SOUTHWEST OHIO — Most area cities and village are sticking with Halloween night for their beggars’ night activities this year. Ghosts and goblins and other costumed youngsters will take to the streets on Monday evening, Oct. 31, to haul in as much candy as they can.
In Preble County, Camden, College Corner, Eaton and New Paris have all scheduled trick-or-treat night on Monday from 6-8 p.m.
The remaining villages, Eldorado, Gratis, Lewisburg, West Alexandria,, West Manchester and Verona have all scheduled their events for 6-7:30 p.m.
West Elkton youth will be out and about from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
In nearby Oxford, beggars’ night in the community is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 31, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
And what types of costumes can those handing out candy expect to see?
Some costume themes remain classics year after year, including traditional ghouls, vampires, witches, and pirates. Costumes also reflect cultural trends, including the characters that have become popular through movies and television.
Each year, certain costumes emerge as favorites, and chances are trick-or-treaters will encounter several similarly dressed costumed youngsters on their Halloween paths.
Here’s what to expect to see when traversing neighborhoods.
With the release of “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” Halloween fans will once again be ready to channel both Superman and Batman, favorite fighters against evil. Wonder Woman makes her appearance in this film, so females will have the opportunity to show their muscle as well. Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” presents plenty of opportunities to emulate favorite characters from the film. From Black Widow to Iron Man to Spiderman and more, superhero fanatics can live out costumed fantasies this Halloween.
Anyone who has followed the American presidential race knows that it has been a heated battle and one that has provided plenty of fodder for late-night talk show hosts. Both the Democratic and Republican candidates have established themselves as cultural icons. Halloween revelers can expect to see several Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump costumes on both adults and children, as they pick their sides in the competitive bid for the White House.
“Star Wars” fans need no excuse to emulate their favorite faces from the popular film franchise. In addition to the classic characters, a legion of new fans may be tapping into the success of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and channeling Rey, Kylo Ren, Finn, and any of the other new heroes and villains to make their debut in the franchise’s return to the silver screen. Naturally, there stands to be some Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo costumes in the mix as well.
With the release of “Finding Dory,” little ones who just couldn’t get enough of the adorable blue tang and her pals will once again be ready to swim off for some underwater fun. In addition to Nemo and Marlin, there are some new friendly faces who will show up in neighborhoods across the country.
Halloween costumes will likely take their cues from the popular films of the last year. Trick-or-treaters young and old can dress up as their favorite characters and enjoy the festivities of this popular holiday.
(Source: Metro Creative Connection)
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