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Where To Find Your Turtles Halloween Costume In 2015

Pay attention!  There are only 37 days left before Halloween…..

It seems safe to suggest that last year, 2014, and this year too, 2015, can be called the year (s) of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.   While we’re not exactly experiencing Turtles-mania on the scope and scale that we did in the mid 1980’s with the rise and popularity of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series produced by animation pioneer Fred Wolf, nor the buzz created by the 1990 live-action movie, these past two years have seen a major resurgence in the Turtles and inspired fans old and new alike.    So, it should come to no surprise, that with the release of the 2014 Michael Bay produced-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, and its sequel slated for release next year that a slight return to Turtle-mania is on the horizon.  Which is why there is no better time to dress up for Halloween like any of the boys from the sewer, or even Shredder himself.     Costume manufacturers and retailers are reporting that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be one, if not the one, most popular Halloween costume of 2015.      

Going out as one of the Turtles for Halloween is incredibly easy and yet, if you really wanted to go all in and put all of your chips on the table, there are also a variety of websites out there on the interwebs that will show you how to make such a incredibly-detailed and screen-ready replica Turtles costume that you’ll have no excuse this year not to have your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume prepped and ready for action by this October 31st.

Retailers like Party City and Spirit Halloween offer basic Halloween Turtles costumes that will satisfy those who wish to dress up as Mikey, Donnie, Raph, or Leo for this one night of the year.  And what’s great about these costume retailers is how they cater to all age groups and sizes.  If you’re looking for a Turtles Girls costume you’ve gone to the right place with any of those websites.   They also have youth, toddler, boys, and adult Turtles costumes as well as a few designed to appeal to the bad guy in all of us — Shredder Costumes!

Another company that does a really great job when it comes to finding your perfect Turtles costume is Michigan-based costume retailer TV Store Online.    Not only do they offer Turtles fans many of the same one-night only costumes that you can find on retail websites like Party City and Spirit Halloween, but they also offer one-of-a-kind and exclusive designs too.   Let’s say you’re the ultimate Turtles fan and want to walk around wearing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume all year round, but still, want to present yourself as being a normal person?  Well, TVSO has a great selection of Turtles Costumes Hoodies, which are designed to function as a costume but also to be worn around anywhere and not let you look like you just escaped from a mental institution when you show up somewhere with a Turtles costume on in the middle of the winter at Christmas time.

And of course, there are the websites out there that are garnered toward the more D-I-Y Turtles fan, those who love the Turtles, but also wanna spend the time and effort on creating their own Turtles costumes, or even, re-creating or making amazing screen-accurate Turtles costume replicas from the live-action movies.    Big DIY Ideas is a great place to start as well as the website Instructables.   Both of those sites will have you shouting Cowabunga when you see what you can make when you get creative.   So, it doesn’t matter whether you want that one-night-only Turtles costume, or a long term Turtles costume that can double for the latest comic book geek fashions, or something that would even wow the hottest Hollywood costume designer working today, the options out there as a Turtles fan this year are simply amazing when it comes to showing everyone around you just how much you love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this Halloween.   

The Author

Justin Bozung

Justin Bozung

Justin Bozung is a film researcher/writer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has written for such print publications as Shock Cinema, Fangoria, Paracinema, Whoa, Bijou and Phantom Of The Movies' Videoscope.

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