Oversized masks using real images of both presidential candidates are available at Spirit Halloween stores.

Landmark News Service

Can Halloween tell us who’ll win the White House? Apparently, the sale of candidate masks is an eerily accurate crystal ball.

According to one costume industry index, mask sales have correctly predicted the outcome of every presidential election since 1996. According to another index – which goes back further – they’ve been right since 1980, when Ronald Reagan’s mug outsold Jimmy Carter’s by 20 percent.

Being No. 1 this year, however, might indicate something else.