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Make the most of a rainy day Halloween

October 9, 2012
The Advertiser-Tribune

Rain on Halloween. It may not be as bad as households running out of candy, but the thought of drizzle or downpours occurring on a day where much of the fun is spent outside can induce a case of the rainy day doldrums.

If the weather calls for rain on Halloween, that doesn't have to mean the day is a bust. Here are some tips for making the most of a rainy Halloween.

Purchase a large golf or sporting umbrella. These are better at covering the entire body and can protect your costume.

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Rainy weather doesn't have to ruin Halloween plans. Just work around the wet weather conditions.

Consider spraying your costume with a waterproofing spray. This will cause the rain to bead up and run off the costume.

Wear rain boots or other waterproof footwear to protect your feet. If your socks and shoes get wet, it can be uncomfortable and cut your trick-or-treat time short.

Ask a parent to drive you and friends around from house to house and simply run out to ring bells for candy.

Build your costume around the weather conditions. Make a raincoat or black trench part of the costume and no one will be the wiser that it is serving the double purpose of keeping you dry.

A costume mask will be festive and also keep your face warm and dry.

Instead of trick-or-treating outside, visit strip mall stores or the local mall for safe and dry candy hunting inside.

Host a Halloween party at home or another venue, such as a catering hall. This way you can have fun no matter how bad the weather might be. A tricky tray contest can ensure guests go home with treats.

Parents can have children invite a few friends over for a Halloween slumber party. Spooky movies and popcorn covered in caramel will certainly fit the bill for the evening's festivities.

Rain doesn't have to be a foil for Halloween plans. In fact, overcast or drizzly days can enhance the haunted feel of the day even more.



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