Costume Stores Say Halloween Shoppers Haven’t Been Scared Off
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Costume Stores Say Halloween Shoppers Haven’t Been Scared Off

A last-minute shopper visits the Halloween Adventure Shop. (Photo: Pooja Salhotra)

Just one day before Halloween, there’s a bit of a frenzy inside the Halloween Adventure Shop on 4th Avenue. Customers walk in carrying sopping wet umbrellas, and they leave behind their slippery footprints. Inside, they shuffle around the store, some selecting the final touches to their costumes, others still looking for inspiration as they browse the wall of wigs. 

These last-minute shoppers are helping keep afloat New York costume stores, which have largely been struggling since the pandemic caused a statewide shutdown in March. For these stores, the month of October is crucial for revenue, and retail workers expressed concern that the coronavirus would dampen costume sales during this…

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