Alfred Cove costume store owner says original Halloween costume ideas becoming popular


Susan Kata, Jacki Werner and Hannah Barber. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au d475391
Susan Kata, Jacki Werner and Hannah Barber. Picture: Matt Jelonek www.communitypix.com.au d475391

SKELETONS, clowns and Disney characters have again proven popular costume ideas in the lead up to Halloween, but a local guru says people have been more than willing to take it upon themselves to create something fresh.

Hannah Barber, owner of Alfred Cove’s Never Grow Up Costumes, said people were mixing and matching to find the perfect Halloween outfit.

“Make-up, contact lenses and masks have been popular,” she said.

“With Halloween people have less rules, they just want to look really good.

“So rather than getting a set costume, they’re toying around with different pieces. It’s not just horror-themed.”

Ms Barber, who opened the business on Canning Highway three years ago, said October was by far her peak period, buoyed by customers seeking costumes for Halloween, Octoberfest and the ghoulish Day of the Dead parade, which emanated from Mexico.

“People used to be scared because Halloween is so American but now they see it as a bit of fun,” she said.

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