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Twinkle Witch, Boy 'n Girl Chuckie Hot This Halloween

Find out which costumes are trending in the Southland for Halloween 2012.

Halloween is just around the corner and you’re likely to see a little bit of everything popping up at your door or your gang’s party.

If you haven’t put your costume together yet—and we suspect a lot parties will be happening at homes and bars the weekend before Halloween—there is still time to throw something together.

Enter Patch's Halloween costume contest and you might walk away with a bundle of cash.

We stopped by Halloween World Costumes at 6310 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn to find out what’s flying off the shelves in the Southland—

“Most of the guys are buying masks,” HWC Sales Associate Desiree Munoz said. “Michael Myer from ‘Halloween’ and monster masks, or they’re dressing to match their wives and girlfriends.”

Among the popular male and female costume combos this year are pirates and “boy-and-girl Chuckie” ensembles.

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Munoz, a young twenty-something, said that most “older ladies” in their 30s and 40s want to try on the SWAT officer costume because it comes in plus-sizes.

Bat Man is big among men this year—the Christian Bale version, not Adam West from the 1960s “Batman” TV series.

Trending in the Southland:

Babies

  • Baby 1920s gangster
  • Boxer
  • Pinky Winky
  • Baby Polka Dot monster
  • Baby Kiss

Girls

  • Fiber Optic “Twinkle Witch”
  • Disney Princesses
  • Monster High
  • Frankie Stein
  • Cheerleader
  • Polka Dot Monsters
  • Shipmate Cutie

Boys

  • Power Rangers
  • Spiderman
  • Super Heroes
  • Mario
  • Star Wars
  • Zombies (boys and girls)

Women

  • Polka Dot Monster
  • Disney Princess (sorry but Cinderella and Belle are sold out)
  • Spice Cupcake Cutie
  • Plus-sized SWAT Officer
  • He-and-She Pirates
  • Boy and Girl Chuckie

Men

  • Political masks (Romney and Obama)
  • Michael Myer
  • Monster masks
  • Batman
  • Kiss

If you’re the rugged DIY type, Martha Stewart has some spooky craft ideas (levitating treat table, anyone?) for the ambitious few, as well as a photo gallery of some of Stewart's standout Halloween get-ups.

Local Halloween seasonal stores carry a variety of accessories like furry, neon-colored leggings, make-up, gloves, facial hair, weapons, wigs, body parts, decorations and everything else you need for your costume or party.

Check out more Halloween coverage: 

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  • Halloween Guide: Where to Find the Best Costumes
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