Thursday, October 18, 2012
Witches, princesses and Big Bird are popular nationally; local kids are looking for creepy, gory costumes.
This year, trick-or-treaters, pampered (and/or tortured) pets and partygoers all over the U.S. will dress up in spooky, adorable, cute or funny costumes and hit the town for Halloween. Some local kids are looking for creepier costumes this year, said Harold Grabes, general manager of the Party City on Frontier Drive. “This season, they’re going more gory and haunted,” Grabes said. “For every kid that asks for something like Luigi, I get about ten more asking for the Grim Reaper.” Ryan Whalen, a sales representative at Target on Richmond Highway, said he has received a lot of calls from people who are interested in Avengers-related costumes for their children. However, Whalen said Target does stock some of their other commonly popular …
Monday, October 15, 2012
We're searching for the best Halloween Costume in America. Enter yourself or your kids for a chance to win $5,000.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Update Nov. 9, 2012 -- We have selected this costume as the winner of the Best Costume in Virginia and DC. ------- It doesn’t matter if you’re Lady Gaga or Lady Liberty for Halloween—if you have an awesome costume, showcase your creation in our Best Halloween Costume in America Contest. Last year, the headless boy from Wyckoff, NJ, won. This year, it could be you. Enter our contest for a chance to win the $5,000 grand prize! Adults and children are eligible to enter. Parents can post costume photos of themselves and their families from this Halloween or from years past. Here’s how to enter: Simply click the green "Upload Your Photos and Videos" button above and upload your image (but first make sure you’re a registered Patch user). Then…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Party City and Target are getting requests for more gory costumes and Avengers costumes.
It’s that time of year again. The time when you can put your old self to the side and take on a totally new personality or character. Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s not too early to think about what you want to be on the scariest night of the year. Like every year, many local stores have a list of costumes for all ages. However, there are some Halloween costume ideas that seem to be more popular than others this year. Harold Grabes, general manager of the Party City on Frontier Drive, said even the kids are looking for creepier costumes this season. “This season, they’re going more gory and haunted,” Grabes said. “For every kid that asks for something like Luigi, I get about 10 more asking for the Grim Reaper.” Grabes said …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Heidi Klum will choose the Grand Prize winner from our favorite photo
Which kid in America has the most creative Halloween costume in the pumpkin patch? That's what we intend to find out with your photos and the help of celebrity judge Heidi Klum, who will select the Grand Prize winner. Patch will whisk the winner to New York or Los Angeles for a three-day, two-night trip for two that includes a meet and greet with Heidi, plus a donation of $1,031 to a local charity of the winner's choice. Nine runners up will also get a $1,031 donation from Patch to a local charity of their choice. Full contest rules are here. We have stopped accepting entries for the contest, but we'd love for you to continue sharing your Halloween photos on Patch! Simply click the green Submit Your Photos button (above or below), and …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Shops in Burke and Springfield selling kids' costumes.
With a little more than a week to go, it's panic time for finding or making Halloween costumes. If you're the parent of more than one child, you have your work cut out for you. Burke Patch canvassed area stores to find out which are selling Halloween costumes for children. Here's our list. Pre-Owned Costumes Treasured Child - 9411 Old Burke Lake Road #C, Burke. 703-978-4778 Treasure Trove Shop - 6416 Springfield Plaza, Springfield. 703-569-7751 New Costumes Doodlehopper 4 Kids - 7521 Huntsman Blvd, Springfield. 703-912-7200 Party City - 6721 Frontier Drive, Springfield. 703-922-3700 Party Depot - 7208 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. 703-866-2781 Target - 10301 New Guinea Road, Fairfax. 703-764-5100 Twinbrook Card, Gifts and Jeweler - …