October 31 isnt for another 6 weeks, but Old Navy already has their stock of kids Halloween costumes in store. Actually, they’ve had them for more than 2 weeks already. (Which isn’t too bad considering Costco has had Christmas decorations up since mid-August.)
You may cringe at the early trick-or-treating timing, but trust me – if you don’t act now there won’t be anything left for you come the last minute in October.
Sure, back in the day my mother used to make Halloween costumes for us when we were kids. She spend hours at the sewing machine using patterns to make princess, spaceman and vampire costumes for my brother, sister and I. Now, in this disposable generation, it’s much easier to buy the costume for $30 at Old Navy, wear it for the 30 minute trip around the block, and then flip it on Craigslist for $25 the next year.