top shadow
BODY

Click Below for Product Photos and Details


Hot New Costumes For 2011

Costume by Music Legs, shot by Nick Monjo, editor in chief/publisher of BODY.

Annually, the HIA’s International Halloween Show in New York City marks the start of the Halloween season for buyers. BODY representatives walked the booths and showrooms at the latest event (December 6 through 9) to catch a glimpse of what innovations costume makers are cooking up for Halloween 2011. » I want to read the article

latest from wholesale costume news

Strongest Halloween Ever For Daisy Corsets


Daisy Corsets, which makes corsets with a wide variety of applications, reported its “strongest Halloween season ever.” » I want to read more and receive info from Daisy Corsets

Rubie’s Costume Has Acquired BuySeasons

Rubie’s Costume Company acquired BuySeasons, a large fulfillment firm in the costume and party categories, located in New Berlin, Wisconsin, at the end of June. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubie’s

Daisy Corsets Halloween Costume Sales Triple

Costumes from Daisy Corsets

Halloween costume sales “tripled” at Daisy Corsets this past fall, leading to plans to expand its collection from 165 outfits to 200 for 2017. » I want to read more and receive info from Daisy Corsets

Survey Says Highest Ever Costume Spending

Consumers plan to spend $3.1 billion on Halloween costumes this year according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. » I want to read more and receive info from National Retail Federation

Sean Monahan Hired As Executive At Charades

The Rubie’s Group has hired Sean Monahan as manager of operations and new business development for Charades, LLC, as well as head of a new division called Pizazz. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubie’s

Music Legs: Halloween Best-Seller Predictions

Joseph Tok, owner of Music Legs, the lingerie, hosiery and costume company, revealed to BODY some of the new styles he has added for Halloween and shared his prediction about what costumes he expects to be best sellers this year. » I want to read more and receive info from Music Legs

Doug Miller: Future of Halloween & Party Expo

Doug Miller of Urban Expositions, with images from the 2014 Halloween & Party Expo.

Last November the Halloween Industry Association (HIA) and Urban Expositions announced they were acquiring the Halloween & Party Expo and would take over the event immediately following the 2015 edition. According to the partners, “Urban Expositions will be responsible for managing all aspects of the event including sales, operations, marketing and promotion with guidance and expertise provided by the Halloween Industry Association.” » I want to read more and receive info from Halloween & Party Expo

Urban, HIA Take Over Halloween & Party Expo

The Halloween Industry Association (HIA), a manufacturer-centric industry group, announced that it and Urban Expositions, a large show promoter, acquired the Halloween & Party Expo. The Expo had been operated as an limited liability corporation in recent years by members of the Erwin family, owners of Erwin Distributing Co. Inc. » I want to read more and receive info from Halloween and Party Expo

New Orleans Halloween Show Looking Strong

Halloween & Party Expo executive Jonathan Erwin

The Halloween & Party Expo will be held February 6 through 9, 2015 in New Orleans. BODY interviewed show executive Jonathan Erwin about how the event is shaping up. » I want to read more and receive info from Halloween Party and Expo

Baci: Store Contest With New Costume Release

Baci Lingerie International has unveiled a new contest to celebrate the release of Dreams Volume 3, the sexy lingerie brand’s third wave of roleplaying costumes in time for Halloween 2014. » I want to read more and receive info from Baci Lingerie

Halloween & Party Expo To Launch With Party

In conjunction with a new location in New Orleans, the Halloween & Party Expo has announced a “new and improved industrywide party” on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, as part of a collaboration with Party & Paper Retailer magazine. » I want to read more and receive info from Halloween Party & Expo

Catanzaro: Strong Start For First Halloween Line

French fetish designer Patrice Catanzaro reported an enthusiastic reaction so far for his first ever, Halloween collection (introduced earlier this year), even though the company has not yet approached some of the most obvious potential retailers. » I want to read more and receive info from Patrice Catanzaro

Jerry Beck, President Of Charades Costumes

Jerry Benjamin Beck, president of the Charades costume company, passed away June 1. » I want to read more and receive info from Charades

New Orleans Halloween Show “90% Sold” Out

The Halloween & Party Expo is gearing up for a move from Houston to New Orleans for its 2015 show, scheduled Feb. 6-9 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. » I want to read more and receive info from The Halloween and Party Expo

Starline, Raveware & Party King In Merger

Starline, Raveware and Party King.

LRS Apparel, the company that produces both the Party King line of costumes and Raveware lingerie, has merged with Starline, also a producer of costumes and lingerie. The combined operations will be located in Starline’s home city in California, Irvine. The new contact email is info@lrs-starline.com. » I want to read more and receive info from Starline

Vixen: Halloween 2013 Not As Good as 2012

In an ongoing series of interviews, BODY associate publisher Ted Vayos discussed Halloween 2013 with several retailers who carry “sexy” costumes, among others. Here, Philip Yi of Vixen reported a modest selling season. » I want to read more and receive info from Vixen

Halloween 2013 Down At Display and Costume

Competition and a tough economy hurt Halloween 2013 for Display and Costume Supply according to this interview with Claire Weiss. BODY associate publisher conducted the discussion and many others in our continuing series on the costume business. » I want to read more and receive info from Display and Costume Supply

Halloween Up 4% For Candy Apple In 2013

Kay Lambert of Candy Apple Costumes reported a modest rise in costumes sales in 2013 in this interview, part of our ongoing series on Halloween 2013. BODY associate publisher Ted Vayos asked the questions. » I want to read more and receive info from Candy Apple Costumes

Chicago Costume: Tech Changed Halloween

Erin and Courtland Hickey of Chicago Costume Company told BODY associate publisher Ted Vayos that Halloween 2013 was “noting special,” in this installment of our ongoing series on the costume market. » I want to read more and receive info from Chicago Costume Company

Mediocre Halloween In 2013 Says AAArdvark

Jon McCommack of AAArdvark discussed how sales went for Halloween 2013 with BODY associate publisher Ted Vayos, as our series on the costume market continues. » I want to read more and receive info from AAArdvark

How Was Halloween At Marsha’s Menagerie?

