RETAILNeiman Marcus closes 10 last phone stores

Neiman Marcus is reorienting its business plan to more focused on promoting its full range of stores. However, this focus must come from somewhere, and the company has announced that it is closing its 10 Last Call offshore stores. At present, these stores employ 241 people.

Dallas’s physical retailer, Neiman Marcus, is the parent company of Last Call. The final call has been under pressure recently because it announced in July that it was reviewing its strategy of determining its combination of online and physical entities – of course, these combinations represent a combination of customer needs and needs.

After the last round of the closing, only 37 last Call Stores.

“This decision is about new ways to optimize Halloween Costumes Outlet our Last Call store portfolio to provide the best customer service and release resources to support our full line of Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman channels,” said Elizabeth Allison, Senior Vice President of Last Call. Is investing in the advantages of our clear leadership as a high-end luxury retail industry. ”

With more Last Call’s location, Neiman Marcus said it would be better off the rest of the store out of the rival’s low-priced store version. The theory behind this strategy will see fewer locations, pushing more unique inventory to each, rather than filling each inventory into an export-specific material.

The company said that by reducing the Last Call store, it will really be able to distinguish its non-price products.

The company added that 241 employees in these stores will receive severance payments based on service life and will be treated as Neiman Marcus Group’s other positions.

Retailers also announced the expansion of their online stores. Earlier this year, the high-end department store opened a new location in Fort Worth, Texas, and is currently building its first New York City in New York City, located in the western Hudson Terminal Development Zone.

Best Halloween Costumes 2017

Dressing up, great parties and delicious treats. There is so much to love about Halloween! Our favorite part of the holiday of course, are the Halloween costumes, and it seems that they get better and more creative every year. From TV series favorites, to pop culture trends and a few classic costumes with a twist, check out our list of the best Halloween costumes for 2017.

1. Maleficient
The classic Halloween witch costume gets a serious makeover this year with the deliciously wicked Maleficient. This Disney character, which was created in 1959, was revamped for the big screen when Angelina Jolie took on the role. To play the perfect part as well, you will need to wear all black, preferably a long dress, add a dramatic touch with make-up that paints your skin a pale shade of green, and last but not least, black horns, the key element of this disguise. You can find many tutorials on perfecting Maleficient online, since it is one of the year’s trends.

2. Minecraft
Gaming enthusiasts and DIYers are sure to love this costume and achieving the pixelated boxed look is quite simple. All you need is a couple of boxes, tape, some paint and the patience to color many squares. No matter which chracter you decide to portray, you are sure to impress everyone at this year’s Halloween party.

3. Day of the Dead Couple
Nothing says “great couple” more than showing up to a Halloween party dressed to impressed and in matching costumes. Though heroic duos are always a fun choice, this homage to Day of the Dead is a pretty awesome way to share the holiday spotlight.

4. Sharknado
The movie, which came out in 2013, was definitley a trend and dressing up in your own flurry of killer sharks is sure to win you originality points. To pay tribute to the film, all you’ll need is cotton or tulle, paint to make the tornado look dirty and lots of miniature toys, including cars, trees, planes and of course, sharks!

5. Pop art
Never underestimate the power of great Halloween makeup. This creative look gives life to one of the girls in Lichtenstein. You can make one of the most famous images in pop art come to life with a few simple makeup techniques. Though achieving the look is fairly easy, it does take some time to create the dots, mark the outline of the face and highlight the selected features, such as the lips and eyes. The result however, is amazing!

6. Big Bang Theory
We couldn’t resist adding one of the more popular TV series characters to this list of great costumes. Whether you have nerd tendencies or just love watching The Big Bang Theory, dressing up as Sheldon Cooper or your favorite character is a treat! Getting the look for Sheldon is simple: Layer a science fiction or lazer-themed t-shirt over a striped long sleeve and you’re set. Complete the look with Sheldon’s favorite phrase, “Bazinga!”.

7. Luís Suárez’ Victim
If there is an image that has transcended the World Cup in Brazil , it’s the memorable bite of Luis Suarez Cellini . So much so, that it even inspired a trending hashtag, #suarezing. This costume is very easy to do. All you need is a sheet of cardboard or foam board, a picture of the player and a couple of sticks to attach the board to your belt. The result is this:

8. Superman, Man of Steel
It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s Superman! This is truly a classic. It also requires little preperation as the costume can be purchased from a store, making it a top choice for the folks who wait until the last minute to decide on a costume. More importantly, what’s a Halloween party without an appearance by the Man of Steel?

9. 80s Portrait
With this original costume, you can become a flashback of the cheesiest yearbook photos and school portraits of the 80s.These pictures have been circulating a lot lately, so inspiration for the look will be easy. The essential elements? Huge glasses, a hipster sweater and geometric shapes in neon colors to complete the background.

10. Minions
Small and funny yellow creatures that accompany Gru, from Despicable Me, will be one of the protagonists in the costume category this year for both children and adults. There’s no doubt that with this costume, you wiill surely add a little color to the party.

Whether you decide to be as wicked as Maleficient or dress up as one of our favorite geeks from The Big Bang Theory, have fun with your costume. Let your inner child come out and enjoy your Halloween!

15 Great Halloween Costumes for Snarky St. Louisans

If it’s Halloween season, that means the pressure is on: It’s time to find the perfect costume. A costume that shows you’re funny, but not clueless, a costume that shows you get that it’s 2016 and you are absolutely in on the joke. And no, we’re not talking about sexy corn.

Here are fifteen costume ideas for St. Louisans who’d rather be snarky than stupid.

