Costume News & Blog
October 27th, 2010
HalloweenStreet Halloween Safety Tips
The big day (and weekend) is almost here. You have your Halloween costumes ready, decorations are up, pumpkins carvedâŠ Well, we want everything to turn out perfect, so, here our some of our top 10 Halloween safety tips covering issues to consider for a safe and fun celebration night:
1 ) The official hours for Trick-or-Treating in many cities and States is 6 to 8pm. See if your area has organized and special Halloween and Trick-or-Treat event places like public malls or schools.
2 ) There is safety in numbers, including having an adult present at all times.
3 ) Sex offenders are not allowed to distribute candy to anyone under 18 years if age. To find the list of registered sex offenders in your area check out: http://www.watchsystems.com/
4 ) Consider only manufactured, sealed candies. Check all treats before eating to be safe!
5 ) Keep your pets safe by keeping them at home and inside when out trick-or-treating. Donât let them get at the candy or Halloween treats. It can make them sick.
6 ) Wear reflective and flame-resistant clothing and consider having flashlights or glow sticks in tow when out at dark.
7 ) Some dentists are offering cash for Halloween candies in an attempt to fight cavities in kids. Some are sending the excess candy to our troops overseas. Ask your dentist or local dental offices!
8 ) Use candles with caution and watch for Halloween decorations near heating and electrical sources. Jack-o-lanterns, candle decorations, billowing costumes, dried plants or paper decorations are at risk for easily catching fire.
9 ) There are phone apps to help keep track of where your kids are, such as the ones here:
10 ) Review how to cross a street with children. In the excitement of going house to house sometimes slowing down to look left, right, left is overlooked!
And, above all, have a fun and safe Halloween!
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October 13th, 2010
HASSLE FREE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES SHOPPING HAS NOW ARRIVED IN HOPKINS, MINNESOTA!
Halloweenstreet.com is a large, online Halloween costumes warehouse, located in Hopkins, Minnesota. Our Internet prices are amazing and we are now offering them to you with an additional 15% off!
Just call in your orders using our local Minnesota phone number at HalloweenStreet.com 952-938-5900 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:30 p.m. M-F. 10:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Sat. and Sun.
We accept Visa or MC and your costumes and accessories will be available for pickup with NO SHIPPING CHARGES!!!!
Cash sales are also available. Costume orders with cash must be picked up within 48 hours of placing order!
Pick up hours:
Mon-Fri 12:00-5:00 p.m. through October 29th Final Day
Sat.-Sunday 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Terms and Conditions:
Orders must be paid in full before pickup.
All sales final!!
Pick up only.
Costumes not picked up by Oct.29th will go back to stock. No refunds!
BONUS: FREE PLASTIC TRICK OR TREAT BAG WITH EACH COSTUME!!!
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!!
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October 12th, 2010
There have been some interesting discussions on what will be âpopularâ or the âtopâ for Halloween costumes for this 2010 season. Some thoughts have been with the new costumes ideas that came from favorite movie characters or TV shows. This yearâs manufacturers have created these new costumes for the 2010 year â but they arenât necessarily what will be the most popular (read on):
HalloweenStreet 2010 Alice in Wonderland Red Queen Halloween CostumesHalloweenStreet 2010 Iron Man 2 Halloween CostumesHalloweenStreet 2010 Toy Story Alien Halloween CostumesHalloweenStreet 2010 Jersey Shore Snooki Halloween Costumes
New Halloween Costumes for 2010:
Alice in Wonderland
Iron Man 2
Smurfs are Back
The National Retail Federation (NFR) just came out with their list of the most popular Halloween costumes for 2010.
Witch costumes seem to be the No. 1 choice among adults. Vampire costumes are the second favorite for the second straight year. An estimated 4.3 million children are expected to celebrate Halloween dressed as a princess, according to the NRF. Princess costumes have topped the NRF’s children’s top costume list for six consecutive years. Spider-Man costumes are second on the list followed by the witch costumes.
Here is the NRFâs top Halloween costume list:
9. Athlete, Batman
5. Disney princess
6. Action or super hero
8. Pumpkin, vampire
10. ‘Star Wars’ character
4. Hot dog
5. Bee, cat
7. Superdog, supercat
10. Bowties, fancy collars or bandanas
You can find most any of the above listed Halloween costumes and accessories on our HalloweenStreet.com website along with numerous other unique costumes.
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October 2nd, 2010
Want that special glow at Halloween? Want to stand out in a crowd? Are you looking for a new, unique Halloween costumes look! Well, check out the GlowMan costumes from Halloweenstreet.com!
We offer 2 versions. First is the “original” GlowMan costumes that use glow sticks:
HalloweenStreet 2010 GlowMan Glow Stick Halloween Costumes
These are some of the glow-in-the dark glow stick Halloween Costumes we recommend:
âŠ and we have others too. Just put the word âGlowManâ in our website site search box to get a peek at all the GlowMan Halloween costumes.
The second features brand new âEL technologyâ which has a thin copper wire coated with a phosphor that glows when an AC current is applied. There is a requirement of 2 AA batteries and each item includes an ON, OFF, Fast Blink and Slow Blink mode! The âEL technologyâ provides a continuous glow that is brighter and longer lasting than sticks and no assembly required and unlimited use of the costume.
