Halloween shopping: down to the wire
(KETK) - Tyler Tx — Bryant Law's last minute Halloween shopping totaled more than 100 dollars. And while for some this might seem high. For Law, it was just the final touches.
"There's always little things you can add on," Law said. "I''I've been doing it for about a month now."
His purchases included a mask, a blade, and last but not least a costume for his son.
"My son -- he's fifteen months old -- this is going to be his second Halloween costume," Law said.
And Law isn't the only one to wait last minute.
"Last minute we have the panicked people in here today," said Charlotte Gomez, owner of Spirit Halloween.
Because Spirit is the only store in Tyler dedicated to just Halloween, they see a lot of people. So many in fact that police even stand at the door monitoring the crowd.
"Today is last minute and when we close the doors at six people will be mad at us," Gomez said.
And why Spirit instead of the other superstores that carry costumes?
"Target and Walmart clear out quick and they don't have much of a selection," said Josh White. "Somewhere like here that specializes in it, it's useful."
Everyone we spoke with today had similar reasons for waiting until Halloween to get their costumes put together.
"I'm just a procrastinator to be honest with you," Law joked.