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For every Browser except lower than IE9, which you shouldn't support anyway (imho).
var evt = document.createEvent('Event');
evt.initEvent('bbEvent', true, true);
var customEventData = {
dataString: "Hello",
dataArray: ['W', 'o', 'r', 'l', 'd']
}
evt.data = customEventData;
element.dispatchEvent(evt);
window.addEventListener('bbEvent', function (event) {
console.log(event.data);
}
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