Rain doesn't dampen spirits

By Michelle Costanza

October 31, 2013 Updated Oct 31, 2013 at 11:54 PM EDT

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The rain dampened some spirits on Halloween night, but it didn't stop diehard trick or treaters from celebrating.

Thousands of local kids put on their best costumes -- some including a hat or umbrella for waterproofing -- and hit the sidewalks on a dreary Thursday night.

Whether they carried a plastic jack-o-lantern pail, a pillowcase or made sure to wear their deepest-pocketed pair of pants, they all had the same goal in mind.

"Reese's, Skittles, and more Reese's," said Binghamton trick-or-treater Max Anderson through rain-splattered zombie makeup.

Those who went door-to-door said they noticed there didn't seem to be as many people out this year because of the weather.

Anderson's friend Ryan Corry, painted with eye black and dressed as New England's favored tight end, shook his head at this.

"Oh, I don't care. We are trick-or-treating no matter what. I've been doing this since I was 4 years old, so no matter what," said Corry.

As for the overflowing pillowcases of candy the boys carried, they said plenty of houses were spooking as much as they were handing out treats.

One family in Endicott marked year three of decorating their porch and yard with not only jack-o-lanterns and spider webs, but added music, fog, and everyone's favorite Halloween movie star to the mix.

"We've got it all. Michael Myers, he's my favorite. A lot of people haven't come up cause they're kind of scared to come up," laughed Greg Simmons.

Residents said the Simmons' house was the best in the neighborhood, though some said the music was too creepy for them.

"The kids can go up there. I'll wait here on the sidewalk!" said one parent.

Though after receiving their favorite candy from the werewolf at the top of the stairs, they said the chocolate was all worth the scare.