Ready for a treat: McAllen costume stores expecting biggest Halloween yet
Local Halloween stores may see one of their busiest of spooky seasons yet, perhaps their largest in a decade according to at least one store manager, who’s already seen more interest this year after the COVID-19 pandemic soured the fun in 2020.myrgv.com
10 sweet Halloween costumes that are simply adorable for 2020
Do your kids have their costumes yet? If not, consider a “sibling costume” idea for your young ones. Many Halloween retail stores such as Spirit Halloween have listed suggestions for group or sibling costumes, or consider a costume theme for the whole family! We searched for the cutest sibling Halloween costumes around Instagram, from Disney to Dr. Seuss. What are you dressing your kids for Halloween this year?
Retailers are selling distasteful COVID-inspired Halloween masks, costumes. Here’s what we found
Here’s what we found:This “Corona” beer costume is the least distasteful of the bunch. The costume’s beer label reads “No Known Cure COVID-19.″ Note the mask on the person wearing the costume. Product shot from Amazon.com (Amazon)This ghoulish, cartoon-looking lime-green latex mask is one of the many available mask options on the site. Product shot from Amazon.com (Amazon)This is probably the only costume you’ll be able to find at a local Halloween store. Product shot from Amazon.com (Amazon)Do you think it’s OK to dress up in one of these costumes for Halloween?
Texas Children's Hospital hosts Halloween party for pediatric patients
EMBED >More News Videos Texas Children's hospital hosts Halloween party for patientsHOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Halloween is arriving early for some pediatric patients at Texas Children's Hospital who will have to spend their holiday receiving treatment, instead of trick-or-treating.The party, which was hosted by the Spirit of Children Program, was filled with games, costumes, music and crafts.Spirit Halloween hosts 100 parties at various hospitals across the U.S., to ensure children have the opportunity to celebrate.Since its inception in 2007, Spirit of Children has raised more than $55 million for child life development programs across the country.This year, the program aims to raise $10 million more to support young patients and their families.To help with the goal, donate at your local Spirit Halloween store this season or visit spiritofchildren.comabc13.com
Group: Major retailers shouldn't sell race-themed costumes
Getty Images via CNN(CNN) - The largest US Hispanic civil rights group's national board voted unanimously Friday to urge major manufacturers and retailers to stop selling costumes based on racial stereotypes. The LULAC vote was taken a day after CNN asked the group to respond to photos of costumes sold by Party City, Spirit Halloween, Rubie's Costume Company and on Amazon. CNN affiliate KRQE had earlier reported on shoppers' reaction to a "Mexican Man" costume for sale at a Spirit Halloween store in Albuquerque, New Mexico. "Selling and dressing up in these costumes is just this -- it's racist and unacceptable," Benavides told CNN in an earlier statement. Outrage over similar costumes sold by Spirit Halloween dates to at least October 2009, when the East Bay Times reported on Latino residents of that California community being upset about it.