1. Beatle Bob
The most important piece of this costume is its cost, which should be free — do not, under any circumstances, pay any money for any of its elements. It simply wouldn’t be authentic. Dye a mop brown and put it on your head, then don a cheap suit. Go out in public and get in everyone’s way, all the time. If someone is trying to see something, be sure that they see the back of your bobbing head instead. Also, eat some McDonald’s, apparently.
2. The Loop Trolley
Spend an unholy amount of money on this costume — preferably other people’s. Make sure that you make a ton of noise while putting it together. Don’t complete it in time for Halloween; cite unexpected delays. The actual elements of the costume itself are unimportant — spray-paint some cardboard boxes or something. It doesn’t matter. Just be sure to stand in the way of anyone attempting to enter any nearby business. Kick the shit out of anyone you see riding a bicycle.

3. Eric Greitens
Grab an expensive suit, a belt-fed NERF gun and a stack of books on history, politics and humanitarianism. On the way to the party, throw the books in the garbage. Bust through the front door with a high kick and perfectly-executed somersault and begin firing darts everywhere. Accuse the host spiking the punch bowl and being a “career punchatician.” Refuse to answer any questions about who paid for your suit.

4. Joe Buck
Look smug. No, smugger. Pretend you’re smarter than everybody you can see and everybody you can imagine. Start to tell the people around you how smart you are but instead describe what’s happening in the room, like “that kid is dressed like Elsa from Frozen,” but with the undertone of “I’m smarter than that kid dressed like Elsa from Frozen.” Now get a microphone and a bald cap. Halfway through the night, cut off part of that bald cap so some of your hair is visible. Keep doing this at regular intervals. If you can fake vocal chord paralysis, so much the better.

5. A St. Louis Taxi
Even though everyone invites you over and over again, asking you to meet them at the party, refuse to show up under any circumstances. Instead, hire a lawyer and try to block Uber from attending. Swear that it’s all about fairness.

6. Jay Nixon
Wear a cheap suit and tie. When you get the party, scan the room. Are there black people there? Flee like a piss-baby while leaving behind press releases that state how concerned you are about what’s happening in our cities. When someone commits a party foul, refuse to pardon them.

7. A Joy FM Driver
Stick a 99.1 Joy! FM sticker on your person. Run headlong into everyone at the party while singing Michael W. Smith songs. Absolutely refuse to take a joke.

8. The Charter Beat-Boxing Guy
Invest in a button-up shirt from the Gap, circa 2008. Show up to the Halloween party early and poison all of the food. Wait until the guests start coming down with symptoms. Start spitting drum fills into the air as everyone around you vomits and cries. Make sure to load up on the hair gel.

9. Ken Bone
Get a cheap red sweater and some shitty chinos. Be sure to ask people what they think you should dress up as next year, preferably in a very public place. As they answer, try to achieve a look of pleasantness, but keep your eyes hooded — it will give you the look of someone who secretly has mildly seamy habits. Fifteen minutes later, strip off the sweater to reveal your Obama-style “Bone” t-shirt, and start promoting everything in the room.

10. Stan Kroenke
Embody the black sheep of St. Louis by sporting a drab suit, an ill-fitting toupee, and a mustache that resembles a roofied caterpillar. Accessories abound for this one: a lacrosse stick, tons of play money, Inglewood Rams gear, an extra large asshole … wait, they don’t sell that last one? No matter. As long as you march around hating on St. Louis and flaunting your cash, you should be good to go.

11. The Tire Slasher of Belleville
So, you want to dress like something out of a slasher film? Find yourself the kind of unobtrusive outfit they wear for such skulduggery in Metro East: a tacky pink tutu and a boa. Alternate between interpretive dancing and chasing after cars; authenticity points for cars with Illinois license plates/SWIC parking tags. You’ll know you’ve nailed the part when you look like a nightmare out of kids’ TV show. Oh, and don’t forget to change your name a few times throughout the course of the evening.

12. Mike Matheny
Much like the Unabomber, the Cardinals manager has a manifesto he lives by. So grab yourself a ream of paper from the office copier and you’re halfway there. Practice your steely gaze, speak from the gut, and if you’re carpooling home, pull a ruinous double switch: maybe buy your designated driver an armful of drinks, throw the keys to the unconscious guy and if anyone questions you, tell ’em you gotta trust your veterans. If you want to go deep, bring a knife, but slash your hand up.

13. The Scamwich Artist
Dress like an accountant on his way to commit minor larceny — oxford shirt, khakis, dorky shoes. Call ahead and complain that you didn’t get the Fall Party Cakes you were craving at last year’s Halloween bash, but that your host can rectify it by giving you two free turkey sandwiches to go. Show up to collect your booty and freeze like a deer in the headlights if anyone gives you any shit.

14. Jeff Roorda
Draw a badge on a t-shirt in permanent maker, then hock a massive loogie into your hand and rub it through your hair to spike it like a cool ’90s kid. Walk the streets looking for someone with a camera, and then ask them to film you ranting about how the Ferguson Effect is like a burrito full of dead police officers. If you see any black people, give them a hand-written citation that just says “war on cops.” If they protest, start crying about how hard your job is and all the blood on Obama’s hands.

15. The 78th District Absentee Ballots
Tell your friends you’ll be wearing a big old paper envelope, but then fail to actually put it on as election law requires. Before you head out for trick-or-treating, make a bet with your friends that you’ll collect the most candy — then secretly stash a hundred fun-size Snickers bars in your back pockets. Sneakily pad your candy totals over the course of the night. Act shocked when your friends discover the ruse and tattle to your parents. Get grounded for being an asshole.

 

Teen & Adult Halloween Costumes 2016

Look all grown up in a Halloween Costume form bnsds.com. Who knows what you will be when you grow-up, but until then let your imagination soar? One prediction we can make is you’ll never have an awesome Halloween. Our ten costumes are perfect for getting you the right look at the right price. We have a variety of boys and girl costumes.

