In the Halloween ‘Spirit’
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Prince George, B.C. – There may be only three days left to Halloween, and the Spirit Halloween store in the Spruceland shopping mall is more than ready.Candice Clark is the manager of the store which is totally dedicated to all things Halloween and says Prince George is definitely getting into the Halloween celebration mode ” Sales last year were really brisk, and continue to be brisk again this year”.
So what’s hot for Halloween? When it comes to costumes, little girls are still crazy for everything from the smash movie ‘Frozen’, seems the young ladies just can’t ‘let it go’ says Clark “It was really popular last year, and I thought it would die off a little this time ’round, but it’s still the most popular among young girls”. As for the young men “Ninjas are really popular and so is Paw Patrol.”
As for adult costumes ,’Steampunk’ is hot. It’s a mix of Mad Max mechanical and the Victorian era. As for zombies, Clark says the undead are, well, dead. Zombies aren’t alone though, as costume sales would indicate Dracula, witches and ghosts are also passé .
(at right, witch display, complete with ‘free broom parking’ sign)
Costumes still make up about 60% of the business with the balance being props and accessories to decorate a yard, or a party. “We have one customer from Vanderhoof who brought in some photos of their Halloween display, it was incredible!” says Clark.
And the demand for all things Halloween comes from all over Northern B.C. says Clark “We had a call from Fort Ware (Kwadacha) asking for some items and we had what they needed.”
While the saying is “no rest for the wicked”, Clark will be putting in a long day on Halloween, as the store stays open until about 9 p.m. to help those last minute partyers get decked out “Last year, we finally closed our doors at 9:45”.