Parents say coldest Halloween since 1991 not stopping trick-or-treating

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AUSTIN (KXAN) ⁠— Halloween 2019 is one for the books. It’s the coldest spooky night since 1991. The drop in temperature has some scrambling to find last-minute costumes that will provide some warmth.

“(People) thought they were going to look cute downtown or at a party and once the weather hit they were, ‘Oh, I can’t really wear that anymore,” Jonathan Sepeda, an employee at Halloween City said.

Sepeda said since Wednesday they’ve had over 20 returns, “Yeah, a big chunk (of the returns) is the weather,” he said and added some sizing issues also played a role.

Some parents are having to come up with new ideas for their little ones.

“I’m on mom duty today trying to find a costume that’s weather appropriate,” Lissi Riedel said. “I was hoping it would be hotter so I didn’t have to buy anything else but anyway.”

Riedel said her seven-year-old daughter wanted to dress up as Aladdin’s Jasmine for Halloween but will now sport a Frozen’s Anna costume.

“It’s going to be 30 degrees outside, she can’t be Jasmine,” Riedel said.

The mom-of-two plans to layer her children’s costumes with additional clothing to ensure they stay warm.

“You don’t want your kids to get strep throat as I have right now, or anything else, so cover them up,” she said.

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