The evil queen might think twice about giving a poisoned apple to this hard core Snow White. Includes Princess satin and velour dress with attached cape, collar and ribbon trim.

Your temperature will rise with this fever Pitch costume! This fun, flirty and flattering costume. Includes Dress with attached ruffle, apron and hat.

Need a little tidying up? Don’t be shy; this flirty Dust Bunny Maid has seen it all! This costume includes Dress with attached ruffle, apron, headband, wrist ruffles and garter.

The darkness will be where you live. Sadness and fear will be what you feed off of. You’re not trying to make people laugh this Halloween, Includes Dress, choker, tail and horns.

It surprises many people tom discover that there are more styles for grown-ups than children, and at the end of the year men and women’s inventory usually outsell kids. One of the reasons this happens its because adults purchase costumes for more holidays than just Halloween. Costumes for both men and women are available from sexy to silly, everything in between. This Halloween shop at Best Wig!!

Keep your style sexy and attractive with this Lil Bo Peep Show Costume. This sexy costume includes Corset style dress with crinoline and apron bonnet with bow tie and ruffled panties. Don’t miss out!

Feeling a little dirty inside and outside? She’ll be more than happy to give you a good thorough cleaning that you’ll never forget! Surprise everyone at the party by dressing up in this Fi Fi Le Flirt Maid Costume. Includes Dress with crinoline and lace apron, head ruffle and garter.

Our ladies naughty nurse is the ideal sexy classic costume for Halloween. Remember to add some nurse costume props to complete this naughty costume.

Includes: Dress with attached crinoline, hat with screen print, cuffs and collar.

This Women’s Angel of Darkness costume is for the kind of girl who wants to be that second kind of angel. With a deadly and mischievous look, you can let mortals know that you’re not planning on heading back to heaven any time soon and that you’re on Earth to party.

Iron Man 3 Costumes

Iron Man is the latest superhero from Marvel comics and he has captured the hearts and imagination of people around the world. There are many movies that are based on the adventures of this superhero such as Iron man, Iron Man 2, Avengers and Iron Man 3. These movies are widely popular and it attracts both kids and adults alike. The many awards and nominations to prestigious events such as the Oscars are a testimony to the popularity of these movies.

For viewers of all ages, it is the Iron Man who fascinates them. To follow in the footsteps of the hero and to imagine fighting against the evil, a lot of fans have aspired to dress up like the Iron Man. This is why the Iron Man costumes come in many sizes to make it possible for every fan to make their dream come true.

There are many salient features in the Iron Man costume and you should look out for them if you want to dress up like our superhero. The Iron Man Kids Classic Costume is the perfect choice for young kids and it comes in sizes 4 to 16. There are also toddler sizes 3T and 4T to help your preschoolers wear their favorite costume when they are ready to mock fight. This costume is a printed jumpsuit that also has the character mask to go with it.

For those kids who want to show off Iron Man’s huge muscle torso and ribbed abdomen, there is Iron Man Kids Muscle Costume. This costume has muscular arms and thighs and a six pack abdomen made of glow print reactor to show off their might. A character mask is also included when you buy this costume. Other accessories that you can buy along with this costume are the Avengers Iron Man Mark VII Deluxe Kids Gloves and the Iron Man 2 Movie Folding Pail to give more authenticity to your costume.

Its not just the kids, but adults also love the Iron Man. This is why there is the Iron man Muscle Men Costume. It is a yellow and red jumpsuit with muscle padding in the arms, legs and body to make you look truly gigantic. The plastic character mask completes the look. For the Avengers fans, there is Theater Quality Avenger Iron Man Costume. It includes a jumpsuit, gloves, boot covers and a full character helmet. The 3D shoulder pieces, chest piece and thigh piece is sure to make you look like an Iron Man clone.

Who ever said Iron Man is only for the male gender? Ladies, you can look sassy too in your favorite Iron Man costume. The Iron Man Woman Sassy Costume comes with a dress, gloves, eye mask and a boot cover to make you look gorgeous. You can also buy the Rhinestone Glitter Cross Lashes and the Red Princess Shoe in addition to the costume to make you look like a complete Iron Woman.

So, when you want to watch any movie that stars the Iron Man, simply wear the costume and rejoice and fight alongside your favorite superhero.

Thrilling, Bewitching Vampire and Witch Costumes for Halloween 2017

A lot of us are usually amazed at the idea of dark creatures existing among us. This is why it is so common for a lot of people to actually enjoy horror, thriller movies which show the most terrifying things possible. You could say that there the feeling of thrill and excitement of getting scared is something quite a number of people find fun. During Halloweens, there are a lot of scare amusements you can find like haunted houses, scare booths and many more. If you are brave enough, you can even go ghost hunting in places rumored to be filled with dark, mysterious and terrifying creatures that haunts different places. There are people who firmly believe that ghosts, witches, vampires and other elements of the dark really exist and they even admire what theses beings are capable of doing. These things have been believed to exist for centuries and they are romanticized in stories in books and films which gives people a rather far idea of the “reality” of what these creatures or being actually are.

Witches and vampires may be the most popular supernatural beings as of today. The rise of the popularity of the Harry Potter series have given a whole new idea to the practice of witchcraft and the movie Twilight certainly brought the image of vampires in a different perspective. Well, certainly experts on vampires and witches may argue that what these movies show is entirely different from what a witch and vampire is believed to be. For witches, the fact is there is actually different kinds of witches. It is believed that the practice of witchcraft vary in different countries. For vampires, they may not actually be people with fangs and suck blood by biting through your neck because there are actually people who are self-proclaimed vampires and yes, they do drink blood but they draw it in a sterile and through a donor. Weird fact, right?

