Busiest week of the year at Biloxi costume shop - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Busiest week of the year at Biloxi costume shop

By Rebecca Powers - bio | email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Dracula, Scooby Doo and even Hannah Montana can be found at Josette's in Biloxi.  The costume shop owners say this is their busiest and most important week of the year.

But with a struggling economy, they wondered if this year would be as good as year's past, they found out Saturday, it was even better.

Leslie Bottoms said, "This place is awesome. It looks dead from the outside. And you come in, and it's like so alive."

She's is just one of the six thousand people expected to walk through Josette's Saturday.

"Halloween's one of the best holidays there is. It's just fun; it's a lot of fun," Bottoms said. 

Miss Josette has been dressing up the Gulf Coast since 1989. Leslie will be little red riding hood this year.

"And then my boyfriend is going to be the bad wolf. So I got a tail, and I got little paws for him," Bottoms said. 

They say the average customer spends two hours in their costume shop. Some people say it takes a whole day to see everything. Josette's husband Tex has had to keep expanding with her growing collection of costumes, wigs, masks and countless accessories.

Tex Locklar, "It was my idea to buy this building because she kept filling up every other building we were in, and now this one's full."

There are now 12-thousand square feet of choices to browse on what is one of their busiest days of the whole year.

From the looks of the line, the Halloween spirit is alive and well. Despite a lagging economy people like Leslie Bottoms say dressing up is so much fun, it's definitely worth the money.

"Um, almost 100 dollars, but it's for both of us. So, it's pretty good; I think it's awesome," said Bottoms.

Josettes is extending their hours until 7 p.m. every night until Halloween.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • breaking

    'Home Alone' dad John Heard dies at 72

    'Home Alone' dad John Heard dies at 72

    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:26 AM EDT2017-07-22 14:26:16 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:40 AM EDT2017-07-22 14:40:37 GMT

    John Heard appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout a lengthy acting career, but it was his role as the father of Macauley Culkin's character in two "Home Alone" films that gained him notoriety.

    More >>

    John Heard appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout a lengthy acting career, but it was his role as the father of Macauley Culkin's character in two "Home Alone" films that gained him notoriety.

    More >>
  • All lanes of I-110 now open following multiple wrecks

    All lanes of I-110 now open following multiple wrecks

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:23 AM EDT2017-07-22 13:23:41 GMT
    (Photo: file)(Photo: file)

    All lanes of the I-110 bridge are back open after two crashes early Saturday morning. 

    More >>

    All lanes of the I-110 bridge are back open after two crashes early Saturday morning. 

    More >>
  • RW hopes this site approval request makes a splash

    RW hopes this site approval request makes a splash

    Saturday, July 22 2017 9:06 AM EDT2017-07-22 13:06:31 GMT
    file photofile photo

    Will the phrase water's edge turn the tide for RW Development? The answer comes this Thursday. RW is on the July 27 gaming commission agenda. The company has asked for site approval before. Yet both times, the Mississippi Gaming Commission said no. This Thursday, attorneys for the casino developer return to Jackson ready to roll the dice and get gaming commissioners to say yes to their site. The focal point of their presentation will concentrate on two words - water's edge.

    More >>

    Will the phrase water's edge turn the tide for RW Development? The answer comes this Thursday. RW is on the July 27 gaming commission agenda. The company has asked for site approval before. Yet both times, the Mississippi Gaming Commission said no. This Thursday, attorneys for the casino developer return to Jackson ready to roll the dice and get gaming commissioners to say yes to their site. The focal point of their presentation will concentrate on two words - water's edge.

    More >>
  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • breaking

    'Home Alone' dad John Heard dies at 72

    'Home Alone' dad John Heard dies at 72

    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:26 AM EDT2017-07-22 14:26:16 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:40 AM EDT2017-07-22 14:40:37 GMT

    John Heard appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout a lengthy acting career, but it was his role as the father of Macauley Culkin's character in two "Home Alone" films that gained him notoriety.

    More >>

    John Heard appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout a lengthy acting career, but it was his role as the father of Macauley Culkin's character in two "Home Alone" films that gained him notoriety.

    More >>
  • GRAPHIC VIDEO: Teens mock drowning man

    GRAPHIC VIDEO: Teens mock drowning man

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:14:47 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:39:28 GMT

    Police say no laws were violated by five teens who made a video of a drowning man and posted it to social media. 

    More >>

    Police say no laws were violated by five teens who made a video of a drowning man and posted it to social media. 

    More >>
  • Man admits he 'flung' infant son, causing his death

    Man admits he 'flung' infant son, causing his death

    Friday, July 21 2017 6:33 AM EDT2017-07-21 10:33:52 GMT
    Cody Bates (Source: LMDC)Cody Bates (Source: LMDC)

    Police responded to a call of an unresponsive three-month-old child on June 9 in an apartment complex in Fern Creek. Officials interviewed multiple people to find out how exactly Preston Amato died.

    More >>

    Police responded to a call of an unresponsive three-month-old child on June 9 in an apartment complex in Fern Creek. Officials interviewed multiple people to find out how exactly Preston Amato died.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly