We've noticed that in recent years Halloween has become a more popular holiday than it used to be. When we were kids we dressed up in costumes (usually cheap ones from Woolworths that featured claustrophobia-inducing plastic masks) and canvassed the neighborhood for candy. Now the costumes have gone way up in price and all kinds of decorations can be found from scarecrows to pumpkin lights to string around your front porch. The price of candy also seems to be a lot higher than it used to be and the size is smaller. We can't help you much with the price of candy but the menu at the left will take you to some cool, inexpensive costume and decorating ideas.