Halloween parties are bound to be packed this year with Nicki Minaj and Katniss Everdeen look-alikes and zombies inspired by "The Walking Dead."
And the streets are sure to be teeming with trick-or-treaters dressed as li'l Hulks, Thors and Captain Americas. But what if you or your kids don't want cookie-cutter costumes?
The Internet overflows with sites such as Disney's FamilyFun, which offers "quick and quirky" costume ideas for kids. We know, though, that right here in the Modesto area are many creative types who can share fun, frugal and fashionable ideas.