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Posted by Willy Franzen on October 31, 2012. Positions below updated every five minutes.
|Senior Photo Art Director||Westbury, NY|
Sandy brought Mischief Night a night early, and now a lot of towns and cities on the East Coast are postponing Halloween for a few days, but I’m sure most of you are still celebrating today. I kind of hate adult Halloween–when you take away the trick-or-treating, it loses its allure. And since 28 year olds get the police called on them if they go door to door asking for candy, I haven’t dressed up in years. But I still love seeing what other people dress up as, so I’m hoping you bought something from Rubie’s Costume Co.. They’re a Richmond Hill, NY based company that considers itself “the leading innovator in the Halloween industry.” For the last 60 years they’ve been designing and manufacturing all kinds of awesome costumes. (And if you want to see our past Halloween posts, check out Trick or Vote, Tootsie Roll Industries, and the Children’s Dental Health Project. If you just have candy on your mind, you may want to take a look at these posts: Russell Stover, Mars, The Hershey Company, NECCO, Charles Chocolates, Jelly Belly, Just Born Quality Confections, Vosges, and the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Confectioners’ Association.)
It’s been a while since I’ve written about a company that offered as little information about themselves as Rubie’s does. They don’t even have an About page. I guess the best way to learn about them is to browse through all of the costumes. They have offerings ranging from newborn costumes to plus size costumes with everything in between. What I gathered from Rubie’s Facebook page is that they really excel in terms of licensing, so they have costumes like “Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Monster High, Jersey Shore, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Star Wars, Clone Wars, Nickelodeon, Michael Jackson, Freddy, Jason, Leatherface, Zorro, Halo 3, Elvira, Harry Potter, Slipknot, Elvis Presley, Wizards of Waverly Place, Hello Kitty and many others.” They even offer mascot suits. Rubie’s seems like a really interesting company, but I wish I could find a bit more information on them. They must be a decent sized business considering that they have locations across the country and the world (including a headquarters, a design studio, multiple manufacturing centers, and multiple distribution centers). Not surprisingly Ruby’s doesn’t have a Jobs page, but I did find that they’re currently looking for a Sales Assistant. I wish I had more, but you’ll have to head to LinkedIn if you really want to see what other kinds of opportunities might be available.
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