Pierre's Costumes

Uncle Sam Flashback Friday!

On September 7th, 1813, the United States received our nickname, Uncle Sam.   The name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812.Wilson (1766-1854) stamped the barrels with “U.S.” for United States, but soldiers began referring […]

Check out this great article written about Jennifer our General Manager

Check out this great blog article written about Jennifer Valosen, our General manager by the awesome Maddie Flanigan. You can learn more about Maddie on her site, she blogs for some really big important companies as well as her own blog.  We are really honored to have her pay attention to us.  Of course the fact […]

Les Misérables Show Design at Pierre’s

We are in the thick of show season here at Pierre’s, and we would like to take a little time to show you some of the “behind the scenes” of theatre season! During the Spring months we send out hundreds of costumes a week for multiple shows. Our clients range anywhere from Middle Schools to […]

Upcoming Comic Con for Philadelphia

Comic Con is coming to Philadelphia Comic Con (AKA Wizard World) is coming to Philadelphia May 30 – June 2, 2013   More than one of our staff will be attending.  Some of them are getting their costumes ready right now.  Comic Con is a phenomenon that has taken on a life of it’s own. […]

Behind the Scenes of “How to Succeed” with Costume Designer Catherine Zuber

Behind the Scenes of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” with Costume Designer Catherine Zuber Catherine Zuber is a costume design for Broadway’s revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. She studied costume design at Yale School of Drama. She has been referred to as “one of theater’s most sought-after costume designers on […]

Easter Bunny coloring contest – win a free bunny rental, and a prize for the child.

We are having an Easter Bunny coloring contest. We do this every year, and someone always wins a free Easter Bunny rental, plus the child gets a pretty cool prize too. Print out the entry forms below, and either e-mail them back, or drop them off in person. Deadline is April 3rd. We will announce […]

Costume shops and costumers

Costume shop management is an ongoing fight against chaos!   Costume shops are a haven for “artistic” types.  Many of these people are brilliant, can create spectacular costumes, and design amazing outfits.  However there seems to be one common trait among most costumers (you reading this, are probably the exception).  They are often very scattered, […]

Grammys were a huge success in 2012

Grammy Music Awards   It’s that time of year again.  The 54th annual Grammy awards.  Here’s the re-cap. The Grammy ratings were the biggest stunner. Just under 40 million people watched Adele get the biggest awards, an audience size topped only in 1984 when Michael Jackson’s “Thriller’’ was named top album. The Grammys, which had […]