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Superhero, Duck Dynasty costumes flying off shelves

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle remains a popular Halloween costume this year. (FOX5) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle remains a popular Halloween costume this year. (FOX5)

If you think Las Vegas has lost the Halloween spirit, think again. Lines were out the door Friday at Valley costume stores, and many of the most popular outfits are long gone.

While trends come and go, we found there's one costume option that never seems to go out of style: the superhero.

"It kind of makes me feel like a kid again every year, so it's definitely fun," said Roger Pho, who's going as Batman this year.

In fact, this isn't the first time Pho has dressed up as the Caped Crusader, or the Dark Knight, if you prefer.

"It's the one time of year, Halloween, you can kind of just get to step out and dress up in whatever you want to be," he said.

Halloween Mart Vice President Heather George said that in her 19 years in the business, the superhero trend has never waned.

"Superman came out with a new movie this past year, so that's been selling really well. Morphsuits are very popular, and there are superhero Morphsuits, so those are two pretty big categories for us," George said.

While Elvis jumpsuits remain popular in Las Vegas, another option flying off shelves is Duck Dynasty-themed outfits. Halloween Mart has already sold out of costumes based on the cable TV hit.

"We do have tons of beards left, and we do have the bandana that you can wear with any type of camouflage vests and stuff like that, which we do still carry," George said.

Believe it or not, one of the most popular costumers remains the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

"The biggest thing is that people are starting to buy accessories with the costume. During our recession year, they would kind of just buy either accessory or costume, and now they're kind of buying all of it this year," George said.

People aren't just buying for themselves, their furry friends are getting in on the act, too.

"People are dressing up their dogs in everything. Some are going as a couple with their dog, like a prisoner and a convict," George said.

The National Retail Federal estimates nearly $7 billion will be spent on costumes, candy and decorations over Halloween. That's $1 billion less than last year. Still, Americans will spend $330 million on pet costumes alone.

If you're wondering which Halloween costume has fallen out of favor, George said it's the witch.

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