Last Minute Halloween Shoppers Search for Costumes
Hundreds of people walk into the Party City store in Macon on Sunday to scan the wall for a last minute costume idea.
Ten-year old Nikkiya Blackshear shopped with her dad at Party City to find the perfect haunting ensemble for trick-or-treating.
"It's exciting because you don't know what you're going to walk out with or what costume you will wear,” Blackshear said.
Blackshear is one of thousands of people who have walked into the Macon store in the last couple of weeks searching for the perfect haunting ensemble.
"We've been here before but she wasn't quite sure of what she wanted,” Blackshear’s dad, Harold Gayle said. “She said she would go online and I guess she hasn't found what she wanted online so we had to come on out and get her a costume really quick."
Party City employees said Halloween is the busiest time for the store. On Saturday, more than 1400 people bought costumes, accessories and Halloween paraphernalia. Last Thursday, a final truck load of Halloween supplies dropped its last delivery.
"We are constantly restocking, reorganizing, bringing costumes down from the top stock,” Party City Team Leader, Marissa Thomas said. “They go really fast.”
With so many versions of certain costumes some parents said they are trying to make sure their kids find the most age appropriate outfit
"She's too small to fit in those types of costumes anyways,” Gayle said. “But, I guess that's a road I got to cross when she gets older but right now, I'm comfortable with what she's picking out."
Blackshear and her dad decided on a cat. With a costume in hand, Blackshear said she's ready for Halloween's iconic activity.
"What I love about trick or treating is seeing a variety of many different costumes."
Workers said Party City will remain open until 11 p.m. Monday and Tuesday for any last minute shoppers.