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Where to Find Adult Halloween Costumes

By Charles Hopkins Published 08/8/2006 | Kids & Teens

When Halloween rolls around in the fall, the more popular human beings on the planet will receive those cool invitations to Halloween costume parties. Now, if one wants to ruin their own trip to the Halloween party, all one has to do is show up with a generic costume or a super cheesy costume.

A generic costume such as a run of the mill Dracula get up is just flat out boring. It does not reflect inspiration, nor does it show that the person wearing the costume has a sense of flair or wit. In short, the costume falls flat.

Now, a cheesy costume that looks cheap or slapped together is a downright embarrassment. If one wants to show up in a generic costume one will be accused of lack or originality. If one shows up with a costume that appears to cost somewhere in the neighborhood of a five dollar budget, then one will be branded a loser. Rite Aid pharmacies once sold a gorilla suit that cost 9.98 and looked worse than those old gorilla suits in the old black and white horror movies. One can only imagine the type of person who actually showed up in public wearing that abomination.

So where does a grown adult find a really cool Halloween costume? Well, if one lives in Los Angeles, the best of the best in terms of Halloween costumes are fairly common. In fact, a trip up Interstate-5 will pass what is commonly referred to as the Halloween Super Store. However, the term Super Store is pretty much a misnomer. It really isnt a store, its a giant warehouse!

Similarly, if one travels to Hollywood Boulevard, one will see a series of toy and magic and costume shops that are loaded with costumes for sale all year around. Mainly because of the link between the entertainment business and the costume world, there will always be sustained interest that will support random passer buyers to check the shops out and maybe, just maybe, walk away with a fairly bizarre item such as a Mummy suit.

So what does one do if one does not live in the Hollywood or Los Angeles area? Simple: order via the US mail. Mostly all these costume shops have a strong mail order business and ship to the four corners of the Earth. In a way, they have to because there can be only so much business in one area for Halloween costumes.

So, one can order from these shops anytime around the year. What makes these costumes so great is the fact that these costumes are top of the line products. They are not slapped together crappy products that are cranked out assembly line style. The attention to detail and quality really puts the Hollywood based costume dealers a huge notch above all the other costume shops.

So, skim the net for Halloween costumes plus Hollywood and the best of the best in terms of dealers will reveal themselves! Just stay away from gorilla suits. They are REALLY hot and uncomfortable to wear.