Regardless of how they are being portrayed and how they actually are, we can admit that there are some among us who are fans of these beings. You may already be thinking that for this year’s Halloween, you will dress up as either a vampire or a witch. So to give you costume ideas, we’re here to show you our latest 2016 witch and vampire costumes.

Vampires are beings in folklore that have been believed to survive by drinking the blood of humans. Based on what we read in books and see in movies, vampires are nocturnal creatures and they can get burned under the sun. They can also transform into bats and fly through the night to look for the next human they would suck the blood from. That definitely sounds like one hardcore being and it would never get old school to dress up as a vampire this Halloween.

Look like a blood thirsty vampire with these costumes. For men, we have this Count Bloodthirst Men Vampire Halloween Costume which comes with a vest with attached sleeves and chain, trim, lined cape with attached collar. For women, you can try this Blood Thirsty Beauty Woman Vampire Halloween Costume which comes in a sexy dress with attached collar and belt. These costumes are definitely the fancy route for an elegant and sophisticated vampire look for the Halloween.

Your kids might want to join in the vampire fun as well so you better be prepared when they say they want to be a vampire too. They may be little but they can be fierce enough to nail any vampire costume, for sure. This Prince of Darkness Boys Vampire Halloween Costume will make your sons stand out in the crowd. It comes with a vest with attached sleeves, cape with attached collar and a dickey with attached tie and pin. Make your daughters look like the queen of the night in this Vampiress Girls Halloween Costume which comes with a full length dress and choker with collar.

Halloweens are supposed to be scary but seeing cute kids in adorable costumes is just to die for. Just like this Vampire Boys Toddler Deluxe Halloween Costume which comes with a jumpsuit with satin sleeves, attached vest with gold buttons, satin jabot with bat bow tie and detachable satin cape. No one will surely be able to resist not saying “Awww…” once they see your kid in this adorable vampire costume.

Witches are known to us as mostly, almost entirely, just females. Although it may not be the case but the traditional witch with the horrifying cackle riding a broomstick is the typical witch image we know. But as we know, witches are usually portrayed as ugly, old women. Come on. No one wants to be looking ugly during Halloween. So while staying traditional but not going on all the way, you can wear this Bewitching Witch Women Halloween Halloween Costume which comes with a dress with organza and velvet collared bodice, wide belt and a matching hat. You may be a witch but you’re certainly one that everyone would want to get bewitched by.

A lot of little girls love pink. You may be wondering if your kid wants to become a witch, could you come up with a costume your daughter will be thrilled to wear? Guess what? We have two words for you. Barbie witch. That’s right! This pink Barbie Witch Girls Halloween Costume will definitely get your sassy little girl squealing with excitement for the Halloween. The costume comes in with a pink Barbie dress, a headpiece and gloves. The perfect witch costume for your sassy, girly daughters.

Halloween is a fun time for dress up so keep your options wide with a variety of different costumes. Whether you’re going traditional or spiced up costumes, you can bet that The Costume Land has numbers of items to choose from. Check our store for more costumes. We bet you can find whatever you need for your 2016 Halloween costume. It’s sure approaching fast so start checking for costumes now because a lot are starting to get sold out. Make sure you get them first!

Transforming into something magical this Halloween

1. Fairy

Fairies are one of the most popular mythical creature of all time. They originated from European folklore and are commonly known to people creatures with human-like features but tinier. One distinct characteristics of fairies is that they possess wings. Despite their size, they have magical powers in which the use is described differently in different parts of the world. Some say that they are dark creatures that can play tricks on humans but there are also legends in which fairies are described to be elemental and protectors of nature. If you want to dress up like a fairy this Halloween, try this Lilac Fairy Woman Halloween Costume which comes with a strapless cross bodice dress with petal hem, wings and neck piece. Simple but is guaranteed to catch some eyes.

2. Unicorn

Unicorns are legendary, magical creatures that in European folklore are described to be horse-like in appearance with a long horn on its forehead. Unicorns are one of the few mythical creatures that are believed to creatures of good. They symbolize purity and grace which is why only virgins are believed to be the only ones capable of catching one. Well, imagine if you are one pretty lass dressed as a unicorn. Rainbows and sparkles will definitely gleam from you when you wear this Unicorn Fantasy Woman Halloween Costume which comes with a fantasy rainbow dress, leg warmers, arm sleeves and hood.

3. Grim Reaper

Death comes in different ways for many people but the legend of who takes it remains as it is despite the variations. The Grim Reaper is a mythical creature that is believed to be death himself. Well, the Grim Reaper is a personified force of death which is believed to come to anyone who is about to die. The Grim Reaper causes a person’s death by collecting lives. This is definitely a fitting Halloween costume especially that this season is all about the spooks and creeps. Dress as a Grim Reaper with this Grim Reaper Men Halloween Costume which comes with a robe with oversized hood and extra large flared sleeves and a skull mask.

4. Pixie

Pixies are mischievous, child-like creatures that are smaller in size compared to humans and have pointy ears. They are believed to enjoy dancing and play tricks on people like getting travellers lost or steal children. Pixies also enjoy riding horses for fun and they make tangled ringlets from the manes. According to original folklore, pixies do not have wings although modern stories have changed that and many depictions of pixies possess wings. For this Halloween, why not turn your adorable little girl into a pixie? Get this Pink Pixie Girls Fairy Halloween Costume for your little one which comes inclusive of an adorable dress and pixie wings.

5. Werewolf

Human by day, wolf by night. Werewolves are mythical creatures which are believed to be men but have the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or a hybrid when a full moon strikes the night. Becoming a werewolf is considered a curse and like witches, men who are believed to be werewolves are hunted down by the people. Werewolves are popular antagonists in many stories and are creatures usually found in horror stories. For a terrifying (but fun) Halloween, transform your little boy into a werewolf with this Blood Moon Werewolf Boys Halloween Costume which comes with a shirt with attached fur and a hooded werewolf mask.

