Another year, another epic Halloween under the wraps! HTHQ brought their best game this year with some amazing costumes and a record-breaking 15 groups that competed in our annual lip sync contest. From Harry Potter to Game of Thrones to everyone’s favorite fairy, we had our fave licenses covered.

Check out the gallery below for some of our Halloween 2016 Costume Contest highlights! Don’t forget to stay tuned on @LifeatHT for what you’re all really waiting for… Lip sync contest clips!



At Hot Topic, we firmly believe in fostering an environment of open communication. Once a quarter, all HQ employees gather to share news, upcoming events, and congratulate each other on a job well done. New employees are greeted, recently promoted associates are recognized, and everyone celebrates the company successes.

Plus, there’s food trucks.

Check out some behind-the-scenes photos from our latest Communication Meeting! Read More

Hot Topic is more than just your favorite store. Our headquarters are located in City of Industry, CA and house everything from our Merchandising and Marketing departments to Human Resources. With an onsite cafe and even a gym, you’ll walk in and feel right at home. Check out the slideshow below to see where the magic happens! Read More

Here at HQ, Halloween is NOT just another day. We’re big on celebrating and even bigger on dressing up. Department themes, lip syncing, and choreographed dances… These are a few of our favorite things. Check out pictures from our 2015 Halloween party below! Read More