Halloween trick- or- treaters around the nation look forward to picking out their outfits days and sometimes months before the big night... our stephanie poole joins us in the studio with more on what that mean for costume stores in the area.
From vampires, to ghosts, even down to disco dancers, halloween brings in the most revenue for costume stores.
With october 31st getting closer and closer, businesses are gearing up for shoppers.
Out of 365 days of the year, halloween has evolved into one of the most recognized holidays people dress up for... for george mills, there's no age limit when it comes to costume shopping... " i know a-lot of people i know that actually take up the tradition.
I know a-lot of my friends are talking about getting costumes.
" mills says costume party in starkville is always his go-to for halloween, and this year he'll a knight in shining armor.
" knight's are awesome, i mean look at me."
Owner connie willsey says shoppers make their way to her store days before halloween.
"we know we have to have black cats ears,mustaches, beards, spirit gum, liquid latex, the specialty items. police officer convict type jumpsuit more of a scary type thing.
But there's a wide range, we just have to be prepared for anything really."
Willsey says for the past 11 years, october has brought in the highest sales for her store.
"people come in and rent a fur piece, they might need a fedora for a 1920's party."
And with a wall full of accessories, boas, makeup the options are endless... " the costumes we specialize in are classics so if you come in want to be a pirate , or a historical figure, or something from the decades we keep those in year round."
Willsey says this leather jacket is an authentic piece from the 80's and it's a crowd favorite.
With online shopping as a main competitor, willsey is thankful people continue to buy from local businesses.
" we're very grateful to have survived for so long and we couldn't do it without the support of our community.
If you're still in the search for a costume, the costume store is open on monday- friday from 10a.m.
And 11a.m-5p.m on saturday's.