There are a lot of fun and exciting things you can transform in during the Halloween. Don’t just limit yourself from the list and check out our store for more amazing costumes. Halloween is the time to turn yourself into practically anything you want to be and for a night, turn your fantasies into a reality through costumes. The Costume Land would love to be a part of your transformation so you can guarantee the best and widest selection of costumes and accessories.

Visit us again next time for more great Halloween costume ideas! Enjoy your shopping!

Heating Up the 2017 Halloween with Sexy Costumes

Could you believe that in just a few more weeks, it will be Halloween already? If you haven’t noticed it, well, we’re reminding you that it’s almost Halloween. Have you gotten your costume ready yet because you are pretty much running out of time to prepare. Don’t worry though, we are here to give out more costume ideas so you can make every Halloween a memorable and fun one!

Parties are everywhere during the Halloweens and obviously, they are always costume parties. You seriously can’t be seen in the same costume you were in last year because well.. That’s so last season! You don’t have to top your last year’s costume but at least try something different every year. There are tons of costumes that you can wear. All you need is some creativity and a bit of advice. You would want to look your best and there’s absolutely no reason not to. It’s not just for the purpose of showing off but also to help you feel confident. You would not want to be sitting in a corner because of an ugly costume and miss out on all the fun. When you’re confident in what you’re wearing, there’s no holding back. Why not go all out this year? Try a sexy costume for a change. The options are crazy when it comes to picking out costumes but there’s always a “sexier” version of every costume. If you’ve worn a sexy costume before, relive the excitement it brought to wear a daring, bold and sexy Halloween costume.

The Costume Land has some new items in store and we’re here to help you bring the sexy back!

1. Ferociously Sexy Animal Costume

Animals are adorable creatures and if you don’t love them, seriously, what’s wrong with you? Wild or not, there are so many lovable animals that make perfect costume. What would even be better is a sexy version of our favorite animal costume. Take for example a panda. Those big, fluffy, black and white panda bears are irresistibly cute. People won’t be able to take their eyes off of you once you jump into this halloween costumes outlet which comes with a top, shorts, suspenders and furry hat. It’s sexy and cute at the same time. What more could you possibly want?

Speaking of cute and sexy, let’s talk about cats. Of course, how could cats not be mentioned. Cats are love. Cats are life. Cats are the best. Turn into an adorably hot cat with this Top Drawer Sequin Black Cat Corset Woman Halloween Costume which comes with a sweetheart neckline corset made with high quality sequin fabric, ruffle panty, cat ears and black gloves.

2. Sexy Characters Come to Life

Who isn’t a fan of a great story book or an amazing movie? So many fictional or romanticized characters that have captured our hearts and we always find it fascinating when we see people in costume of our favorite book or movie character. Take people’s attention by dressing up into a sexy version of your favorite characters. Better yet, make them walk the plank in this Rogue Pirate Woman Halloween Costume which comes with a pirate corset, shorts, belt and arm sleeves. You will definitely be one pirate everyone wants to be held captive by.

Halloween is all about spooks, creepy and dark things. It would be fitting to wear a costume of an evil character, wouldn’t it? Try this Top Drawer Sexy Fairytale Red Queen Woman Halloween Costume which comes with a full bust corset made of high quality satin and a sequin heart embellishment and attached bows. Also comes with a snap on removable sheer glitter skirt with elastic waistband, removable sleeves, removable collar and tiara.

3. The Sexy Working Woman

You’ve probably guessed this will be on the list because well, why not? We all know that sexy versions of work uniforms are very common and they are the type of costumes that can definitely catch people’s attention. There will be a lot of crazy things happening in Halloween parties so be sure to not keep things in too much order when you’re in this Flirty Referee Woman Halloween Costume which comes with a romper with sequin details and lace up accent with bow details and whistle.

Cops are out to catch bad guys and criminals but with you in this Top Drawer Premium Cop Corset Woman Halloween Costume, fun is the only you will sure be catching. This costume keeps it sexy with a corset dress with a sweetheart neckline made with high quality satin and faux leather fabric, cop hat and handcuffs.

4. Traditionally Sexy Costumes

Halloween is the time wherein everything is about spooky and scary things. Despite the increasing popularity of wearing costumes other than of ghosts and dark creatures, it would still be the right thing to do if you wear a costume that’s actually about Halloween. You may not be interested in scaring the hell out of people with creepy costumes but you can definitely get their attention with sexy versions of creepy Halloween costumes. Like a sexy werewolf because hey! Why not, right? This Hungry Werewolf Woman Halloween Costume will make everyone howl. This costume comes with a tie top, shorts, neck piece, headpiece, furry tail and gloves.

A devil costume during Halloween? That’s so cliche. Yes, it is but it works every time. Although this devil costume is not like the others. This Top Drawer Premium Sequin Devil Woman Halloween Costume comes with a sweetheart neckline corset dress made with high quality sequin fabric. It also comes with a sequin skirt, devil horns and a sequin pitchfork. Hell may be sizzling hot but it definitely went a few degrees cooler without you there.

These costumes are only a few of the wide variety of items you can find at our store. Visit us now at www.thecostumeland.com for more great costumes and accessories. Come back again next time for more featured costumes and ideas. We’ll be happy to help you make every Halloween the best one yet! Enjoy your shopping everyone!

10 Fictional Halloween Costumes for Adults & Kids

Halloween is a very different occasion for adults and kids. Children see the magic of Halloween through experiencing one night completely different to any other, while adults generally don’t experience this wonderment, having seen it so many times before. That being said, there’s one thing that adults and kids will always have in common: dressing up.

