When the doors opened Sunday at Nashville's Performance Studios, customers were eager to find their perfect Halloween costumes.
"I think people in this area are ready for the Halloween season to approach on us. It's coming very soon. We go from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year's. It's just one thing after another, and I think people are ready for it to start," said Performance Studios owner Gary Broadrick.
According to American Express Spending and Savings Tracker, Americans are expected to spend less during this year's Halloween season.
The average consumer will spend about $53, down from $73 in 2010.
But, in Middle Tennessee, "people are spending about what they usually do," said Broadrick.
Performance Studios will see the most foot traffic in the coming week, leading up to the Halloween holiday.
"Halloween in Nashville is a big deal. It's a very big holiday in this city. I think people are just ready for it to happen," said Broadrick.
Pirate costumes are the best selling outfits for both men and women in Nashville.