New York, Oct 3 : Sarah Palin has become such a huge name that costume stores are getting deluged with requests for Halloween masks of the Republican vice presidential nominee.
However, owners of costume stores say that they are facing a problem in fulfilling the customer's demand, because of Plain's relatively late announcement as a vice-presidential candidate.
"The Sarah Palin is going to be huge," the New York Daily News quoted James Gleason, 26, a manager at Halloween Adventures downtown, as saying.
Gleason, who say that five to 10 customers a day ask for her costume, has put in a rush order for rubber Palin masks from Rubie's Costume Co. in Queens, but he's still waiting for them.
And since there is no real Palin mask for the Halloween display, the store decided to try to cash in on Barack Obama's 'lipstick on a pig' comment on the campaign trail last month.
The store took it's standard pig mask, put bright lipstick on it, slapped on an 8.99 dollars price tag and hung it next to masks of Obama and John McCain in the store's Fourth Ave. display window.
Buycostumes.com is selling paper Palin masks for 99 cents and Ricky's NYC in Tribeca is offering Palin-like glasses with an 'Amy Winehouse' wig.
Ricky's also offers a "Miss Alaska" costume, complete with a beauty queen sash and Sarah Barracuda's signature glasses, on its Web site for 22.99 dollars, but it hasn't yet arrived in New York stores.
Costume department manager Tiffany Poucher said Ricky's has been getting several requests a day for a Palin costume.
"They also want hunting rifles for her," she said.