Preparations For Halloween Continue As Weekend Festivities Approach

CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 28: Halloween masks are offered for sale at Fantasy Costumes on October 28, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The store, which had long lines at the registers at 4 AM this morning, is open around the clock through Halloween to help keep up with customer demand. Retailers nationwide are expecting record sales for Halloween merchandise this year with shoppers spending close to $7 billion dollars to celebrate the holiday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)