From The Patriot Ledger:
Darth Vader, Batman, and Harry Potter are perennial favorites for trick-or-treaters. This year, however, nostalgia for the 1980s – that bygone age of leggings and big hair – will unleash an army of Material Girls and Gloved Ones on Halloween, according to costume store owners.
“We’re selling lots of headbands and bright colors in that retro ’80s theme,” said Dorice Dionne, senior vice president of merchandising at the Dedham-based iParty chain. “Kids reflect their parents’ experiences in their costumes.”