Spookers Halloween's costume area actually has dressing rooms. It might not sound like a big deal, but most costume shops don't, which means guessing if that sassy sailor costume will provide enough coverage to hide your fish-identification poster.
Spookers' customers can try on thousands of costumes in a range of sizes, and if they visit the Gulf Freeway store, customers can peruse more than 18,000 sq. ft. Kids can decide if they want to be a pirate, princess, or bumblebee when they hit the streets to go trick or treating. Grownups have even more choices.
First, they must decide if they'd rather be scary or sultry. Then they can try on costumes such as the Playboy bunny, mod girl, Old West sheriff, or Roman gladiator. The shop stays open until midnight on All Hallows Eve to ensure that latecomers can still get a costume in time to avoid going to a party as the sweaty late guy.
FastFrame’s certified, professional framers encapsulate a range of photos, prints, diplomas, and sports memorabilia, preserving them with skilled craftsmanship and custom artistry. Many projects start at around $100, but prices vary greatly, depending on size, scope, and if the framed goods are pilfered from the Louvre. Openly browse through the store's 2,000+ collection of frames, including classic guilds, ornate frames wearing a mantle of gold bedecked in raised flowers and vines, and the Funky and Fun wood frames spackled with a dense coating of glitter. FastFrame's preservationists also honor a 30-day guarantee on all custom designs, allowing owners to return pieces for a redesign if they don’t complement the tree house’s décor. All materials and workmanship are guaranteed for life.
Every time photographer Kimberli Smith snaps a photo, her inner perfectionist comes out and carefully preserves something that would otherwise fade away. Voted favorite portrait photographer for three years in a row by readers of the Baytown Sun, Kim's experience and skill have earned her a membership with both the Professional Photographers of America and Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. She also draws on the knowledge she gained from her psychology degree while working with children, pets, and fussy psychotherapists.
Crafts enthusiasts of all stripes connect with kindred spirits at Harmony Stained Glass, where they find supplies and classes for a variety of projects. Customers can create all manner of glass and metal designs with a wide selection of materials and tools, including Aanraku products, dragon-shaped stained glass patterns, and Skutt kilns. Instructors help students learn what they need to begin a new hobby in stained glass, glass-fusing, and wire wrapping, and students can display their handiwork on wrought-iron stands bought in the shop or swiped from colonial re-enactors.
The shelves at Arlene's Apparels & More; A 1st & 2nd Hand Store teem with an ever-changing array of jewelry, handbags, housewares, and clothing for babies, children, women, and men. The small, but well stocked consignment shop's inventory changes constantly as items arrive; recent new arrivals have included turquoise bracelets, brown straw sun hats, and pink leather jackets, as well as items from brands such as Coach, Michael Kors, and Martha Stewart.