Entries tagged with: Halloween Costumes

Four great group costume ensembles from Instagram

Halloween is abuzz and everyone is in the process of not only choosing what they’re going to be, but figuring out how to pull it off. Group costumes are projected to be on the rise, so we scanned Instagram for some cool new looks. From Johnny Depp characters to Starbucks babies, here are some of our favorites.

Halloween 2018 on the horizon

By Zeke Jennings | Managing Editor Costume retailers are about to enter their biggest time of the year. While Halloween falling on a Wednesday this year is a bit of a bummer, the weeks leading up to Oct. 31 are always exciting. Here are five things to look for this Halloween buying season. Michael Myers There is a lot of anticipation surrounding the latest installment of “Halloween,” which is due out Oct. 19. Be sure…  » Read more

Product Picks: Latest Costumes

1. Devil Fire Cape by Forum Novelties 2. Deluxe Flash Adult Costume by Rubie’s Costume Co. 3. Lil’ Skeleton by InCharacter, a Division of Easter Unlimited Inc. 4. Dash Parr Classic Muscle from Disguise 5. Black Panther Deluxe Child Costume by Rubie’s Costume Co. 6. “Gangsta” dress from Dreamgirl — From the March/April 2018 issue of Party & Halloween Retailer.

See what Halloween costume genres are projected to be the top sellers in 2017

With more people celebrating, Americans will splurge on costumes, candy and pumpkins for a record $9.1 billion in Halloween spending this year, according to the annual survey released Sept. 21 by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. The figure is up 8.3 percent from last year’s previous record of $8.4 billion.
 “Americans are planning to spend more than ever as they gear up for Halloween,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said.…  » Read more

Rasta Imposta to partner with Morris Costumes for shipping and distribution

Rasta Imposta, a Runnemede, New Jersey-based manufacturer of Halloween Costumes and accessories, and Morris Costumes, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based Halloween distribution warehouse and logistics company, announced March 20 a partnership for the 2017 Halloween Season and beyond.   Robert Berman, President of Rasta Imposta, and Scott Morris, President of Morris Costumes jointly announced Rasta Imposta’s new domestic distribution partnership with Morris Costumes. By way of this new partnership, Rasta Imposta will utilize Morris Costumes’ state-of-the-art…  » Read more

Rubie’s Announces ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Costumes

Rubie’s Costume Co. Inc., has announced the launch of costumes, masks, accessories and makeup inspired by Marvel Studio’s upcoming action-adventure film, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” from the studio behind global blockbuster franchises including “Avengers,” “Captain America,” “Iron Man” and “Thor.”   Available in children and adult sizes, the officially licensed Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” costume collection includes Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Drax the Destroyer, Nova Corps and Gamora.    “Rubie’s is delighted to introduce…  » Read more
Cute and Cuddly

Cute and Cuddly

Animal costumes will continue to appeal to toddlers in 2014   It hasn’t been scientifically proven per se, but it’s no secret that children love animals. Why? Because animals are everywhere. They are roaming around your local zoo, hiding out in your backyard, starring in shows on television and living inside your warm home. Perhaps that’s why toddlers and their parents are requesting animal-themed costumes by the dozens. “Let’s face it, animals are a staple…  » 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
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

Rubie’s to Develop Line of Marvel Costumes

Rubie’s Costume Co. Inc., the world’s largest Halloween products manufacturer and distributor, announced that it will be developing a line of Marvel costumes for the United States and Canada starting in 2014. Rubie’s currently produces Marvel product lines throughout Europe and other international markets. Rubie's plans to create the broadest collection of Marvel Universe products ever produced for Halloween, including costumes, dress-up accessories, masks, make-up, high-end collector costumes and accessories, pet costumes, animatronic decorative props,…  » Read more

Rasta Imposta Introduces ‘Breaking Bad’ Costumes

Rasta Imposta, a leading manufacturer of licensed Halloween costumes, announced they have received a license from Sony Pictures Television to introduce “Breaking Bad” Halloween Costumes in time for Halloween 2013. As the only officially licensed Halloween Costume for “Breaking Bad” in the U.S., Rasta Imposta’s costume will be the iconic Hazmat Suit worn by the lead character from the hit TV show.  The costume will include the yellow HAZMAT suit, red and black HAZMAT mask,…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo Buyer Registration and Hotels Now Open

All the pieces are coming together for the Halloween & Party Expo (HPE) in Houston, Texas, Jan. 25-28. Eighty percent of previous exhibitors have already reserved their booth space, and now buyers of all things party-, costume-, fantasy- and Halloween-related can register for the 2014 show by visiting and clicking the “Register” button in the top right corner of their screen. The Hotels page of the Halloween & Party Expo website includes a variety…  » Read more