More than 35 million Halloween cards are given annually.
Entertainment Page 19 n October 31, 2012 thekirkwoodcall.com
About $3 billion is spent every year on costumes alone in North America.
Quiz: What’s your Halloween style? With Halloween providing an opportunity of creativity for all, Halloween offers a spot for everyone. From frightening trickery to hosting trick-or-treaters, The Kirkwood Call wants to help determine how students will most likely express themselves in preparation for and on the holiday itself.
What is your worst Halloween fear? Which pumpkin will you carve?
A. Justin Bieber and his notorious, flowing hair style B. Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage C. Smiley face D. Spider web
What prop must you have?
Which song will be on your CD?
A. Someone having the same costume B. Running out of candy for your trick-ortreaters C. No one laughing at your jokes D. Your fog machine malfunctions
Which costume accessory will you most likely need?
What costume would you most likely wear this year?
Where will you do your pre-Halloween shopping?
What is your favorite Halloween movie?
A. Fishnet stockings B. Halloween pin C. Clown nose D. Fake blood
A. French Maid B. Tigger C. Waffle D. Vampire
A. Streamers B. Everlasting supply of candy for trickor-treaters C. Can of snakes D. Ice hand in the punch bowl
A. Spencer’s B. Homemade crafts and costumes C. Party City D. Hot Topic
A. “Heads Will Roll” by the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs B. “The Monster Mash” by Misfits C. “I Want Candy” by Aaron Carter D. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
A. Sorority Row B. Halloweentown C. Scary Movie D. Nightmare on Elm Street
Which joke are you most likely to crack on Halloween?
A. Why are you crying, Janie? Because my new tennis shoes hurt. That’s because you put them on the wrong feet. Well, they’re the only feet I have. B. If April showers bring May flowers, then what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims C. What did one shark say to the other while eating a clown fish? This tastes funny D. What did Godzilla have at the “all you can eat” restaurant? The waiters!
What was your first costume like? A. Scandalous B. Cute C. Silly D. Scary
Rachel Trout entertainment editor
To prepare: You will be Facebook stalking friends’ past Halloween albums for costume ideas weeks in advance, scrounging around backs of closets to find leotards from those dance classes you took three years ago and stocking up on eyelash glue that will last you at least three nights of dressing up. On Halloween: You will spend the weekend party-hopping, freezing your bunny tail off in the 30 degree weather and texting your parents at 11:59 p.m. asking for an extended curfew.
To prepare: You will make sure all your favorite Disney movies are recorded throughout all of October and spend your free time looking up jack-o-lantern ideas that will be sure to invite the neighborhood youngsters to trick-ortreat at your house. On Halloween: You will snuggle up on the couch to watch The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown after preheating the oven for your Pillsbury pumpkin cookies while eagerly waiting for your decorations to lure in candy-seekers.
To prepare: You will spend all of October looking up the best jokes to bribe your neighbors into giving you candy for just one more year, trying pranks on your siblings and family to decide which ones are Halloween worthy and making bets on which neighborhood kids will fall for your tricks. On Halloween: You will walk the halls of school laughing at yourself with your friends over your clever attire and anticipate the roars of laughter from the jokes that made the cut.
Erin Kilfoy artist
To prepare: You will spend every weekend watching another Paranormal Activity, find the perfect hideout in your front yard to scare trick-or-treaters and make a CD of spooky sounds to startle your neighbors. On Halloween: You will hide fake mice in the bowl of Air Heads and Snickers, will have mastered playing dead with a candy bowl in your lap, jumping out at the kids who dare take more than one piece and chase neighbors down the street to give them a Halloween thrill.