Movie themes make the most popular costumes

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - By Elizabeth Vowell – email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Halloween isn't just about ghosts and goblins.  It's also a chance for everyone to leave behind the day job and take on a whole new persona.

"To get away, to not be who they are in the middle of the week. To not be mom, not be dad, not be a boss, not a worker. They just want to go out, have fun and not be judged," said Jacob Locklar of Josette's Costume Shop in Biloxi.

When it comes to dressing up folks are only limited by their creativity.  Some costumes, like animals and witches, are Halloween staples.  However, the big seller this Halloween comes from the big screen.

"Alice in Wonderland is probably the biggest movie theme this year.  We've had to reorder four times this year to keep stuff in stock," said Locklar.

According to Locklar, costume shops have to keep an eye out for the trends in movies and pop culture.  When it comes to providing what's right for everyone, variety is the key.

"I try to base on what assortment I can have out there for people's different tastes because everyone has different tastes," said Locklar.

Locklar said trends also vary among groups. Men and women tend to prefer very different styles.

"Sexy costumes are still the most popular.  The men tend to want to wear comedy costumes," said Locklar.

When it comes to finding the coolest costume, it doesn't matter if you want to get lost in wonderland or cast a spell; the best costumes are the ones that let you have the most fun.

However, once Halloween has passed, click here for ideas on how to give that cool costume new life.

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