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Halloween costumes making a big entrance in 2010
Halloween costumes making a big entrance in 2010

Ah, Halloween. The perfect escape from the humdrum of everyday fashion normality. For those who wait all year for the chance to cake on the makeup, dress like an '80s prom queen or change their names to Cullen or Compton and insert fangs, now is the time to shine. Americans are expected to emerge from the minimal spending that spooked retailers last year and throw down an estimated $5.8 billion on cavity-inducing candy, spider webs and Halloween paraphernalia, according to the National Retail Federation's 2010 Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey. After hearing from 9,291 consumers, the federation expects that individuals will spend around $66.28 each, the majority...

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