With Halloween just around the corner, you’re probably wondering what to dress up as and where to get that perfect costume. Well, let SCREAM help you out and urge you to visit the Halloween-dedicated shop Halloween on 31st Street. Promising an immersive shopping experience and with 20 stores in the UK, from Aberdeen to Ipswich and down to Plymouth, there’s bound to be one near you.
The holiday of Halloween is getting bigger and bigger in the UK ever year, with spending increased by over £300m in the last 10 years. That’s a lot of pumpkins, indeed. However, despite this clear clear fascination and interest in the spooky time of year, there still aren’t any shops that are entirely dedicated to Halloween. None except for Halloween on 31st Street, that is. These shops are the first of their kind in the UK and sell everything from costumes, to trick-or-treat bags and all the make-up, cosmetics and face paint you could ever desire. They began trading in 2014 and for 2015 they have a new store in Exeter opening, showing the success, popularity and growth of the spooky shops.
The concept comes from Calendar Club, the UK’s largest seasonal retailer and when speaking about Halloween on 31st Street, the director David Pike said, “We are really excited by our new Halloween stores, we believe we are the first in the UK to open a shop dedicated entirely to Halloween, they are fun places to shop and we really do have something for everyone in our stores”. The stores are only open for Halloween, obviously, so their final day of trading is the 31st October. The ‘trick’ is to head to one of the stores early, before everything sells out. So what are you waiting for?
If you visit their website now you can check out their Freaky Friday blog, where they’re delving in to the minds of those who love Halloween and general weirdness. For example, horror-inspired tattoos and what went on at Bournemouth Comic Con.
You can head to their website here and find the closest store to you and, also, check-out make-up tutorials to help perfect your devilish look and FAQs where all the possible questions you have will be answered. You can also follow the stores on Twitter, Pinterest and Instragam, and ‘like’ the page on Facebook.