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Great Halloween Costume Deals for $9.99


Chances are that by now you’ve seen your share of Halloween displays in stores throughout your city’s shopping malls. You might be wondering when is the best time to buy.

When that calendar hits October many stores know folks will buy out of necessity, many of the costume sales start to disappear.

Thankfully, prices are low and steady at one of my favorite costume spots online.

You might be thinking online costume shopping is just too risky for you in terms of sizing. Thankfully, that’s a risk you can gladly take as many online sites after exchanges.

Shipping on the average costume is about $6.99. While I wish these fees were less, but since the price is lower to begin with and you have a guaranteed quick delivery date.

Some stores will offer Free Shipping on any purchase or some may have a minimum purchase amount.

Kids Costume—blues Clues PetThis Blues Clues pet costume runs $5.97.

Kids Monsters Vs Aliens Susan The 50 Foot Woman Costume

The Kids Monster vs. Aliens Costume runs $9.97

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Here are some discount codes and links to use to save even more.

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Beat the October Rush: Get Your Preferred Halloween Costume at Cost Reduced Prices


Halloween is just around the corner, and the best time to get a good costume is right now.  Costume Discounters, an online retail store, is offering special discounts on their range of Halloween Costumes.  If Halloween is a special occasion to you, you must be aware of how difficult it is to get good costumes, especially in October when the craze is widespread. It is wise to get your Halloween costume now; in order to beat the last-minute rush, and get the best costumes at unbelievably low prices.

October 31st is a special and peculiar holiday celebrated annually throughout the world. The holiday has been linked to Pomona; a Roman feast, Samhain; a Celtic festival and Parentalia; the festival of the dead. The holiday is marked by the carving of pumpkins to create jack-o-lanterns, trick-or-treating and wearing of costumes depicting mythical creatures or famous people to costume parties. Costume Discounters  knows how important this holiday is, and that is why they have placed their wide selection of Halloween costumes on sale.

Toddler Baby Bop CostumeIt can be quite difficult to find good costumes in October, because most of the wise shoppers buy their costumes well in advance. It is particularly difficult to find Baby Costumes during the last minute rush. The reason why you should buy your Halloween costume now is because they are currently on sale and you will have the liberty to choose from a wide selection still in stock. When the costumes craze kicks-in, their prices are bound to shoot up. This is the right time to buy your Halloween costume at greatly reduced prices.

One fun aspect about Halloween is deciding what you want to be for that day. Costume Discounters helps you make the choices. From our grim Assassin’s Creed costume to our sexy Aristocratic Queen Costume, we have the Halloween costumes you are looking for at the best prices on the web.

Adult Plus Pirate Treasure CostumeEverybody at one point wants to go as a bad character to most Halloween parties. The Pirates of The Caribbean movies sparked the craze for the high-seas characters, making Pirate Costumes quite popular for Halloween. Pirates are generally beloved bad characters, and Johnny Depp’s embodiment of a pirate in the Pirates of The Caribbean movies is behind this paradox.

Halloween would not be complete without the numerous Halloween parties held during the occasion. Masked parties are a favorite for this holiday, and all guests at these parties usually adorn Masquerade Masks reminiscent of the 15th century Masquerade balls. The Halloween Costume Mask adds an interesting twist to these parties, and it is always interesting to attempt to figure out who is behind elaborate masks. Halloween Adult Costumes are also a favorite for costume parties and particularly with women who want to stand out at these parties.

Costume Accessories are an important part of Halloween costume ensembles, and they also help to spruce up plain costumes. Costume Discounters offers a wide selection of accessories; ranging from cloves, hats, wings, capes and cloaks as well as costume kits and wigs.

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Great idea: Hold a Halloween costume swap


The folks at Green Halloween turned me on to a genius idea:

National Costume Swap Day.  If half the kids in the U.S. who celebrate Halloween swapped costumes, rather than buying new ones, the nation’s annual landfill waste would be reduced by 6,250 tons, according to Green Halloween. That’s about the weight of 2,500 mid-size cars.

