Halloween in Clifton - Frightful or Fabulous?
Every year there is a collective, "Where are the trick-or-treaters?" from some neighborhoods as eager residents await the doorbell with bowls full of candy. Some areas have a low number of school-aged children, which could account for their scarcity on Halloween. Some areas really go all-in on the decorating, which could be drawing crowds away from their local neighborhoods. That is definitely the case on Martin Avenue, where some residents reportedly had nearly 1,000 costumed visitors!
While traditionally a children's holiday, in some cases it's a family affair, with everyone joining in on a theme. The Delos Santos’ annual Halloween family photos were taken at home and at Morris Canal Park & Nature Preserve on Broad Street:
The Calderons also got in on the family theme, dressing as the Spiderman family.
A family of a different type, check out how the Clifton Public Schools' administration building came to work on Tuesday!
Parents of multiple children know that siblings don't always get along; sometimes it seems that all they do is fight. But on Halloween, some of them put their differences aside and pair up for matching costumes, like these ten-year-old twins, Bradley and Paisley:
Four-legged companions made their own mark this Halloween, with dogs - and one uncertain cat - donning costumes for the day. Michelle Petrasek said of her feline friend, "Grover enjoyed spending his Halloween watching trick-or-treaters from the window (in costume) & promptly running for his life every time the doorbell rang!"
Children of all ages got dressed up in costumes ranging from the sweet and silly to the seriously spooky, all in the name of Halloween fun! Three-year-old Kennedy managed to be all of the above, grinning happily as the typically morose Wednesday Addams:
You're never too young to enjoy this holiday, as Kristina's nine-week-old baby demonstrates:
Please check out the photo gallery below to see more of the Clifton costumed. If you're hoping to ramp up your Halloween game for next October 31st, you have nearly a full year - so get started!
Thank you for sharing your photos with us, Clifton!