Light Up Halloween with RadioShack DIY Costumes and Accessories for All Ages DIY Destination Says Don't Be Spooked by Cookie-Cutter Costumes

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The experts at RadioShack unveiled five fun light-up DIY costumes and accessories to help trick-or-treaters unleash their creativity and save money. According to the latest consumer survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, more than $1.4 billion will be spent on children's costumes this year. Even scarier than the cost of these costumes is the thought of looking identical to someone else!

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Suitable for all skill levels and made with supplies available at your local RadioShack, craft stores and even around the house, these home-made costumes and accessories will stand out in the crowd.

Find step-by-step instructions and images for the ideas below on RadioShack's blog:

  • Light Up Hoodie – Glow in the dark with this light up hoodie, a spooktacular idea from our friends at Make. Grab any hoodie, some RadioShack EL tape, a RadioShack battery-powered inverter, and Enercell batteries and combine to create a creepy effect.
  • Light Up Fairy Wings – Take your fairy costume up a notch with light up wings. The LED's flash looks like you're flying through the night.
  • Magic Wand – Little witches and wizards will have a great time with this light-up wand. This project is easy to create and allows for a lot of creativity. Decorate the wand any way you want and cast your spells all night long.
  • Superhero Cuffs – Superheroes are cool, but they are much cooler when their costumes light up. Grab some felt, add some LEDs and a button battery, and get ready to outshine those cookie-cutter costumes.
  • Robot Costume – If you're ready for a more advanced project, the robot costume is here to help. This one takes creativity and a little elbow grease but will really stand out Halloween night.

These costumes and accessories feature versatile DIY supplies available for in-store pick up today, including electroluminescent (EL) wire and tape, light emitting diodes (LEDs), watch batteries and more.

Once you've made your costume, share a photo on Twitter (@RadioShack) or Instagram using  #HackyHalloween for your chance to win a RadioShack Prize Pack valued at more than $100, featuring an AUVIO Bluetooth speaker!* 

These light-up costumes look great and help trick-or-treaters make their way in the dark.  Pair them with a flashlight and walkie-talkies to ensure a fun and safe night for all. 

To get into the spooky spirit while creating a costume, check out RadioShack's new video on how to survive a zombie apocalypse! 

*One entry per person. Contest ends at 11:59PM CT Thursday, October 31, 2013. Winners will be chosen randomly and announced after 2:00 pm CST on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 and will be contacted via the platform they entered on (Twitter/Instagram). Prize will be shipped 2-3 weeks after the winners have been selected. Photo must show a DIY Halloween costume and have the #HackyHalloween hashtag.

About RadioShack Corporation

RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) is a leading national retailer of innovative mobile technology products and services, as well as products related to personal and home technology and power supply needs.  RadioShack® offers consumers a targeted assortment of wireless phones and other electronic products and services from leading national brands, exclusive private brands and major wireless carriers, all within a comfortable and convenient shopping environment.  RadioShack employs approximately 30,000 knowledgeable and helpful sales experts globally.  RadioShack's retail network includes more than 4,300 company-operated stores in the United States, 270 company-operated stores in Mexico, and approximately 1,000 dealer and other outlets worldwide.  For more information on RadioShack Corporation, please visit www.radioshackcorporation.com; to purchase items online, please visit www.radioshack.com. RadioShack® is a registered trademark licensed by RadioShack Corporation.

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