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Spooktacular, Marco Island, 2012

See larger Drew Buczynski, 2, is costumed as the Incredible Hulk, 'but he thinks he's a monster,' said dad Brian. A haunted houseful of ghouls, goblins, princesses and Power Rangers showed up Saturday afternoon at Mackle Park for the city's Halloween Spooktacular. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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Drew Buczynski, 2, is costumed as the Incredible Hulk, "but he thinks he's a monster," said dad Brian. A haunted houseful of ghouls, goblins, princesses and Power Rangers showed up Saturday afternoon at Mackle Park for the city's Halloween Spooktacular. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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  • Katherine Patterson, 12, got herself mummified by volunteers. A haunted houseful of ghouls, goblins, princesses and Power Rangers showed up Saturday afternoon at Mackle Park for the city's Halloween Spooktacular. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Volunteer Allison Blanco went with the Day of the Dead look. A haunted houseful of ghouls, goblins, princesses and Power Rangers showed up Saturday afternoon at Mackle Park for the city's Halloween Spooktacular. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Even among a haunted houseful of ghouls, goblins, princesses and Power Rangers, Jason Lang, left, and Hunter Krohn stood out in their morph suits. Hundreds showed up Saturday afternoon at Mackle Park for the city's Halloween Spooktacular. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Jody McCarty snaps a photo of sons Tye, 2, and Zane, 5, in the pumpkin patch. A haunted houseful of ghouls, goblins, princesses and Power Rangers showed up Saturday afternoon at Mackle Park for the city's Halloween Spooktacular. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
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  • Hannah Dillon, 7, finds her peacock mask is blowin' in the wind. A haunted houseful of ghouls, goblins, princesses and Power Rangers showed up Saturday afternoon at Mackle Park for the city's Halloween Spooktacular. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • The 'D' in DJ stands for Dracula, says Miguel Font of A-1 Entertainment. A haunted houseful of ghouls, goblins, princesses and Power Rangers showed up Saturday afternoon at Mackle Park for the city's Halloween Spooktacular. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Drew Buczynski, 2, is costumed as the Incredible Hulk, 'but he thinks he's a monster,' said dad Brian. A haunted houseful of ghouls, goblins, princesses and Power Rangers showed up Saturday afternoon at Mackle Park for the city's Halloween Spooktacular. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
  • Fairy princess Alicia Serravalles knows just how old she is. A haunted houseful of ghouls, goblins, princesses and Power Rangers showed up Saturday afternoon at Mackle Park for the city's Halloween Spooktacular. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

Marco's kids, and not a few parents, got to give their Halloween costumes a tryout Saturday afternoon, four days before the actual event, at the annual Spooktacular festival hosted by the city's Parks and Recreation Dept. at Mackle Park. Hundreds showed up in a wide array of personae, picking out pumpkins, consuming candy apples, watching magic tricks, and being serenaded by DJ Miguel Font in his Dracula outfit.

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