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Costumes, decorations, accessories and more — this time of year, some retailers say Halloween is more than just fun and games.

Party Source owner Cherrilyn Bodden says her staff is frighteningly bus, which is good news for their bottom line.

“It’s very, very, very important because, as I said, it’s the biggest occasion for the whole year is Halloween,” Ms. Bodden said. “It’s really, really, really good for business because, obviously, on this island there’s not a lot to do. So Halloween, it gives something to do for the kids, for the adults.”

Cayman 27’s Kevin Morales has more.

The festivities surrounding All Hallows Eve are a business boom Ms. Bodden says extends beyond costume retailers.

“It’s not only for the party stores. A lot of business on the island here as well — schools, the clubs — it’s real, real big,” she said.

As for the costumes themselves, it’s the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump costumes that have been flying off the shelves.

“Harley Quinn is a very, very popular costume,” Ms. Bodden said. “The Joker as well, from Suicide Squad is very popular for adults. Ninjas are very popular. Cops, police. For kids it’s like Power Patrol. Of course, the super heroes.”

No matter if you’re planning a trick or a treat this Halloween weekend, it’s likely you can find what you’re looking for and help local retailers in the process.

While there’s no official trick or treating time in Cayman, here are a few safety tips for parents:

  • Plan route in well-lit areas
  • Well-fitting costumes
  • Avoid masks
  • Flexible props
  •  Check candy

About the author

Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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