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Halloween Costumes Shelved, Festivities Canceled on Morning TV "Given the Sensitivity" of Superstorm Sandy

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We can't blame the morning show folks for not wanting to play dress-up on Wednesday.

In the wake of superstorm Sandy wreaking havoc on the East Coast, many New York-based programs opted to forgo their usual on-air Halloween festivities.

Today, for instance, felt it was best not to have Matt Lauer and company don costumes, like when they dressed as the royal family last year, due to "the sensitivity of the storm," USA Today reports.

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Good Morning America also decided not to go forward with its Ghoul Morning America party.

"Due to Hurricane Sandy, GMA's Halloween show is canceled for tomorrow," the ABC program said in a statement on Tuesday. "GMA will continue to provide comprehensive coverage and report on the latest on those millions affected by the devastating storm."

Similar costumeless scenarios also played out on the Wednesday editions of both The View and Live With Kelly and Michael.

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Not surprisingly, the decision to cancel all the celebrating has even extended into the evening.

Heidi Klum, who traditionally throws lavish Halloween shindigs, has postponed her party until further notice.

"For obvious reasons, I am canceling my Halloween party scheduled for tomorrow night," the supermodel said in a statement on Tuesday. "I hope to postpone for the near future... maybe a very Haunted Christmas? I hope everyone understands and stays safe."

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Rapper PSY likewise canceled a performance scheduled for Halloween night at NYC's Darby Restaurant.

Even post-Halloween festivities have been affected: The Tribeca Film Institute's Annual Fall Benefit with a special advance screening of Skyfall, originally set for Thursday, Nov. 1, has been postponed  to Monday, Nov. 5.

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