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Halloween enthusiasts say no to ebola costumes

Zombie costumes are flying off the shelves at Halloween stores across the Heartland. Zombie costumes are flying off the shelves at Halloween stores across the Heartland.
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - For the past few years, zombie costumes have been the most popular on Halloween. This year is no different.

"We have adults that want to be zombies, we have kids that want to be zombies," Abby Marler said, an employee at Stone Haus Halloween Store. "Sometimes we'll have people ask for things for their pets and for like a family outfit, they'll all dress up like zombies as well."

However, some are talking about taking that zombie costume a little farther.

People are using the ebola crisis as inspiration for their Halloween costumes, and planning to dress up as patients or as doctors wearing protective gear.

Marler said she's never heard of anyone buying a costume to do that, but people have bought similar things.

"I've heard of zombie outbreak and disease outbreak costumes," Marler said.

Halloween enthusiast Amanda Day said she thinks an ebola costume is a horrible idea.

"I think that's a little tacky," she said. "I just don't think a deadly disease is anything to laugh about. Halloween you're out having a good time, you're celebrating with friends and I think that's something that's a little morbid."

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