We've been in the Halloween business for 32 years and this year it is controversial. That's a twist.
We don't want to be a part of a Halloween that promotes being unsafe.
Historically, we have dressed up kids for school, parties and trick-or-treating. Adults, for their workplaces, parties, clubs and handing out candy. We are only comfortable with some of those choices. But we can't screen who can purchase from us. And we can't dictate what our costumes and accessories are used for.
It's a huge dilemma and we don't know the answer, to be perfectly honest. As of right now, we have no plans for our annual kiosk at Conestoga mall. The pandemic situation can change dramatically in the next month. One way or the other. Everything is up in the air.
Just know that we don't take our place in this lightly. And our decisions will be made thoughtfully, and with safety in mind. Luckily our costumes and capes are useful for creative play for Halloween plus all year round.
This is a special new section. While all of the products in our regular line-up are handmade by us, in Waterloo, Ontario, this is a selection of carefully chosen manufactured items that we usually sell at our kiosk. Many of you are used to being able to supplement your costume needs with these things so we are making them available for the month of October.