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Cedar Rapids hits Halloween stores just before holiday

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'Tis the night before Halloween and all through the store, customers are out looking for holiday gore.

"I saw a zombie prom queen in a magazine but they didn't have it so a zombie Egyptian princess," said Maya Fitzpatrick of  Cedar Rapids.

But the last minute costume swap didn't upset Maya-she and her mother say buying costumes the night before the holiday is as much a tradition as trick or treating.

"I wait until the day before everything to do everything-Christmas, too," said Liya, Maya's mother.

Managers at Halloween Bootique in Cedar Rapids say the store has had a successful season.

Top costumes this year? For boys, movies like The Avengers had superhero costumes flying off the shelves. And for girls, it was the same as always-they wanted to be princesses.

"I think it has to do with the cartoons," said CJ Dunbar, Halloween Bootique Manager.  "Kids are still into cartoons and they see and they want to implement what's on TV and copy what their favorite characters are on television."

The store is open through November 1st.  That's the day they have their 50% off blowout sale.

Then they pack up the costumes until next Halloween.

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