• Melissa Rosales

Trick or Treat! Local Costumers Stir Up A Cauldron of Halloween Costumes

Updated: Oct 5

Link to audio story: https://www.wgbh.org/news/lifestyle/2019/10/25/trick-or-treat-local-costumers-stir-up-a-cauldron-of-halloween-costumes


As production intern at WGBH's Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, I booked the guests, wrote the introduction script, and web post.


Witches are among 2019's most popular Halloween costumes, along with Spider-Man and Pennywise the Clown from Steven King's "It." Esther Moreno Martinez /EyeEm/Getty Images

Boo! It’s Halloween season, which means that it's time to dress up in your favorite spooky getup. For local costume makers and sellers, Halloween is Christmas. Americans spent $9 billion on Halloween last year. But with last minute shoppers and online shopping websites creeping in, these local costumers have got a lot of blood, fangs, and skeletons to sell.


Guests: Eric Bornstein — Freelance mask and cosplay maker for the Somerville-based company Behind the Mask. Jeanne Keenan — Owner of the Costume Company, a Waltham-based theater costume store.