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What Halloween is Like as a Kid vs. Now

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Halloween‘s a’coming, but you may notice that it’s not the same as it used to be. The parties have changed; the outfits are starting to be a little more… risque (see here). Need further evidence? Here’s five ways in which the holiday’s different now vs. when you were a kid:

COSTUMES
As a kid, you (or your parents, rather) go all out.

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Uproxx



Now, add a pair of animal ears and you’re good to go.

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ACTIVITIES
As a kid, trick-or-treating is taken very seriously.



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Meme Generator

Now, it’s all about shaving cream fights and TPing houses.

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Gremlin Dog



PUMPKINS
As a kid, Mom and Dad take you to pumpkin patches and,
you know, actually dress you up as a pumpkin.

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Yum Sugar/Craft Fail

But as a teen, the outlook on the gourd’s a wee bit different.

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Tumblr (365daysofhorror)

MOVIES
Say hello to It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

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Tumblr (midnightinparis)

But nowadays…

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Crushable

CANDY
As a kid, you’ll take it however you can get it.

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Mommyish

Now… okay, some things never change.

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Crushable

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