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Poll: Will you be making or buying this year's Halloween costumes?

The October holiday has become a billion-euro industry worldwide.

Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN WITH your kids tends to revive memories of your own questionable childhood costumes. Black sacks turned into witches, sheets turned into ghosts, and your mum’s lipstick in place of fake blood.

But since the rise of Comic Con and movie merchandise, is there more of an onus on parents to come up with better quality costumes? According to Fortune, the spend on Halloween in the US was estimated to be $8.4 billion last year (that’s €7.1bn to us).

One scroll through Instagram is all it takes to rev up the costume envy among kids and parents alike. Take actor Neil Patrick Harris’s annual family creations, for example:

With Halloween still a few days off, there’s still more than enough time to throw together a pretty reasonable homemade costume. Or you could cut your losses and buy a pre-made one, if budget allows.

So, tell us – will you be making or buying this year’s Halloween costumes?

Poll Results:

I'll be buying them. Who has the time? (74)
I'll be making them (46)
I don't know (22)

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