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Halloween is not just for kids
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Holy Halloween, Batman!

Just days away, Halloween may be the only time of year where donning a superhero cape and tights is not only acceptable for the young, but also the young at heart.

With comic books taking over big and little screens across the nation, adults can get inspired by their favorite superhero or anti-hero to find a costume-contest winning get up at a number of local costume shops, including the many Spirit Halloween locations in the 209. 

“A Saturday Halloween means our lineup of new and classical costumes and exclusive products offer an endless variety of options that guarantee a frightful and fun Halloween weekend for all,” said Spirit Halloween President and CEO Steven Silverstein.

Last year was one filled with superhero movies, including “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” and this year was not any different with titles such as “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Ant-Man,” and “Fantastic Four.”

Movie-goers can take these heroes from the screen to the nearest Halloween party with elaborate costumes like Captain America, Black Widow, Spiderman, Wolverine, Ant-Man and even the tree-like creature Groot.

For comic book fanatics that just can’t wait until next year to dress up for the many highly-anticipated films lined up for 2016, there are already costumes available. Adults can assume the role of their favorite characters, such as antihero Deadpool and “Suicide Squad” super-villain Harley Quinn. They can even begin choosing sides for the upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” by dressing up as Batman or Superman.

Although their screen is smaller, television superheroes provide just as much inspiration for Halloween costumes as movie superheroes. As a tribute to their favorite show, adults can dress up as Arrow, The Flash, Batman from “Gotham” or Supergirl from the much-talked-about “Supergirl” series.

Superhero costume ideas don’t end there, as adult Halloween-enthusiasts can also choose to dress up as Wonder Woman, Robin or Cat Woman. There are plenty of villains to choose from as well, including Deathstroke, Poison Ivy, The Joker, and The Riddler.