Sweet Fall Harvest for Donut Lovers: Dunkin’ Donuts Introduces New REESE’S Peanut Butter Squares and Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

This autumn, Dunkin’ Donuts is sweetening the season with the addition of two exciting new donuts to its fall lineup. For the first time, the company has partnered with The Hershey Company to put the tastes of creamy chocolate and REESE’S Peanut Butter together in one tasty treat with the new REESE’S Peanut Butter Square. For pumpkin fans looking to celebrate a favorite flavor of fall in a fun new way, Dunkin’ Donuts has also expanded its famous pumpkin menu with the introduction of the Pumpkin Cheesecake Square. Both items will be available for a limited time at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants beginning August 31.

Sweet Fall Harvest for Donut Lovers: Dunkin' Donuts Introduces New REESE'S Peanut Butter Squares and Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares (PRNewsFoto/Dunkin' Donuts)

Sweet Fall Harvest for Donut Lovers: Dunkin’ Donuts Introduces New REESE’S Peanut Butter Squares and Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares (PRNewsFoto/Dunkin’ Donuts)

A creative twist on the classic candy, Dunkin’ Donuts‘ new REESE’S Peanut Butter Square is filled with rich and creamy REESE’S peanut butter buttercreme, topped with chocolate icing and finished with an orange icing drizzle to match the colors of the traditional REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups. The Pumpkin Cheesecake Square is filled with smooth and creamy pumpkin cheesecake filling and topped with orange icing, crumbled graham cracker topping and finished with a white icing drizzle.

Dunkin’ Donuts is featuring a full lineup of fall-flavored treats this season. Back by popular demand at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide by August 31, the all-encompassing annual pumpkin menu includes Dunkin’ Donuts‘ famous hot or iced Pumpkin Coffee and lattes, Pumpkin Donut and MUNCHKINS® Donut Hole Treats, Pumpkin Muffin, and Pumpkin K-Cup® pods and Packaged Coffee.

At Dunkin’, we know that the return of fall means an excitement around classic seasonal flavors and each year, we strive to bring additional fall-flavored menu items to our guests. We want to keep providing guests with new and exciting reasons to return to Dunkin’ Donuts, not just for their favorite items but for something unique and different,” said Jeff Miller, Dunkin’ Brands’ Executive Chef and Vice President of Product Innovation. “Our REESE’S Peanut Butter Square and Pumpkin Cheesecake Square offer [our] guests a new way to enjoy two flavors they already know and love. These sweet treats provide our guests with a unique fall experience they are sure to remember.

Along with enjoying the brand’s autumn lineup of food and beverages, Dunkin’ Donuts fans can put their passion for pumpkin on display via the brand’s special Snapchat filters. A fun way for people to show their spirit for fall with friends and followers, Dunkin’ Donuts’ first geo-filters are available for fans in or around a Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant, with new ones introduced later in September. Additionally, fans can follow Dunkin’ Donuts’ official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds throughout the coming months for pumpkin and fall-related content from both the brand and special guests.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts).

Girls, Let Your Dreams Shine!™ Award-Winning Flipsies™ Line by VTech® Available Now

Transformers” for Girls, Flipsies Offer Girls Innovative and Aspirational Collectible Dolls and Playsets

Vtech® announces the wide availability of Flipsies™, a new line that combines traditional role play with collectible dolls and accessories with interactive MagicPoint™ technology to encourage girls to dream big. Anchored by Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser, the recipient of a Gold Award from the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), Flipsies offers endless ways to play with unique features that capture a child’s imagination.

VTech(R)'s award-winning Flipsies(TM) Sandy's House & Ocean Cruiser is available now. (PRNewsFoto/VTech)

VTech(R)’s award-winning Flipsies(TM) Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser is available now. (PRNewsFoto/VTech)

Flipsies marks VTech’s first foray into the girl toy aisle, and we are thrilled by the excitement around the line,” said William To, President, VTech Electronics North America. “Flipsies brings a new wave of innovation to the industry by inspiring young girls to reach for their dreams through interactive, engaging play experiences that encourage social skills, teach communication and invoke the imagination.”

