Advocate photos: The Oak Cliff Halloween store

What looks like a homicidal clown greets commuters on Hampton Road each morning, and in the evening, there could be a masked chainsaw killer or a Michael Myers lookalike.

This is tradition at the corner of Hampton and Kingston, and it’s also business for one Oak Cliff family.

Catalina Contreras opened a thrift store in the corner space about 11 years ago. Halloween business kept growing until it completely took over three months of the year. Now the thrift store closes for the month of August so workers can switch over to all costumes. The shop has something for everyone — fuzzy baby costumes, super hero get-ups, sexy outfits, clown garb, wigs, hats and props galore.

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Check out the gallery below, by photographer Brandy Barham.

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