Japan's culture of cute comes to the shores of the United States with adorable Hello Kitty costumes. A cultural phenomenon that was created in 1974, Hello Kitty's image can be found on just about any item around the world. You may not know that the character's real name is Kitty White, and that she was born on Nov. 1 outside London. However, most people recognize Hello Kitty since her image is on hundreds of clothing and accessory designs, wine bottles, debit cards, electric guitars and even a commercial passenger jet. She's also been the star of numerous TV shows, movies and video games.
So it is no surprise that Hello Kitty costumes are a popular pick for little girls, and grown-ups as well, when Oct. 31 rolls around. Hello Kitty costumes are new for 2014, and include everything needed to make partygoers and trick-or-treaters melt from an overload of cuteness when you arrive at the door in your stylish Hello Kitty costume.
Consider making Hello Kitty a family affair with mother, big sister and child in matching Hello Kitty costumes. A group wearing Hello Kitty Halloween costumes is sure to be a hit out on the town collecting treats or at local fall festivals, parties and other community events.
The toddler, teen and adult Hello Kitty costumes include dresses decorated with Kitty White's perky button nose, six whiskers and sweet button eyes, topped by a puffy red bow on her left ear. Ruffles on the sleeves and a full flared pink skirt with a waist-flattering belt are fun and feminine touches available with all three versions of the Hello Kitty costumes.
The character was created without a mouth so people could project their emotions - happy or sad - onto the loveable cat, and the Hello Kitty costumes also have this creative design feature. Accessories like pearl bracelets and chokers, patent Mary Janes and sparkly ballet shoes are easy accents that complement all of the Hello Kitty costumes. The headpiece includes the friendly feline's signature red bow and her pert, white ears.