Costumes

What’s Up With Make-up?

Makeup and body paint executives offer insight, tips on trendsWhether perfecting a cosplay ensemble, dressing up for a costume party or just showing s ... more »

How costume king Courtland Hickey reigns over Chicago

Dressing up is awesome. In our industry, it's life. There are annual shows that showcase the exquisiteness of costuming, and we have a publication dev ... more »

Inside Cosplay

The hobby is growing in popularity, but finding necessary supplies can be a challengeCostuming is becoming a year-round thing for more and more people ... more »


Longtime costume retail and rental operation embraces new way of doing business

When one thinks of a stereotypical mom-and-pop shop, it might conjure up images of a storefront in an old neighborhood of an even older city. When you ... more »

Record-breaking Halloween?

The NRF predicted Halloween, costume sales would reach all-time highs, but the retailers we asked reported mediocre results Halloween and costume spe ... more »

10 movies that could influence costume-buying in 2017

Power Rangers | March 24 The once mega-popular Power Rangers return, but this time in a non-animated motion picture featuring sleek new uniforms fo ... more »

Harley Quinn, Joker top list of most searched costumes for 2016

Harley Quinn was hot for Halloween 2015, but the DC Comics character was even bigger this year. The costume was the most searched on the internet, acc ... more »

Costume shop in Halloween Capital of the World makes for fun times

After 33 years in the party business while calling the Halloween Capital of the World home, Mary Vander Laan can say she's seen just about everything. ... more »

Girl Power!

Strong female characters all the rage in costume industry Girl power - a term made famous by the Spice Girls nearly 20 years ago - is not only alive ... more »

The Costume Shoppe

Minnesota store all about clowns and costumes Tricia Manuel is a clown-of-all-trades. Manuel started in the clown business as Pricilla Mooseburger, a ... more »

5 Ways to Boost Adult Costume Sales

Buyers want unique looks, so help them with accessories and ideas 1. Accessories are huge. A good idea is to carry basic pieces and then showcase the ... more »

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