More people into the thrill of Halloween in 2012
Jennifer Auh reports on what trends people should expect for Halloween this year. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
The grim economy isn’t scaring folks away from Halloween. According to the National Retail Federation, more people are in the Halloween spirit this year, compared to last year.
Experts predict an average person will spend about $7 more on Halloween this year. Many Halloween shops and thrift stores in the Treasure Valley are already thriving off the spooky holiday.
Goodwill Spokesman Jason Asher said people can also expect a bigger selection of Halloween costumes this year in Goodwill, especially brand new ones. "A 24% increase over last year, so we’re seeing good numbers," he said.
Although there are plenty of new costumes at Goodwill, workers said the most popular are still the used ones. People like to mix and match outfits to create unique characters.
“We have wigs, makeup, and everything you need to create a costume,” said Asher.
Many shoppers were already eying some of the costumes at Goodwill this weekend. "Looking for cute ears and bow tie right now,” said one shopper.
Every year, the trends for Halloween costumes change. So, what's hot for Halloween this year?
"Charlie Sheen was huge last year. This year, Gangnam style dancers are in, you've got Psy and dance troop with the ‘dress classy, dance cheesy,’ dance moves out there," said Asher.
So we may just see a lot of people dancing their way to the doorsteps for candy this year.
Some experts also believe the popularity of mythical creatures and vampires in pop culture, may be why more Americans are into the thrill of Halloween this year.