BEVERLY HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) - Getting in the holiday spirit often includes shopping for the right costume. At dozens of Halloween-themed stores in metro Detroit, the hottest-selling costume this year is the Morph suit.
“It’s just a body suit, but you can turn it into a character by adding accessories,” said 17-year-old David Markley.
He bought one while working at Halloween City in Beverly Hills.
He likes to pose as still as possible and surprise unsuspecting folks in the store.
The morph suits are so popular, the store keeps the costumes behind the counter. They come in youth and adult sizes.
They range in price from $24.99 to $54.99.
You can’t eat or use the restroom without taking the suit off, but you can drink water in it because the fiber is so thin.
Of course, if you really want to spook people, the zombie look is the way to go.
“I think zombies are just an ‘in’ thing with all the movies that have come out and the series ‘The Walking Dead,’” said Halloween City General Manager Michele Zajac.
She was sporting a bloody and torn “House Wife Zombie” costume complete with wig and zombie shades.
Zajac said Monster High is big with girls. Angry Birds is selling well again including its Star Wars off-shoots like the Darth Vadar Pig.
Ironically, the Star Wars costumes for kids aren’t selling as well as last year.
But Zajac said Ninja suits – for boys and girls – are very popular.
For the girls, anything fairy or princess-themed remains huge.
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