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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)creepy2

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”.



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