Gloves, Glasses, and Boas, Oh my!

So you already have a costume, or at least something passable from your closet.  That’s great!  Don’t forget to jazz it up with accessories so it really transforms from a plain cocktail dress to a dynamite flapper.  We have all sorts of accessories including but not limited to gloves (long, short, colored, lace, satin, adult, children), glasses (funky, nerdy, 1950s-1980s, sci-fi), boas (every color of the rainbow), necklaces (hippie, pimp), bracelets (1960s mod), rings, headbands (flapper, hippie), hats (goofy, pirate, patriotic, top hats, fedoras), scarves, shoe buckles, neck-wear, suspenders, weapons (tommy guns, pistols, swords, nun chucks), fake cigarettes, shoes (go-go boots, platforms, character shoes, saddle oxfords).  We could honestly go on and on and on AND on about the accessories we keep in stock.  The best thing to do is visit us at the shop.  One of our associates can help you find what you are looking for no problem!

Murder Mysteries

Murder mystery parties are back in fashion!  Whether it is a couples’ weekend away or a friendly get-together at home, murder mystery parties are a great way to spend an evening.  We have costumes that span centuries and countries so we’re bound to have several options for your specific character.  We will discuss a few costuming options based on your vision for the character as well as our knowledge of the time period.  We can put together a complete outfit or even suggest key pieces that can be worn with your own clothes.

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Non-traditional weddings are a blast!  I mean, who doesn’t love to dress up like they did in the Renaissance?  We can handle just about any theme you throw at us, we’re just that good at our jobs!  Some popular themes in the past include Renaissance of course.  We have so many options for both men and women in our rental and sale stock.  Or if you’d prefer we can make you a custom dress or outfit.  It’s not a problem.  Just give us a call and make an appointment with our designer so you can discuss fabric, trim, and style.

Steampunk is another theme that has surfaced in recent years.  What is ‘steampunk’ youSteampunk-Wedding Steampunk is another theme that has surfaced in recent years.  What is ‘steampunk’ you may ask? Well, it could be described by the slogan “What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.”  There are even subgenres within this historical futuristic genre: Victorian inspired looks, American old west, and even medieval ages steampunk.  The key to a great steampunk look is mixing unexpected accessories with typical suits or dresses of the time period. 

 Star Wars, 1920s, Halloween Horror, and anime are other typical weddings we’ve seen.  We have both sale and rental costumes to accommodate the wedding parties and guests for these themes and many others!  Visit us and speak with one of our associates to discuss your wedding wear options.  

It’s A Bird… It’s A Plane… It’s Superman

We get asked a lot for specialty characters such as Superman, Batman, Elmo, or various Disney princesses for children’s birthday parties. Good news, you can stop searching because we have rental and sale options! You provide the person, we provide the costume. Our costumes of are of the highest quality to ensure that your child gets a memorable and exciting visit from his or her favorite character. Give us a call and we can easily reserve one over the phone. Keep in mind that these guys are pretty popular among the birthday circuit so reserve them as soon as you can.

Visit our FAQ page to learn more about the reservation process.

My child has to be George Washington tomorrow. Help!

georgewashingtonWe know kids don’t always share such pertinent information in a timely manner.  It’s okay.  Take a breath and don’t worry because we carry plenty of children’s historical figures!  We have your costume solutions from Christopher Columbus to the founding fathers to Amelia Earhart.  Children’s historical costumes vary from basic to deluxe versions.  We even have instant disguise kits if you need those last few finishing touches to a costume you already have. 

It seems like kids are required to dress up more and more often for school projects, wax museums, and book reports.  No matter if it’s an animal or person we can usually sort something out (even last minute!).

Make-up and Wigs Galore!

Need specialty make-up for an upcoming production? Perhaps for a Halloween party? Or maybe you’re a make-up artist and need to replace some of your go-to products. Whatever your needs are, we have them covered! We carry foundations, luxury powders, stage blood, appliances (i.e. scars, bolts, noses, ears, etc.), beards, bald caps and more! Want to make your own appliances? No problem! Our experienced staff can give you tips and show you what products you’ll need to create that perfect zombie, werewolf, or old age look!

