Harder to scare up space for Halloween pop-up shops

The number of Halloween pop-up stores in North Jersey, which peaked during the recession years with five temporary costume shops within a one-mile radius in Paramus in 2008, has so far remained low for the second year in a row as the improving economy makes retail spaces harder to find.

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Costume Swap Helps Cut Costs This Halloween

JOHNSTON, Iowa — Halloween is a nearly $7 billion industry with the average celebrant expected to spend about $75 on decorations, candy and costumes.

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Costume Swap Helps Cut Costs This Halloween

Halloween Spending Expected to Exceed $11.3 Billion in U.S. in 2014

Halloween is anticipated to continue to drive consumers to spend, with nearly three-quarters of U.S. households planning to spend money on Halloween-related items, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers Halloween Consumer Spending Survey.

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Halloween Spending Expected to Exceed $11.3 Billion in U.S. in 2014

14 Trendy Halloween Costumes Inspired by This Year's Biggest Stories

If you're tired of scouring the Halloween store only to settle on a costume that is 2000 and late, it's time to take a cue from the stories that captivated us this year. OK, we hear you – looking like shirtless Zac Efron isn't as easy as getting a spray tan, but really, the opportunities for trendy costumes are endless, thanks to recent pop culture developments. We've rounded up all the ways you …

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EIGHINGER: No adult princesses or pirates allowed on Halloween – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

For some reason, Halloween costumes have always been a big deal in our family. With October now less than two weeks away, it's never too early to start planning what to wear on fright night. It might take the next six weeks simply to perfect your look for the night of Oct.

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