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Bloody Halloween Bum is the Gory New Glitter Trend to go Viral

Posted: Oct. 9, 2019

People are taking their Halloween costumes to the extreme by decorating their bums with glitter and fake blood, The Sun newspaper reports. 

As October 31st approaches people are busy decking their homes out in cobwebs and watching Hocus Pocus. But the most important thing about Halloween is arguably the costume, and fans have started a new spooky trend – glitter bums.

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NCA Members Top List Of Chicago's Best Costume Shops

Posted: Oct. 9, 2019

Broadway Costume and Chicago Costume Company are two of the NCA members who made the list of top costume shops in Chicago, according to Chicago Parent magazine.

"If you aren’t ready to commit to buying a costume, you can rent almost anything under the sun from Broadway Costume’s 30,000 square-foot warehouse, the largest of its kind in the Midwest," the magazine writes. Of Chicago Costume, it says, the company "has the reputation of having the largest supply of masquerade masks in the Midwest."

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Scary For All The Wrong Reasons: 17 Costume Fails

Posted: Oct. 9, 2019

Everyone wants a strong costume game for Halloween, Mashable writes. While there are sure to be infinite stellar outfits this year, there will also be plenty at the other end of the spectrum — the kind that scare you for all the wrong reasons.The kind that will have hoards of crying children fleeing porches without a single Tootsie Roll at the sight of them. The kind that should be the result of one too many Hallows' Eve tequila shots but could actually be embarrassingly earnest cases of trial and error. 

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Source: Mashable



Pennywise from IT is No. 1 Searched-For Costume, Google Says

Posted: Oct. 9, 2019

Looking to stay up with the latest Halloween trends for your campaigns - or maybe just so you don't go out dressed as the same character as everyone else?

Google's got you with its latest 'Frightgeist' search trends index, which showcases the latest Halloween search trends by region, costume, and a range of other subjects, reports. 

The new Frightgeist is an improvement on years past, with updated graphics and creepy, 80s horror movie-style music that plays as you look around, the site says. The main element of Frightgeist is the costume listing, highlighting the most searched costumes either nationally or in your local area.

Google says that the most searched costumes for 2019 thus far are:

  1. IT
  2. Witch
  3. Spider-Man
  4. Dinosaur
  5. Descendants
  6. Clown ​
  7. Fortnite​
  8. Chucky​
  9. 1980s
  10. Unicorn

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Source: Warner Bros.


This Week's Fan Conventions

Posted: Oct. 9, 2019

This list is courtesy of

Ace Comic Con Midwest 2019 October 11-13, 2019 Donald E Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL
Conapalooza 2019 October 11-13, 2019 MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center
Kingsport, TN
Los Angeles Comic Con 2019 October 11-13, 2019 Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
San Angelo Comic Con 2019 October 11-13, 2019 Foster Communications Coliseum
San Angelo, TX
Lehigh Valley Comic Con 2019 October 12, 2019 Community Services Center
Schnecksville, PA
Santa Clara City Library Comic Con 2019 October 12, 2019 Central Park Library
Santa Clara, CA
Comic Con for Kids 2019 October 12-13, 2019 The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Oaks, PA
STAPLE! 2019 October 12-13, 2019 Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex
Austin, TX
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