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The Scary Truth About Halloween

By Brent Murray - 2013-10-30T19:03:25Z

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Oh, My!

Spooked by something more than ghosts and goblins, Americans are spending less this year on Halloween costumes, candy and decorations, according to Bloomberg Rankings. That doesn't mean people aren't wearing costumes, if this year's Sights and Frights Halloween celebration in Mystic, Connecticut, was any indication. Fake blood, foam muscles and ridiculous fright wigs (not to mention ruby slippers) were out in full force, showing that while spending may be down, enthusiasm for playing dress-up is recession-proof.