Barney Costume

One regular request we get at The Cosutme Shop is for Barney Costumes. Untill recently we had an agreement with a supplier and the license from the program directors / owners to sell such costumes starting mid Summer 2008.

Barney Costume Fancy Dress

However plans to start selling Barney costumes have ground to a sudden hault when the franchise license holders revoked the agreement due to a eventuality which no one had considered. Barney is a trusted childhood character and is it really safe to be selling the costumes to the general public? I mean what control can the brand keep if they sell them to the public. Any pervert could buy a costume and lure a child into a Van very easily. Therefore the decision has been made to cancel all production and never to release the costume.

This all came to light when a man in New York was arrested and Jailed for selling counterfeit Barney costumes (amongst others) to the porn industry. Obviously selling the costumes without a license is a breach of the laws but for the first time it occured that some people would take advantage and abuse something, such a childhood character, for their own twisted gain.  

So unfortunately there will not be any Adult Barney Costumes available in the costume market and if you manage to find a counterfeit version be warned that the authorities are taking this even more severely than normal copy right and trade mark breach. I think you will all agree somethings are just best left alone when matters of childrens safety are involved.

****Update*****

We will however still be getting in childrens Barney Costumes which the Barney franchise hold has granted lisence for.