They had great success with this idea last year, so Green Halloween and Swap.com have organized the second annual National Costume Swap on Saturday, Oct. 8.   Check out the  registration list too see if there is a swap in your area.

But you don’t have wait for someone to organize it for you.  Call all your friends and make a party of it.  Everyone brings their old costumes and you can go shopping among each other’s old Batman suits and witch’s hats.  Save some cash, save the planet and have a fun day playing dress-up. Everybody wins!

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Halloween Costumes Ideas for Two or More


Do you have a spouse or friend whom you’d love to share a costume with this year, but just can’t quite put your finger on the right one? Maybe you’re looking for cute paired costumes for the kids? Here is a partial list of some ideas that you might consider. Use these to decide on your own:

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Little Bo Peep & Her Sheep (This is especially cute for moms and baby)
Rich Boy and Poor Girl
Cookies and Milk
Fisherman and Fish
Babe and His Blue Ox
Santa and Mrs. Claus
Adam and Eve
Grapes and Bananas (or any other variety of fruit/veggie combos)
Ball and Chain
Toilet and Seat
Sonny and Cher
Republican and Democrat
Raggedy Ann and Andy
Card and Dice
Cat and Mouse
King and Queen
Dog and Cat
Bat and Ball
Salt and Pepper
Batman and Robin
Jack and Jill
Howie Mandel and a Suitcase Girl
Dora and Diego
Bill and Hillary Clinton
Danny and Sandy (from the movie Grease)
Cheerleader and Football Player
Twins (This one will be especially easy if you have actual twins) ;)
Frankenstein and His Bride
Baby Bottle and Rattle
Ketchup and Mustard Bottles
Nut and Bolt
Grim Reaper and Victim
Doctor and Nurse
Beast and Belle
Buzz and Woody
Captain Hook and Wendy
Peter Pan and a Lost Boy
Barney Rubble and Fred Flintstone
Pebbles and BamBam
SpongeBob Squarepants and Patrick
Desi and Lucy
David and Goliath
Pen and Pencil
Soccer Mom and Her Player (This can be done with various sports)
Tom and Jerry
Southern Gentleman and his Belle
Caveman and Cave Girl
Cleopatra and Pharaoh (King)
Harry Potter and Hermione
King & Queen of Hearts
Prince Charming and Princess
Shrek and Princess Fiona
Vampire and Dracula
Hansel and Gretel
Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe
Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth (from Pirates of the Caribbean)
Pilgrim Man & Woman
Pilgrim & Indian
George and Martha Washington
Priest and Nun
Pink Lady and ThunderBird Guy from Grease
Race Car Driver and Pit Crew Member
Cowboy and Cowgirl
Plug and Socket
Austin Powers & Felicity Shagwell

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While coming up with the idea maybe the easiest part, putting the two together may not be as simple. If you want to make your own costumes, you can find templates online or at your local craft store that will definitely make the process easier. Looking to purchase your costumes? Make sure wherever you choose to buy from has both costumes in stock before purchasing. Don’t forget you can always go through your own clothes, any dress up clothes the kids may have and previous years’ costumes and put two of them together as well.

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Easy Adult Halloween Costumes


Halloween is closer than you think, and getting your Halloween costume illeal_alien-costumesquared away will help prevent last-minute blunders like this Halloween costume from a few years ago. In fact, according to the Census Bureau, you might not even need to jump online for an easy Halloween costume solution.

Of course, a trip to Amazon.com, CostumeCity.com, or CostumeDiscounters.com to browse what’s out there is an option, and home delivery is a plus. But with a costume, it’s often better to hold it in your hand or even try it on to make sure there are no Halloween Night costume malfunctions.

Take heart! According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 1,719 costume rental and formal wear establishments across the nation (figures as of 2009). That means most every urban locale should have a place where you can consider a high-quality Halloween costume rental, and hold it in your hands to boot. Also, with the proliferation of big box stores such as Target (about 1,750 locations) and Wal-Mart (about 8,500 locations), cheaper costumes for purchase should be available within a short drive, making an ahead-of-time Halloween costume purchase a snap.

