Halloween costumes are pumpkin up the party

Halloween costumes are pumpkin up the party

Thomas Nealon , Staff Writer

There’s only one day of the year when parents hand out free candy to random kids just because they are wearing a costume.

Halloween was originally supposed to be a scary and frightful night, but it has evolved into an enjoyable holiday for kids and a fashionable night for teenagers and adults.

Costumes are an essential part of Halloween. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent seven million dollars on Halloween items in 2013.

However, for Westport residents, the supply of costumes won’t be as great this year due to the closing of Happy Daze and Spooky Town Halloween Superstore.

The closest Party City is located in Norwalk, Connecticut, less than 10 miles from Staples. Dave Crouse, Manager of the Norwalk Party City, said the most popular kid costumes this year have been Elsa from “Frozen” and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Crouse also said Halloween is now a more fashionable holiday. “The teens and the adults have become more fashionable with Halloween costumes, but the kids don’t care about fashion, just candy,” Crouse said.

Party Harty’s manager and Halloween buyer Jackie Marshall agreed with Crouse that the characters from the Disney movie “Frozen” seemed to be the most popular costumes.

It is safe to say that Halloween might not be so spooky after all.