Let's take Halloween for example. One of my favorite holidays, Halloween, is the premier holiday full of super good candy and exciting costumes for grown folks to run around in. Well, the guys get really cool costumes. Women get 62 variations of slut. Now here's the thing, I am completely comfortable being sexy. I am a woman of a certain age and I embrace my body and can wear a body con dress like it is nobodies business. However, I am no longer 20 and the whole slutty viking look is just not applicable. I want cool costumes, and since there has yet to be a full line up of She-Ra costumes, I have excitedly met my match with Jem and the Holograms.
Thanks to the Spirit Halloween store and Hasbro, dorkettes everywhere can purchase exclusive Jem and the Holograms costumes! Up for grabs is Jem, Synergy, and Pizzazz. There are costumes, wigs, and a blow up guitar, all of which are 25% off! So hurry to your local Spirit Halloween store and get your Jem stuff!
Back to that complicated winding road my life is always on, well I have been through some mess to get a Pizzazz costume. (Yes, I will be going as Pizzazz this Halloween. Somewhere inside me lives a mega bitch that just likes to get out every now and then.) Anyways so last week I purchased a medium sized costume, which sort of fit. It was really short and really tight. Also having thrown the receipt away I was up a creek in an ill fitted Pizzazz costume that I couldn't return.
So I went on the hunt for a new size. After calling and calling the Spirit stores for a large, I finally found one yesterday. After asking for the item to be put on hold, I rushed after work to get it. Well once I got home I found a huge hole in the costume. And a big "Final Sale" on the receipt. Really? All I wanted was to have a nice Pizzazz costume so that I could look like one of my favorite cartoon villains and have multiple clueless people ask who I am for Halloween. Is that so much to ask?
Well I went back, purely expecting the worst. I was ready for them to tell me I could not switch it for a hole-less one. All I cold think of was the dread of having to wear a costume that someone tried on and busted. However the manager was very understanding and actually a fan of Jem herself! It was wonderful! I got to switch the costume for a non-busted Pizzazz costume and I got to talk to a fellow fan of Jem. We talked about the old dolls. I then informed her of the new dolls. She even gave me some inside scoop that the Jem costumes have actually been pretty popular, and not just with folks who loved Jem back then. The manager told me that there have been some parents coming in and getting the smaller sized costumes for their children because they have shown the old cartoon episodes to a whole new generation!
I love hearing things like that, it is just so cool! I think Hasbro better know about the gold mine they have been sitting on for the last 20 odd years. New collector dolls are nice, and costumes are icing on the cake. But I really hope Hasbro has bigger plans for Jem and the Holograms. I think this could be such a fun thing! Now we just need to work on that She-Ra cartoon. For now just look at some images of the cool Pizzazz costume and click here for more information on the Jem costumes at Spirit! They are truly outrageous.