In our continuing series of retailer interviews about Halloween 2013, Audrey McRorry of Marsha’s Menagerie spoke with BODY’s associate publisher Ted Vayos. » I want to read more and receive info from Marshas Menagerie

Best, Worst Costumes in 2013 at Halloween Gear

Lynn Abdelnour of Halloween Gear told BODY’s associate publisher Ted Vayos what worked and what did not in the costume business in 2013. This interview is part of a series on Halloween 2013. » I want to read more and receive info from Halloween Gear

Pierre Silber Tells What Worked For Halloween

More in the continuing series on what worked and what did not for Halloween 2013. Ted Vayos, associate publisher of BODY, interviewed several costume retailers about their experiences in the market this past season, here Pierre Silber of Pierre Silber. » I want to read more and receive info from Pierre Silber

Daisy Corsets Adds Costumes to Top Drawer


Following the successful launch of its premium steel-boned Top Drawer collection, wholesale corset manufacturer Daisy Corsets has expanded the line to include more than 20 new costume styles. » I want to read more and receive info from Daisy Corsets

Halloween 2013: Better Year For ITZAPARTY!

Ted Vayos, associate publisher of BODY, interviewed several Halloween costume retailers about their experiences in the market this past season. According to most, sales were better this year than those in the recent past. A number of store interviews will appear in this series over the next few weeks. » I want to read more and receive info from ITZAPARTY

Halloween 2013: Report From The Party Shop

Ted Vayos, associate publisher of BODY, interviewed several Halloween costume retailers about their experiences in the market this past season. According to most, sales were better this year than those in the recent past. A number of store interviews will appear in this series over the next few weeks. » I want to read more and receive info from The Party Shop

Halloween Mega Stores: How We Did In 2013

Ted Vayos, associate publisher of BODY, interviewed several Halloween costume retailers about their experiences in the market this past season. According to most, sales were better this year than those in the recent past. A number of store interviews will appear in this series over the next few weeks. » I want to read more and receive info from Halloween Mega Stores

Performance Studios On Halloween 2013 Sales

Ted Vayos, associate publisher of BODY, interviewed several Halloween costume retailers about their experiences in the market this past season. According to most, sales were better this year than those in the recent past. A number of store interviews will appear in this series over the next few weeks. » I want to read more and receive info from Performance Studios

Halloween 2013: What Worked For Frank Bee

Ted Vayos, associate publisher of BODY, interviewed several Halloween costume retailers about their experiences in the market this past season. According to most, sales were better this year than those in the recent past. A number of store interviews will appear in this series over the next few weeks. » I want to read more and receive info from Frank Bee Stores

Yunis Previews Spring Vegas Halloween Show

BODY publisher Nick Monjo interviewed Specialty Trade Shows president Jeff Yunis about his upcoming Las Vegas Halloween Show and Las Vegas International Lingerie Show both running March 31 through April 2, 2014. » I want to read more and receive info from International Lingerie Show

Party King Adds ‘Split Personality’ Costumes


Party King, sister company to Raveware Lingerie (both divisions of LRS Apparel Ltd.), has launched a new “Split Personality” costume collection (also know as Half/Half Costumes) that each combine two different (but associated) characters. » I want to read more and receive info from Raveware

Houston Halloween Show: Satisfied Buyers

Citing reports that more than 158 million people worldwide celebrated Halloween to the tune of just under $7 billion in 2013, the 2014 Halloween & Party Expo stated it expects a strong showing of buyers from across the states and around the globe for its event at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on Jan. 25 to 28, 2014. » I want to read more and receive info from Halloween and Party Expo

Forplay’s Best-Sellers For Halloween 2013


Each Halloween is different, and the recently-passed holiday was no exception when it came favorite costumes. Sexy apparel company Forplay revealed that its top-selling women’s costumes depicted sultry superheroes. It is a trend we have seen across several brands, with many retailers reporting heroes surpassing pirates as their best-sellers. » I want to read more and receive info from Forplay

Halloween Expo Now Projecting Strong Show

The Halloween & Party Expo, scheduled for Jan. 25 to 28, 2014, is expecting a monster turnout this year, based on recent reports that indicate the holiday has garnered sales increases of 130 percent in the U.S. over the last decade. » I want to read more and receive info from Halloween and Party Expo

Leg Avenue: My Little Pony, G.I. Joe Costumes

Characters from the My Little Pony series, seen on the Hasbro website

Leg Avenue is developing three new lines of adult costumes based on characters from Hasbro’s 1980’s animated series My Little Pony, Classic G.I. Joe and Classic Transformers. The costumes will be available in the U.S. and Canada in 2014. » I want to read more and receive info from Leg Avenue

Rubie’s: Marvel Line For U.S., Canada In ’14

Rubie’s Costume Company will develop what it describes as the “broadest collection of Marvel Universe products ever-before produced for Halloween” to bring to stores in 2014. The firm already produces “Marvel product lines throughout Europe and other international markets.” » I want to read more and receive info from Rubies

Halloween Expo Moving To New Orleans in 2015


The Halloween & Party Expo, which has been held for the past five years in Houston, will be moving to New Orleans February 6 – 9, 2015. The final event for Texas will be held January 25-28 2014 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. » I want to read more and receive info from Halloween and Party Expo

Rubie’s Has “Star Trek Into Darkness” License

Rubie’s Costume Company revealed that it will be producing officially licensed “Star Trek Into Darkness” costumes, masks and accessories for the Halloween season. Captain Kirk, Spock, Uhura, Scotty and Klingon designs will be available in adult, child and infant sizes. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubies

New Delicious Costumes Fit Sizes 16 to 20


Delicious of New York, a division of Rubie’s Costume Company Inc., has added “even more figure friendly options into our Extra Delicious Plus-Size Collection,” according to a company announcement. “Did you know that the average American woman is a size 14? It’s true! So why not offer a variety of well-fitted, fashion forward costumes to your customers that have curves,” asks the costume firm. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubie’s