Eight introductory themes offer a positive aspirational message by encouraging girls to let their dreams shine and be anything they want to be, whether it’s a doctor, marine biologist, teacher, baker, rock star, veterinarian, fashion designer or even a princess. Transformation features combined with interactions

VTech logo (PRNewsFoto/VTech)

VTech logo (PRNewsFoto/VTech)

between the characters and playsets using MagicPoint and MagicChat™ locations enhance the play value and allow girls to imagine living out their dreams. Every Flipsies doll and playset offers both real world and dream world modes, with MagicPoint locations that elicit unique phrases from the Flipsies dolls to stimulate fun, imaginative role play while encouraging girls to reach for the stars.

In addition to Sandy’s House & Ocean Cruiser, a beautiful 2-in-1 interactive house that magically transforms into a luxury ocean cruiser, the introductory product collection features 18 offerings. The line introduces children to a group of giggly and glamorous girls – the Flipsies – from the sunny town of Charmingdale™. Each Flipsies doll wears a charm with special powers to flip their dreams into reality, and includes two outfits and wigs, plus other accessories.

The new range features eight Flipsies friends, including:

Build Your Own Flipsie World with the Flipsie Girls

Build Your Own Flipsie World with the Flipsie Girls

  • Clementine: Clementine is a social, generous, thoughtful little girl who loves making friends, entertaining and having parties for her pals. She thinks friendship is the perfect recipe for fun and she dreams of being a baker. Her playsets include a cake, ice cream cart and bakery.
  • Carina: Carina is patient, optimistic, smart, passionate and ambitious. She enjoys playing golf but also dreams of being a doctor because she loves to help others. She comes with fun accessories like a doctor’s lab coat and scrubs.
  • Sandy: Sandy loves to make a splash everywhere she goes. She loves all water activities, including swimming, diving, surfing, boating, scuba diving and jet skiing. Her positive, athletic, energetic, adventurous and courageous personality helps her live out her dream of being a marine biologist.
  • Styla: Fashionable, sensitive, sassy and creative, Styla loves doing DIY projects, sewing, making jewelry, shopping and giving her friends makeovers. She dreams of becoming a fashion designer and her sewing station and salon & fashion boutique playsets help her attain her goal.
  • Grace: Grace is a kind, classy, perky, free-spirited girl who loves to dance, garden, write in her diary and help others. She dreams of being a princess with playsets including a throne and carriage.
  • Jazz: Jazz was born to perform with an interest in singing, traveling, entertaining friends and playing all kinds of instruments. She dreams of being a rock star and her talkative, strong, funny and confident personality help her achieve that dream.
  • Lexi: Outgoing, enthusiastic, caring and organized, Lexi thinks you can learn something new every day. She enjoys reading, learning and playing sports, especially gymnastics, and dreams of being a teacher.
  • Eva: This pet lover is caring, optimistic, courteous, thoughtful and loyal, and dreams of being a veterinarian. Eva’s interests include pet-sitting, being outdoors, having a picnic with friends and being around all kinds of animals.

    This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Each doll comes with wigs, clothes and fun accessories to match her style and dream. Press the charm on their necklace to see it light-up and to experience their friendly personalities. The possibilities are endless as you mix and match each Flipsies’ clothes and accessories. Collect them all to create your own styles for hours of fun adventures. (Each doll sold separately.)

Extending the play value for kids with free activities, a Flipsies microsite is available at www.Flipsies.com. This digital experience immerses girls in the world of the Flipsies, offering activities, games, quizzes, videos and more. In addition, the microsite serves as a resource for parents, with tools and advice on how to support and empower their children, build their confidence and help them achieve their dreams.

Flipsies are available now at www.vtechkids.com/flipsies and at major retailers nationwide. The collection launches with 10 playsets ranging from $14.99 – $39.99 and eight dolls at $9.99 each, for endless fun at an affordable price. For more information, visit www.vtechkids.com/flipsies.