Although some people enjoy putting together costumes that strike fear into the hearts of even the most courageous, others look to pop culture for a little more inspiration. A huge percentage on Halloween costumes in the 21st century are now based on fictional characters, whether it’s an evil villain from a Disney film, a heroic storybook outlaw, or even Japanese anime cosplay.

  

Halloween means transforming yourself into something else for the night, whether it’s scary, hilarious, or really adorable. This your chance to bring your favourite motion picture to life, step outside the pages of your beloved childhood book, or create something weird and wonderful in celebration of the eccentric. If you’re a little stuck for ideas, we’ve put together a list of 10 fictional Halloween costumes for adults and kids. Who will you channel this Halloween?

1. Brave

Everyone loves a fantastical adventure film – kids and adults alike. Perhaps the biggest hit in 2012 was Disney Pixar’s Brave, which saw Merida, a courageous Scottish princess, on a quest to go her own way in life – but encountering a catastrophic curse. If you want to discover the true meaning of courage this Halloween, check out this McCall’s pattern for adults and kids. Your costume’s fate lives with you; you’ve only got to be brave enough to see it.

2. Tangled

From a defiant daughter, to a captive teenager; next up, we have Disney’s Tangled. This age-old tale is based on the German fairytale of Rapunzel, published in the 19th century by the Brothers Grimm. But there’s no helpless damsel in distress in this modern twisted tale, moreover a feisty teen seeking freedom. If your empowered little girl’s looking to go on a whirlwind adventure like Rapunzel, this Simplicity children’s pattern may just help.

3. Zorro

At the rise of pulp fiction in the early 20th century, came Zorro: a Castilian outlaw born and raised in California with a mission to defend the people from tyrannous villains. This mysterious masked man is not only a written character, but he was also adapted into a fictional film in the late ‘90s. If your kid would like to become this century-long success story for one night only, create them a cape and eye mask using this KwikSew pattern, or an entire Zorro costume using this McCall’s pattern. Minus the pencil moustache, of course.

4. Little Red Riding Hood

Another classic fairytale featured on our list is none only but Little Red Riding Hood. This European twisted folk tale sees a hooded girl venture to her grandmother’s house, only to be tricked by a dressed-up wolf. It’s a childhood story of nightmares – perfect for Halloween! If your little adventurer would like to become this cloaked wanderer (minus the gruesomeness), stitch together a red hooded cape using this KwikSew children’s pattern, or an entire Red Riding Hood costume using this McCall’s pattern. You could even make a matching outfit for yourself, too!

5. Robin Hood

    

From Little Red Riding Hood, to Robin Hood – we’ve definitely got a classic theme going on today. Robin Hood is considerably less hooded, but boy does he have style. This heroic young outlaw famously stole from the rich to give to the poor; his tale told throughout the ages in English folklore. If you’ve got a hero in your life who needs a costume to suit, this Butterick pattern and this Burda Style pattern will make different interpretations of the costume for the little man, while this Burda Style pattern will make one for the grownups.

6. Frozen’s Elsa and Anna

Do you want to build a Frozen costume? Disney’s smash-hit animation is arguably one of their biggest films to date – and it’s still going strong three years down the line! Kids and adults alike rejoice at this epic fantasy musical adventure, following the snow queen unwillingly trapping her kingdom in a perpetual winter. Whether you liken your character to Queen Elsa, or see yourself as more of a lovable Anna type, you have a wealth of different options to recreate their memorable costumes. Create costumes for kids using this Simplicity patternand this Simplicity Coronation Day pattern, or create adult costumes using this Simplicity pattern and this Simplicity pattern. Better yet, if you need to make costumes for adults AND children, try out this McCall’s pattern.

7. Cosplay

Cosplay is incredibly popular at the moment, widely seen throughout comic conventions across the world. But what actually is it? Cosplay is simply the words ‘costume’ and ‘play’ put together. So, ‘cosplayers’ dress up as Japanese anime and manga characters from films, comics and games. If you’ve got an anime-loving teen who wishes they could join the copay craze, this Simplicity pattern and this Simplicity pattern will help you get on track.

8. Warrior & Princess Warrior

Gone are the days of the princess being saved by her knight in shining armour. Today’s women are empowered, strong and independent – and now you can let the world know through your choice of Halloween costume! Whether you want to become a world-class archer with body armour to suit, or a foam sword yielding princess with a majestic belt and crown, this Simplicity Warrior pattern and this Simplicity Princess Warrior pattern will transform you into your own hero.

9. Captain Hook

Does Peter Pan have you and the little one completely hooked? In the spirit of Halloween, it’s time to forget the do-gooders and go straight for the baddies. Captain Hook is one of Disney’s most notorious villains, featuring a distinctive hook instead of a hand. If you know someone who’d like to become this fictional antagonist for the night, create them a captain costume using this Simplicity costume, or a Captain Hook imitation outfit using this McCall’s pattern.

10. Mad Hatter & Queen of Hearts

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was originally brought to life in the mid-1860s, but oh boy has it evolved since then. Most recently, we’ve seen Tim Burton’s quirky CGI adaptation of the classic fantasy story, centred on the Mad Hatter searching for his family. If you’d like to become Burton’s interpretation of this wacky character, look no further than this Simplicity pattern. However, if you’d rather have an excuse to scream “off with their heads!” at everyone around you, this McCall’s pattern will help you to make the story’s main antagonist: the Queen of Hearts.

Where to Buy This Year’s 10 Most Popular Halloween Costumes

Dressing up for the holiday hasn’t been an activity reserved just for the kids in recent years. The number of adults — and even pets — wearing costumes to get into the holiday spirit has increased, with the NRF anticipating adults will spend $1.4 billion on costumes for themselves this year (and another $350 million to dress up their furry friends).