HAuNTcon Joins With Halloween & Party Expo

The 2014 Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, or HAuNTcon, will be held Jan. 25-28 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston in conjunction with costume industry show leader the Halloween & Party Expo. » I want to read more and receive info from HAuNTcon

Halloween Expo: Buyer Registration Opens

With 80% of its previous exhibitors already having “already reserved their booth space” for the January (25th through ­28th, 2014) Halloween & Party Expo in Houston, show management has opened a registration link for buyers at www.halloweenpartyexpo.com. » I want to read more and receive info from Halloween and Party Expo

Rubie’s: Costumes From 1960’s Batman TV Show


Rubie’s Costume Company Inc. is producing a collection of costumes featuring characters from the Batman television series that originally aired in the 1960’s. The Batman Grand Heritage Costume Collection will be available in retail stores for Halloween 2013, and will include costumes representing Batman, Robin, Batgirl, The Joker, The Riddler and Catwoman. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubie’s

Rubie’s Hires Stanley As Licensing Manager

Rubie’s Costume Company Inc. named Stephen Stanley as the company’s new managing director of licensing and business development. According to the firm, “Stanley comes to Rubie’s with over 20 years of experience in the licensing industry, most recently as the senior vice president of global licensing at Jakks Pacific.” » I want to read more and receive info from Rubie’s

Rubie’s: ’Oz the Great and Powerful’ Costumes

Characters on the web site for ‘Oz the Great and Powerful,’ the new Disney movie.

Rubie’s Costume Company Inc. is creating licensed costumes, accessories, make up and masks based on the new movie, Oz the Great and Powerful. The film opened in U.S. theaters on March 8 and, as of the week of March 18, Disney boasted on the film’s web site that it was the “#1 one movie the the world, two weeks in a row.” » I want to read more and receive info from Rubie’s

Delicious: Modern Take on Vintage Classics

Delicious of New York, a division of Rubie’s Costume Company Inc., launched a 2013 costume collection that is “Influenced by women of past and present,” and reflects “femininity, individualism and a strong sense of style,” according to the firm. “With a nod to the 40’s and a wink to the 50’s, the new retro inspired designs offer a modern take on vintage classics.” » I want to read more and receive info from Rubie’s

Halloween Association Costume Show Reports


BODY Magazine was at the recent Halloween Industry Association show in New York as well as the party for exhibitors and buyers at a nearby restaurant, Hill Country. Use the links below to see our photo coverage of the show and after party. Pictured above at the party, Walter Erwin of Erwin Distribution, Howard Beige of Rubies Costume Company and Jerry Beck of Charades. » I want to read more and receive info from Halloween Industry Association

Sexy Costume Reports From Around the HIA

During the Halloween Industry Association trade show in New York in December, BODY associate publisher Ted Vayos interviewed several exhibitors and provided the following news from around the exhibition. This company-by-company report is part of our on-going series on predicting trends in the world of sexy costumes in 2013. » I want to read more and receive info from Halloween Industry Association

Houston Expo Includes Lots of Sexy Costumes

The Halloween & Party Expo, scheduled for Jan. 19 to 22, 2013, is promoting the more than 30 sexy costume brands and buyers that will be attending the four-day event in Houston. » I want to read more and receive info from The Halloween & Party Expo

PFA Introduces Costume Wall Builder Displays

Paper First Affiliates used industry expertise and member input for its latest innovation geared toward costume retailers — the PFA Costume Wall Builder, an easy-to-use software program that allows store owners and merchandise buyers to create a low-cost, efficient costume display for Halloween or the entire year. » I want to read more and receive info from Paper First Affiliates

Vestal Lists Music Legs’ Sexy Costume Successes

In BODY’s continuing series of interviews with leaders of the “sexy costume” industry, we present the comments of Tamera Vestal, the new national director of sales at Music Legs. » I want to read more and receive info from Music Legs

Sexy Costume Trends: Rosenfeld of Escante

The latest executive to comment on trends in the “sexy costume” industry is Mark Rosenfeld, the new national sales manager at Escanté. He joins several other key players in the industry in this ongoing series from BODY. » I want to read more and receive info from Escante

Gatto: How Delicious Sees Costumes in 2013

In our continuing series of interviews with key players in the costume industry, we present a Q & A with Patty Gatto at Delicious. » I want to read more and receive info from Delicious

Leg Avenue’s Take on Halloween 2012 & 2013


As the 2012 Halloween selling season drew to a close and the 2013 was about to begin, we asked several of the leaders in the “sexy costume” industry to talk about where we have been and where we are going. We begin here with the comments of Manuel Da Campo, vice president of sales at Leg Avenue, a dominant wholesaler in this category. » I want to read more and receive info from Leg Avenue

Halloween & Party Expo Filling Up Rapidly

The Halloween & Party Expo, scheduled for Jan. 19 to 22, 2013, has added a number of confirmed guest speakers, industry stars and special events to present at the four-day event in Houston. » I want to read more and receive info from Halloween and Party Expo

Music Legs: License for Zenescope Characters


Music Legs has signed a licensing deal with comic book publisher Zenescope Entertainment allowing them to use the company’s entire stable of characters for its costumes. The comic books provide a sexy take on such stories as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and other stories including Grimms’ Fairy Tales. » I want to read more and receive info from Music Legs

Changes at Ricky’s Lead To Lawsuit & Headlines


In April, BODY ran an exclusive story about management changes at Ricky’s, the New York City costume and beauty products retailer, in which Todd Kenig, Carmen Kenig, Jason Sandlofer and Dominique Costello had all departed the company. Now the situation has gotten uglier and more public with a lawsuit and an article in New York’s largest-circulation newspaper. » I want to read more and receive info from Ricky’s

Leg Avenue Reports ’Furry Hoods’ Are a Hit


Leg Avenue’s collection of furry hoods have become “a fashion and Halloween ‘must have’” according to Lisa Griffin, the company’s marketing manager. » I want to read more and receive info from Leg Avenue