Diapers.com Reveals Top Developmental Toys for Holiday 2015

After Researching Hundreds Of New Products, The Diapers.Com Team Issues List Of 25 “Smart Toy” Picks That Promise To Be This Season’s Most-Wanted Gifts

Diapers.com, a Quidsi, Inc. company (an Amazon.com subsidiary), has released its Holiday 2015 hot toy picks for babies, toddlers, and big kids. The Hot Toy List includes toys from popular and much-loved brands like LEGO and Melissa & Doug as well as premium boutique brands like Magna-Tiles and Le Toy Van.

The 25 developmentally-minded toys included on the Hot Toy List are sure to be what kids are clamoring for and what moms are searching for — high-quality products that tap into parents’ desires to give their children enriching experiences. The toy experts at Diapers.com and its Quidsi, Inc. family of sites closely evaluated this year’s options and hand-selected a one-of-a-kind list of 25 smart toys that use innovative technology and/or align with age-appropriate developmental skills. These are the toys of the season that both educate and entertain, and many are expected to be sellouts.

Here is Diapers.com’s Hot Toy List for Holiday 2015:

Baby/Toddler

Ages 4-12

Diapers.com has long been known for its great selection of stimulating baby and toddler toys, but the site’s expert toy merchandisers also source and carry thousands of smart toy options for bigger kids as well. This year’s Hot Toy List includes top picks for the under-4 set, such as the delightful NogginStik Developmental Light-up Rattle and the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Scooter, with its three levels of learning content. For ages 4 and up, the Meccanoid Personal Robot (age 8+) is a kid-sized companion that learns commands, pairs with mobile devices, and helps kids develop basic engineering and programming concepts.

Also included on the list are unique, hard-to-find gifts with limited distribution like the interactive iLOOM (age 8+), which when attached to an iPad, give step-by-step weaving instructions so crafty kids can make beautiful bracelets while honing their fine motor and creativity skills. (Diapers.com also makes it easy to shop for holiday gifts with free 1-2 day delivery on orders of $49 or more (exclusions apply), 365-day returns, and 24/7 customer care.)

We know moms are eager to find toys that do double duty — engaging their kids by being just plain fun but also adding value by fostering age-appropriate developmental skills,” said Emilie Arel Scott, Chief Executive Officer at Quidsi. “We’re here to make life easier for Mom by offering the hottest toys early in the season with fast, free delivery right to her door. As a new mom myself, I need a little expert help figuring out what to shop for. I can’t wait to shop all the baby toys on this list.
Quidsi operates Diapers.com, the premium destination for moms shopping for their babies, toddlers, and bigger kids. Offering far more than just diapers, the site makes it easy to shop a wide selection of items from its family of specialty sites, including Soap.com (health, beauty, household, and grocery essentials), Wag.com (pet supplies), BeautyBar.com (luxury beauty), YoYo.com (toys), Casa.com (housewares and decor), Look.com (kids’ clothing), VineMarket.com (natural and organic groceries), and AfterSchool.com (kids’ sports/activity gear). Its customers enjoy a broad selection, free 1-2 day delivery on all orders of $49 or more, easy-to-navigate sites, a shared cart, and award-winning service.

Brand New Whiskey Says, “Life’s A Beach” In The Super-Premium Segment

Beach Whiskey™ Invites You to Your Place in the Sun™

Beach Whiskey is about combining my love of whiskey with my love of the beach. It’s about creating a fun and delicious whiskey that can be enjoyed at a daytime beach party or by a bonfire at night.– Andrew “McG” McGinnis, co-founder, Beach Whiskey

The Ultimate Beach Party Has Begun! Beach Whiskey, a meticulously crafted, super-premium American whiskey, is set to launch this fall. At launch, the Beach Whiskey portfolio includes Original (40% ABV / 80 proof), Bonfire Cinnamon™ (35% ABV / 70 proof), and Island Coconut™ (26% ABV / 52 proof). Beach Whiskey will be initially available in Southern California and Florida, with a selective roll-out planned in major markets during early 2016.

