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Last-minute rush for Halloween costumes, pumpkins

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Halloween procrastinators still had plenty to choose from on Thursday. (FOX5) Halloween procrastinators still had plenty to choose from on Thursday. (FOX5)

The hours are winding down to get a Halloween costume or a pumpkin to carve. Typically, the day of Halloween is a busy shopping day since many people often wait until the last minute.

"I'm trying to find little nickknacks to make my costume look perfect," said Sheila Pajarillo.

"She didn't have shoes yet so we had to get shoes to match her costume and she wants a sparkly wand," said Roberto Garcia.

Pajarillo and Garcia spent the last hours of Halloween at Halloween City.

"His costume didn't come from Amazon today," said Stacie Azzata.

Luckily, Azzata found a race car driver costume for her 2-year-old son in the nick of time. Halloween City sales associate Bob Yannatone is anticipating a busier night than Wednesday.

"The shopping carts were flying all over the place," said Yannatone. "Feathers were all over the place. It was like a 50 percent white linen sale at a department store."

He said customers waited to score some deals.

"Our Big Bird costumes are 50 percent off for adults and children," said Yannatone.

"People are feeling rushed," said Pumpkin Patch manager Dave Riley. "This is their last chance to get a fresh pumpkin and to use up their tickets."

Riley said he has more staff on hand to handle the rush.

Travis Sabin and his son went to the patch to keep a holiday tradition alive.

"We look forward to this every year and he's been asking," said Sabin. "Unfortunately we didn't have time until today so we are excited to be here."

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