Best new Halloween costumes for 2013

By Amy Davis - Reporter/Consumer Expert

HOUSTON - Three weeks from Halloween and stores are already sold out of some of the most popular costumes this year.

At Halloween Express in Sugar Land, store manager Carla Snell said the most popular costume by far is the Minion costume from the movie 'Despicable Me 2.'

"Completely sold out online, completely sold out in stores," said Snell. "If you can find it on eBay, you're lucky."

Shopper Kye Sampson was looking for something more political for herself and her husband.

"I'm looking for Michelle Obama because I wanted him to be you know, President Obama. But he doesn't want to be President Obama," Sampson said. "He wants to be Schaub."

"Who is it?" Sampson asked her husband. "Matt Schaub.. Texan, I don't know."

Google has compiled the top ten trending searches on Google Shopping.

There are costumes from the hit show 'Duck Dynasty,' 'Breaking Bad' and number 5 Miley Cyrus, especially since her controversial performance with Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards in late August.

"Since that happened, people have been asking for the Beetlejuice suit," said Snell. "The Beetlejuice mask not so much... cause they kind of want to look like Robin Thicke."

Looking for something a little more tame for your tot? You can check out the "Just Between Friends" consignment sale on Saturday only at the Pearland Knights of Columbus Hall at 2320 Hatfield Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are loads of second hand baby gear and clothes; and we found racks and racks of kids Halloween costumes.

"We have boy and girl costumes," said Melanie Newell with Just Between Friends. "Some are brand new. Just found one on the rack here that was a $30 costume. Tomorrow after the half off, it'll be $6."

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