7:22 PM EDT, October 26, 2012
From ghosts and goblins to things that jump out in the dark, this Halloween is shaping up to be bone chilling. It’s all thanks to a character named “Sandy”. Over the last couple of days, Fantasy Creations in Roanoke sold out of costumes that might help keep your little ghosts and goblins from freezing. They've already had to order additional stock of warm costumes. We spoke with shopper Eric Church. “Well I thought I might do a little Eric Church theme since the concert was last night show my support couldn't go had to work”, he said
This year, like many Halloween's, superheroes are #1...from Spiderman to Captain America. Business Owner Teresa Martin says sales have been brisk. “I do a pretty steady 10-15% -percent increase every year,” she said.
That's despite tough customers like Stacy G. She says she’s looking for a great deal. “Yes, I am not paying a million dollars for a costume, it's ridiculous, so I just made my own, now I'm a witch,” she said.
Most Halloween shoppers are expected to shell out $80 for costumes, candy and decorations. Nearly three quarters of all Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, up about half in 2005. According to the National Retail Federation that translates to 8-billion dollars of hot business no matter the weather outside.
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