HalloweenStreet 2010 GlowMan EL Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Costumes
GlowMan EL Adult Halloween Costume for Women
The newest items to this âEL technologyâ line are the accessory items. They are the unique look of the Halloween Pumpkin Apron and the Halloween Glow-in-the-Dark Fedora Hat.
HalloweenStreet 2010 Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Costume Accessories
They are great items for Halloween and are fun accessories that will âlight upâ any occasion.
Even with the new âELâ costumes and accessories, the prices and deals on the original are GLOW GREAT!! And they do come with additional glow sticks so check them out!
These costumes and accessories work so well for Halloween, but a very unique idea for use during parades, recitals, plays and so much more!!
A MUST HAVE FOR ANY HOLIDAY SEASON!!
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September 16th, 2010
This year at www.HalloweenStreet.com we decided to try a slightly different Halloween costume contest. We asked people on Facebook to tell us, if they win a free costume, which one it would be and why. We got some funny, cute and clever responses for Halloween costumes like these below.
HalloweenStreet 2010 Halloween Costume Contest
But âŠ we also happened to tie our contest in at a time when Facebook seemed to be having some issues. Some of our contestants didnât get their posts added properly to the public viewing spaces of Facebook. Not to worry, we were notified and counted them in as well.
So, without further adoâŠ.. [drum roll] âŠ. weâd like to announce our winnerâŠ.
If you played, then you know we arenât announcing our winner here! We are announcing them on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/HalloweenStreet/98546413470
So, go check it out and feel free to congratulate our winner and then keep an eye out for future Halloween costume contests. You could be our next winner!!!
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September 6th, 2010
I donât know about you, but I am always trying to find ways to spruce up my wardrobe. I have found that the perfect way to do that is mixing and matching with fun accessories.
The dictionary describes an accessory as: âan item of clothing that is worn or used for a fashionable effect with an outfit. An optional part that may be fitted to something to perform an additional function or enhance performance.â
Why not apply this theory to enhance your Halloween costumes? The use of any accessory related to your costume can make the difference in winning or losing at the Halloween party or just barely being noticed!
At HalloweenStreet.com we pride ourselves on the large, complete selection of Halloween accessories that we carry. Our accessory sub-categories total 42, making it so easy to enhance almost any costume.
Another strong use of accessories is to create an entire unique Halloween costume. Using what you have available in your closet or putting a few together to create that look can sometimes be an inexpensive way to stretch your dollar!!
Last year, we had this fun couple send us their Halloween costume design using many of HalloweenStreetâs costumes and accessories. They created this Roger and Jessica Rabbit coupleâs costume using our Sexy Betty Boop Starlet Gown, a Bunny Rabbit Suit and then used various accessories like a long haired red wig and purple gloves, clown bow tie and more. It was a crowd favorite at the partyâs they attended!
Unique Halloween Costumes Remembering that most accessory items can be reused and saved for other costume ideas in the future!
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August 27th, 2010
As a family owned retail business for over 25 years, HalloweenStreet.com has much to offer its customers with costumes for all occasions such as Halloween, school projects, recitals, plays, pageants, parties, dress up and so much more!
We have taken the popular “Top Ten Reasons for âŠ”
And made our own Halloween Street Top Ten List for buying Halloween costumes from us!
10. We are our own fulfillment center. Most of the Halloween costume websites that you see online are just smaller retailers that are having the larger retailers âdrop shipâ your costumes to you. We are your direct source for Halloween costumes and costume accessories!
9. Costume orders are generally shipped within 24 hours of receiving them, making the turn around time so much less than anyone else online.
8. Our ground shipping and handling costs have not been raised in over 7 years, even with the higher costs charged to us by both the US Postal Service and UPS.
7. All of the costumes, and costume accessories shown on the website are current and up-to-date with the manufacturers. If an item has been pulled by the manufacturer it is promptly removed from our website. Halloweenstreet.com knowingly will not keep merchandise on our site if it will not be manufactured.
6. Our “ground” delivery service is USPS or UPS. When we use USPS, we ONLY use PRIORITY Mail at HalloweenStreet.com. Priority mail is more expensive then “first class” but we believe that getting your order in 3 days or less is what you, the customer, is looking for.
5. At Halloweenstreet.com we believe in putting ALL of the information about our costumes and costume prices on our website. We do not have “fine print” regarding any of our policies nor “extra charges” as do most of our competitors.
4. Halloweenstreet.com believes in helping customers deal with issues with the utmost promptness and concern. If you canât find something you are looking for, you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. We have a clearance section of costumes for all sizes and shapes from $5.99 allowing anyone (pets included) affordable costumes.
2. We can ship any of our costumes Internationally too!
And the number ONE reason to shop at Halloweenstreet.com
1. A 15% discount available every day of every year on all Halloween costumes and costume accessories! EXCEPT mascot and mascot accessories. Just use HS5 at checkout – or [big hint] go follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook for even more special discounts and coupon codes!
