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 […]

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014!

We would just like to thank all of our amazing customers for making our 70th year another amazing year! We have enjoyed working with each and every one of you this year and look forward to another fun filled year of dressing you up in 2014! So please be safe and have a wonderful New […]

The Origins of Uncle Sam

4th of July is quickly approaching and in honor of our nation’s independence we here at Pierre’s would like to share some fun facts about everyone’s favorite patriot, Uncle Sam! So where did the classic image of Uncle Sam originate? As far back as the revolutionary war, Uncle Sam is said to be first named […]

100 Year Anniversary of the Titanic Sinking

  Saturday, April 14th marks 100 years since the unsinkable ship went down, causing the deaths of 1,514 people. On this somber day, Pierre’s and people around the world are honoring this historic occasion by dressing up as passengers of the great ship. Her passengers included some of the wealthiest people in the world, as […]

Did you know how pancake makeup was created?

Max Factor was a real person.   For those of you who don’t know the history, Max Factor was not just a brand, but an actual person.  One fact that I love, is that Max Factor invented pancake makeup in 1914.  I have also heard that Ben Nye (of the professional makeup brand), was involved in […]