I've never liked scary movies and I have never read a single Steven King novel, although I hear he is an excellent writer. I just don't like being scared. I started reading those Goosebumps books with my kids, but quickly convinced them to switch to Calvin and Hobbs comics. Give me a good Ďole musical comedy any day!
Don't get me wrong, I do like certain aspects of Halloween, like all that free chocolate, but when it comes to costumed trick or treaters, I'd rather give my precious Snickers bar to a cute Tinkerbell toddler than a prepubescent ghoul with blood and guts gushing down his cape. My boys think I'm a dork because instead of decorating our front yard with cool, creepy tombstones and vampires, I display happy pumpkins and harvest decor. I'm just not going to spend my hard-earned money on yucky stuff. EESH. Itís a weird American holiday, right?
Probably the most frightening thing about Halloween is how much it can wreak havoc on our budgets. According to a BigInsight survey, the average person will spend $80 on decorations, costumes, and candy this year, with the total Halloween spending expected to reach $8 billion! Getting ready for Halloween doesnít have to cost you a plastic arm and leg, though. Most people reuse what they already have and just buy a few accessories at the dollar store to stretch their money.
So, now that itís that time of year to get your awesome Halloween costume ready, what are you going to do? Are you the type who runs to the specialty Halloween shop to pick up something off the rack or do you create an original costume that gets people talking about it around the office cooler for weeks?
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