Fancy Dress and the Blue Gnome Costume

The fancy dress company, Jokers' Masquerade have recently included a new costume to their portfolio, known as a “Blue Gnome” it is based on the costumes worn by the Smurfs and has been a real success according to Beatrice Butler, who is the marketing manager for Jokers' Masquerade fancy dress.

Created by a Belgian cartoonist called Peyo, the Smurfs who started as series of cartoon strips that first appeared in a Belgian publication 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 globe, 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 on-line 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.

Smurf Costume at Land's EndJust exactly how far would you go to publicise your business? One of our employee's travelled around Britain dressed in a Smurf Costume to do just that!

The tour started and finished in the town of Newbury in England where our main offices are and included historic locations like Stonehenge, Land's End in Cornwall and Nottingham Castle, but also included places like the set of Emmerdale (a British television series) and the place with the longest name in the UK: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, in the north of Wales.

Mr. Tomkins, who dressed as the Smurf said: "My director and photographer got easily embarrassed by my appearance. More than once I overheard him say: 'He's not with me!'" He also mentioned that dressing up as a Smurf in public was not as difficult as he thought and that he only remembers being "abused once and that was from to woman in Nottingham!"

Read more on the Smurf Costume Tour