American pilgrims invented Halloween when they celebrated the abundance of their new home by dressing up as sexy turkeys. Participate in this age-old tradition with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of costume and accessory purchases and rentals from Chicago Costume, redeemable online or at 10 Chicago locations.
Since 1976, Chicago Costume has festooned trick-or-treaters, performers, and everyday masqueraders with a trove of eye-catching costumes, theatrical makeup, and whimsical accessories. Façade aficionados find a vast lineup of themed costumes for purchase, including zombies, pirates, and Harry Potter characters, and more than 10,000 rental costumes ($65–$250 on average) allow for postcelebration returns with a refundable $100 deposit. Customers can purchase a hip-swiveling Elvis getup ($49.99) or don a Catwoman costume ($54.99) to conquer pretend superheroes and real-life laser pointers alike. A collection of political masks, including those of Barack Obama ($25) and Sarah Palin ($19.99), keeps costumes current, and accessories such as wigs, makeup, and hats outfit people planning multiple costume changes to portray the entire ensemble of Cheers.
Good stuff and the staff is very helpful. You can either buy or rent your costume which is great.Andre W., Yelp, 10/22/09
This shop clearly is above and beyond the other costume stores in the area.Brian G19, Citysearch, 9/14/10