Goodwill's annual Halloween survey found costumes related to TV shows, movies, and pop culture are #1 again this year. 28% of people planning to dress up will wear a costume that falls in that category. Paranormal things like witches, ghosts, and zombies are next at 25%. Then "unique, one-of-a-kind" costumes at 24%.
Goodwill's annual Halloween survey just came out. These next few weeks are always their busiest time of year, because so many people shop for costumes there. Here are a few stats on Halloween plans and what people are wearing . . .
1. 74% of Americans plan to do SOMETHING for Halloween this year. 41% will hand out candy . . . 34% will dress up . . . 34% will decorate their home . . . and 24% plan to go to at least one Halloween party. That includes in-person and virtual events.
2. Costumes related to movies, TV, and pop culture are big again. 28% of people say their costume falls into that category. Paranormal things like witches, ghosts, and zombies are next at 25%. Then "unique, one-of-a-kind" costumes at 24%.
3. People doing D.I.Y. costumes were asked where they go online to look for ideas. The top answer was Pinterest, and YouTube was a close second. Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok ranked lower.
4. 73% of Americans say the pandemic will affect their plans again this year in one way or another. Only 32% expect it to affect their plans "a lot" though.
The CDC director just said this week that trick-or-treating outdoors should be pretty safe, especially in small groups. Crowded parties are iffy though.
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