If fancy dress is an all-year-round event, then Halloween is pretty much the biggest day of the year. But where to go for the perfect outfit? Step forward Rubie’s. Starting life 68 years ago as a candy store founded by Rubin and Tillie Beige, who sold newspapers and comic books in the post-war years, the shop started branching out with novelty items, wigs and masks, before becoming a well-known name in the city and stocking whole outfit ranges by the 1970s, when fancy dress boomed. These days, you can find Rubie’s costumes in every kind of retailer around the UK – both online and on the high street, from the local joke shop to Selfridges, Hamleys and Harrods.
And Halloween 2019 is set to be bigger than ever for the store. The brand is the official dress-up licence-holder for some of the biggest TV and movie brands in the world, including Disney Princess, Warner Brothers, Marvel and Hasbro, meaning that the products meet and uphold the high-quality and safety standards that customers expect from their favourite brands. Here, Rubie’s rounds up the top four costume trends.
This is a consistently popular character at Halloween – ranking third in Google’s most-searched Halloween costumes this year, and third on Pinterest. With so many different movie dress-ups to choose from, fans are able to stand out from the crowd, and with its darker colour palette, the Far From Home look is a great choice.
If Spider-Man’s not your guy, the Marvel Universe contains plenty of other characters, including Thanos, Hulk, Black Panther and Iron Man. Those who favour a more tongue-in-cheek character might be interested to discover Deadpool costumes, with outfits for both men and women.
The world of gaming provides endless inspiration, and Fortnite never disappoints. Rubie’s has developed a number of characters, this year adding Raptor, Archetype, Frozen Raven and Wild Card to the range. Ranking in the top 10 of Google’s most-searched Halloween costumes, we’re expecting to see a lot of Skull Troopers knocking on doors.
The final chapter of the Star Wars saga hits movie screens in December – and with some of the most memorable villains in movie history, it’s a good starting point for Halloween inspiration. Dress your horde as the original white Stormtrooper, or upgrade this year to the new-look red Sith Trooper. But if it’s real power you seek, go to the very top of the First Order with Kylo Ren.
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