Friday, 9 May 2008
The fancy dress company, Jokers' Masquerade have recently included a new costume to their portfolio, known as a “Blue Gnome” it is based on a Smurf costume and has been a real success according to Beatrice Butler, the marketing manager for Jokers' Masquerade fancy dress costumes.
Created by a Belgian cartoonist called Peyo, the Smurfs who started as series of cartoon strips that first appeared in a Belgian magazine in 1958 and tells the story a fictional group of small sky blue creatures who live “somewhere” in the woods.
“The success of the Blue Gnome has taken us a little by surprise especially when we started getting people sending us photographs of themselves wearing the costume from all over the world, it was then that we decided to create the Smurf Holiday Map” says Butler. The Smurf Holiday Map allows people who have dressed up in a Smurf costume to send in the photo of themselves wearing the costume, to be placed on the map with the idea of seeing all the interesting places that the Smurf's have gone on “holiday”
So far there are photos of the Smurfs holidaying in destinations as exotic as Las Vegas in America, the Gambia in West Africa, Dublin in Ireland, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Copenhagen in Denmark and skiing in the French Alps!
People who send in their entries not only get the chance to be added to the map, but also have a chance of winning a voucher to buy more costumes!
Jokers' Masquerade has the largest online collection of adult fancy dress costumes and Halloween costumes in the UK today.
Follow the link for more on the Jokers' Masquerade, Blue Gnome Smurf Costumes and The Smurf Holiday Map.