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HalloweenAndCostumes.com is having Its 1st Annual Free to Enter Halloween Costume Photo Contest


HalloweenAndCostumes.com is having a Halloween costume photo contest! It is free to enter. The cutest baby in costume is up first. The sexy Halloween costume photo contest starts September 5th.

HalloweenAndCostumes.com is holding is 1st annual Halloween Costume Photo Contest and giving away $1,000 in company gift certificates. Anyone ages 18 and up is eligible to enter, and as long as they are in costume, it does not matter where it was purchased. With Halloween almost here and many people looking at photos of past costumes, the company is encouraging them to submit their best pictures for a chance to win. A new contest will be held every two weeks, and contestants are able to enter on the website.

The following is the schedule of all the contests:

Cutest Kid/Baby In Costume Started August 18th.  Photo submissions started August 18th and runs to August 31st. The voting for best baby Halloween costumes 2011 will start September 1st and end September 4th. The winner will be announced September 5th. Prizes will be a $75 gift certificate for 1st place, a $50 gift certificate for 2nd, and a $25 gift certificate 3rd place.

2nd contest will be the Sexiest Costume Photo Contest and will start on September 5th. Photo submissions start September 5th and run to September 13th. The voting will start September 14th and end September 18th with the winners announced September 19th. Prizes will be a $250 gift certificate for 1st place, a $100 gift certificate for 2nd, and a $50 gift certificate for 3rd place.  Get your sexy Halloween costumes photos out and win!

3rd contest will be the Best Group/Family/Couple Costume Photo Contest. This will start on September 19th.  Photo submissions start September 19th and runs to September 27th. The voting will start September 28th and end October 2nd. The winner will be announced October 3rd. Prizes will be a $150 gift certificate to 1st place, a $75 gift certificate for 2nd and a $50 gift certificate for 3rd place.

4th contest will be the Last Minute Worst Costume Photo Contest – the best one for contestants to prove they really need one of these gift certificates. Photo submissions start October 3rd and runs to October 12th, and the voting will take place between October 13th and 16th. The winner will be announced October 17th. Prizes will be a $100 gift certificate to 1st place, a $50 gift certificate to 2nd and a $25 gift certificate to 3rd place.

“This is very exciting for everyone here at HalloweenAndCostumes.com,” said Michele Nuccitelli, founder and CEO of HalloweenAndCostumes.com. “We can’t wait to see all of the awesome costumes that people submit. What’s better than having a great Halloween costume photo from years past and being able to get money to buy one of the new 2011 Halloween Costumes for the upcoming season? It will be quite enjoyable giving out all of these prizes and making sure they have a great photo to submit for next year’s contest.”

About HalloweenAndCostumes.com

Launched in 2005 with just 100 products, HalloweenAndCostumes.com has grown to be one of the largest online providers of adult and children’s costumes today thanks to the close to 4,000 new products that are added to the company’s product line every year. Offering everything from shoes and boots to wigs and baby Halloween costumes, HalloweenAndCostumes.com is a one-stop-shop for Halloween costumes 2011. Known for its excellent customer service and attention to detail, the online boutique has garnered excellent reviews and developed a loyal customer base.

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To make your Halloween costume or not? That is the question.


As the handful of days prior to Halloween approach every year, I ask myself, panicking, a fundamental question: will I Simple Zombie Costumemake my costume this year, buy it, or put together a mash-up of new items with ones I already own? In years past I’ve done mostly the first and last. Two years ago, for instance, out of necessity I left my costume’s creation solely up to two of my college roommates, as I had my American history class the night of the big Halloween party we were attending. While my professor groaned about controversies of the Vietnam War, my two blond roommates maniacally ran over an old white dress of mine (originally purchased for under $15 from Ross) with one’s Honda, splattered red and black paint on it Jackson Pollock-style, and smashed twigs and clumps of dirt into the dress’s top layer of netting. As I threw down my books and hurriedly slipped on the mess of my former summer sundress, they decorated my neck and arms with red nail polish, or blood. Voila: I was a zombie.

