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Friday, October 28, 2011

You can dress me up, but scare me once....and POW



From 'Angry Birds' to 'Nicki Manaj' getting ready for the night of 'Trick or treat' has arrived.
It is also a time to reflect on how times have changed. Halloween seems to be put in the closet and protected in bubble wrap. There is no door to door, innocent costumes and apples or popcorn balls.

I have always believed that making your own costume was a better way to go, it brought personality to the whole deal. My kids are older now, but I could not imagine them going out as 'Snooki' or any reality show 'character'.

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend an average of $72.31 on costumes, candy, and decorations – up 9 percent over last year. Total spending for the holiday is expected to reach $6.86 billion, the most in the NRF survey's nine-year history. Halloween, notes the NRF, is no longer just for school-age trick-or-treaters. It's increasingly an adult party holiday. source

It is actually nice that there is some socialization to the event still!

2 comments:

  1. I always had to make my own costumes as a kid and my daughter made many of her's, though we did buy a few, too. My grandkids are masters of the macabre. Their homemade outfits are better than the store bought ones. Of course it takes the rest of the night to get the stuff off them.

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  2. Speaking of Angry birds, that's what I am this year.

    Picture of me in costume on my blog...

    My youngest son picked it out. He said "I'm going to be the yellow angry bird and YOU ARE TOO, daddy!" So here I am. :)

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