October 31, 2012

Local kids talk costumes and candy


In fact, it seems dressing up is what Breyanna loves most about the holiday. 

“I don’t really like candy,” she said. 

Madison agrees that Halloween is really about “dressing up and having fun;” however, she does anticipate that her trick-or-treating efforts will result in about 90 pieces of candy. 


And Alexis Newsome, 7, likes just about everything about the holiday.

“It has candy, and it has fun, and you get to wear costumes,” she said. 

Alexis, who attends second grade at Beekmantown Elementary School, chose to dress up like Frankie Stein, her favorite character from Mattel’s Monster High doll collection. 

“I like Frankie, and I love Monster High,” she said. “I like her because she’s so pretty.”


For Kaydence Stanley, dressing up for Halloween is a family affair. In fact, it’s an Addams Family affair.

The 3-year-old and her parents, Greg and Melissa Stanley, attended “Malloween” dressed as Wednesday, Gomez and Morticia Addams, respectively. 

Halloween is about “funness,” according to Kaydence, but instead of candy, people should hand out “real food that are shaped like candy,” such as “chicken shaped like Kit Kats.”

And though Halloween can be scary, Kaydence said, she isn’t worried about the ghosts and goblins she may encounter while trick-or-treating.

“It’s very scary out, but it’s not that scary because they’re just dressed in costumes.”

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This is part of an occasional series of articles where the Press-Republican gets kids to share their thoughts. See Staff Photographer Kelli Catana's video of kids talking about Halloween online with this story at

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