Ah, yes. The more serious department stores are juuuuust now starting to put up orange and black planograms as the back-to-school stuff goes on clearance and the last of the neon summer crap is kicked out the door. The pop-up Halloween stores are hiring. The craft stores are loaded with witch and bat activity kits, and candle stores reek of pumpkin spice. It is the beginning of September, which, if you’re a Halloween nut like me, means the Halloween season has begun! Rejoice, my friends, the long wait is OVER!!!