Mid-September is certainly not too early to begin preparing for one of the most popular dates on the calendar, October 31st.  Halloween has become one of the biggest holidays in terms of how much money Americans spend.

On the Southcoast, there are many options when it comes to shopping for costumes and decorations.  Here are some of the choices:

Spirit Halloween, located in the Dartmouth Towne Center, next to Bed, Bath and Beyond, Taunton Depot, between Kohls and Target, and also in the Swansea Mall.

Party City, in the Dartmouth Mall, King Phillip's Crossing, Seekonk, and RK Center, Raynham.

Savers, King's Highway New Bedford, Mariano Bishop Blvd Fall River.

Of course, many other stores including Walmart, Home Depot, Lowe's and Target all sell costumes and Halloween decorations.