Here’s One Reason Why You Can Buy Plastic Skeletons In July

Image courtesy of July 29, 2013

Costco, August 5, 2013

Costco, August 5, 2013

Reader Caiyyd wants to point something out regarding the Halloween Creep phenomenon that might make you feel better when you see plastic skeletons in July. Those decorations aren’t really for civilians: they’re for professional or semi-pro creators of haunted attractions.

He explains:

The folks like me who build yard haunts or do elaborate scenes for the trick or treaters start designing and building our props way before October. Those skeletons from Costco, for example, sell out fast every year since they can be used in a lot of ways. If the stores waited until late August or September they would lose our business to online retailers.

Now the candy and clothing – that could wait!

We agree wholeheartedly, but you probably knew that.

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