Halloween has become a celebration for grown ups

More and more adults are wearing costumes for Halloween

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Nowadays, when moms go costume shopping with their children, they’re also looking for something the parents will wear.

Mary Nelson of Suffield, Conn. told 22News, “My husband usually dresses up like a cowboy or probably something similar.”

Adults are expected to spend a billion dollars on costumes this year. 22News found out the most popular costumes being sold at the Spirit of Halloween in West Springfield were inspired by a recent Disney movie.

Heather Denmark of Spirit of Halloween said, “Frozen, everybody wants to be frozen; can’t keep it on the shelves long enough. Superheroes are big too for the adults and the kids.”

Then there are the partygoers determined to create their own Halloween costumes. Rebecca Michaelson of Springfield and her boyfriend hope to the talk of their crowd. “I’m going to be the volleyball from “Castaway,” Wilson. He’s going to be Tom Hanks in loin cloth and a spear.”

Geri Spear has been in the Halloween costume business for more than forty years. The owner of the Costume Closet in Springfield has been following the trends. “Well, this year I’m seeing more adults. Middle aged adults coming in, their buying because their children aren’t trick or treating anymore.”

Spear added that the Halloween costume stores are doing better than ever, because people are disappointed with what they get buying on line.

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