Rather than throwing out this year’s Halloween costume, one Twin Cities man hopes you donate it to a good cause. Ryan Ridgley has a collection drive set up outside his Richfield, Minn. home.
Sometimes the scariest thing about Halloween isn’t Halloween at all. It’s the cost of those costumes. Americans will spend about $7.5 billion on tricks and treats, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Most people will spend around $78, with most of it going towards a costume.
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It’s the first day of October, which means Halloween is now just around the corner. Don’t have a costume idea yet? Not to worry — a recent ranking just released may be able to help.
Comic book fans are expected to fill the Grandstand at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this weekend. The Midwest Comic Book Association is holding its 2014 SpringCon on Saturday and Sunday.
A reinvented Phantom of the Opera opens Friday in Minneapolis. The Orpheum Theatre will host the show through Jan. 5. The Phantom of the Opera has been on Broadway for 25 years, but this version was first seen in England last year.
A collection of this year’s Halloween costumes from WCCO viewers. Happy Halloween!
Ryan Ridgley makes no secret of his love of Halloween. “I’d say this year the favorite is the guillotine,” Ridgley said. In his Richfield yard, the scary and supernatural come to life. His layout is planned months in advance, and he makes most of the eerie items by hand. His Halloween perfection takes time and money. “I can’t say the exact amount because my girlfriend will get upset,” he said. “There was a comma in it a long time ago.” But for Ridgley, the bigger the display, the bigger the turnout. And the bigger turnouts provide more opportunity to help others.
This Halloween, families are expected to spend nearly $8 billion celebrating the holiday. That’s a 50 percent jump since just 2005. And a lot of the money is going to costumes. Americans spend about a $1 billion on children’s costumes each year, and another $1.2 billion on adult costumes. How it all got started dates back to the Middle Ages. For the folks at the Theatrical Costume Rental in Minneapolis, 20 percent of their yearly business is done during the month of October. Duck Dynasty, What Does the Fox Say and Jack Sparrow are just a few popular costumes this year.
Michael Rhey has two loves – Star Wars and the Minnesota Vikings. “I’m a die-hard fan of both,” he said. “I wanted to put my two passions together.” So what do you get with an $1,800 budget and eight months of customizing a costume?
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital is celebrating the superheroes among us.
Here’s a look at what popular costumes may be showing up at your door Wednesday night.
Here are some of the best alternatives to neighborhood trick-or-treating in Minnesota. These Halloween events are not only scare-free but kid-friendly and tons of Halloween fun as well.
Maybe you’ve rocked the same Halloween costume for the past few years. Consider trying something new this time around, something trendy and cool for 2012.
As early as July, my kids start thinking about Halloween. They begin plotting and planning their costumes and thinking about what spooktacular events they want to attend.