We receive new shipments of Ben Nye products every three days. If by some chance we don’t have what you need in stock we can easily place a custom order. In addition to Ben Nye’s range of foundations, special effects make-up kits, pencils, powders and more, we also carry Mehron and Krylon!

Wigs can instantly transform a person not only from a brunette to a blonde but also from a young person to an old person. We have colonial, biblical, pirate, hippie, clown, and modern wigs in abundance! There are so many options in a sale stock alone: brightly colored or naturally colored, long or short, with or without bangs, curly or straight or wavy, spiky or flat and smooth. We also have specific characters like Alice and Snow White as well as real people such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, and Twiggy.

We’ve got Retro!

There’s a lot coming up in the near future–from RetroFest to the start of Opera season. Be sure to check out our Events Page to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the theatre community around Greenville.

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On a related note, those of you getting ready for RetroFest should definitely check out our shop! Our online store contains mostly sale costume and accessories, but our physical location has a fantastic selection of vintage and vintage-styled rental outfits. We carry everything from bell-bottoms and polyester pants to daishikis, pimp suits, leisure suits, and some great one-of-a-kind dresses. That’s right, our rentals are all unique–you won’t see someone at a party with the same outfit as you.

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Definitely check out our selection online, though: we’ve got some retro costumes here, as well some choices of men’s platforms and women’s go-go boots.

Aside from that, we’ve also got a huge selection of Retro/hippie sunglasses and shades–big, small, blue, clear, green, gold, sparkle; all sorts–and several different wigs that are just perfect for hippie costumes. We’ve got afros, long hippie wigs, bobs, and gogo-dancer wigs. Come by the store and try some on!

Looking for a Santa costume?

Did you know that we have well over a hundred Santa costumes in stock–rental and purchase costumes both? We rent Santas out for most of the businesses in Greenville that need them during the Holiday season, whether they’re grocery stores, non-profit organizations, churches, or businesses. We even have professional Santa suits, of course.

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If you’re looking for one, come by our store and check them out! You’re welcome to try them on and see what you think. Actually, you can see several of our purchase Santas here. We’ve also got quite a selection of Santa wigs and beards in-store, ranging from around $25 up to about $80.

Our rental Santa costumes aren’t on our site, but we’d love to show them to you if you come by our store. There are three different types–Corduroy, Plush, and Velvet. Each one of these comes with the following: jacket, pants, hat, belt, boot covers, wig, and beard. Essentially, all you’ll need besides a person to wear the suit are gloves and glasses (if you’d like–we sell these in our store for only about $5.00 each). Prices are as follows: Corduroy ($55.00 per day), Plush ($65.00 per day), and Velvet ($75.00 per day)–and all rentals, as always, require a security deposit equal to the rental amount (if you’ve any questions about our rental policies, or how deposits work, click here to go to our FAQs).

So if you’ve any other questions, just email us or call us at 864-271-4260.

Thanks again for reading!

Halloween’s over–but we’re still here!

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That’s right, in case you didn’t know, we’re open year-round. We’re always here (with the exception of Sundays and various holidays), so whenever you need that Teddy Roosevelt costume for your kid’s presentation, or that cute flapper for a Twenties-themed party, we’ve got them. Keep in mind our huge selection of period costumes as well–we’ve got the perfect outfits for any sort of Dickens play, as well as Christmas carolers. Not just the outfits, mind you, but also the top hats, fingerless gloves, muffs, and ear-warmers. In fact, we’ve got the perfect selection for some glorious steampunk outfits as well…

…Anyway, feel free to come by and try some things on, whether you want to be a Victorian gentleman or a mad scientist! Thanks again for reading!

Going to a Masquerade?


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We’ve got a great selection of costumes and accessories to help you show up and look your best. We’ve got several beautiful masquerade masks, as well as gorgeous, one-of-a-kind, handmade 18th Century dresses. Not only do we carry them–we custom-tailor them just for you, at no extra charge.  We also have men’s 1700s garb!  

We are constantly receiving new styles of masks so check back frequently!

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