Shop Bought Halloween Costumes

EXHIBITION : HALLOWEEN

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A growing trend in parents buying Halloween costumes rather than making them at home.

  • Title
    Shop Bought Halloween Costumes
  • 1st Broadcast
    29/10/2002
  • Contributor
    Mary Calpin (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:50
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Shop Bought Halloween Costumes
  • Extended description

    RTÉ News reports on the trend towards buying Halloween costumes for children rather than making them at home. Reporter Mary Calpin talks to Cathal O'Dea of Smyths Toy Store in Dublin who says that increasingly parents are buying costumes for their children.Mary Calpin adds up the costs associated with a costume. The range of costumes and masks in the shop are shown.

    Fionnuala Kilfeather of the National Parents Council says parents should refuse to buy expensive costumes for their children. She offers advice on how to stay safe but also enjoy Halloween night.

  • Information

    The origins of Halloween are found in Ireland and Scotland. Children traditionally dress up and look for fruit and sweets from local houses. There are a variety of traditional games played at Halloween such as ducking for apples in a basin of water.

    This report from RTÉ News was broadcast 29 October 2001.

  • Local keywords
    Halloween, Costumes, Toyshops, Cathal O Dea, Smyths Toy Store, Retail, National Parents Council, Fionnuala Kilfeather, Halloween Masks
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2002
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    BN02/302
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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