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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Plan Ahead for Halloween 2012

The numbers have long since been in now, and all evidence seems to point to the fact that Halloween 2011 was one of the most celebrated Halloweens ever.  Experts can’t say for sure why the spooky, yet joyfully spirited holiday seems to be becoming more and more popular, but it could certainly have a little something to do with the fact that dressing up in costume is just plain fun!  

Unfortunately for costume enthusiasts, particularly some young ones, on the East Coast 2011’s Halloween festivities were dampened.

While millions were busy enthusiastically finalizing their trick-or-treating and Halloween night plans, snow arrived early in the form of strong Northeaster.  The storm hit just hours before October 31st even though winter’s official start was still 50 full days away.  The New York Times called the freak occurrence “The Grinch that Stole Halloween.”  The storm brought down hundreds of trees and power lines from New Jersey to Massachusetts, leaving about 1 million households and town streets without power into the first week of November. 

The storm and its aftermath posed such severe dangers that some towns called off Halloween completely (some rescheduling for the following week), prohibiting little ones with their costumes  already all ready to go from going out and trick-or-treating.  Both parents and children alike expressed major disappointment at the unusual turn of events.  Many were reportedly so determined to enjoy the holiday that they traveled to the town nearest to them where Halloween was not municipally cancelled. 

With Halloween right around the corner, make sure to leave plenty of time to order your custom costume for Halloween 2012. If custom costumes are not for you, we have a great selection of ready to ship adult costumes, kid’s costumes, and even pet costumes.

Halloween 2011 turned out to be widely celebrated across the country even despite the Northeaster and Halloween 2012 is shaping up to be bigger than ever.  Let’s hope that the weather holds up for everyone next year…and while planning next year’s costume, also plan for alternative indoor locations to celebrate and trick-or-treat just in case it doesn’t!


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