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Decline in Halloween Costumes Is Expected for 2020

Halloween will look a lot different across the U.S. this fall season, with many parents signaling they’ll be keeping their children home due to fear of COVID-19 transmission. Still, many kids will trick-or-treat on Oct. 31, and many adults will dress up and attend socially distanced parties (hopefully). New data shows how the sales of Halloween costumes are expected to decline by different generations of U.S. adults, according to a recent feature from 

According to Morning Consult, just 25 percent of U.S. adults said they plan to dress up in a costume for this upcoming Halloween. That’s down from 31 percent last year, suggesting COVID-19 fears are having a noticeable effect on how people celebrate the spooky holiday. 

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