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Editor's Note: Happy Halloween! We asked some of our favorite CNN personalities to share with us their Halloween memories. We asked them a few 'Trick or Treat' questions.... here's what they had to say:
Favorite Halloween costume as a kid?
Was this true where you grew up?: Halloween costumes were mostly of the plastic/vinyl kind, where you just slipped into these plastic sheaths that had some cartoon characters body printed on the outside of it... along with the ol' plastic face-front only masks that you couldn't see or breathe out of very well. (Don't forget the rubber band that always broke about halfway through your school costume parade). You had to wear clothes underneath this little plastic jobby, because it was never meant to be worn alone, (it's the equivalent in thickness of the paper vest the doc gives you now so you don't feel "naked" during your exam) and because it was usually like 17 degrees in Ohio by Halloween.
I didn't grow for a few years in elementary school. So I had to wear the same vinyl/plastic Snow White costume a couple of years in a row. The injustice! Talk about the elementary equivalent of a buzz kill. But the neighborhood candy and ensuing sugar high made up for it, I'm sure.
Favorite scary movie?
The Shining. Those little dead kids who'd be standing in the hallway would freak me out.
Best Halloween memory?
My best Halloween memories are actually from junior high and high school. My tiny hometown of New London has a parade after-dark each Halloween. It's tradition that the school band members march in costume. I was a Majorette. I went as a clown one year, Elwood from the Blues Brothers the next year, and then Glenda the good witch. Good clean fun
Worst Halloween memory?
When it was so cold in Ohio you had to wear a coat over your costume. What fun is a costume if no one sees it?
Favorite Halloween candy?
Root beer bottle pops candy, Pop rocks, smarties.
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