With total U.S. Halloween spending expected to reach $7.4 billion this holiday — and young adults age 18 to 24 planning to spend $87 on their 2014 outfits — GOBankingRates investigated online retailers to reveal where consumers can find the best deals on this year’s hottest costumes.

The stores investigated ranged from the online portals of big box retailers — Target, Walmart, Party City, for example — to smaller specialty costume sites like lover-beauty.com. We evaluated each store on the availability of each costume (and variety of options — adult and children’s costumes for both genders were considered). We also curated prices, available discounts and promo codes, and other money-saving deals (such as free shipping).

Click through to see where you should be buying your favorite costume this Halloween.

1. Captain America Costume

The Captain is sure to have a strong showing this Halloween. You’ll find a large selection of costumes patterned after the hero, ranging from inexpensive colored jumpsuits to movie-quality threads.

Even if you don’t have a blockbuster budget, just about every online retailer will have something for you; you’ll find higher-quality (and much more expensive) costumes like the one pictured above at the smaller, more specialty costume retailers, whereas bigger sites like Target and Party City will carry the cheaper versions. The one exception? Walmart, which carried a surprising selection of outfits that varied widely in quality and cost.

For any ladies who wish to don the red, white and blue, just about every retailer carries a women’s version of the costume. But both men and women shouldn’t expect the iconic shield to be part of what they pay for.

  • Price: Simple versions of the costume will run you as cheap as $15 for a shirt and mask, up to around $40 for a full suit; the more elaborate ones can range from $100 to $300. The shield will tack at least an extra $25 to your purchase.
  • Make it yourself? Not unless you’ve got serious cosplay skills.
  • Pair with: Other Marvel Avengers, the Winter Soldier or Black Widow.
  • Cheapest at: Walmart, Target and Party City
  • Coupon and discount offers: Use Target code TGLPTPHF (expires Oct. 31) for $5 off a $50 or more purchase; the retailer also provides free shipping on all online purchases of at least $50 as standard practice.

2. Star-Lord Costume

As a central character in Marvel’s 2014 box office giant, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the masked sheriff of the stars will certainly be a costume on the radar of Halloween celebrants this Oct. 31. For a men’s version of the costume, avoid the big box retailers like Target, Walmart and Kohl’s. Instead search around specialty costume retailers like Spirit Halloween.

With that said, the selection for kid’s versions of the costume is limited, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find more than two versions of the Star-Lord Halloween costume at any retailer. Warning — you’ll be buying accessories, like the laser gun, separately!

  • Price: You shouldn’t be paying more than $50; the average Star-Lord costume will run you $10 to $45 for a child’s costume, or $30 to $50 for adults.
  • Make it yourself? The red leather trench coat is doable, but replicating the mask would be Comic-Con-quality work.
  • Pair with: Other “Guardians of the Galaxy” characters, like Rocket, Drax or Gamora.
  • Cheapest at: Spirit Halloween, Walmart, and lover-beauty.com.
  • Coupon and discount offers: Visit Spirit Halloween pop-up locations with this printable coupon(expires Oct. 31) or use code LOCATE14 online for 20 percent off any one item. Save more through Oct. 16 with code LIVING14, which will save 25 percent on one item.

3. Maleficent Costume

You’ll be seeing a lot of Disney’s iconic witch, Maleficent, this Halloween. This year’s box office hit with Angelina Jolie boosted the popularity of the character and added new designs to a classic costume. Most online retailers, both big box and costume specialty, will be carrying a solid selection of the costume.

For the widest selection, poke around lover-beauty.com. Both adults and teens will find what they’re looking for, while it will be harder to find a version for the younger witch in your family. Sorceress staff and crow accomplice will have to be bought separately.

  • Price: The basic versions go for about $40. There are higher quality Maleficent costumes running for $100 or more, most of which are modeled after the villain from the original Sleeping Beauty.
  • Make it yourself? If you have a dark gown, adding some pointy shoulder mantles and purchasing the horned cap could be more cost-effective.
  • Pair with: Aurora, Stefan, pixies or other characters from the “Maleficent” or “Sleeping Beauty” movies.
  • Cheapest at: Walmart,lover-beauty.com.
  • Coupon and discount offers: Apply lover-beauty.com code SAVE25 (expires May 2, 2015) at checkout for 25 percent off any costume $20 or more, and receive free U.S. ground shipping on purchases of at least $70.

4. Elsa Costume

“Frozen,” the highest-grossing animated film of all time, will without a doubt be chosen by many young Halloween participants this year. Snow queen Elsa might very well be the most popular character from the film. Those looking for a wider selection of child and adult versions of the costume than big box stores can offer should browse around costume specialty retailers, which often carry alternatives like an “ice queen costume.” Tiaras, when pictured, are generally included in the costume set.

  • Price: The cost for a child’s Elsa costume starts around $25 and shouldn’t exceed $40. For adults, the price gets bumped up a small amount to around $50.
  • Make it yourself? Sew some snowflake designs onto a light, glittery blue gown and add a tiara if you want to get crafty and keep your wallet fat.
  • Pair with: Other “Frozen” characters, like Anna, Olaf and Kristoff, or other Disney princesses.
  • Cheapest at: lover-beauty.com, Walmart and Party City.
  • Coupon and discount offers: Shop one of Party City’s more than 800 stores and save money with this printable coupon (expires Oct. 24) which is good for $10 off your purchase of $60 or more; or, use the code PCWC8HG to get the same discount when shopping online.

5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costume

With this year’s live-action “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” film, being a karate-kicking, nunchuck-swinging turtle will be the goal of copious costume wearers on Halloween. Every retailer, whether costume specialty or big box, will carry a wide range of costumes patterned after the four turtles (from low to high quality). You won’t have trouble finding the costumes for any age and gender. Expect to buy any ninja weapons separately.

