(Filed Under wholesale Costume News). Rubie’s Costume Company Inc. is producing a collection of costumes featuring characters from the Batman television series that originally aired in the 1960’s. The Batman Grand Heritage Costume Collection will be available in retail stores for Halloween 2013, and will include costumes representing Batman, Robin, Batgirl, The Joker, The Riddler and Catwoman.
Licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, the costumes will be “available in adult sizes and will be sold on-line and in stores,” according to a Rubies statement. “In addition, each high-quality costume comes well accessorized to recreate the perfect retro-inspired design.”
Karen McTier, executive vice president, domestic licensing and worldwide marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products said of the deal, “Rubie’s continues to be a wonderful partner and we’re thrilled to add officially licensed Batman Classic TV Series costumes to their ever expanding DC Comics-inspired portfolio, as we give fans a chance to step into the classic world of the 60’s Caped Crusader and the many characters that made this series such a phenomenon.”
“Rubie’s is thrilled to team up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, once again, for this DC Comics-inspired Batman collection!” added Howard Beige, Rubie’s executive vice president. “The Batman Classic TV Series has been a mainstay in household living rooms for over 40 years, making these super heroes and villains some of the most recognizable characters in television history.”
Rubies, in the announcement, describes itself as “the world’s largest manufacturer of Halloween costumes and accessories,” noting that it “specializes in the creation, design, manufacturing, and distribution of costumes, make-up, wigs, masks, hats, prosthetics, and accessory items. Rubie’s products are distributed wherever Halloween and masquerade costumes are retailed, including national retail chains, toy stores, costume shops, variety stores, party stores, and other specialty retailers located throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Europe, Latin and South America, Australia, and Asia.”
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