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Ashley OHalloran, 11, 6th grade
TOWN Amityville
COSTUME Zombie
ADVICE Get spooked. I want to be really scared by having things pop out at me, Ashley says.
FAVORITE HALLOWEEN ACTIVITY Visiting houses outrageously decorated for the holiday. (Oct. 8, 2012)(Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan)

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Halloween strategies from LI kids

Candy and costumes are the dual C's of Halloween. But collecting that candy and coming up with those costumes requires another C: Creativity. We asked kids around the Island for their strategies for ensuring that this will be their best Halloween yet. Here's advice from some of them. --Compiled by Beth Whitehouse

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