Social Media Complicates Halloween Costumes

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“If you can be the first to be over something, or the first to joke about an idea, it shows you have good taste,” Jurgenson said in a phone interview. “Ten years ago, something in September would’ve still been relevant in November, but that’s just not the case. Unless that meme started October 25, you shouldn’t probably base your costume on a meme.” Lough scrapped the Cyrus costume on Sept. 24, just a few days after she bought it.

Photo Flash: Coney Island USA’s 4th Annual Coney Island Children’s Halloween Parade

“I’m absolutely thrilled to see such a big turnout at this year’s parade,” said Council Member Recchia, who was joined by State Senator Diane Savino, Assembly Member Alec Brook-Krasny, New York City Council nominee Mark Treyger and Comptroller nominee Scott Stringer . “People are in high spirits today because, as we approach the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy and our community rebuilds, they know that Coney Island is stronger than the storm,” added Recchia. This year’s parade was unique in its celebration of Coney Island’s vibrancy and resiliency as it fell so close to the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.

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