Halloween meet the Internet: Angry Birds a costume hit

Macon TelegraphOctober 25, 2011 

WARNER ROBINS -- For Halloween this year, some adults are choosing to make the transformation to a video game bird or a sitcom star gone bad.

Angry Birds and Charlie Sheen costumes are popular this year, said Alicia Simonton, store manager for Spirit Halloween in Warner Robins.

“I’m ashamed to say we have a whole Charlie Sheen line,” she said.

For children, costumes from Monster High, a television sitcom, have been popular.

“People wigged out when we got them,” Simonton said.

Spirit as well as The Party Store in Warner Robins have seen an uptick in business this Halloween season, the managers said.

Customers have been spending a lot more on accessories and decorations, said Shanna Hutchinson, manager at The Party Store. Last year, people bought just the basic costume, but now they’re also purchasing the shoes, wigs and specialty contact lenses, which have a more dramatic effect.

“They make the outfit pop,” Hutchinson said of the specialty contacts, which come in a variety of options such as cats eyes and devil eyes.

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