For many of a certain age, this was the television special that introduced us to the wonder that is Halloween. It certainly did me.
Before wearing a costume to work this Friday, you might want to take a gander at these rules (most of which are good, and common sense oriented) covering the bare basics of Halloween costumes and your occupation from U.S. News.
Here is a story from Houston’s KHOU covering a growing divide in Mexico between the religious aspects of the Day of the Dead celebration and the growing popularity of secular activities connected to Halloween.
Sumo Coupon (I don’t even want to know what that is) has put together a map which alleges to show the most searched for costumes on a state-by-state basis. The map is a rather neat idea, but I question its validity.
Some of the costume searches make sense. There are many states that are indicated to want Hunger Games themed costumes. That makes sense as the movies are still quite popular. Then there’s the states that zombies appear most popular. Zombies on Halloween are a no-brainer. (Wakka wakka.)
Then there are the results that make the map a lot more questionable. I just don’t believe most Minnesota residents want to be a giant banana for Halloween. The costume is alleged to have been heavily sought after in New England as well.
Mississippi’s most popular costume? A lion. I haven’t seen anyone dress up as a lion for Halloween in years so I highly doubt that it’s suddenly become the most sought after in the Deep South.
The concept of the map is interesting, and you can see it at the link below. However, I just wouldn’t put a lot of stock in it.
The verdict is in, at least one verdict is from MTV. The answer is something I’ve essentially known all along: it’s both! I actually have a tradition of watching “Nightmare Before Christmas” on the day after Halloween to help bridge the gap between the Halloween and Christmas seasons making the transition a bit easier to handle.