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.

All the world’s a stage!

It is our pride and joy to costume plays and operas.  It is our bread and butter so to speak.  Seeing the characters come to life wearing our designs causes a great sense of satisfaction for us at the shop.  That being said, yes, we do costume plays for theatres near and far.  Would your theatre like to avail of our services?  Fantastic!  Just give us a call.  We’ll have a chat and pull the show for your approval.  The considerable size of our rental stock allows us to costume all kinds of plays and musicals.  The King and I, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Christmas Carol, Annie Get Your Gun, and Peter Pan are just a few of the shows we have costumed in the past.  Visit our Shows and Costume Plots page to see more!

Whether your theatre is new or established, we would love the opportunity to work with you and help make your season a wild success!

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!

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.

Attending a con? Check us out for great costume ideas and pieces!

Well, we’ve got plenty of costumes here for events such as Dragon*Con – for example, Harry Potter costumes and accessories (like robes, ties, wands, glasses, scarves, and other items – even Dumbledore’s hat, hair, and beard or McGonagall’s hat), or Star Trek costumes and uniforms (original or new), several items in the style of Tolkien’s universe, a full selection of theatrical makeup, stage blood, all sorts of wigs, black or white feather wings, demon horns, pirate outfits (including boots and hats), as well as several other costumes and accessories that are perfect for any upcoming convention. We also have parade costumes and furries!

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!).

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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We’ve got Retro!

There’s a lot coming up in the near future–from RetroFest to the start of Opera season.

 On a related note, those of you getting ready for RetroFest should definitely check out our shop! Our store contains sale costume and accessories as well as 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.

 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. We even carry men’s platform shoes and women’s go-go boots.  Come by the store and try some on!

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!

Who doesn't like pictures?

We hope no one–since we put some up and all. Check out our Photos page if you’d like to see some; so far, we’ve got “La Boheme” as presented by Converse College, as well as “Pirates of Penzance” as presented by Furman University. Both of these schools have fantastic opera programs–if you want more information, be sure to stop by their sites: this is the Furman Department of Music’s page, and here’s Converse Opera Theatre’s site.

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Both of the shows were fantastic; we definitely recommend catching any of their shows if you get the chance.

Anyway, we’ll be uploading more photos soon, as we find time to do so.