Electric Adds Eight New Hustler Costume Styles

Electric Lingerie, which holds the Hustler license to produce lingerie and other apparel, is about to double the size of its Hustler Costume collection. According to Electric owner Elan Rofé, the new costumes will begin shipping in mid-August, and include the following concepts: “a leopard, a new nurse costume, a beaver, a pussy cat, a pin up, a sailor and two sports themed costumes.” Currently there are “nine key styles,” all of them “best sellers.” » I want to read more and receive info from Electric

Diva: New Costumes From La Femme Fatale


Diva Adult Costumes is a new sexy costume division from three-month-old L.F.F. Intimates. It will debut its collection of a dozen outfits at the upcoming combined International Lingerie Show and Las Vegas Halloween show (March 26-28). » I want to read more and receive info from La Femme Fatale

Lip Service Lists Most Successful Costumes


Lip Service reported success with it better costume line, in particular its Joan of Anarchy costume, a hooded dress in simulated chain mail, featuring a winged unicorn on the chest, with a wholesale price of $26 and a suggested retail of $59.99. It comes in sizes XS to XL. » I want to read more and receive info from Lip Service

Roma Removes Sales Reps

BODY Magazine has learned that Roma Bikini Corp. has effectively disbanded its team of sales representatives. » I want to read more and receive info from Roma

Q&A with Christopher Scharff of Dreamgirl

Christopher Scharff of Dreamgirl International.

BODY Magazine publisher and editor-in-chief Nick Monjo interviewed Dreamgirl president Christopher Scharff about the costume and lingerie company’s current trends, growth and expansion. » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

Forum Introduces Club Burlesque Collection

New burlesque styles by Forum Novelties.

Forum Novelties unveiled Club Burlesque, a new collection, as well as range of new Halloween costume looks and a growing range of party accessories, lingerie and clubwear styles at the International Halloween Show in New York City. » I want to read more and receive info from Forum Novelties

Delicious Sexywear Puts Emphasis on Fit, Quality

A look by Delicious Sexywear.

For the 2012 Halloween season, Delicious Sexywear of New York is continuing its focus on classic costume looks that rise above the rest due to their innovative cuts and detailing, excellent fit and premium fabrics and trim. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubies

Rubie’s Shows 2012 Licenses and Looks

A bestselling licensed look by Rubie's Costume Co.

Rubie’s Costume Company revealed several new licenses and fun, sexy styles for Halloween 2012 during the International Halloween Show in New York City. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubies

Unique Costumes for 2012 from Lip Service

Los Angeles-based company Lip Service has entered its third year of Halloween costume production with an array of creative new looks for 2012. » I want to read more and receive info from Lip Service

Music Legs Expands Collection for 2012

At the 2011 International Lingerie Show, Music Legs national sales director Mark Rosenfeld told BODY that the company would be unveiling expansions in "nearly every category" for 2012. » I want to read more and receive info from Music Legs

Raveware Debuts Shapewear Costumes

A costume style by Raveware.

One of the most innovative trends at the International Halloween Show in New York City was the debut of Raveware’s shaping Halloween costumes, aimed at women who want a revealing, sexy costume for the holiday, but who may be limited by size or self-consciousness. » I want to read more and receive info from Raveware

Elope Obtains Chippendales License

A licensed Chippendales accessory set from Elope.

Colorado-based costume and accessories company elope is producing Chippendales costumes and accessories for the 2012 Halloween season. » I want to read more and receive info from Elope

Stanley Promoted at Disguise/JAKKS Pacific

Stephen Stanley is taking on the role of executive vice president of seasonal and Halloween at JAKKS Pacific, Inc. as well as president of costume company Disguise, Inc., a division of JAKKS. » I want to read more and receive info from Disguise

Rubie’s Expands with New N.Y. Restaurant

The interior of Jewel, a new restaurant in the Rubie Corporate Plaza in Melville, N.Y.

Howard Beige of Rubie’s Costume Co., Inc. has partnered with Long Island restauranteur Tom Schaudel to open Jewel, an upscale new restaurant located within the Rubie Corporate Plaza on Route 110 in Melville, N.Y. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubies

Leg Avenue Obtains NBA License

Costume, hosiery and intimate apparel company Leg Avenue has announced it has signed a six-figure, multi-year licensing agreement with the National Basketball Association and will be producing costumes inspired by NBA teams and brands set to hit shelves in 2012. » I want to read more and receive info from Leg Avenue

Holiday Lingerie Sets from Seven ’til Midnight

A sexy holiday style by Seven ’til Midnight.

Sexy lingerie company Seven ’til Midnight has introduced several lingerie playsets that are the perfect accompaniment to a private holiday party. » I want to read more and receive info from Carrie Amber

Seven ’til Midnight’s Versatile Costumes

A look from Seven ’til Midnight’s Costume or Play ... Wear Either Way! collection.

Seven ’til Midnight has debuted its Costume or Play ... Wear Either Way! line, with two-in-one looks that allow the wearer to go from more demure to daring in a pinch. » I want to read more and receive info from Carrie Amber

Sexy Halloween Styles from Forplay

A style by Forplay.

Sexy apparel and accessories company Forplay is introducing new quality costumes for this Halloween and making it easy for retailers to order and restock popular styles. » I want to read more and receive info from Forplay

New Packaging from Delicious Sexywear

New packaging from Delicious Sexywear of New York.

Delicious Sexywear of New York, a division of Rubie’s Costume Company Inc., has launched new packaging for the upcoming Halloween season. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubie’s

Music Legs to Premiere New Schoolgirl Looks

A schoolgirl style by Music Legs.

Music Legs will be unveiling a new mix-and-match sexy schoolgirl collection at the International Lingerie Show in September. » I want to read more and receive info from Music Legs

Music Legs To Produce "Terminator" Costumes

Music Legs obtained the rights to

California-based sexy costume and hosiery brand Music Legs has announced they have acquired the rights to the iconic 1984 film "The Terminator." » I want to read more and receive info from Music Legs

Party King Prepares for Halloween 2012

A Party King model.

Party King, a division of LRS Apparel Ltd., is expanding its 2012 Halloween collections, including new looks for children’s costumes, adult costumes, wigs, latex masks and accessories. » I want to read more and receive info from Party King

Lip Service Adds to Costume Line

Zombie wedding costumes by Lip Service.

