We know that Halloween is still a month away, but its always good to plan ahead. And ladies, we know all to well that it’s hard to find a Halloween costume that allows you to be sexy. Why not check the TV Store Online, as it recently launched its sexy tank dress costumes? The collection is aimed at ladies who want to dress up for the holiday while looking great and without spending a bundle. The fun dresses are perfect for your simple Halloween costume, also for events like group outings and theme parties.
Michigan-based TV Store Online was founded in 2004 by Fred Hajjar as a part-time hobby. The then-small shop launched with “Dukes of Hazzard” T-shirts but grew exponentially once it added T-shirts and costumes based on other TV shows and movies. SoJones chatted it up with Fred.
Introduce yourself and describe how your brand was started?
I graduated from Michigan State University with an engineering degree. While searching for a job, TVStoreOnline.com started as a temporary business in 2004 after lots of eBay selling experience and websites that didn’t go anywhere. I owned several domains, including dukesofhazzardstore.com while in college, which eventually was given to Warner Bros. This led to TV Store Online’s creation, a site that sells licensed TV show and movie apparel. It started in my parent’s basement and has since expanded by moving locations five times in seven years to accommodate the growth.
What are the themes available for this Halloween?
We have hundreds of themes based off of TV shows and movies, ranging from classic shows such as “Double Dare” and “Married With Children” to newer shows like “Glee” and “East Bound and Down”s Kenny “F*ckin” Powers. Costume T-shirts are really popular for those looking for a quick, simple and cheap outfit. From the costume T-shirt, we originated the costume tank dress, which we believe will be a huge hit with the ladies. In addition to that, group costumes are a trending theme and our site has numerous options for those searching to create an impact together.
Any product placements on celebs to keep an eye out for?
We have had dozens of shirts and costumes on celebrities and in movies and it’s always exciting to see it happen! Upcoming media includes our wrestling costumes boots sold to ABC for the upcoming show “Suburgatory,” which will premiere Sept. 28, and our yellow spandex bodysuit will be featured in “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.” We have also reached out to several celebrities to wear our costume tank dresses this Halloween. We should have these in a few magazines and publications in October.
What current fashion trend would you like to see thrown overboard?
Skinny jeans that sag. As long as Justin Bieber and rappers like Lil’ Wayne stay hot, I can’t see this trend going anywhere – but I still have wishful thinking.
What is one of your most prized fashion pieces, past or present?
The Wilfred Costume! The costume is based of the main character of the new FX sitcom, “Wilfred.” We designed the costume early this year and have partnered up with the FX shop to have it as an exclusive item in their store. In my personal collection, I love my Reggie Miller basketball jersey. Although I don’t wear it, I am a huge basketball fan and grew up admiring him.
Lil Kim or Nicki Minaj?
Nicki Minaj. In with the new! Even though I think she tries too hard to be different with her fashion, she’s exciting and talented.
Check TV Store Online’s full collection at the brand’s website: www.tvstoreonline.com, follow them on Facebook and stalk them on Twitter today! Now you know where to go when Halloween approaches.
TV STORE ONLINE GIVEAWAY!
ONE very lucky SoJones lady will receive THREE tank dresses from TV Store Online! Each worth $33.95 so it’s over $100 worth of prizes for you!
Here’s how it works:
1. Answer the following question: What is the name of the e-shop we’re featuring today?
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