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Industry leaders talk trends after costumes dominate floor at Halloween & Party Expo

(click image for more photos) By Zeke Jennings | Managing Editor The 2018 Halloween & Party Expo was definitely heavy on the Halloween, showcasing costumes everywhere you turned. As soon as stepping inside the convention hall in New Orleans, displays featuring the latest offerings from the likes of Rubie’s Costume Co., California Costume Collections, Costumes USA and Dreamgirl were front and center. What’s going to be big for Halloween 2018? Let’s see what the experts…  » Read more

Christopher Scharff officially done at Dreamgirl International after 14 years

Dreamgirl International has announced the departure of Christopher Scharff as CEO of DG Brands Thursday afternoon after 14 years of service to the company. As one of the most respected executives in the industry, Scharff is leaving the company to pursue other ventures. Scharff bought the company in 2003, and since then, built DG Brands into one of the fastest-growing and most highly respected costume and lingerie manufacturers in the world. Under his direction, DG Brands…  » Read more
Wear It, Declare It

Wear It, Declare It

Looks to be seen in 2014   Whether it’s a superhero or a superstar from the screen, licensed costumes are posed to top the costume charts in 2014. Add in innovative design features, accessories and a growing tween and children’s customer base, and you have a recipe for retail success.   PPR: Are there certain themes or licenses that retailers should have on their radar? Amanda Marples Disguise Marvel movies will be big in 2014,…  » Read more
Boo and Beyond

Boo and Beyond

Sexy couples’ costumes are a year-round favorite   With fun-loving couples hosting and attending more themed parties and group dress-up events than ever before, the costume marketplace is abuzz with innovation and creativity.   Couples’ costumes — especially sexy ones — are a huge trend right now, and they’ve been gaining momentum since last year, said Patty Gatto, director of sales for Delicious Sexywear of New York, a division of Rubie’s Costumes.   “Women want…  » Read more
Goofy, Ghoulish and Glam

Goofy, Ghoulish and Glam

A little something for everyone   The sheer amount of variety that exists when it comes to costumes can be overwhelming for both consumers and costumers. Lucky for you — and your shoppers — there are a few prevailing themes that can help streamline the process this year, whether you’re looking for goofy, ghoulish or glam.   Fright Night Halloween is synonymous with scary, and thanks in part to “Twilight” and the Zombie craze that…  » Read more

Dreamgirl Wins Storerotica’s “Costume Manufacturer of the Year” Award

Christopher Scharff, CEO of Dreamgirl International, accepted the “Costume Manufacturer of the Year” award from the adult industry trade publication Storerotica on the opening night of the International Lingerie Show.   “Our 2012 Costume Collection has received an excellent response from our customers and we are grateful for their acknowledgement by winning this award,” Scharff said. “The 2012 line is one of the best we have delivered. We challenged the designer with product expansion of…  » Read more