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Scare Up Some Extra Profits with Halloween Sales!


Halloween is Big Business!

If you have any doubts about this, just take a peek at the consumer research market statistics for the last few years.

Costumes alone accounted for over $2 Billion in sales during the 2008 Spooky Season.

Candy sales were almost $2 Billion.

Altogether, between costumes, candy and assorted related paraphernalia, Halloween sales came in at a staggering $5.77 Billion last year, during a national recession.

Even though we are still in a global economic slump, Halloween related sales this year are predicted to top those of 2008.

If you have a dropshipping business or any ecommerce store that could market Halloween items---jump on this Goblin Gravy Train and boost your sales!

This holiday is forecast to be extra lucrative for merchants because it falls on a Saturday. Studies have shown that when Halloween falls through the week, it isn’t as widely celebrated.

But since it will be on a Saturday night this year….look out! There will be more Halloween parties than you can shake a stick or rattle a bone at!

Before you stock your virtual shelves with Halloween merchandise, do a little research to find out what the trends are this year in costumes.

Here are a few that are predicted to be best sellers in male costumes:

  • Darth Vader
  • The Joker
  • Lieutenant Dangle from Reno 911
  • Michael Jackson Thriller and 80s outfits in general
  • Vampire, Werewolf & Twilight or True Blood themed
  • Spiderman
  • Wolverine
  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars

And here are a few that will be hot costumes for females:


  • Twilight, True Blood, Vampire
  •  80s look
  • Playboy bunny
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Beth from Dog the Bounty Hunter
  • Fembot from Austin Powers

Popular costumes for kids include:

  • Harry Potter
  • Hannah Montana
  • Sponge Bob
  • Wonder Pets
  • Backyardigans
  • Disney characters
  • Naruto
  • GI Joe
  • Transformers

Besides costumes, you might want to offer other related Halloween items such as trick-or-treat and goodie bags, plastic pumpkins for trick-or-treating, wigs, latex masks, make-up, and hair paints.

Don’t overlook home decorations, either!

There are a lot of home décor items available with a Halloween theme, and statistics tell us that next to Christmas, Halloween is the season when people decorate the most, both inside the home and out.

You might want to stock up on indoor and outdoor lights, spooky sound effect machines, fog machines, candy dishes and much, much more.

So, scare up some extra sales with Halloween themed items this year!


Very nice write-up about the possible benefits of gearing up websites for costumes and Halloween costume parties. We are already doing some of this but still very good info to take note of.
Posted @ Saturday, October 09, 2010 5:03 PM by Costume Halloween
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