BELLEVUE, Washington (KING) -- Kyra Stewart opened 'A Masquerade Costume' in Bellevue, Washington almost 14 years ago. The shop stays open year-round, but October is by far their busiest month.
"During the middle of September to October 31st, that six weeks is harvest time," she says. "I'd say probably 30 percent of my annual income comes from that six week period."
Stewart says she's reluctantly added risque costumes to the adult section of her store, because as much as she hates to admit it, sex sells.
"I cave into it because consumers demand it," says Stewart.
She draws the line, though, when it comes to the children's section. For the past years, she's noticed more and more 'sexy' costumes being made for kids, but chooses not to sell the racy items in her store.