And a fabulous zombie I was.

Last year, I combined a borrowed short, slightly flirty pink dress with a Party City tutu and a dusty Nintendo 64controller rendered as a belt, and was dubbed Princess Peach from Mario Kart.

This year, I’m taking a similar approach. Tonight I’ll be crafting my octopus costume. My weapons of choice: white panty hose, a kids’ tutu (size large), tissue paper, and long white gloves(which I already owned from a previous costume). We’ll see how this goes.

Happy Halloween, frugees!

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And your pets Halloween costume is…?


So what’s your pet going to be for Halloween this year? This is the question being asked around dog parks everywhere during October. And notice, to be politically correct, the question isn’t limited to dogs anymore; people now dress up their cats, rats, parrots and any other creature that shares their home.

The pet clothing business has become a multimillion-dollar industry lately with Halloween being the busiest time of the year. Even those who don’t embarrass their dogs on a daily basis by dressing them in little outfits get caught up in the frenzy of Halloween and all the ads pushing cute (and not so cute) costumes. You can find special and unique outfits at Web sites such as costumecraze.com, spoiledrottendoggies.com (go on, admit your dog is spoiled!), and bestfriendsgeneralstore.com. Even mainstream stores such as Target are getting into the market with a dog Santa suit or elf outfit.

What really made me laugh is the line of dog clothing armoires being sold. I don’t know why I was surprised to see the extensive collection (check out www.thefind.com/crafts/info-dog-armoire). I guess if you have a different outfit for your dog for every day of the week (month?), you would need a place to hang up his clothes. They are beautifully constructed pieces of furniture and would make any dog proud, that’s for sure.

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Back to costumes. If your dog is not used to being dressed up and you want him to wear something, you’d better start now to acclimate your dog or you will be mighty disappointed come Oct. 31. You can’t just throw a cape on a dog who has never seen one before and expect instant cooperation – these things take time and probably a package (or two) of hot dogs (otherwise known as bribery or, in dog training lingo, behavior re-enforcers). With enough treats you might cajole your dog to sit still in costume at least long enough to snap one decent photo.

Besides being just plain embarrassing, Halloween does pose some real issues for our pets. All that candy laying around can be very tempting for some dogs – and chocolate contains a chemical that is toxic to dogs. Even if the chocolate doesn’t get them, all the sugar and caffeine will certainly make Fido one sick puppy, so be sure to keep your stash of candy out of reach of your dog.

Some dogs, even really nice ones, can get freaked out at the unusual looking creatures that are roaming the night. No one looks like they are suppose to and with the doorbell ringing and all the excitement in the air, it wouldn’t take much for a dog to get overly excited or defensive and accidentally nip. Be sure to keep your pets away from the door so that doesn’t happen, and let’s keep this holiday safe for everyone, even your “wiener” dog dressed as a hotdog. Poor thing!

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More Halloween Costume Trends


More Halloween costume trends

Associated Press

For the family that Halloweens together: A ghostly group. A voodoo trio. A pirate brigade. This year, many families are dressing together as a unit.

Chasing Fireflies, a Seattle-based company, has been selling more options for families, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, and mothers and daughters.

“We have vampires as a brother and sister duo, a Greek goddess and gladiator, looks that are expanded to add in Mom and Dad,” said Lori Liddle, co-founder of the company.

Chasing Fireflies has also added plus-size costumes and expanded their sizes for growing kids.

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“We’ve sold out of every (children’s size) 14 in the house,” Liddle said. “I think the market has been pushing kids to be way too old too quickly and parents are pushing them to retain their childhood. It’s nice to let them be young and celebrate the childhood part of their life.”

Newsmakers: Angry stewards & oil spillers. In an homage to Steven Slater, the I’m-Not-Gonna-Take-This-Anymore Jet Blue flight attendant, several retailers are selling their own versions of the disgruntled airline employee or the angry steward.

