Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Illinois winner, who will receive $250, will now be entered to win the $5,000 grand prize in Patch's Best Halloween Costume in America contest.
You know what they say—no (goblin) guts, no glory. Congratulations to Susan Wagner, the Illinois winner of Patch’s Best Halloween Costume in America Contest. Hundreds of adults and children from across Illinois entered the contest. Parents posted costume photos of themselves and their families from this Halloween or from years past. We had lots of ghouls, ghosts, and Honey Boo Boos to choose from, but this Indiana Jones Lego couple costume won us over. As the winner of the $250 prize for the best costume in Illinois, Susan Wagner is now in the running to be the $5,000 grand prize winner of Patch's Best Halloween Costume in America contest. The winner will be announced on Monday, Nov. 12.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
American adults spent $512.1 million on costumes in 2011, according to Crain's.
American adults spent $512.1 million on adult Halloween costumes in 2011, according to Crain's Chicago Business. That's $100 million more than was spent on child costumes last year. Lyons Township High School-area towns (zip codes 60525, 60558 and 60526) spent a combined $169,187 on adult costumes in 2011. See how much area towns spent indivdually: La Grange/Indian Head Park/La Grange Highlands/Countryside/McCook/Hodgkins Check out Crain's map for more Chicagoland town information.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Inspired by movies, books and TV, the undead are big this Halloween.
Harry Potter is out. Zombies are in. As far as the most popular getups for Halloween 2011, “the trendiest costume is—literally—coming back from the dead,” according to the National Retail Federation (NRF)'s Web site. The NRF, which has surveyed Halloween trends for the past nine years, says more than 2.6 million men, women, and children are dressing up as zombies this Halloween. “Due to the popularity of the characters in recent books, television shows and video games, zombie costumes jumped from number 22 last year to number nine on children's top costume list and from number seven to four on the adult list,” according to the NRF. Julane Sullivan of All Dressed Up, 901 N. Batavia Ave., Batavia, agrees. The 20-year owner of one of the …