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August 12th, 2010
Some of HalloweenStreet’s 2010 Costumes
Halloween is not celebrated in all countries and regions of the world, and among those that do the traditions and importance of the celebration vary significantly. Celebration in the United States has had a significant impact on how the holiday is observed in other nations. This larger American influence, particularly in iconic and commercial elements, has extended to places such as South America, Europe, and Japan.
Attitudes towards Halloween are quite diverse. In the Anglican Church, some have chosen to emphasize the tradition of All Saints Day, while others have chosen to celebrate the holiday as Reformation Day. And many Christians ascribe no religious significance to Halloween, treating it as a non-secular holiday devoted to celebrating imaginary spooks and handing out “treats”.
As the holiday is loosely based on old Celtic legends about the closeness between the mundane world and the spirits at this time of year and the Catholic Church’s celebration of their saints, it is no wonder that Halloween costumes have taken on a rather macabre appearance. The Celtic celebration was on October 31, when ghosts of the dead were believed to return to earth causing trouble and damaging the food supply.
As European immigrants came to America, they brought their varied Halloween customs with them. But because of rigid Protestant beliefs in early New England, the celebration of the holiday was limited. The first American celebrations included public events held to celebrate the harvest. Neighbors would share stories of the deceased, tell fortunes, dance and sing. Colonial Halloween celebrations featured ghost stories and mischief. By the middle of the nineteenth century, autumn festivals were common but Halloween had not reached the entire country.
Immigrants flocked to American in the second half of the 1800′s and as many were Irish fleeing the country that had conceived the holiday. Taking from these traditions the Americans began to dress up in costumes and go door to door asking for food or money and this then became trick or treat.
When we think of Halloween in America, many traditions are associated with the holiday. The most common tradition is dressing in Halloween costumes, which has European and Celtic roots. These cultures believed they could avoid being recognized by the ghosts that came out on the night of Samhain by wearing masks.
Modern day Halloween has also changed the “costume” look. Today with the insurgence of costumes inspired by pop culture Americans tend to see more humorous then scary costumes. Today older children and adults are more likely to attend a costume party instead, where best costume prizes are awarded. Most parties are held in homes but bars and nightclubs also hold similar events.
Halloween has become the second largest “holiday” next to Christmas. It is now a time to dress up, party and trick or treat!
Some hot titles for the 2010 Halloween season will be Iron Man 2, Avatar, Toy Story 3, Scrabble and Twister games, and so much more. This year has also shown the resurgence of the 1970′s with the re-release of Smurfs and Mario Brothers.
So, start getting ready now and decide on your 2010 Halloween costumes before the holiday gains another year in the history books!
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July 16th, 201
I bet one thing that will never be forgotten when you think back to your high school days is your athletic teams lucky charm; the school mascot. Whether it was represented as a furry animal or a real life figure, the mascot will always be a vivid memory that defines your school experiences.
Now check out all of the mascots that are representing the teams in the World Cup! The most dominant and obvious is Zakumi, the original and official mascot for the FIFA World Cup. Zakumi has a lot of energy and represents that aspect of the World Cup. He also represents the hospitality of South Africa with the interpretation of his name meaning “come to me”. Some mascots are obvious and some with a “twist”.
Zakumi FIFA World Cup Mascot Let’s not forget the AFC Wimbledon Mascot, Haydon the Womble, dressed in his blue and yellow jersey! Yes, he represents the burrow on Wimbledon Common.
Haydon the Womble AFC Mascot
Mascots can represent any group with a common public identity such as professional sports teams, schools or brand names. Mascots are common place and are regularly used as goodwill ambassadors in the community for a team, company or business.
Halloweenstreet.com has a very extensive selection of mascot costumes, available. We have approximately 21 sub-categories for you to check out that will allow you to find the perfect fit for your school, institution, place of employment, sports team or any type of organization.
Each mascot costume is made to order and takes approximately 3 weeks from the time of order to be received. They are made from the finest quality fabrics and all include battery operated fans in the headpiece for cooling. Upon receiving your mascot costume, you will also find complete cleaning and care instructions to give your mascot a long life. These are exactly the mascots youâre looking for. The quality and workmanship are truly superior to most and they are made in the US. They can be shipped anywhere is the world! Don’t forget Halloweenstreet.com has discounted the price of each custom made mascot costume!
We also carry a supply of mascot costume accessory items that can be purchased with your mascot or for any existing mascot. They include tote bags, fans, cooling vests and so much more. Goooooo Team!
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May 4th, 2010
Check out our entire selection of clearance costumes!!!
Use costumes for not only the Halloween season, but find more uses. How about the recitals, plays, pageants, parades, and my daughters favorite …DRESS UP!
If you would like to take advantage of our clearance prices, but have no use for a costume or accessory, how about purchasing a $5.99 kids costume which will be sent to our designated charity Sloan Kettering Medical Center! The new costumes are used for the children with cancer for dress up and Halloween!
All you need to do is put in your billing information in where it belongs and insert Sloan Kettering’s address for a ship to. We will send it to them upon receiving your order.
Sloan Kettering Medical Center Thrift Shop
1440 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10028
Take advantage of our spring cleaning.
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