Lip Service, a Los Angeles-based company known for its clothing and fetish wear geared toward alternative lifestyles, continues to add to its packaged costume line, which has more than tripled in the past two years. » I want to read more and receive info from Lip Service

Be Wicked Launches New Website

Be Wicked’s new website.

Sexy costume company Be Wicked Costumes is launching a new user-friendly wholesale website. » I want to read more and receive info from Be Wicked

"Grease" Licensed by Leg Avenue

Through a partnership with Paramount Pictures, Leg Avenue will be manufacturing men’s and women’s costumes based on the hit 1978 film "Grease" for the 2012 Halloween season. » I want to read more and receive info from Leg Avenue

Rubie’s Produces KISS Costumes

A Gene Simmons KISS costume by Rubie’s.

Rubie’s Costume Company, leading producer of Halloween costumes and accessories, has announced a worldwide licensing deal to recreate the iconic costumes of rock band KISS. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubie’s

New Costumes at Forum Novelties

A pirate costume by Forum Novelties.

Here are several new sexy costumes for the 2011 season by Forum Novelties, including pirates, Red Riding Hood nurses and retro looks from the 1960s. » I want to read more and receive info from Forum Novelties

Erwin’s Wallys Chain Opens 32nd Store

Wally’s Party Factory, a party supply and costume retail chain owned by Texas-based Erwin Distributing Co Inc., will celebrate the grand opening of its 32nd location in Weatherford, Tex. on Saturday, April 23. The nearly 9,000-square-foot store is located at 104 College 104 College Park Dr. in the College Park Shopping Center. » I want to read more and receive info from Erwin

"Sucker Punch" Licensed by Rubie’s

Babydoll from

The following licensed looks by Rubie’s are based on the costumes worn by the lead female characters from the new release "Sucker Punch," which hits theaters nationwide today. See all five looks modeled after Babydoll, Sweet Pea, Rocket, Blondie and Amber by clicking the "I want to receive more info" tab. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubies

Smiffys Hires Funaro for U.S.

British costume maker Smiffys has hired Scott Funaro as U.S. regional sales manager, a company representative told BODY. » I want to read more and receive info from Smiffys

Rubie’s Australia Acquires Deerfield

Rubie’s Masquerade Co. Australia Pty Ltd., the Australian division of Rubie’s Costume Company, has acquired costume company Deerfield Pty Ltd. According to Rubie’s, this deal brings together the country’s “dress-up and costume experts and combines the talents and strengths of two successful companies.” » I want to read more and receive info from Rubies

Bridget Marquardt Talks Sexy Costumes

The French Maid, Bridget by Roma.

Bridget Marquardt, known for her role in reality television series “The Girls Next Door,” wanted to make a sexy costume line, but she needed a partner company with the know-how to bring her vision to life. She found it in Roma Costume, and Bridget by Roma will hit the shelves for the upcoming Halloween season. Below, BODY's Amanda Torres Price interviews Marquardt on her inspirations, the future of the line and more. » I want to read more and receive info from Roma

Delicious Brings Playmate to ILS

Sara Jean Underwood, Playmate 2007.

Delicious Sexywear is bringing Sara Jean Underwood, the 2007 Playboy Playmate of the year, to next week’s ILS. Underwood will be at the Delicious booth (#125) to sign autographs from 10am to 1pm on Monday, March 28. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubies

Dynashape Enters Costumes W/Honey B

A Honey B look.

Dynashape Intima already produced just about every type of intimate apparel, and wanted to expand into related categories. So at this winter’s Halloween & Party Expo show in Houston, the 28-year-old wholesaler introduced its first line of sexy costumes under the Honey B label. » I want to read more and receive info from Honey B

BuySeasons Awards Rubie’s for '10

Licensed costume by Rubie’s: Neytiri from

Internet retailer Buy Seasons Inc. (BuySeasons.com) has named Rubie’s Costume Company “Vendor of the Year” for the second consecutive year. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubies

Looks by Delicious for Halloween 2011

Stars and Stripes by Delicious Sexywear, fall 2011.

Delicious Sexywear is offering us a glimpse into the looks we can expect to see at stores this Halloween season, consisting of the Mystic Playmate, seen under the Playboy license; Stars and Stripes and Mystic Playmate. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubies

Baci Lingerie to Launch Costumes at ILS

Shot from Dream by Baci Lingerie video.

Baci Lingerie is introducing its first collection of costume lingerie at Spectrade’s International Lingerie Show (ILS), scheduled for March 28 to 30 in Las Vegas. » I want to read more and receive info from Baci

Mystery House Splits Up

David Davutoglu

The partnership between Jimmy Wang and David Davutoglu has come to an end, Davutoglu told BODY. » I want to read more and receive info from Mystery House

Party City Awards Rubie’s Mario & Gaga

Rubie’s Costume Company has been awarded for both its “Mario” and Lady Gaga licensed costumes, launched for the 2010 Halloween season. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubies

BuySeasons Grows, Getz Resigns

BuySeasons

Jalem Getz has resigned from his position as C.E.O and president of BuySeasons Inc. to pursue other interests; the costume and party supply Internet retailer confirmed Monday. » I want to read more and receive info from BuySeasons

Roma, Marquardt Design Costume Line

Sam Fard of Roma Costume with Bridget Marquardt.

