Spirit Halloween employees share behind-the-scenes secrets of the iconic costume pop-up sh

Spirit Halloween has 1,300 stores in the U.S. and Canada . It is truly a one-stop-shop for all Halloween and cosplay necessities. Every year around August, Spirit starts to form teams of seasonal employees who help out with the shopping season, which typically runs through November. With the season now in full swing, employees have been sharing some behind-the-scenes tidbits. First thing’s first, Spirit Halloween employees have to love Halloween. One employee told Mental Floss that he’d never met another employee who wasn’t as obsessed with the holiday as he was in the five years of working at the store. Employees have to live up to certain rules while under contract for the chain. It’s Spirit policy that only employees open up packages. If you’ve ever opened a package in a Spirit Halloween and gotten a weird look from an employee, that’s why. There are also rules about trying on costumes — especially masks. They also hate when customers use the aisles for changing rooms