Warning: Halloween madness has taken over Los Angeles — from the gay parades and lavishly ghoulish parties in West Hollywood to scary, fright nights on the Queen Mary in Long Beach — the freakish fun never stops. Everywhere you look, houses are covered from top to bottom with ghosts, pumpkins, spider webs, goblins and other creatures that crawl in the night.
Not just for kids anymore, moms, pops, aunts, uncles and even grandparents are getting to the act with parties galore, for which you really need a costume. But you don’t have anything to wear. No worries, Party City (http://www.partycity.com) — a major retailer with hundreds of stores in the Los Angeles area — has you covered with its list of the top trends:
Zombies — the Number 1 choice as Inspired by AMC’s Walking Dead, are perfect for people who want both gore and glam this Halloween. Zombies know how to survive in a costume crowd – from putrid prom queens and decaying nurses to undead rockers and comatose doctors – along with deluxe makeup kits, unruly wigs, and tattered accessories to zombify any costume.
- Mix N’ Match: Be a fashionista phantom with flirty peacocks, wild zebras and enchanting fairies. The tutu is this year’s must-have costume accessory, as seen in runway shows all over the world from Milan to Paris to New York. Wear the ever-feminine tutu with leggings, corsets, headpieces and other accessories to create one-of-a-kind characters.
- TV-Inspired Characters: Spartacus, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men, will be seen at Halloween parties everywhere this year. Party City’s Decade, Medieval and Roman collections will help people take a step back in time.
- Nostalgia: The classic cartoon and video game characters from the 1980s and 1990s have made a big come back in recent years, and the 2011 costumes will mirror loveable Strawberry Shortcake, Super Mario, Stay Puft Marshmallow and other childhood favorites.
- Bright Delight: Dress like style icons Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj in luscious blue wigs, jeweled sunglasses and hot pink leggings.
- Mattel’s Monster High: Frankie Stein, Draculaura, Clawdeen Wolf and several others. A new favorite among tween audiences, Monster High is perfect for older children who’ve outgrown Hannah Montana and Disney Princess costumes but still want stylish and trendy characters to emulate.
- Superheroes: Influenced by the latest wave of comic book blockbusters like Captain America, Thor, X-Men and Green Lantern, superhero costumes will be up, up and away this Halloween season. Couples can stop villains in their tracks with Party City’s officially licensed matching superhero costumes.
The company features Halloween videos, “Look Books” and photo galleries under a special Halloween & Party Ideas Tab that share fun costume ideas for both children and adults. So check it out and find the right outfit for you. Or create your own.
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