Is this related to the St Georges day or do you get this costume and stuff out for some other reason? Either way I reckon the three of us and any other malcontents who can attend, should go and get on with the subversion next time it comes around :)
An no, it's not weird to institute something purely to subvert it. I do that all the time. Actually it's a pretty common political manover :P
Things St. George is also patron saint of that should be included in the subversion:
Boy Scouts; butchers; herpes; lepers/leprosy; sheep; shepherds; skin diseases; skin rashes; soldiers; syphilis
Given that the Giant Microbes plush toys now provide us with a 3-D 'how to' scale model of certain costumes, I consider it vital that St. George battles an army of giant syphilis, leprosy and herpes germs/microbes/bacteria while simultaneously bestowing holy skin pustules freely upon the populace (any small red candy will do) and rescuing virginal sheep princesses from randy Boy Scouts and...erm...I'm going to go take my pills now, 'kay?