Thursday, February 12, 2015
Halloween & Party Expo 2015
Just got back from the Halloween & Party Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana! Wow! That was FUN! It's taking me a few days to recover, but it was well worth it. My family turned this working convention into a week long vacation in the Big Easy. It was just what I needed to get myself out of the rut of everyday life and get my creative juices flowing again.
On the retail front, get ready for another round of movie and media driven costumes for next Halloween.
Looks like American Horror Story has sparked a fresh interest in scary clowns. While these never really left, the trend is moving away from the brightly colored "Killer Clowns from Outerspace" and toward the black and white variety. Fans of "It" don't have to worry because Pennywise looks like he's going to be strong for years to come.
My personal favorite is the new Annebelle costume with mask and wig from Rubies! It comes in standard and extra large adult sizes.... but you'll just have to wait to see it!