Sunday, October 4, 2009

Best Selling Halloween Costumes and Last Minute Trends

Back in August we blogged about emerging Halloween costume trends and what was expected to be hot for this Halloween, well we now can give you an update on Halloween costume sales.

Not only will Michael Jackson end the year with 2 or 3 best selling albums in the top 10 this year. Michael Jackson has become the Top Selling costume so far for Halloween 2009!

The passing of other celebrities has also impacted sales of 70’s looks – Farrah Fawcett and Charlie’s Angels style clothes. In addition, we are seeing an interest in clothes and items that would represent Patrick Swayze from the film Dirty Dancing – ie – “Nobody puts baby in the corner” fame.

While Transformers was the biggest movie of the summer, The Joker and The Dark Knight costumes continue to outsell Bumblebee and Optimus Prime.

Vampire inspired costumes are also huge this year as Twilight and True Blood have increase interest in this classic costume. In many cases, there are few out of the box costumes for these brands so people are buying the basics and accessorizing in order to make a unique statement of their own.

For the under 10 crowd, Transformers, Batman and Harry Potter remain strong for boys; witches and Disney’s Princess and Fairies costumes dominate sales for girls.

Last minute emerging trends:
Zombies – Based off of Zombieland
Glee – Group theme based off the TV show
Where the Wild Things Are – Unique and cool if you can pull this off!

Fading Trends:
Jon & Kate Plus 8 – Who really wants to be so dysfunctional
Reality Hosts – There are just more interesting costumes

Additional Halloween Resources:
Check out more Halloween Costumes for kids and adults
For Halloween Party Games check out my site
And here for scary Halloween Decorations.

Happy Halloween
Sarah - The Party Game Ideas Lady

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