Hundreds of Halloween costumes line the walls at Rhode Island Costume. Gary Garabedian, owner of the store says, "We have all the categories covered, a separate section for kids costumes, a section for adult costumes, masks, makeup, everything."
The store is open year round but does about 80% of it's business in the ten days leading up to Halloween. On Thursday afternoon the store was packed. Garabedian thinks the Sox win may have something to do with the last minute excitement. "Well since the Red Sox won the World Series, everyone is in a celebratory mood and everyone wants to go out and celebrate tonight so hopefully it translates to a big day."
But what are the most coveted costumes? Garabedian says, "The minions from the movie despicable me sold out early. For the boys any type of ninja costume has been great. For the girls, monster high."
And as for the big kids, "For the adults we've been doing a lot of themes with the Wizard of Oz."
For the last minute shoppers, Rhode Island Costume will be open until 10PM Halloween night.