Wonder Woman and Supergirl costumes popular among girls and women for Halloween, costume company says. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Wonder Woman and Supergirl are likely to be roaming the streets in the days leading up to Halloween, according to a popular New York costume company. At Rubie's Costume Co. in Richmond Hill, Queens, the largest costume manufacturer in the world, executive vice president Howard Beige said he noticed that customers were buying costumes of strong female characters about two years ago, with Wonder Woman leaping into the lead after the release of the movie this year. Beige also said the popularity of the movie "It" led to a surge of interest in costumes of Pennywise, the child-eating clown. Halloween is celebrated around the world on October 31.