Halloween shopping booms

Halloween shopping booms
Nikki Morgan
Nikki Morgan
Myra Lawrence
Myra Lawrence

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - If you're greeted by ghouly creatures and faces from old horror movies it can only mean one thing, Halloween is almost here.

"I love this time of year, probably my favorite time at Party City," Assistant Manager Nikki Morgan said.

Albany's Party City has attracted flocks of customers the past few weeks and their foot traffic is just getting started.

"Chaos, it's crazy," Morgan continued.  "We have to staff major, we have to be prepared for anything."

After a decade of being a Halloween expert, she has noticed a major change in customers love for the creepy crawly holiday.

"It seems like every year there's more reasons to have a party, there's more parties going on, people get more involved, people get more active," Morgan said.

Active like Halloween fan Myra Lawrence, she's throwing a bash for her grandchildren.

"My famous witch, I love this," Lawrence shares. "I get one every year."

And who said Halloween is just for kids?

(Do you know what you're going to dress up as?)

"I think a pirate lady. Yes, I'm going to get all the accessories, the sword, the patch, everything," Lawrence continued.

For any great costume customization is key.

"We can take them to the section we have in the store for witches, goth, 50s and we can make that costume for them," Morgan said. "We can add every little accessory you need to make that costume what you need it to be."

From candy to decorations, experts say Americans will spend nearly 11.3 billion dollars for Halloween this year.

"I just think there's so much out there to dress up and to do," Lawrence said.

So, whether you want to scare with a killer clown mask or go as your favorite childhood hero, Halloween is just a few scary days away.

Party City will have special Halloween hours opening at 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Other stores such as Target and Walmart are also selling costumes, candy and decorations.

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