forget to send us your pictures people!