Cute and Cuddly

Animal costumes will continue to appeal to toddlers in 2014It hasn't been scientifically proven per se, but it's no secret that children love animals. ... more »

Wear It, Declare It

Looks to be seen in 2014Whether it's a superhero or a superstar from the screen, licensed costumes are posed to top the costume charts in 2014. Add in ... more »

Boo and Beyond

Sexy couples' costumes are a year-round favoriteWith fun-loving couples hosting and attending more themed parties and group dress-up events than ever ... more »

Goofy, Ghoulish and Glam

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 shopp ... more »

Pet Shop Profits

Costumes, wearable accessories for four-legged friends are here to stay According to the 2011-2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 62 percent of U ... more »

Costume Scene for 2013

From bits and pieces to complete creationsWith this comprehensive guide to what costume trends are expected to take over the market in 2013, retailers ... more »

Behind the (Licensed) Scenes

What steps are taken to bring licensed costumes to life?Retailers know that licensed costumes are a huge part of the Halloween and party industry. Lic ... more »

Superheroes: The Sequel

In our January issue, we gave you the scoop about the superhero costume trend that went on to sweep the nation. The good news is, it shows no sign of ... more »

A permanent presence of temporary stores

Halloween Illusions LLC Spotlight on: Torrance, Calif. Although the Halloween Illusions stores Sean Alarid owns and operates are temporary, retail ... more »

Costume Trends for 2010

You won't have to follow a white rabbit down a hole to turn your store into a retail wonderland this Halloween, although keeping an ample stock of "Al ... more »

Costume Party Progress

The economy may be in the doldrums, but people still want to have fun, and one way they're having fun is through adult costume parties. Costume partie ... more »

Costume Calvalcade

Halloween's origins date back about 2,000 years. The celebration initially revolved around the Celt's belief that the ghosts of the dead returned to t ... more »

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