Yet, just when you think it's all fairy-tale sweetness, an unexpected detail catches your eye. Etched into the doorframe, much like those theme park height markers that determine if a kiddo is tall enough to board a roller coaster, is a peculiar 'seasoning guide.' It's here that the darker narrative starts to unfurl – the larger a human, the chewier they become, according to local witch lore.
Dare to press on? The entrance beckons with an array of intriguing artifacts. Shelves adorned with skulls, books of enchantments, and the occasional frog suggest that a certain resident here is well-versed in the witchy arts. Push past a bright neon orange curtain and your senses are assaulted by an uncanny neon fireplace, where baby arms appear to be roasting. It's a visual that might stick for a while.
Gazing through the witch's window, the vista seems plucked straight from the quirky lanes of Halloween Town. A nearby shrinking mirror - perhaps a tool to keep her stock of 'ingredients' ample - warps your reflection. But once you cross that threshold, the eerie ambiance dissolves into the lively, vibrant heart of the BODYFX shop. The stark contrast is palpable: the grim and the glitter, the sinister and the spectacular coexist. The shop bustles with an eclectic mix of patrons – drag queens, face painters, clowns, MUAs, Instagram influencers, and strippers alike.
It sounds like the start of a quirky anecdote: "A drag queen, face painter, clown, MUA, Instagram model, and stripper walk into a shop..." but here at BODYFX, it's just another day in paradise.