Bridget Marquardt, star of reality television series “The Girls Next Door,” is taking her passion for Halloween to Roma Costume. » I want to read more and receive info from Roma Costume

Rubie's Top Selling Licensed Costumes

Rubie's Snookie from

Unsurprisingly, this Halloween people opted for Rubie’s licensed Lady Gaga, "Jersey Shore" and "Avatar" costumes, along with some other top-sellers. To see which of Rubie’s licensed styles sold the best this Halloween, click on the "More Information" tab below! » I want to read more and receive info from Rubies

Preview of the H&P’s runway

Organizers of the Halloween & Party Expo (HalloweenPartyExpo.com) say that exhibitors who want their time in the spotlight should sign up now for the Halloween Costume Style Show, scheduled from 5:30pm to 7pm on Saturday, January 23, 2011. » I want to read more and receive info from Halloween Party & Expo

The Times reports discounts

Specialty retailers beware: The New York Times published an article on October 6 claiming that, with the economy still on the rocks, Halloween retailers are once again offering significant discounts this season. » I want to read more and receive info from The Times

Spirit Releases '10 Costume Trends

While Spirit Halloween agrees with Party City on Lady Gagas, vampires and the cast of “The Jersey Shore” saturating the streets this Halloween, the competing costume chain had some conflicting predictions of its own. » I want to read more and receive info from Spirit

Party City Predicts Extreme Season

Lady Gaga  Costume

Halloween is always a parade of pop culture and fashion trends, and according to Party City, this year will be no different. The party goods and Halloween chain anticipates that Lady Gaga and “The Jersey Shore” cast member costumes will be among the looks many revelers will wear for the holiday. » I want to read more and receive info from Party City

Espiral costumes hit the street

Espiral Style.

When Espiral first launched sexy costumes six years ago, the company intended them for the bedroom. But the customer had a better idea. » I want to read more and receive info from Espiral

Disguise reveals ‘11 licenses

Disguise shows no signs of slowing down for next Halloween. The costume manufacturer told BODY that it make costumes for the 2011 season under new licenses, including Marvel’s “Thor” and “Captain America” movies, hitting theaters in May and July 2011, respectively; and Disney’s “Rapunzel,” “Tron,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean 4,” hitting theaters in November 2010, December 2010 and May 2011. Disguise also said it has the license for “Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure,” a Disney film expected to hit theaters sometime next year. » I want to read more and receive info from Disguise

Cheap thrills adds schoolgirls

School girl costume.

Magic Silk has launched the School’s Out collection as part of its Cheap Thrills costume line, encompassing eight risqué varieties with names like the Deviant School Girl and the Discipline Me School Girl. » I want to read more and receive info from Magic Silk

Funaro joins Calif. costumes

Scott Funaro

Scott Funaro has left his position as west coast sales representative with Forplay, and is now working as sales and marketing associate for California Costumes. He began his new position on June 28. » I want to read more and receive info from California Costumes

Coquette Let's You Make Your Own

Coquette: Construction worker costume.

This Halloween season, Coquette wants consumers to get creative. The company is launching a make-your-own-costume range as part of its Masquerade 2010 costume collections, which gives shoppers the option of mixing and matching Coquette tops, bottoms and accessories. » I want to read more and receive info from Coquette

Transworld Previews Sexy Halloween

Jeff Kretchmer of Leg Avenue and Eric Howlett of Leather & Lace with Leg Avenue models.

From February 26 through March 1st, 2010, costume buyers and manufacturers hit Chicago’s Donald E. Stephens Convention Center for Transworld’s International Halloween & Costume Party Show. » I want to read more and receive info from X

Baci Lingerie To Roll Out Collections

Baci Lingerie: A lingerie look from the collection.

Baci, the sexy lingerie company that officially launched at the International Lingerie Show in Las Vegas in April, is planning several expansions, including an extensive sexy costume collection. The following is a question and answer session on these subjects between BODY publisher Nick Monjo (NM) and Baci COO Robert Rosen (RR). » I want to read more and receive info from Baci

Spencer's Honors FunWorld

Spirit of Halloween, Spencer’s Gifts costume chain, has named FunWorld vendor of the year for 2009. According to FunWorld, it was also the largest contributor to Spencer’s “Spirit of the Children” charitable activity, which provides Halloween fun to children’s hospitals nationwide. » I want to read more and receive info from Funworld

New Ricky’s Stores To Hit NYC

Ricky’s: Store front of a new store coming soon to 74th St. in Manhattan.

Ricky’s NYC is set to become even more of a New York City staple. The retail chain, which specializes in costumes, fashion accessories and more, plans to open three to five permanent stores and 30 temporary Halloween stores before the end of this year. According to Todd Kenig, chief executive officer, the company should have 30 total locations by the end of 2010. The new stores are slated to open in July, August and September, in time for the Halloween season. » I want to read more and receive info from Rickys

Rubie’s Inks Lady Gaga

Rubies model wearing Lady Gaga costume

This Halloween, consumers can rock Lady Gaga’s outrageous style with a little help from Rubie’s. Bravado International Group has awarded Rubie’s Costume Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of Halloween costumes and accessories, the license to produce costumes based on the pop icon. They are slated to hit stores for this Halloween season. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubies

Images of Escante's Sexy Costumes

Escante: Sexy cop costume.

Escante prominently displayed their extensive new line of sexy costumes at last week’s ILS, with designs ranging from a scantily clad female Santa to a dominatrix-looking cop. Check out 55 hot looks from the line here. » I want to read more and receive info from Escante

New Licenses At Rubie’s

Rubie’s: Green Hornet costume on the ILS runway.

At this week’s ILS, Rubie’s Costume Company revealed some of its new licensing agreements to BODY. The company confirmed that it has the license for hit MTV reality series “Jersey Shore.” Rubie’s also has the license for upcoming blockbuster “The Green Hornet,” which is slated to hit movie theaters on December 22, 2010. The company showed a Green Hornet costume at ILS’ runway show. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubie’s

Wal-Mart Honors Rubie's

Once again, a retail giant has honored Rubie’s Costume Company. On the heels of BuySeasons.com naming the costume producer “Vendor of the Year” for 2009, Wal-Mart Canada has awarded Rubie’s Costume Company Canada with the same title in the seasonal products category for last year. Wal-Mart Canada presented Rubie’s Canada with the award at a February 24th dinner. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubie’s

Roma To Debut Fantasy Line At ILS

Sexy principal costume by Roma.

Sam Fard, president of Roma Costumes, Inc, said the styling in his new fantasy costume line launching at this April’s ILS is much sexier than what you would find at a typical party store. “The line is very, very sexy. Its consists of sexy bedroom costumes that can be worn in the bedroom for a hot night at home, or out to a club or party if you are seeking a very sexy look,” he remarked. » I want to read more and receive info from Roma

Funworld Adds Variety For 2010

Rockin Skull Pirate by FunWorld.

