PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) – The costumes were out at the Comic Emporium in Panama City on Sunday night.
Comic Emporium has been around for 21 years, but has only been in its current location for about two and a half years.
Duncan Alex Ray is Comic Emporium’s event coordinator, and he said he’s glad the event is back in full force after Hurricane Michael and the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This year is our biggest year yet,” Ray said. “This year we have several who showed up to volunteer. We’ve even got more people in costume this year, which is really amazing. I love the fact that we have so many cosplayers coming out and we have them of all ages. “
Kathren Johnson said she always had a Halloween party in her house until Michael hit in 2018.
“We had one planned,” Johnson said. “It was supposed to be the day after Hurricane Michael, and it obviously did not happen, and since we had to move around so much, we did not seem to stay in one place long enough while we were getting to to get tricks or treats up. because kids have to get used to your place first. “
Johnson said she is so grateful to be back.
“It feels a little like home again,” Johnson said. “I just want to say it. I’ve missed this. I’ve missed the kids, I’ve missed the costumes, and I’m just glad we’re back to it, this little bit of normalcy left.”