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14 Secrets Halloween Costume Designers Want You to Know

Reader's Digest Logo By PJ Feinstein of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 14: It may seem ridiculously early to many shoppers, but there's a good reason why stores begin to stock Halloween products over the summer. According to the National Retail Federation's (NRF) Annual Halloween Spending Survey, more than a third of consumers start their Halloween shopping in September or earlier. Nearly 40 percent make their candy and costume purchases during the first two weeks of October, and the remaining 20 percent shop in the two weeks leading up to October 31. If you're on a budget, try making one of these cheap Halloween costumes for kids that you can totally DIY.

Halloween shopping starts early

It may seem ridiculously early to many shoppers, but there's a good reason why stores begin to stock Halloween products over the summer. According to the National Retail Federation's (NRF) Annual Halloween Spending Survey, more than a third of consumers start their Halloween shopping in September or earlier. Nearly 40 percent make their candy and costume purchases during the first two weeks of October, and the remaining 20 percent shop in the two weeks leading up to October 31. If you're on a budget, try making one of these cheap Halloween costumes for kids that you can totally DIY.
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