Beach Whiskey Logo (PRNewsFoto/Beach Whiskey)

Beach Whiskey Logo (PRNewsFoto/Beach Whiskey)

Beach Whiskey was founded in 2015 by entrepreneurs who are leaders in the beverage, entertainment, lifestyle and business services industries and is an American whiskey made for sun worshiping, moon chasing, fun seekers. A whiskey for the wise and the whimsical. Beach Whiskey celebrates the beach life and all that comes with it… parties, sports, relaxing, good music, and having fun. Even the packaging – an etched label on an embossed sea glass bottle – is designed to evoke the spirit of the beach life, and it’s a love of the beach that brought the Beach Whiskey creators together.

Beach Whiskey Portfolio (PRNewsFoto/Beach Whiskey)

Beach Whiskey Portfolio (PRNewsFoto/Beach Whiskey)

Beach Whiskey (SRP $27.99, 750ml) is carefully crafted in the United States from corn at partner distilleries to produce a clean and crisp base, before filtering and blending to exact specifications. The team at Beach Whiskey spent much of the past year tasting whiskeys and flavors and testing those profiles with consumers and trade experts to perfect the recipes and final product.

Over the last decade, the spirits industry has seen significant growth in both market size and share,” said J. Smoke Wallin, co-founder and CEO of Beach Whiskey and CEO of Taliera, a brand incubator and global sales, marketing and distribution agent. “At the same time, global fascination with American whiskeys and the explosive growth of flavors in the category means the time is right for a new brand like Beach Whiskey.”

In addition to Wallin, founding investors of Beach Whiskey include TV and radio personality Billy Bush, and entrepreneurs Andrew McGinnis and Kenny Dichter.

Wallin, a native of Longboat Key, Florida, said while growing up he spent all his free time either at the beach or in and around the water.  “Because we all love the beach, we also share the responsibility for protecting it. Beach Whiskey believes in preserving the world’s water and beaches, and by promoting the beach lifestyle, we hope to raise people’s awareness of this precious natural resource.

Andrew “McG” McGinnis, co-founder and SoCal native, is an avid surfer, waterman and beach volleyball player, who grew up playing beach sports and living the beach life in Santa Monica, Malibu and on Lake Tahoe. “Beach Whiskey is about combining my love of whiskey with my love of the beach,” said McGinnis. “It’s about creating a fun and delicious whiskey that can be enjoyed at a daytime beach party or by a bonfire at night.”

Simply delicious and smooth, Beach Whiskey cuts across traditional beverage categories and appeals not only to whiskey aficionados but also to anyone who loves a great cocktail and a fun time in the sun. “Beach Whiskey is exceptional!” said Kendall Lockwood, Indianapolis Craft Mixologist and GM of the Ball & Biscuit, who created signature cocktails for the brand. “It is wildly versatile – great straight, on the rocks or blends beautifully with a variety of flavor profiles in cocktails.”Beach Whiskey 1

Michael Tolley, CCO/Beverage By Design agreed. “As a seasoned beverage trainer, bar consultant, and a drink recipe developer, there is nothing I enjoy more than a spirit in the raw!  Beach Whiskey is one that can stand on its own, conceived in an era of craft, not misery. A spirit of today, for today… Beach Whiskey!  I’ll have mine on the rocks.”

Beach Whiskey will be featured at the Hospitality Executive Exchange (HEE), a gathering of food and beverage industry leaders, at the beach on Amelia Island, FL (August 29-September 2) where Bush will be giving the keynote.

I love the idea of combining fine whiskey with the beach life,” said Bush. “Beach Whiskey provides the right mix of fun with great flavors. I’m excited to be a part of this ground-breaking brand!

We are absolutely thrilled to be the first conference to introduce Beach Whiskey to the Hospitality Industry, and having Billy Bush as our welcome keynote speaker is the icing on the cake,” said Jen Robinson,CEO/Duchess of The Pineapple Group LLC, which owns and manages HEE. Beach Whiskey is definitely a brand that we want as a long-term partner, and where better to showcase it than at the beach.