  • Price: Don’t expect to spend a fortune on one of these costumes. The most expensive ones GOBankingRates could find ran for $90, but generally speaking, a turtle costume should cost you $20 to $35 for kids or about $30 to $50 for teens and adults.
  • Make it yourself? If you’re willing to forego the shell, a simpler version of the costume could be achieved, but at these prices, it might be best to just purchase a pre-made outfit.
  • Pair with: Additional “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” characters, like Splinter, April O’Neil or Shredder.
  • Cheapest at: Target, Party City or lover-beauty.com.
  • Coupon and discount offers: lover-beauty.com shoppers can save a few dollars with the store’s online code GET5 (no expiration date listed) for 5 percent off any purchase.

6. Orange Is the New Black Costume

Netflix’s hit show gained quite a bit of popularity in 2014, and there will be a good number of women looking to get their “incarceration” on this Halloween. There are two versions of the costume (beige and orange), and you’ll notice those same two at pretty much any big box and costume specialty retailer you can find, with minimal exceptions. While Walmart and a few costume retailers are missing the product, it shouldn’t be too much trouble to find the costume anywhere else for about $30. Search around, you could find the costume for as low as $24 depending on the site you purchase from.

  • Price: Can be found as cheap as $20, but anything more than $40 is not worth your time.
  • Make it yourself? This is definitely one you can work with. Any orange or beige jumpsuit/scrubs would work.
  • Pair with: Police officer or prison guard costumes.
  • Cheapest at:  lover-beauty.com and Party City.

7. Jon Snow Costume

“Game of Thrones” has arguably been the most popular series on television in recent years. HBO’s big-budget show has perfectly captured George R.R. Martin’s mixture of gritty adult themes and medieval fantasy. One of the more popular characters to dress up as will be Jon Snow (though you’ll also likely see a lot of Daenerys Targaryens and Khal Drogos walking around Oct. 31).

Despite the show’s reputation, you’ll be hard-pressed to find the costume. We recommend lover-beauty.com as your one-stop shop for “Game of Thrones” costumes, where you’ll find a nice selection of outfits and accessories patterned after multiple characters from the series. A basic Jon Snow outfit retails for about $50 (add another $60 for the deluxe coat). On the other hand, if money is no object, lover-beauty.com carries an elaborate $700 Jon Snow replica outfit.

  • Price: Getting the cloak, tunic and sword will set you back around $130. The separate pieces of the costume range anywhere from $20 to $60.
  • Make it yourself? The full costume (tunic, cape, sword and wig are all separate) will cost quite a bit. Any medieval/fantasy costumes can be adapted to look like a GoT character, or play around with what you already have. Due to the rarity of the costume, making one from scratch is definitely a good option.
  • Pair with: Other characters from the show, including Daenerys Targaryen, Khal Drogo, Cersei and Tyrion.
  • Cheapest at: lover-beauty.com

8. Katniss Everdeen Costume

Film adaptations of the popular teen novels have done wonderfully at the box office, and with the newest film just around the corner, this costume is likely to be a hit this Halloween. Like our friend Jon Snow, a solid Katniss costume is tough to find. lover-beauty.com have the greatest selection of costumes and accessories to transform yourself into the District 9 tribute, though. The bow, arrows and quiver will have to be fabricated or bought separately. lover-beauty.com carries the highest quality version of her leather jacket, priced at $120.

  • Price: To get the desired effect, about $40 will have to be spent on a costume, and another $20 to $30 on a prop bow. Having a black leather jacket is essential for pulling off this look.
  • Make it yourself? This is another one that can easily be homemade and passed off as authentic. Combining a leather jacket, rugged pants, combat boots, bow and arrow, and possibly a wig could be a cheaper/easier alternative.
  • Pair with: Other “Hunger Games” characters.
  • Cheapest at: Party City and lover-beauty.com.
  • Coupons and discount offers: Enter lover-beauty.com code PTRVALPAK1

9. Daryl Dixon Costume

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has become a staple of Halloween television. The hit show has a diehard following — and its theme makes it a natural choice when picking costumes. Daryl Dixon is a fan favorite, and his vest, crossbow and zombie ear necklace make the character a fun costume for those looking for something unique. Unfortunately, lover-beauty.com might very well be the only place to find this costume (and its the wing-embroidered vest) in both men’s and boy’s versions. Accessories are sold separately.

You might find fellow character Rick Grimes’ sheriff outfit at other costume specialty retailers, but lover-beauty.com easily offers the best selection of “The Walking Dead” costumes, including Daryl Dixon, Rick Grimes and Michonne.

  • Price: The vest goes for about $30, while props such as crossbow and zombie ear necklace add on a few extra Hamiltons to the total cost.
  • Make it yourself? Depending on the tools (and skills) at your disposal, this could be a possibility. The costume is relatively cheap though.
  • Pair with: Zombies or other “Walking Dead” characters.
  • Cheapest at: lover-beauty.com.

10. Nicki Minaj Costume

In previous years, controversial pop stars like Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus inspired a great deal of teens and adults to dress up in wild outfits for Halloween. This year, costumes mimicking Nicki Minaj are likely to appear, considering her recent success. While most retailers will have a nice selection of crazy wigs, only a handful of sites carry multiple costumes patterned after her red carpet appearances and music videos.

For a wide selection, the main costume retailers you’ll want to browse are lover-beauty.com. Of course, for a more authentic Nicki Minaj experience, you might not want to wear much at all.

  • Price: No more than $40 for the base costume and another $10 to $20 for the wig.
  • Make it yourself? You definitely could do some interesting things without purchasing a costume. Unrelated costumes and wigs could be made to look like something Nicki Minaj has worn.
  • Pair with: Other pop stars and an entourage of backup dancers.
  • Cheapest at: lover-beauty.com.