Last-minute shoppers snag costumes as pandemic doesn't put damper on Halloween fun

Frank Bee Costume Store on East Tremont Avenue had a line out the door all day Saturday. Shoppers said they would not let the pandemic ruin Halloween.

News 12 Staff

Nov 1, 2020, 2:44 PM

Updated 1,298 days ago

Share:

Frank Bee Costume Store on East Tremont Avenue had a line out the door all day Saturday. Shoppers said they would not let the pandemic ruin Halloween.
Since opening at 9 a.m., store employees said they've had a line of last-minute costume shoppers.
Superheroes and princesses were the first outfits to fly off the shelves. They say they sold out of classics like Batman and Superman, but still had plenty of other masks and costumes.
Meanwhile, make-up artist Giselle Cuadrado is used to creating complex Halloween looks like Batman villain Two-Face and Reagan from "The Exorcist." She said Halloween revelers can still do fun make-up with no professional experience required.
And while wearing a mask, Cuadrado created a Catwoman look with just some black and white face paint. Cuadrado said anyone that wants to recreate the look can add construction paper ears and have fun with it.
"Just go out there and do what you want to do and embrace it, and even if you feel like you're not happy with it, there's always next year. There's another Halloween coming up in 364 days, so you can do it then too," Cuadrado said
Whether handing out candy or heading to a Halloween gathering, participants are encouraged to stay safe by practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.


More from News 12
2:02
STORM WATCH: Thunderstorms likely for Thursday followed by more summer-like heat

STORM WATCH: Thunderstorms likely for Thursday followed by more summer-like heat

1:52
Crotona Park prepares to host Donald Trump in historic rally

Crotona Park prepares to host Donald Trump in historic rally

0:45
Charter school fires teacher who had inappropriate relations with student

Charter school fires teacher who had inappropriate relations with student

News 12 Book Club

News 12 Book Club

1:51
NYPD hopes to reduce number of shootings by spreading gun violence awareness

NYPD hopes to reduce number of shootings by spreading gun violence awareness

1:52
Public elementary school starts program in effort to prioritize student mental health

Public elementary school starts program in effort to prioritize student mental health

2:07
Officials begin enforcing new time limit rules on asylum seekers in NYC shelters

Officials begin enforcing new time limit rules on asylum seekers in NYC shelters

0:53
Mayor Adams' office responds to FBI investigation

Mayor Adams' office responds to FBI investigation

1:51
Orchard Beach set to open for swimming amid lifeguard shortages as Memorial Day weekend nears

Orchard Beach set to open for swimming amid lifeguard shortages as Memorial Day weekend nears

0:43
36th Fleet Week kicks off in NYC with Salute to Ships at Fort Hamilton

36th Fleet Week kicks off in NYC with Salute to Ships at Fort Hamilton

0:52
Bronx high school students meet with engineering nonprofit in special lab day

Bronx high school students meet with engineering nonprofit in special lab day

1:42
NYPD: Moped driver critically injured in crash into 46-year-old woman on Grand Concourse

NYPD: Moped driver critically injured in crash into 46-year-old woman on Grand Concourse

0:19
Authorities arrest Bronx man in fatal Washington Heights stabbing

Authorities arrest Bronx man in fatal Washington Heights stabbing

1:55
UA Local 1 to offer 5-year paid apprentice program for plumbers for 1st time in 2 years

UA Local 1 to offer 5-year paid apprentice program for plumbers for 1st time in 2 years

0:21
NYPD: 2 men wanted breaking into Taco Bell in South Bronx, stealing $500

NYPD: 2 men wanted breaking into Taco Bell in South Bronx, stealing $500

0:22
Police: Woman wanted for pepper spraying Bronx bus driver

Police: Woman wanted for pepper spraying Bronx bus driver

2:42
Garden Guide: This is why you should grow Geraniums this summer

Garden Guide: This is why you should grow Geraniums this summer

0:14
Search on for missing 80-year-old last seen on Melrose Avenue on Monday

Search on for missing 80-year-old last seen on Melrose Avenue on Monday

1:46
FDNY: Commercial strip fire extinguished in Wakefield; 4 firefighters with minor injuries

FDNY: Commercial strip fire extinguished in Wakefield; 4 firefighters with minor injuries

1:05
Nurse practitioner offers tips to decrease high blood pressure during High Blood Pressure Education Month

Nurse practitioner offers tips to decrease high blood pressure during High Blood Pressure Education Month