Friday, June 26, 2009

End of Show Season

With the school year ending, we have successfully made it through our busiest time of the year: Show Season. This was our smoothest season yet, as our staff worked as a team in an efficient and knowledgeable manner, with many shows being shipped out early. Here are some interesting facts on how The Costumer played our part for you:

-Our top 10 shows were: Beauty and The Beast, Guys & Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, Wizard of Oz, Music Man, Peter Pan, Fiddler on The Roof, Once Upon A Mattress, Into The Woods, Thoroughly Modern Millie
-Our biggest order was 189 costumes for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.
-At the end of March, we shipped out 2350 costumes in one week.

Don't worry, just because our main show season is over, doesn't mean we're slacking off! We are still here for all the summer camps and theaters with both rental and sales discounts available. Let us know if you haven't received our summer discount postcard. In fact, we just shipped out MULAN JR. with 118 costumes, including 51 wigs! There are dozens more shows in the works. It's also never to early to be planning next year's shows.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Makeover At The Costumer

"The Costumer is getting a makeover! Not only are we in "spring cleaning" mode in anticipation of Halloween, but our company computer system is getting an upgrade. With the new Windows friendly system, the process of all transactions will be more efficient and eventually quicker (bear with us right now as we are all still learning its capabilities). Being that the new system is based in Windows, the flow of a transaction is visual and easier to follow. Each of our employees had various training sessions this week with a mock set up at our Central Avenue store. So far so good!

We want you to have the best experience with us, whether you purchase and rent in our stores or buy items online. Our goal in this upgrade is to continue to create a positive, efficient, technologically advanced environment for you to acquire all the costumes, wigs, makeup, props and accessories you need to transform yourself into that PERFECT character!"

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A few of our Favorite Things

We here at The Costumer love what we do, what we sell, and most importantly, our customers. In doing an impromptu staff survey of our favorite sales items, the consensus is that there are quite a few pranksters working here. The most popular genre of items are the gag gifts (Fake Butts, Chicken and Nun Chuckers, Whoopie Cushions, and Doggy Dirt), which means there is nothing but fun when you enter either of our Schenectady or Colonie stores. Here's a list of more employee favorites:

Old Feet # 0775
Albino Dragon Mask # 0550
3-D Gel Special FX #0209
Antenna # 0195
Afro Clown Wig # 0025
Hamburger Hat #2993
Flower Power Child Costume #3401
Golden Buddha Adult Costume#1089

It's never too late to be thinking about Halloween!