Last minute Halloween help

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  If you've waited until the last minute to buy the candy, pick out the costumes and make plans for Halloween, News Leader Nine has you covered and we'll tell you how to make the most of the holiday, even with a few days to spare.

You may have found some candy on sale and already put up your spooky decorations, but have you made your plans... Or better yet, figured out what you're wearing?

"When you come in my shop, it's like Grandma's closet. You can dress up and be anything you want to be with a little imagination," said Sandy Dawson, the owner and costume designer at Creatively Yours.

Creatively Yours may not have the "character in a bag" some are looking for, but the store can guarantee you'll have a one of a kind costume for Halloween.

Dawson told News Leader Nine, "I'm not a big box store, my costumes were made for theater productions. I have everything from the Little Mermaid to Guys and Dolls to Seussical the Musical. I have parts and pieces from shows and I can put together just about anything if you'll bring me your body."

Owner Sandy Dawson said she will keep her doors open through Saturday afternoon just to make sure trick-or treaters and party-goers have everything they need.

But if you're not dressing up, there are a lot of activities all over the valley where you can still get spooked. Pope's Haunted Farm in Salem, Alabama offers hay rides and a haunted house. Port Columbus is hosting ghost tours all weekend and overnight paranormal investigations.

"We take people around the museum. We tell them the history of what they're standing near and then we play recordings that were captured by paranormal investigators here at the museum so they can hear that and we'll tell them about other things captured on tape or experienced where they are standing," explained Jon Ezell with Port Columbus.

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