Archive for November, 2008


Originally uploaded by RedandJonny

Who says you can or should only go to fancy dress parties in a Stormtrooper costume, why not go down to the lake with your girlfriend and have a pick-nick?

Aggh brings tears to my eyes.

If you are looking to buy a fancy dress Storm Trooper costume try Jokers’ Masquerade Halloween Costumes and Fancy Dress they have a large selection of Troopers as well as most other Star Wars costumes for sale.


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Hitwise, the leading competitive intelligence service on the web recently published a report on Halloween costume related search terms in the UK market. They confirm what many in the fancy dress industry had had already suspected, but it is still interesting to get the confirmation from such a respected source:

Aparently Jokers’ Masquerade is the most popular fancy dress and Halloween costume retailer in the UK and has seen a 25% increase in visits since Halloween 2007. Batman and the film The Dark Knight seem to be the theme for this Halloween, with the most popular specific costume search being ‘joker costume’, and searches for ‘batman costume’ and ‘catwoman costume’ coming in the top 10 for the week ending 18/10/08.

Top Costume related Searches (4 weeks ending 18/10/08)

1. joker costume
2. pirate costume
3. batman costume
4. alice in wonderland costume
5. witch costume
6. devil costume
7. jack sparrow costume
8. catwoman costume
9. beetlejuice costume
10. tinkerbell costume

More about Hitwise
Hitwise provides its 1,500 clients around the world with daily insights on how their customers interact with a broad range of competitive websites, and how their competitors use different tactics to attract on line customers. Since 1997, they have pioneered a network-based approach to Internet measurement. Through relationships with Internet Service Providers around the globe, Hitwise’s patented methodology anonymously captures the on line usage, search and conversion behaviour of 25 million Internet users. This unprecedented volume of Internet usage data is seamlessly integrated into an easy to use, web-based service, designed to help marketers better plan, implement and report on a range of online marketing programs.

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Just a quick post today as I am testing out a new gadget that I found call tell a Friend:

Anyway if you are after a fancy dress costume that is a little different for Christmas this year, check out Crazy Christmas Costume Ideas

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