Wild Wolf celebrates one-year anniversary

Wild Wolf Halloween store celebrated it’s one-year anniversary on Sept 17. With live entertainment and an onsite food truck, spectators joined in the fun, some wearing their favorite horror character costume.

To help bring the Halloween vibes to the Wild Wolf event, some horror movie fans came dressed as movie characters such as “Killer Clowns from Outer Space,” “Trick ‘r Treat” and “Terrifier.”

CSL Plasma employee Jay Joel Gonzales dressed up as Terrifier, even carrying the infamous trash bag and a prop – a bloody saw.

“I love dressing up and going to comic cons. I have seen all the “Terrifier” movies. I saw this event posted on Facebook and decided to stop by,” Gonzales said.

Those who braved the heat wearing head-to-toe costumes walked through the event taking photos with willing spectators.

Parents encouraged their children to take photos with each impersonator, even children with the “Killer Clowns from Outer Space.”

Horror fanatic Mary Margaret Sanchez, lab tech at Christus Spohn and a DMC student, encouraged her child, Thaddaeus Martinez, to take photos with the clowns.

“Thaddaeus doesn’t get scared. This is our first time here,” Sanchez said.

Music was provided to keep patrons entertained.

Two local bands called Razcat and Gracula performed.

“We saw Wild Wolf posting, they needed bands for their event. We’re just glad to play anywhere,” said Julio Soto, former DMC student and lead singer for Razcat.

Wild Wolf catered to visitors with new and returning vendors.

Amanda Rojas, owner of Out of this World Panda, said this is her first event with Wild Wolf. Although Wild Wolf assisted Rojas in selling her “spooky horror theme” candles in-store, Rojas sells most of her products out of her home.

“I usually stay custom. People tell me what they want and I can do it. When Wild Wolf first opened they sold my candles in their store. Working this event I did pretty good, sales-wise. This is my type of crowed for what I sell,” Rojas said.

The next Wild Wolf event will be held from 4-9 Oct. 13 at 5417 S. Staples St. where costumes are encouraged.

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