Petticoat is becoming a buzzword in the sexy costume market, and FunWorld thinks that it time to get in the game. After testing a few basic styles in its Fantasy line of sexy costumes last year, the company has launched over 20 new styles this year, several of which designers constructed to be seen, either as an outerwear piece, or peaking out from beneath a costume. » I want to read more and receive info from Funworld

Leg Avenue Amazes At The Aria

Jay Ullom of Halloween Adventure and Mark Rosenfeld of Leg Avenue.

From January 6th through 8th, Leg Avenue hosted the 2010 early sneak peak of their costume and accessory lines at the beautiful Aria hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. This year a substantially higher number of retailers attended this lavish event. » I want to read more and receive info from Leg Avenue

Dreamgirl Brings Magic To The Vdara

Robert Hunter of Cindie’s, Linda Suib of Dreamgirl and Greg Gant of Cindie’s.

Dreamgirl has been one of the fastest growing companies in the intimate apparel, contemporary costume and dancewear industry in recent times. Their latest sneak peek costume show at the Vdara hotel in Las Vegas Nevada on January 7th-8th was a perfect example of how and why this company is where it is today. » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

Rubie’s Rocks The Red Rock

The Rubie's team.

In case anyone is wondering who the biggest costume company in the world is, well, that would be Rubie’s Costume Company, Inc. Their sneak-peak event, held at the Red Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, is the event of the year. I have seen tradeshows with hundreds of brands trying to sell retailers product with less attendees than this invitation-only event. It has been my honor to attend it for the last four years, the Beige’s are gracious hosts with a huge arsenal of products that takes four days for the Rubie’s team to just touch on the highlights of their Bell telephone book of a catalog. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubies

New At Disguise for Halloween 2010

Sassy Mini Mouse Costume by Disguise.

2010 is a big year for Disguise in the adult market. After delving into licensed women’s Halloween costume portfolios with the introduction of the Women of Marvel collection in 2009 “[to] resounding success,” according to Stephen Stanley, co-president of Disguise, a division of JAKKS Pacific, Inc., it has drastically increased its young women’s offerings for the 2010 season with lines based on upcoming blockbusters including Tim Burton’s “Alice and Wonderland,” produced by Walt Disney Pictures; “Iron Man 2,” produced by Marvel Entertainment; Disney’s “Toy Story 3,” and “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” starring Jake Gyllenhall and Gemma Arterton. » I want to read more and receive info from Disguise

New At Leg Avenue For Halloween 2010

According to Maria Santelina, account sales manager of Leg Avenue; “The main goal for us [in designing the Halloween 2010 line] was to provide the consumer with a complete Halloween line so that they would come to Leg Avenue for all of their needs.” » I want to read more and receive info from Leg Avenue

New At Dreamgirl For Halloween 2010


Eric Ehrens, president of Dreamgirl International, reported that the company will have select costumes available year-round for the first time starting this January. “We are taking 21 of our best-sellers, and transitioning them to be available for purchase all year,” he commented, adding that the company will continue to add to its year-round selection based on demand. » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

California Costumes Hires Kelly & Lewis

In an effort improve several areas of business; California Costumes has hired Jim Kelly as vice president of sales and Krista Lewis as vice president of strategic planning. » I want to read more and receive info from California Costumes

Hasbro Awards Disguise For Costume Line

At the 8th annual Spud Awards this December, Hasbro awarded Disguise Halloween Costume Company as the “Soft Goods Licensee of the year” for its line of children’s and adult’s Halloween costumes inspired by Hasbro’s Transformers and G.I. Joe properties. » I want to read more and receive info from Disguise

Rubie’s Produces Michael Jackson Costumes

Through a partnership with major music merchandising company, Bravado, Rubie’s Costume Company is manufacturing costumes based on Michael Jackson for the 2010 Carnival and Halloween seasons. » I want to read more and receive info from Hanky Panky

Rubie’s Produces Michael Jackson Costumes

Through a partnership with major music merchandising company, Bravado, Rubie’s Costume Company is manufacturing costumes based on Michael Jackson for the 2010 Carnival and Halloween seasons. » I want to read more and receive info from Rubies

HCP Announces Buyer Incentives

TransWorld Exhibits hopes to boost buyer attendance at its upcoming Halloween, Costume & Party Show (HCPShow) through its just-announced buyer incentives and hotel packages. » I want to read more and receive info from Halloween, Costume

HCP Announces Buyer Incentives

TransWorld Exhibits hopes to boost buyer attendance at its upcoming Halloween, Costume & Party Show (HCPShow) through its just-announced buyer incentives and hotel packages. » I want to read more and receive info from TransWorld Exhibits

Forplay To Intro. ’10 Costume Catalog

Policewoman costume from 2009 costume catalog.

Even though we haven’t yet hit this year's Halloween, Forplay is already gearing up for the launch of next season's costume catalog. The company will debut the catalog at the upcoming Halloween & Party Expo tradeshow, set to take place in Houston in January 2010. Although it is still in production, assistant buyer Angelica Van estimates that the catalog will include between 70 and 75 new styles and a total of approximately 175. Sizes will run in Forplay’s standard range of XS/S through 2/3X. Wholesale prices have not yet been finalized, but Van expects them to run in the range of the high-teens to low-40s, commenting; “We have definitely been more price conscious this year, and want to continue to pass the savings along to our customers. Additionally, each wholesale price encompasses the accessories that go with each [respective] costume.” » I want to read more and receive info from Forplay

Magic Silk Sees Costume Success

Cheap Thrills Little Bo Peep Costume.

In fall/winter 2008, Magic Silk expanded beyond its lingerie niche with the launch of Cheap Thrills By Magic Silk, a line dedicated exclusively to sexy costumes for wear inside the bedroom and out. According to Barbara Bauer with Magic Silk, the line—which originally included 12 styles—experienced such a successful launch that the company has nearly doubled its size over the last year. It now consists of 24 women’s styles, all available in sizes S to 3X at a retail range of $30 to $40. » I want to read more and receive info from Magic Silk

Dreamgirl: 2 Seasonal Costumes In 1

Leprechaun/Cupid reversible costume.