Celine Dion Premieres Much-Anticipated Return Of Her Headlining Residency Show At The Colosseum At Caesars Palace

Singer Triumphantly Returns to the Las Vegas Stage After a Year Hiatus

Photo Credit: Denise Truscello

Celine Dion brought “The Power of Love” to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace this past Thursday night, to resume her critically-acclaimed Las Vegas residency show, Celine. After a year hiatus, the stage came to life as Celine made her momentous return to a sold-out house and multiple standing ovations from thousands of fans.

Celine Dion Premieres Much-Anticipated Return Of Her Headlining Residency Show At The Colosseum At Caesars Palace  (Photos By Denise Truscello  Aug 27 2015)

Celine Dion Premieres Much-Anticipated Return Of Her Headlining Residency Show At The Colosseum At Caesars Palace (Photos By Denise Truscello
Aug 27 2015)

Earlier this year, Dion announced her return on the 12-year anniversary of her first performance in The Colosseum, when she opened the venue on March 25, 2003. When her first show A New Dayopened, it went on to not only become one of the most successful shows in Las Vegas but also redefined the entertainment industry; Dion would go on to become the first artist at the height of her career to stop touring and invite fans to come to her instead. By the time the show closed on Dec. 15, 2007, more than three million fans spanning all seven continents and 138 countries had seen the show.

Photo Credit: Denise Truscello

Photo Credit: Denise Truscello

Dion, one of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history, has sold almost 250 million records during her over 30-year career. She has earned five Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 20 Juno Awards (Canada) and an astonishing 40 Felix Award (Quebec). In 2004, Celine received the Diamond Award at the World Music Awards in recognition of her status as the best-selling female artist of all time. In 2007 she was honored with the Legend Award at World Music Awards in recognition of her global success and outstanding contribution to the music industry.

Celine Dion also returns to The Colosseum with a new stage wardrobe composed of exclusive designs developed by her stylist in collaboration with acclaimed design houses Atelier Versace, Schiaparelli, Elie Saab and Mugler. (Photo Credit: Denise Truscello)

The stage wardrobe for Celine at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace  is composed of exclusive designs developed by her stylist in collaboration with acclaimed design houses Atelier Versace, Schiaparelli, Elie Saab and Mugler. (Photo Credit: Denise Truscello)

Celine at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is conceived as a glamorous show directed by legendary Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich and presented jointly by AEG Live and Caesars Entertainment. Celine’s updated Las Vegas show includes her biggest hits mixed with timeless hits by iconic artists that celebrate all generations and genres of music ranging from Frank Sinatra and Elvis to the Bee Gees, Queen and Prince. The show features a full orchestra and band and is set to a visually stunning presentation designed exclusively for the 4,300-seat state-of-the-art venue. Celine also returns to The Colosseum with a new stage wardrobe composed of exclusive designs developed by her stylist in collaboration with acclaimed design houses Atelier Versace, Schiaparelli, Elie Saab and Mugler.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas spans 85-acres at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, just 10-minutes from McCarran International Airport. Caesars Palace offers a total of 3,960 rooms and suites throughout five hotel towers:

Nobu Hotel – 181 Rooms including 18 suites

Octavius Tower – 642 rooms and suites including six luxury villas, opened Jan. 2012

Augustus Tower – 949 rooms and suites including three luxury villas, opened in 2005

Forum Tower – 452 rooms and suites including two villas, renovated in 2009.Palace Tower – 1,131 rooms and suites including 12 penthouse level suites, renovated in 2006.

Roman Tower – 567 hotel rooms and suites, 12 stories high.

