Got the costume? Check. Candy? Check.
Then light the pumpkins, turn on the porch light and grab the kiddos, because you’re almost ready for Halloween. There are just a few things to consider before going out tonight, and if you still don’t have a costume, maybe you can find some inspiration below.
Generation Y counts Halloween as its fourth favorite holiday (after Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s). Seniors (those 55 and older) rank it as last, according to Tada (www.tada.com/blog ), an online coupon site that tracks online shopping.
The site found that 38 percent of people surveyed by Bizrate said they will be putting on a costume, while 15 percent won’t wear one but will put one on their kid.
Some of the hot looks for this year include:
•Minion costume from the film “Despicable Me”
•Fox from music video “What Does the Fox Say?”
Source: Google shopping, Experian Marketing Services
The Indiana State Police offers the following suggestions for keeping kids, and adults, safe during trick-or-treating:
•Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls
•Use makeup instead of a mask so it won’t obstruct a child’s vision
•Consider putting reflective tape on children’s costumes
•Instruct children to only stop at familiar homes where the outside lights are on; older kids should trick-or-treat with friends
•Remind children not to enter homes or cars with strangers
•Tell children not to eat any of their treats until they get home and are checked by a parent or guardian
•Only eat unopened candies and other treats that are in original wrappers