“It’s a blue steward shirt with a light blue tie and it comes with a Band-Aid for your forehead,” said Todd Kenig, chairman of Ricky’s NYC.

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IParty has a series of celebrities-gone-bad looks that include a Tiger Woods visor with a golf club stuck through it. BuyCostumes.com – fulfill all your costume needs! features imitations of Betty White, Flo the insurance lady from Progressive.com and a “Bad Planning BP Jumpsuit,” a green costume that looks like it’s stained with black oil.

“That will be the controversial costume of the year,” predicts Dan Haight, chief operating officer of BuySeasons Inc., which owns one of the biggest online costume sites, BuyCostumes.com – fulfill all your costume needs!
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Anything can be sexy

According to the National Retail Federation, the “sexy adult costumes” are doing better than ever and boast a wider variety. There are sexy referees, sexy mischievous Mad Hatters, sexy pirates and a “Miss Krueger,” which is a sexy version of the Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddie Krueger.

BuyCostumes.com – fulfill all your costume needs! has the unquestionably most bizarre look in their Sexy Cookie Monster and Sexy Big Bird costumes for women.

“It’s a different cookie monster: it’s flirty and sassy and a lot more fun,” Haight said.

Animal costumes

Dog as Pumpkin: Fluffy and Fido can get into the Halloween spirit. Just about any costume you could dream up for a human is available for your pet.

The NRF tracked the top pet costumes. They include pumpkin, devil and witch. Even costumes for pets are getting racier, with retailers offering “sexy schoolgirl,” “playboy bunny” and “Darth Vader” for dogs.

Do-it-yourself

In a downturn economy, many consumers would rather get creative and piece together their own costumes. That’s also a way of making your costume more unique.

All of the retailers we spoke to said their accessories business is hotter than ever, with wigs, wands and Michael Jackson gloves flying off the shelves.

“The consumer is embellishing last year’s costumes or they’re finding something in their closet and making that work,” said Mary Ginnaty of Savers, a secondhand chain of stores across the United States. “They might buy a Snookie wig, but wear an animal print dress they already have in their closet.”

And since Halloween is on a Sunday this year, many will be going to multiple parties over the weekend, so they’ll need more than one look.

“Friday they might be Iron Man,” Ginnaty said, “and Saturday they might put a chef hat on top of a regular outfit to mix it up.”

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Top 5: Halloween costume pieces that could double as fashion


With dozens of temporary Halloween costume stores popping up all over town comes yet another breed of store to scour interesting wardrobe additions for.

Sure, plastic gladiator sandals and glow-in-the-dark stick-on fingernails would never cut it in the real world. But the wacky retail spots can yield some surprisingly fashion-forward items. Below, a few costume pieces that could spice up an ensemble well after All Hallow’s Eve.

Bag

Bloody Trick or Treat Bag, $7.99. If you didn’t see the word “bloody” in the name of this snappy duffel, it might bring to mind the iconic hand-painted bags of Stephen Sprouse.

Batman Adult Accessory Belt

Batman Belt, $12.99. Welcome to my new favorite statement piece. Yes, it’s meant to cinch a Batman unitard, but imagine this gold belt nipping in a slouchy, oversized sweater instead. Call it “Blade Runner”-chic.

School Boy Glasses

Nerdy Glasses, $3.95. What passes for classically nerdy in Halloween costumes can be quite stylish in the real world. And while you wouldn’t want to fill these flimsy specs with a real prescription, they’re a great accessory for girls who don’t wear glasses — but sometimes want to.

Shoes
Mens Disco Shoes, $29.99. Can’t you imagine retro-loving singer Janelle Monae wearing these? I’m not sure how “disco” plays into this Jazz Age loafer, but we love its George Esquivel-lite looks.

Headband
Hippie Headband, $3.99. If I were affecting a hippie look for Halloween, this isn’t the headband I’d choose. With its ’80s-style plastic beads and braiding, it reads more Pat Benatar than Janis Joplin. But it’s a cute accessory for modern day — and can double as a belt.

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