Tickets for performances scheduled through Jan. 17, 2016 are on sale now. For additional show and ticket information, visit celineinvegas.com. Tickets may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 866-320-9763, or online at thecolosseum.com or axs.com. Orders are subject to additional service charges and fees. Ticket prices are $250/$175/$140/$95/$55 (prices include 10% Live Entertainment Tax). For groups of 10 or more, call 866-574-3851. All shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Golden Door Spa Named #1 Destination Spa by Readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine In 2015 World’s Best Awards

Golden Door Spa, 2015 "World's Best Destination Spa" award from Travel + Leisure Magazine in their annual World's Best Awards issue (Photo courtesy of Travel + Leisure magazine)

Golden Door Spa, 2015 “World’s Best Destination Spa” award from Travel + Leisure Magazine in their annual World’s Best Awards issue (Photo courtesy of Travel + Leisure magazine)

Golden Door (777 Deer Springs Road, San Marcos, California 92069) recently received the 2015 “World’s Best Destination Spa” award from Travel + Leisure Magazine in their annual World’s Best Awards issue. The property, inspired by traditional ryokan inns in Japan, provides guests with an all-encompassing spa experience characterized by Asian influences, like a Watsu water therapy pool and Reiki chakra-balancing massages. The Golden Door experience empowers each guest to achieve a healthy mind, body and spirit. Guests relax, restore and refresh on a journey focused on personalized fitness, spa and nutrition programs, thoughtfully designed to meet the specific goals and needs of each individual.

Golden Door.  (PRNewsFoto/Golden Door Properties, LLC)

Golden Door. (PRNewsFoto/Golden Door Properties, LLC)

Every year, the publication invites readers to rate travel categories such as airlines, cities, cruise ships, hotels, etc. In the category of destination spa, readers rated five characteristics–accommodations/facilities, treatments, service, food and value–in which Golden Door scored 98.33 out of 100 points.

We are so pleased and humbled to be recognized with this award,” said Kathy Van Ness, Golden travel-leisureDoor General Manager and Chief Operating Officer. “We thank our loyal guests for their support and our dedicated employees who make this magic happen every day. During the past several years, we have worked hard to make improvements for our guests, including a $15 million renovation of the facilities and upgrades to the guest rooms.”

Located in a serene coastal valley between San Diego and Los Angeles, Golden Door provides seven-day stays for a maximum of 40 guests, each in a private room, with a ratio of four staff members to each guest. With a nod to busy individuals, the spa recently added three- and four-day-stay options. Guests are encouraged to pursue a healthy mind, body and spirit with a focus on fitness, spa and nutrition programs, all personalized to meet the goals and needs of each individual.

In addition to a complete range of daily and optional spa services, Golden Door offers hiking and mountain-biking trails, a 2000-square-foot equipment gym, two swimming pools and a therapy pool, three group exercise studios, a Pilates studio, cycling room and tennis court.
08_COVER_August_2015-copy
The 600-acre property features mature Japanese gardens, bamboo forest, woodlands, mountains and citrus, avocado and olive groves. The culinary gardens and orchards, which are organically and bio-intensively farmed, provide a large portion of healthy garden-to-table meals for guests. With more than 30 miles of hiking and walking trails, mountains to climb, vistas to discover and a bamboo forest that gives voice to the wind, guests are surrounded by breathtaking beauty that nurtures the soul.

During the past year, the spa has expanded its retail products, which until now were available only onsite and online. On September 1, Golden Door opens two retail kiosks, one at Westfield Century City and one at Westfield UTC in San Diego. These first off-site kiosks will feature selected products from the Artisan Food, Skin Care and Jewelry lines. Gift certificates for visits to the 2015 World’s Best Destination Spa also are available.

Perhaps the most innovative and far-reaching endeavor is Golden Door Foundation, established in 2013. The spa’s philosophy of helping to transform lives extends beyond those of guests to select local, national and international charities. As a show of support to those involved in making the world a more loving, more humane and more peaceful place, Golden Door pledges 100 percent of net profits from the resort to select charities that make a difference in the lives of children.

Just In Time For Halloween, Buycostumes.Com® Unveils The Nightmare Collection

Monstrous Masks By Master Sculptor Mario Chiodo

Gearing up for the biggest Halloween since 2009, BuyCostumes.com®, the leading online retailer of costumes, accessories, party decor and supplies, launched The Nightmare Collection, 14 hand-crafted masks and costumes created exclusively for BuyCostumes.com® by master sculptor Mario Chiodo.

