Halloween is around the corner! Hopefully, you have your costumes, your candy, and a cool party to go to. There are some fantastic places in town to get the perfect costume for you and your special someone to wear as a pair.
Dallas Costume Shoppe
Michael Robinson of Dallas Costume Shoppe says, “The top rentals (We only rent) this year are:
1) Authentic Bonnie and Clyde (We costumed the BBC documentary, so we know our B&C.),
2) Cleopatra and Marc Anthony, and
3) Saloon Girl and Gunslinger.”
He adds, “In my shop, the best time to get costumes is early. We have loyal customers coming in to reserve in August/September. They get the best selection and we have time to alter them to fit. So they are getting a perfectly fit costume for their Halloween Party.”
Extended Halloween Hours (Starting October 13, 2011):Monday-Friday: Noon – 8:00 PM (7:45 for last fittings), Saturday: 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, Closed Sunday
Location: 3905 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226
Costume World, Dallas Location
Chris of Costume World stated, “Pirates, superheros, and regal “renaissancey”are the most popular type of costumes for couples.” He said, “September is the best time to shop for your costumes.” Costume World is open all year long, they rent and sell costumes, and it is the nation’s largest costume house.
Extended Halloween Hours (Halloween Week and Halloween Day): Monday-Sunday: 10 AM-9 PM
Location: 13621 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75244
Norcostco, Dallas Location
Paul Callahan, manager of Norcosto in Dallas, encourages people to come in as soon as possible to rent their costumes. He says popular costumes include Cleopatra and Marc Anthony, Marie Antoinette and King Henry, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, Elvis and Priscilla, Scarlett and Rhett from Gone with the Wind, Sandy Olsen and Danny Zuko from Grease, Alice and the White Rabbit, flappers and gangsters, his and her pirates or zombies…the possibilities are nearly endless. Costumes are organized by period. Start with a period and go from there. Friendly staff is on hand to help you narrow it down.
Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Saturday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sunday: Closed
Location: 1231 Wycliff Avenue, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75207-6205
Of course, if you are just trying to get a last minute costume there is also Party City(great prices and selection) and Spirit(pretty good selection and fun to visit). Have fun together and Happy Halloween!
Nice Little Rendezvous
Do forget tomorrow at the Dallas Contemporary artist Aaron Parazette (with John Pomara, professor at UTD) will be having a Chit Chat at 6 PM. It’s FREE and great to pair with dinner or drinks for quick little date on a Tuesday night.