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North America's Largest Seasonal Halloween Retailer Announces 2015 Top Costumes, Including Star Wars, Descendants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and More Celebrate Fear and Fun as More Than 1,150 Stores Open Across the United States and Canada

Egg Harbor Township, NJ, (September 17, 2015) — Fairytale and frightful folks alike: it’s that time of year to wrangle the witches, gather the goblins and summon all things spooky! Spirit Halloween, the largest seasonal Halloween retailer in North America, is officially opening for the 2015 Halloween season. Now in its 4th decade of business, Spirit Halloween continues to be the leading one-stop-shop to take Halloween to hair-raising heights. Shoppers will find a wide variety of one-of-a-kind costumes from fan favorites like “Star Wars,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and more.

"Every year Spirit Halloween provides shoppers of all ages with the most complete selection of Halloween costumes, decorations and accessories in North America,” said Steven Silverstein, President and CEO, Spirit Halloween. "A Saturday Halloween means our lineup of new and classic costumes and exclusive products offer an endless variety of options that guarantee a frightful and fun Halloween weekend for all. 2015 will be no exception, as our costume lineup reflects some of the biggest pop culture trends of the year, including Caitlyn’s captivating magazine cover, the growing anticipation for Star Wars, the booming popularity of Descendants and more!”

To celebrate “Halloweekend,” trick-or-treaters and revelers alike will need more options to stay in character for a ghoulishly good time all weekend. Spirit Halloween, the authority on all things Halloween, has assembled their annual top costume list with a wide variety of options to help everyone look positively “eerie-sistable” this year.

Powerful Women: Strong females that exude fierceness and courage have dominated 2015; celebrate with super-heroine favorites like Supergirl and Wonder Woman and anti-heroines like Harley Quinn

An American Icon:Real-life superhero, icon and celebrity – these Caitlyn-inspired and Olympian costumes reflect just that

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: A continued fan favorite on the big and small screen, shoppers of every age, from infants to adults, can find costumes exclusive to Spirit Halloween and dress as their favorite “hero in a half-shell!”

Descendants: Bad never looked so good! Kids and teens alike can embrace the (not so) evil stars of the movie with exclusive Mal & Evie looks straight from the musical

Gaming: Power up with fan favorites like Assassin’s Creed, Batman: Arkham Knight, Mortal Kombat and more

Star Wars: With Princess Leia, Stormtroopers, Darth Vader and more, there is something for every Star Wars fanatic

Pop Culture: Get into character with exclusive costumes from favorites like Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” FX’s “American Horror Story,” and AMC’s “The Walking Dead”

Day of the Dead: A colorful take on a 3,000 year-old tradition, from sugar skull masks to bright flower head pieces

Princesses:From Cinderella to Snow White, these Princess costumes will make Halloween happily ever after for both kids and adults alike

DIY/Complete the Look:Whether you’re building a burlesque look, on the hunt for a “Comb Over Candidate” wig or mask, honing your harlequin makeup or finding feather accents for peacock perfection, Spirit Halloween has all the must-haves and accessories in every costume category

In addition to the hottest costumes, Spirit Halloween retail locations have a variety of animatronics and décor for every shopper and price point. For the enthusiast looking to build out their creepy animatronic displays, the “Spirit Swamp” takes shoppers on a ghoulish walk into the reeds, where Cerberus the three headed dog, the Incinerator, Moonshine Barrel Zombie and the Harbinger of Hell lurk in the muck, along with some evil friends ready to make a surprise visit. Those brave enough to approach “Spirit Station Z” will witness a terrifying reimagining of a New York City Subway car overrun by horrifying characters including the Smoldering Zombie, the Possessed Wall Hanging Girl and the Roaming Doll.

For the party host looking to add a bit of fright and delight for their guests, Spirit Halloween offers top decorations including Skeletal Animals like cats, dogs, rats, spiders and crows, Fire and Ice lighting effects and Ouija and Sugar Skull-inspired party supplies like drink-ware and serving trays.

To locate a Spirit Halloween store in your area, visit SpiritHalloween.com. For exclusive discounts and the inside scoop on all things Halloween, "Like" us if you dare on Facebook Facebook.com/SpiritHalloween, follow us on Pinterest Pinterest.com/SpiritHalloween, follow us on Twitter @SpiritHalloween, follow us on Instagram @SpiritHalloween and check us out on YouTube youtube.com/SpiritHalloween. Upload your spooky Spirit Halloween shopping experience by tagging photos with the hashtag #SpiritHalloween on your social media channels.

About Spirit Halloween
Spirit Halloween (spirithalloween.com) is the largest Halloween specialty retailer in the country with over 1,150 locations in strip centers and malls across North America. Celebrating 32 years of business, Spirit is the authority on all things Halloween, offering one-stop shopping for everything from costumes to decor and party goods to accessories. In addition to being a fun and interactive event for shoppers, Spirit stores offer complete selections of costumes and accessories for infants/toddlers, children, 'tweens, teens, and adults along with exclusive decor you won't find anywhere else.

At the heart of Spirit Halloween is Spirit of Children (spiritofchildren.com), a program which focuses on making hospitals less scary for kids and their families. For the 2015 Halloween season, Spirit of Children's goal is to raise $6.7 million. Since its inception in 2006, Spirit of Children has raised over $22 million. Spirit encourages customers to help make a difference in a child's life this Halloween season and raise awareness about the program via Facebook and Instagram by using #SpiritofChildren in their photos.