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Published on Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:10 pm
Source:  Mr. Costumes Press Release


Mr. Costumes Releases Its 2012 National Halloween Parade List

October 2012 Alpharetta, Georgia based Mr. Costumes the leading online retailer of Halloween costumes releases its 2012 list of nationwide Halloween Parades. From New York to California communities both large and small celebrate the season by showing off their Halloween costumes in a multitude of pageants and parades. Whether its a tiny tot disguised as a Pirate, dashing Dark Knights or sexy Vampires these parades guarantee fun for everyone. Event venues range from school campuses to historic district ghost walks. Mr. Costumes parade list also includes pet parades for animal lovers wanting to join-in on the festivities while sponsoring pet rescue causes.

Zombies have been gaining steady popularity over the last decade. Zombie marches also referred to as zombie walks, zombie shuffles, zombie crawls and zombie hordes are the ideal way for folks to express their admiration for the undead. The first zombie walk was held in Sacramento, California in 2001 in order to promote a local film festival. The idea quickly gained traction, in 2003 the first just for fun walk happened in Toronto, Ontario. By the mid 2000s the undead started walking to raise awareness about world hunger throughout the United States, these are often called hunger marches. Now, it has become a localized annual tradition with almost every large metropolitan area in North America hosting some form of march. Participation in the marches can range from less than a hundred marchers to several thousand; encouraging event organizers to compete with each other to set the highest attendance record. Zombie gatherings are not limited to only Halloween, many are held throughout the year.

Halloween Trivia:
● Although Halloween was brought to America in the 1800s - It didnt become Nationally popular until the 1920s flapper era
● Americans purchase almost 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween
● The majority of children prefer chocolate over any other candy for Halloween
● After Christmas, Halloween is the highest grossing Holiday for retailers
● It is commonly believed that Ireland was the first country to celebrate Halloween
● If you are diagnosed with Samhainophobia you are afraid of Halloween
● Originally Jack-O-Lanterns were made from turnips, not pumpkins
● Famous magician Harry Houdini died on Halloween night
● The Village Halloween Parade in New York City holds the record for the largest U.S. parade


Remember, Halloween festivities are for everyone, not just kids. Adult costumes are plentiful, including great selections of campy couples costumes and fabulous plus size costumes. Visit our blog at http://blog.mrcostumes.com to find parades in your area Mr. Costumes will even add your parade to our list at no-charge - the more the merrier.

About Mr. Costumes:
Mr. Costumes (http://www.mrcostumes.com) is a leading nationwide retailer of high quality Kids Costumes, Toddlers Costumes and Adult Costumes for every occasion. The companys premium line of costumes for children for ranges in size from infant to tween. Adult costumes include plus size and couples costumes for the imaginative consumer. Products are designed to look amazingly authentic while providing comfortable, breathable materials that also make them enjoyable to wear.


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