First of all, for a place of business, the parking is inadequate, poorly kept up, and doesn't establish a very favorable first impression. When I entered, the first thing that I experienced was the smell of mildew and mold. The store is filthy, water-stained, dark, and dingy. Not a good environment for retail. The aisles are too close together, and costumes are all over the floors. Dangerous to walk through even without ten other people in the aisle with you. Sometimes it was very hard to even see what I was looking at. As for selection, if you want to look like a tramp (and spend far too much in the process), they have plenty. Most of their costumes come up past mid-thigh and are very deeply cut in the front. If you're looking for a nice costume suitable for someone above the age of 23 who wants to look respectable (and not spend an arm and a leg), look somewhere else. Hokus Pokus blatantly caters to the drunken college students who cram into the bars downtown on Halloween.\r
As far as people go, the associates were blatantly unhappy and stressed. I hardly saw one smile at all, and nobody said hello to me. I was surprised (after all, it's a holiday-themed store) until I saw an associate being torn apart on the floor in front of customers by her boss, and just for asking a simple question. Then the boss and his wife got into a yelling match, in front of customers and associates. These people plainly have no idea what ""professional conduct"" is. I couldn't wait to get out of there after I'd finally made my purchases after standing in a long, long line. I am never going back to this location, and I would urge both shoppers and job-seekers to beware!
Pros: Great selection for a very small target group
Cons: bad lighting, bad parking, filthy store, unprofessional conduct, poor atmosphere, poor attitudes, too adult for families