Snarling Werewolf is a part of The Nightmare Collection, 14 hand-crafted masks and costumes created exclusively for BuyCostumes.com(R) by master sculptor Mario Chiodo. (PRNewsFoto/BuySeasons, Inc.)

Snarling Werewolf is a part of The Nightmare Collection, 14 hand-crafted masks and costumes created exclusively for BuyCostumes.com(R) by master sculptor Mario Chiodo. (PRNewsFoto/BuySeasons, Inc.)

The Nightmare Collection will unleash the wearer’s inner confidence and impress all bystanders at any party or event,” said Bob Humphrey, Chief Merchant for BuySeasons, Inc., parent company to BuyCostumes.com®.These masks and costumes are a real fright and will ensure thrill seekers rule the night and get the reaction they crave.”

Steampunk Frankenstein is one of 14 monstrous masks within The Nightmare Collection, available on BuyCostumes.com. (PRNewsFoto/BuySeasons, Inc.)

Steampunk Frankenstein is one of 14 monstrous masks within The Nightmare Collection, available on BuyCostumes.com. (PRNewsFoto/BuySeasons, Inc.)


The Nightmare Collection features one-of-a-kind, acutely detailed, movie-quality costumes: Snarling Werewolf, Steampunk Frankenstein, Amphibious Alien, Demon Knight, Mammoth Chomping Spider, Smolder the Black Dragon, Cinder the White Dragon, Ember the Red Dragon, Primal Beast, Post-Apocalyptic Warrior, Ancient Warrior Princess, Mystical Sorceress, Grim Jester and Schnoz Goblin. Sculpted from natural rubber latex and other high-quality materials, each character is individually painted by hand, resulting in unique pieces of functional, wearable art.

The Nightmare Collection, available on BuyCostumes.com, features 14 monstrous masks and costumes, including Ember, the Red Dragon. (PRNewsFoto/BuySeasons, Inc.)

The Nightmare Collection, available on BuyCostumes.com, features 14 monstrous masks and costumes, including Ember, the Red Dragon. (PRNewsFoto/BuySeasons, Inc.)

Many of the masks are oversized, giving the wearer added height and girth for maximum impact, including the Snarling Werewolf which measures approx. 32″ high and 28″ wide (mask only). They are also crafted with unique features such as, in the case of the werewolf, dreadlocks, glistening teeth and spiraled horns. Several of the masks, including each of the three dragons and the Mammoth Chomping Spider, feature moving parts to transform their wearers into the monstrous creatures.

For The Nightmare Collection, BuyCostumes.com® teamed up with world-famous sculptor Mario Chiodo. Since establishing his namesake studio, Chiodo Art Development, in 1997, Chiodo has created artwork, wearables, decor and collectibles for Google headquarters, Las Vegas casinos, museums, restaurants, hotels, a children’s theme park and several major film studios. From artwork and wearables to decor and collectables, Chiodo has revolutionized the art and Halloween industries for more than 25 years with his game-changing designs. Now, after an absence of 10 years, Chiodo’s partnership with BuyCostumes.com® marks his much-anticipated return to the Halloween scene with The Nightmare Collection.

Forged from Chiodo’s vivid imagination – plus thousands of hours of research, development and design – the creatures, dragons and warriors in this one-of-a-kind collection are one of the crowning achievements of Chiodo’s illustrious mask-making career and a tribute to the master sculptor’s earliest artistic dreams.

When I was a young artist, nothing piqued my interest as much as the fantasy, illusion and horror of Halloween,” said Chiodo. “All of the characters of The Nightmare Collection were designed and hand-crafted with the discerning Halloween enthusiast in mind, and bring the creatures from my imagination to life.”

See the entire collection at http://www.BuyCostumes.com/nightmare. All masks can be purchased on BuyCostumes.com® with prices varying from $159.99 to $599.99.