Transitioning from Halloween to Christmas at Beauty and the Beast Costumes, Chattanooga can provide some strange scenes. But don't worry, we'll have it sorted out soon enough.
If you were driving by at just the right time on November 5th, you may have seen store manager Susan Stringer changing the mannequins in the window. Changing big, heavy mannequins isn't as easy as some people think, especially in a small space with large windows on two sides. The easiest way to do it is to start with the mannequins next to the window then 'back' out the door, changing each one in turn.
After changing the two elves shown above on the right, she removed the ghostly looking female and got Santa started. When Mrs. Stringer stepped out to the parking lot to see if Santa was standing in the best lit spot, she noticed that Freddy Kruger seemed to be mincing the unsuspecting Jolly old Elf and his workers.
Don't worry! Freddy was replaced with another bright, happy elf before closing time, lest he traumatize to many Citizens of Red Bank.
Inside the shop might be a little more frightening as Halloween decorations from the window got piled up in front of the Children's sized Clearance costumes. A box of pumpkins and a treasure chest full of other decorations becomes a strange wrestling mat for the Zombie Babies. Looks like Santa Baby isn't fairing to well.
Oh well! Just another day in the life of a costume shop.