After experienced reported success with their reversible Ladybug/Bumblebee costume (style number 6208), Dreamgirl International has decided to take the reversible costume phenomenon a step further by combining two holidays’ styles into one. This September, the company introduced a reversible Cupid and Leprechaun costume for the upcoming Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day seasons. The costume is available for retailers to purchase now, and will hit stores in time for Valentine’s Day. » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

Ricky’s Hosts Party of the Season

 Dom Costello and Todd Kenig of Ricky's NYC.

If Ricky’s NYC's 20th Anniversary party on October 1st confirmed anything, it is that people just want to forget the recession with some good, old fashioned partying. The NYC costume staple store told BODY that they received over 500 RSVPs—more than double what they expected—for the event, which took place at the Hotel on Rivington from 7 to 10pm. Hundreds of people poured into the over-packed venue, while a line of New Yorkers vying to get inside stretched around the block. » I want to read more and receive info from Ricky’s NYC

Coquette Adds To Musical Line

"Happy Birthday" Musical G-String.

After a reported large amount of reorders, Coquette International will add three new men's and women's styles to its musical g-string line this January; a frog and a wolf for men, and a kitten for women. Sizes for both gender run in one-size-fits-most, and wholesale prices range from $3.50 to $6. » I want to read more and receive info from Coquette

Adam & Eve Billboards Show Delicious

Adam & Eve billboard featuring Delicious costumes.

This Halloween season, Ron Simpson, owner of two Adam & Eve franchise stores in St. Augustine and one in Jacksonville, Fl., has significantly expanded his costume selection, and to promote this, has added approximately six billboards of models clad in Delicious Sexywear costumes. The billboards, which went up in early September, can be seen in nearby locations on highway 1 and interstate 95. » I want to read more and receive info from Adam

Adam & Eve Billboards Show Delicious

Adam & Eve billboard featuring Delicious costumes.

This Halloween season, Ron Simpson, owner of two Adam & Eve franchise stores in St. Augustine and one in Jacksonville, Fl., has significantly expanded his costume selection, and to promote this, has added approximately six billboards of models clad in Delicious Sexywear costumes. The billboards, which went up in early September, can be seen in nearby locations on highway 1 and interstate 95. » I want to read more and receive info from Delicious

Great Deals Launches Sexy Costumes

Midnight Devil Costume.

Men's underwear wholesale and distribution company Great Deals Distribution has added costumes to its merchandise with the launch of new brand Candyman. The company debuted the brand's introductory line, which consists of approximately 30 sexy men's costumes, at this summer's MAGIC show. Wholesale prices run up to $29.94 for an entire outfit including accessories, and average at $20. Sizes run from S through XL. » I want to read more and receive info from Candyman

Great Deals Launches Sexy Costumes

Midnight Devil Costume.

Men's underwear wholesale and distribution company Great Deals Distribution has added costumes to its merchandise with the launch of new brand Candyman. The company debuted the brand's introductory line, which consists of approximately 30 sexy men's costumes, at this summer's MAGIC show. Wholesale prices run up to $29.94 for an entire outfit including accessories, and average at $20. Sizes run from S through XL. » I want to read more and receive info from Great Deals

Imaginations Moves To A Larger Space

Imaginations has outgrown its brick-and-mortar store in Myrtle Beach, SC. After occupying a 5,400-square-foot space for seven years, the costume and dancewear retailer has moved to a 10,000-square-foot store, also in Myrtle Beach. » I want to read more and receive info from Imaginations

Leg Avenue Debuts Biggest Catalog Yet

Leg Avenue is launching their biggest Halloween catalog to date just in time for the Halloween & Party Expo (January 24-27). » I want to read more and receive info from Leg Avenue

Seven 'til Midnight Launches Rockalicious

Seven 'til Midnight - Rockalicious Collection.

Seven 'til Midnight, a costume brand operating under Carrie Amber Intimates, is coming out with a new goth-inspired line for teens to show at the Halloween and Party Expo tradeshow in Houston. » I want to read more and receive info from Rockalicious

Dreamgirl: Costumes That Light Up

Dreamgirl's "True Blue" fairy (style 5931)

Dreamgirl, manufacturer of costumes and sexy lingerie, announced it will launch a special addition to its line of costumes for the upcoming Halloween season. » I want to read more and receive info from Dreamgirl

Sexywear Comes To New York

Houman Salem, former CEO at Forplay, is adding a new flavor to the industry this January with the launch of Delicious. Partly inspired by his cross-country move to the Big Apple, Salem has designed a line of sexy lingerie and apparel that takes notes from New York City. » I want to read more and receive info from Delicious

Coquette Reshapes Costumes

Coquette International Inc., a 25-year-old adult lingerie brand based in Ontario, Canada, is coming up with a new way to pass savings on to customers whose pockets may be hurting with the current status of the economy. » I want to read more and receive info from Coquette International Inc.

Houman Salem Launches Delicious

Houman Salem, former CEO of Forplay, is set to launch his new line called "Delicious." » I want to read more and receive info from Delicious

Houman Salem Launches Delicious

Houman Salem, former CEO of Forplay, is set to launch his new line called "Delicious." » I want to read more and receive info from Houman Salem

Spectrade Plans For Halloween Show

When it comes to Halloween, sexy sells - but so do other product categories. » I want to read more and receive info from Specialty Trade Shows

Spectrade Plans For Halloween Show

When it comes to Halloween, sexy sells - but so do other product categories. » I want to read more and receive info from Spectrade

Castle Megastore Wows Crowd With Fashion Show

Castle Megastore, retailer of lingerie and costumes, hosted their 2nd Annual Halloween Costume Show to a standing room only crowd in Phoenix, AZ. » I want to read more and receive info from Castle Megastore

Contact Information: (718)676-4444
Copyright © 2017 Fashion Market Magazine Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
All photos Copyright © 2000-2018 Nick Monjo & Fashion Market Magazine Group. All rights reserved.
Please email any website related issues to bodymagazinefmmg@gmail.com
bottom shadow
*