One of the hottest selling costumes locally so far this season should come as no surprise.
This current national “clown epidemic” has sent sales of clown masks skyrocketing, said Mike Foy, owner of Foy's Halloween Store and local Halloween institution. The Fairborn store has more than 60 different kinds of clown disguises.
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Foy’s Halloween Store, located at 208 W. Main St. in Fairborn, has the largest selection in the state.
COSTUMES FOR GROWN-UPS
With 800 different masks and 800 different wigs on display, there are so many possibilities, Foy said.
“From my experience with adults, they want to be an original character with an unoriginal look.”
This year’s most popular costumes for children are turning out to be the characters from Five Nights at Freddy’s (horror video games), and unfortunately Foy’s has completely sold out.
Girls are loving the female comic book movie characters Harley Quinn and the Black Widow. Of course the boys cannot wait to be their favorite superheroes.
For parents with infants, Paw Patrol costumes are the hottest on the market, and Foy let us know that their newest shipment came in last week. “Once they’re gone, that’s it,” he said.
BEYOND THE COSTUMES
Not only are the costumes important but so are the decorations. What’s a major holiday without major decorations?
Foy’s Halloween Store carries many different decorations. The top seller is the skeletons.
“Well, because you can turn a skeleton into anything,” Foy said. You can also find every kind of lighting you need, from strobe lights to black lights at Foy’s. The severed heads that are on display also do a pretty good job selling since they have 30 different heads to choose from.
A LITTLE HISTORY
Foy’s grandfather opened this store back in 1929, which makes 2016 its 87th year in business, “It’s the oldest store in Fairborn. It was here before Fairborn was here,” Foy said.
The team at Foy's loves to entertain people. They have displays set up outside so when you take your family to one of the local restaurants for dinner, you can walk over and wander through the displays that light up at night.