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 the kitten with the red bow 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.

Hello Kitty

So it is no surprise that Hello Kitty costumes are a popular pick for little girls, and grown-ups as well, when October 31st rolls around. These costumes are new, and include everything needed to make party goers and trick-or-treaters melt from an overload of cuteness when you arrive at the door as this iconic cartoon character.

Consider making this cat a family affair with mother, big sister and child in matching Hello Kitty outfits. 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.

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