Man, I went to the "Spirit" Halloween shop in Portland this weekend, and I couldn't believe the sheer volume and sophistication of this year's costumes for kids. Now don't get me wrong, I could've dropped some major coin on some of those props and animatronics, but when I was trick or treating, we had two choices when it came to getting a Halloween costume; either your mom made it for you, or you went to the local pharmacy or TG&Y, plunked down $5 and went home with that year's hottest costume in a neat & tidy box. And you were damn happy to get it, too!
Now, you'd be lucky to get this year's hottest costume without taking out a second mortgage AND having to drive to five different places to put it all together! When the Hell did Halloween get so complicated?!?