EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AMC and Spirit Halloween, North America's leading seasonal Halloween retailer, announced today an exclusive Halloween 2013 partnership that will introduce new affordable premium costumes, accessories and more based on characters from "The Walking Dead" – the first original cable series ever to finish a broadcast TV season as the No. 1 show for adults 18-49.
With a partnership built between Spirit Halloween and AMC, the retailer has been able to develop one-of-a-kind quality products that "The Walking Dead" fans desire. Fans can choose costumes of their favorite characters including Rick Grimes, Daryl, Michonne and several of the iconic series' zombies.
Spirit Halloween also developed a Sassy Rick Grimes costume for women who want to dress up as their favorite sheriff and still feel fashionable. The complete line of exclusive costumes and accessories, available in a range of sizes for both kids and adults, brings enthusiasts the largest variety of "The Walking Dead" apparel for the 2013 Halloween season. The line of products includes:
- Rick Grimes – costume features the signature police hat, shirt, pants and belt, available for boys and men (MSRP: $39.99-$49.99)
- Sassy Rick Grimes – exclusive design includes Rick's hat, women's fitted shirt, belt and a trendy skirt for women to replace the pants, available for women (MSRP: $49.99)
- Bunny Slipper Girl – costume complete with robe, pajamas, wig and slippers in sizes for both girls and women (MSRP: $39.99-$49.99)
- Daryl's Vest – black faux leather vest with printed wings (MSRP: $29.99)
- Daryl's Ear Necklace – four latex ears dangling from a string (MSRP: $9.99)
- Michonne's Wig – complete with a colorful striped headband and long thick locks (MSRP: $19.99)
- Michonne's Katana – exclusive design foam Katana (MSRP: $14.99)
- Zombie Neck Chain – officially licensed 12-inch zombie neck chain (MSRP: $14.99)
- Rick's Machete – featuring a zombie blood stained edge (MSRP: $9.99)
- Deluxe Zombie Make-up Kit – complete with zombie teeth, tattoo sheet, bloody scab and more (MSRP: $9.99)
The exclusive costumes and accessories developed by Spirit Halloween's design team will be available beginning this month in all 1,050 Spirit Halloween retail stores in the United States and Canada. Spirit Halloween products will also be available online at SpiritHalloween.com.
Spirit Halloween's award-winning in-store experience makes a statement complete with "The Walking Dead" section, which includes a visual display, costumes and a wide variety of exclusive accessories made to perfect the look of every fan's favorite character. Customers can even gear up for zombie apocalypse celebrations with "The Walking Dead" exclusive drinkware. This unique experience for fans can only be found at Spirit Halloween.
In this post-apocalyptic world, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of survivors continue their ongoing struggle to survive the threat of walkers as well as the dangers that lurk among the living. A 16-episode season of the series which The New York Post gave 4 stars, will air in two parts with the first eight hours kicking off October 13, 2013, and returning February 2014, with the final eight episodes. The series has garnered two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up, a Golden Globe® Award nomination for Best Television Series- Drama and a WGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media, among other accolades.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse and Greg Nicotero.
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Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, and boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history with "The Walking Dead." AMC's original drama series include "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead," "Hell on Wheels" and "Low Winter Sun." AMC also explores authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of unscripted original series like "Comic Book Men," "Small Town Security," "Talking Dead," and "Freakshow." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel and WE TV. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.
About Spirit Halloween
Spirit Halloween (www.spirithalloween.com) is the largest Halloween specialty retailer in the country with over 1,050 locations in strip centers and malls across North America. Celebrating 30 years of business, Spirit is the authority on all things Halloween, offering one-stop shopping for everything from costumes to decor and party goods to accessories. In addition to being a fun and interactive event for shoppers, Spirit stores offer complete selections of costumes and accessories for infants/toddlers, children, 'tweens, teens, and adults along with exclusive decor you won't find anywhere else. At the heart of Spirit Halloween is Spirit of Children (www.spiritofchildren.com), a program which focuses on making hospitals less scary for kids and their families. For the 2013 Halloween season, Spirit of Children's goal is to raise $5 million, bringing its total contribution to more than $16 million since its inception in 2006.
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