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Hot New Costumes For 2011


Annually, the HIA's International Halloween Show in New York City marks the start of the Halloween season for buyers. BODY representatives walked the booths and showrooms at the latest event (December 6 through 9) to catch a glimpse of what innovations costume makers are cooking up for Halloween 2011. Below, key companies divulge the highlights of their lines and what trends they believe will be the hottest. Although there was some debate on these trends, several companies expect animals and storybook characters to be among the top-requested looks. Now you be the judge.


Halloween Costumes 2011 Report

01-06-2011

Below find input from the wholesalers and retailers:

Dreamgirl

Janet Teller of Dreamgirl showed a seemingly endless stream of buyers the new line. From sitting in on the presentations, BODY noticed that the growing sexy company is building on its market innovations. » Continue reading and receive more info from Dreamgirl

Party King

After launching a line of costume accessories for 2010, Party King, owned by Sean Monahan, who also produces styles under the Raveware label, is launching a complete line of adult, sexy and kids costumes. » Continue reading and receive more info from Party King

Disguise

Stephen Stanley, co-president of Disguise, is excited about the company’s new H2Go (Halloween to go) line. “It’s Halloween made easy, geared toward teenagers and adult men,” he said. » Continue reading and receive more info from Disguise

Seven ‘til Midnight

Vinh Luong, marketing director of Carrie Amber, said that the Seven ‘til Midnight label “focused on our popular styles this season.” » Continue reading and receive more info from Seven ‘til Midnight

Lip Service

Maria Santilena, vice president of sales and marketing, and Bryn Thomas, east coast sales manager and stylist for Lip Service, reported that the Los Angeles based company has more than tripled its costume offerings. The brand launched its first line of packaged costumes at last January’s Halloween & Party Expo, with 16 total styles, and is now offering 58 styles. » Continue reading and receive more info from Lip Service

Delicious

Patty Gatto, national sales manager of Delicious, a division of Rubie’s Costume Company, reported that the brand “is expanding on what we did in 2010. The main premise of Delicious is innovation: we design based on apparel trends generated out of New York: the hub of fashion trends in the U.S. and even the world. » Continue reading and receive more info from Delicious

Music Legs

According to Joseph Tok, president, and Anna Cruz, assistant manager of Music Legs, clients are responding well to the company’s 2011 costume offering, particularly to the White Goddess, Erotic Nun and consistently popular bumblebees and other bugs. » Continue reading and receive more info from Music Legs

FunWorld

Due to the success of its Girls Around The World line in 2010, FunWorld has launched an extension on this series for 2011 called the Happy Hour line. Included are looks for couples and individuals with drinking themes and even beverage dispensers. » Continue reading and receive more info from FunWorld

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