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									  Rasta Imposta Defective Flimsy Halloween Costumes Concern Industry
                                Insiders
 Halloween is big business. 148 million Americans will partake in Halloween festivites this year and are
 expected to spend in excess of $66 per person on costumes, candies and decorations. Here's how to
                     enjoy Halloween safely, and without spending a lot of money.

New York, NY, September 13, 2013 - (Straight Line PR) -- Every year at Halloween, families
gather to carve pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, attend costume parties, play pranks on
one another, and go trick or treating. Halloween is big business. This year it is
estimated that over $8.3 billion will be spent on Halloween related purchases.

Halloween is America's second-largest commercial holiday, with Christmas being the first.
According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 148 million Americans will take part in some
sort of Halloween celebration this year and will, on average, spend in excess of $66 per person on
costumes, candies and decorations.

The Halloween industry thrives on the primary driver that every year, children and adults get to be
someone else for an evening. Spending on Halloween costumes alone is expected to reach $4
billion this year. Here are some tips to make Halloween purchases special - and safe.

First, it's a good idea, when purchasing Halloween costumes, to be sure they are made with flame
resistant fabrics. Avoid costumes made from flimsy materials, baggy pants, sleeves, large capes
or billowing skirts.

Purchase costumes from a reputable costume manufacturer, one which guarantees their
merchandise to be free from defects. Industry insiders recommend costumes made by companies
such as Forum Novelties ( http://www.forumnovelties.com/ ), Rubies ( http://www.rubies.com/ ),
RG Costumes ( http://www.rgcostume.com/ ) and Fun World ( http://www.fun-
world.net/halloween.html ).

The key things to check on potentially flimsy costumes will be the seams and stitching of the
costume. When the seams separate, the entire costume is at risk. Online purchasers are at a
huge disadvantage in this regard as they cannot inspect the garment before making a purchase.

It is important to choose costumes that are light-colored, bright and clearly visible to motorists.
Trick or treaters should carry flashlights to see where they are walking, and to ensure that they
are seen by others.

To guard against injuries, all costumes should fit well and not drag on the ground. Sturdy
footwear is required. High heels are not a good idea. Swords, knives, and similar costume
accessories should be made of soft, flexible material, to prevent injuries.

Industry insiders who sell products on the world's top e-commerce platforms have had
some bad experiences recently trying to refund costumes from Rasta Imposta (
http://www.rastaimposta.com/ ) and California Costumes ( http://www.californiacostumes.com ).
The big online retail platforms collect and measure feedback from customers, rating their
satisfaction with their purchses. Both Rasta Imposta and California Costimes have had
above normal negative feedback from dissatisfied customers. In many cases, the negative
feedback was close to 40% on certain costumes from these two suppliers.

Rasta Imposta is known for creating licensed costumes from The Hangover Movie, Chiquita
Banana, Dumb and Dumber and Gumby.

Retailers report popular adult costumes this year include:
* Michael Jackson, following the pop superstar's death four years ago.
* Vampires, spurred by the young adult Twilight books and HBO's True Blood series.
* Sexy Queen of Hearts, nurse and burlesque babe outfits.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to
http://www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772. Consumers can read
news releases and recall information at http://www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by
subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

About Marvin Phelps:
Marvin Phelps is a reporter specializing in the Halloween Products industry. He frequents all of the
popular Halloween trade shows to discuss and analyze trends with other industry professionals. He
considers wearing costumes, going door to door and asking for candy and watching monster
movies to be among his greatest pleasures.

Contact:
Marvin Phelps
Halloween Products industry
New York, NY
856-939-9599
HalloweenProductNews@hotmail.com
http://www.californiacostumes.com

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