The Halloween season means booming business for retailers. It has been found that most of the Halloween purchases are spent on costumes. The retail federation of the United States says that last year a total of $2.21 billion was spent by Americans on costumes during Halloween. As more and more people embrace the spirit of Halloween this year, the key to making sales this Halloween season is anticipating the latest Halloween costume ideas. The largest Halloween retailer in America analyzes the fashion trends, pop culture and the latest blockbusters from Hollywood to decide on the largest costume crazes of the year. In 2012, the top Halloween costume trends include:
- The superheroes
This will be influenced by ‘the avengers’, ‘the dark night rises’, and ‘the amazing spider-man’ which were major blockbusters of 2012. This means that superheroes will truly reign as 2012’s most ideal Halloween trend. There are superhero costumes made for all age groups and sizes. This ensures that all wannabe superheroes can join the trend that is rooted in the history of comic books.
- The Mattel’s Monster High
This features the descendants of the most terrifying monsters in the universe. These characters are popular amongst young girls who are over characters from storybooks but do not mind dressing like their most adored TV idols. The Monster high costumes will include leggings, premium dresses and wigs to complete the classy chick look.
- The Futuristic
This year, Sci-fi is way hotter than supernova because comic characters have burst into the scene. This is the best way to take Halloween dressing to a whole new level. This costume includes alien gloves that are somewhat shiny, chrome wigs, as well as bright and creative make-up.
- The Fairies
Fairy costumes are the in-thing this season because Disney world has spoilt lovers of fairytales with the latest movies like ‘secrets of the wings’. There are more tinker bell accessories in the market than ever before. That’s not all, there are even flutter fairies costume accessories that blend and match, like wings, tutus and wands among many others. There are even friendly or fierce pieces to meet different tastes and preferences.
- The Disney Princesses
Classic characters still remain at the top of the rankings for most preferred Halloween costumes. With 2012’s release (blue-ray) of ‘Cinderella’ and the blockbuster ‘brave’, now more than ever, it is expected for Disney princesses to be famous.
- The Gothic Romance
There is no better way to look gorgeous in Halloween 2012 that with a romance gothic look. This can be accomplished with the use of floral gloves (black lace) coupled with a ruffled shrug (antique) to add a glamorous twist to the look. Using zombie make up, one can create porcelain skin and sunken features.
Undoubtedly, 2012 Halloween is full of costume ideas. All these costumes are available from various retailer stores such as PartyCity.com among others.