Shoppers racing to pick up last minute Halloween items - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Shoppers racing to pick up last minute Halloween items


Halloween celebrations are only hours away for most people in Lubbock. Once the sun goes down, costumes will be put on and parties or trick-or-treating will begin.

Many in Lubbock, however, are still rushing to the store for last minute items, and Lubbock Spirit Halloween Superstore's owner Grant Gassaway says they still have plenty of favorites.

"Zombies, Spider Man, Captain America, and Avengers are huge," said Gassaway. "A lot of it reflects from movies and TV shows. The ‘Walking Dead' is so popular now everybody's coming in to get a zombie costume or a zombie prosthetic."

He said business this year has been booming.

"Sales are very strong these last few weeks. It's going to be a record breaker year here in Lubbock. People still want to go out and have a good time. They want to do some parties, dress up at school, dress up at work and we're seeing the effects," continued Gassaway.

"Halloween for us here is basically recession proof."

Gassaway said he has seen a trend this year that people aren't okay with just the costume out of the bag. They want to spruce it up and make their costume unique.

"Adults and kids want to get some jewelry, get some makeup, get some earrings or a fake mustache. Really accessorize to make your costume go a little bit above normal. It will help bring your costume more to life."

Spirit also has other animatronics items that cost as much as $300 and they have been selling out, according to Gassaway. The store will be opened until Saturday November 3, and beginning tomorrow they will have a 50% off blowout sale.

"People line up at the door to let them in first thing, and the mad rush starts," said Gassaway.

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