Sept. 17, 2013 - For the fourth year in a row, pop culture reigns supreme for Halloween costume inspiration with top trends pointing to Duck Dynasty camo and bushy beards and The Walking Dead zombies, according to the annual Halloween Shopping Survey released today by thrift retailer Value Village.
Similar to years past, nearly 50 percent of respondents think movies and TV shows are the best costume inspiration, and almost 40 percent said they put in more effort to wear something different every year because they know pictures of them in costume will be posted on social media channels like Facebook and Pinterest. And with the popularity of the hit song "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore, more people are thrift shopping and Halloween is no exception. Survey respondents aren't afraid to pop some tags, noting they'll spend just as much money—if not more—on their costume this year.Trends for Halloween 2013
"Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year and we continue to hear from our customers that shopping at Value Village is one of their favorite Halloween traditions," said Ken Alterman, President and CEO of Value Village. "Only at Value Village will you find a huge selection of affordable brand new and gently used costumes and accessories for the whole family, combined with knowledgeable Costume Consultants dedicated to helping shoppers easily create one-of-a-kind looks that will set them apart from the crowd."