What is Purim?
Purim is a Jewish holiday known for its fun and festive Mardi Gras-like celebrations. Purim customs include a festival of food, song and dance, the giving of gifts to charity, and (our favorite part) the wearing of costumes! The story of Purim comes from the biblical Book of Esther. Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai triumphed over the evil plot of the king’s wicked advisor, Haman, and the Jewish people of ancient Persia were saved. Hamantaschen cookies, which represent Haman’s tricorn hat, are traditionally served and given as gifts during the celebration.
When is Purim?
Purim falls on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar (Jewish calendar). Purim will be celebrated in 2015 from sunset on March 4th through sunset of March 5th.
Purim Costumes for Adults
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Superheroes are always in style for men and women alike, but the premiere of The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015 means that Marvel costumes are particularly popular right now. Star Wars Episode VII will hit box offices in December, so suiting up in a Stormtrooper costume will guarantee admiration from partygoers everywhere.
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Purim is also the perfect time to celebrate Queen Esther’s bravery and beauty, and ladies can’t go wrong with queen and princess themes and accessories. Flapper dresses from the 1920s are always in style and make an excellent costume choice for all ages and sizes!
Purim Costumes for Kids
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Superheroes and royalty are popular costume selections for kids as well, but really anything goes on Purim as long as the idea is fun and cheerful. Minions, the most anticipated children’s movie of 2015, will be inspiring costumes both for Purim and Halloween in 2015.
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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot in 2014 brought the pizza-loving heroes in a half shell into the hearts of kids everywhere, and the colorful turtle costumes will be a hit at Purim parties. To stay on budget, consider selecting a costume that can be altered or reused for Halloween!
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Not planning to don a full costume for your Purim celebration? Accessorize with a fun and colorful Mardi Gras mask that matches the carnival spirit of the holiday!
There are plenty of exciting costume options for Purim, and HalloweenCostumes.com has the largest selection of costumes anywhere (we really do)! So don’t be shy - check out our other costumes here, and have a very Happy Purim!