Trick or treat yourself, get your Halloween fancy dress costumes at the ready.

We have reached that time of the year. Spook-tacular season is upon us so you’re probably looking for that next ghoul-icious outfit to scare your friends.

Cheltenham and Gloucester has lots to offer with several independent fancy dress stores. John Pannett who runs Showcase in Montpelier said: “The most popular costume we sell is probably the Devils or Lucifer but it definitely varies depending on the occasion of the party.”

Having been selling fancy dress outfits for over 30 years, and stocking over 2,000 costumes including Batman, the Joker and Rocky Horror the shop has sold plenty of adult Halloween costumes over the years. John said: “We are a specialist shop so we want to make sure the quality is right, that’s what people are willing to pay for. The most unusual item we have sold recently for Halloween was a crow”

The demand for fancy dress has been “blowing down” as the shop feels that Cheltenham doesn’t need any more fancy dress shops. The small number of costume shops that are available are arguably enough for people particularly as online retailers are offering more of a variety of costumes and accessories, for less of the price.

The world’s most expensive Halloween costume is a 1 million dollar human slinky! If you’re looking for a fancy dress costume you can check out the shops below:

Ultimate Party Shop

Balloons n Banners

Fancy Pants

Fancy Castle

Showcase

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