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.
Im 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 theyre 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.
Dawn Hall, of Macon, will be at Spirit Halloween on Friday and Saturday doing makeup demos. Last time she was at the store, her featured work was a needle sticking out of someones arm.
It was freakish, Simonton said.
Not all shoppers were looking to be scary, though.
Sean and Letisha Brooks were browsing the adult couples aisle at The Party Store Monday with a list in hand. They had a prince and princess set and were also going to try Batman and Robin, which was Sean Brooks first pick.
And not all costumes were for trick-or-treating, per se.
Drew Bryant, a sophomore at Houston County High School, wasnt going out for candy this year. He was planning a cemetery theme in his front yard. His whole family is involved, with his mom as a mourner and his dad as a dead man buried in the yard holding the candy.
Drew Bryant was looking for priest garb. His older brother would be the grim reaper to complete the funeral scene.
The family has been doing their mini haunted house for a few years now.
This was their first trip to the Spirit store, but mother Terri Bryant and son Drew were getting plenty of ideas as Drew picked up zombie babies and took pictures to text.
Their next order of business: dig a hole in the front yard for dads grave.
To contact writer Angela Woolen, call 923-5650.