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Little Girls Won't "Let It Go" Over Disney Elsa Costumes

Caroline Ballard

If you’re handing out candy to trick-or-treaters tonight, you might see a lot of little girls in the same costume.

Since it came out last December, the Disney movie Frozen has been catching the attention of girls everywhere. It’s ice-queen princess Elsa is a favorite among them, especially for her number one anthem “Let it Go” The song has been everywhere. 

Four-year old Pim is the daughter of Laramie artist June Glasson. Her favorite song is, you guessed it, "Let It Go," and her favorite princess is Elsa. So naturally, she’s going as Elsa for Halloween. Even though her mom offered to sew her a princess costume, Pim wanted the “official” dress, complete with a pin on the front with the princess’s face.

Lots of little girls have been asking for the same thing all year. Back in April, Disney’s Elsa dresses sold out. At that time, some people on eBay were selling the dresses for upwards of a thousand dollars.

Months later, the supply of Elsa costumes is still a problem. Laramie toyshop Sweet Pickles hasn’t been able to stock any for this Halloween, says employee Anne Mason.

"When I was ordering our sales rep said oh you’ve got to make sure you get these Frozen costumes. And it was so popular that they were on backorder before we even received them. They’re like backed up in the factories making them," she says.

Mason says Sweet Pickles is hoping to have Elsa dresses in stock by Christmas.

Pim, in the meantime, will be working on her trick-or-treating technique. 

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