Apparently this Halloween data we've been collecting is becoming famous... or at least referenced by others. Maybe it's because whenever people start talking about Halloween statistics, I pull up records of ABL's past data:http://alpinebutterfly.livejournal.com/35421.htmlhttp://alpinebutterfly.livejournal.com/30510.htmlhttp://alpinebutterfly.livejournal.com/23850.html
We decided not to ask what costumes everyone had, and chose to make up what we thought they were. So some of the descriptions below are perhaps more creative than originally intended by the wear-er.
Lights on by 5:30pm or so.
6:20pm, first (3) kids show up: sponge bob, zombie, army ninja (and costumed parents!)
6:25 (2): superman, cheerleader (originally we thought she was dressed as a winnie the pooh pillowcase, but that's just because she was holding out her bag in front of her, and she could have fit entirely inside.)
6:30 (1): power ranger
6:40 (5): witch x3, gnome x2
6:45 (~20): (I opened the door to the first door bell, and a steady stream came by the door... I had a hard time counting, noting costumes, and replying "you're welcome" and "happy halloween"... and this is the one time throughout the whole evening that Rob and/or Anna didn't come by the door to help. So the end result for this data point is, no costume data, and no exact number.)
6:50 (~10): Spiderman x2, Superman, witch, kung fu guy, slumber party girl, teenager x2, 2 others
6:55 (3): Indiana Jones (nice costume, assembled from parts, not bought as a set... maybe around 6 years old?), boyfriend and girlfriend pair (or homosexual teenagers dressed as "heterosexual couple")
7:00 (5): witch, Belle, the color red, thug, gangster
7:10 (6): football fan x3, dirt bike rider, race car, the color blue
7:20 (6): tiger, fay ray, commando, cat girl, punk kids x2 (not to be confused with punks)
7:25 (7): Batman, Spiderman, 50's girl, cat, cop, duck, little devil
7:30 (2): Spiderman, the color green
7:40 (2): Lightning McQueen, dalmatian (plus 3 costumed adults)
8:20 (1): Skeletor
8:40 (5): ladybug, ninja x2, goth princess, regular princess
9:00: hoodlum kids ringing the doorbell and running away
9pm: Lights out.
There was a good bit of glow on kids this year (necklaces, or light sticks in bag). Mix of ages throughout the night. We went through over 8 pounds of candy. But perhaps we were generous because I had gone a little overboard in buying it...