The Costume Depot garbs men, women, and kids in comic-book-, fantasy-, sci-fi-, and celebrity-themed outfits for Halloween parties or other costumed events. Strike fear into the hearts of evil-doers with a deluxe muscle-chest Green Lantern disguise ($54.95) or prove leadership credentials to unconvinced house cats with a full pharaoh ensemble ($26.99). Ladies decked out in a Lady Gaga tuxedo or coffin-queen get-up ($57.99) fit in with masquerading ghouls, and trick-or-treating little girls charm candy barons with a child's Cinderella costume ($19.95). Costume Depot's staff members stalk the store's aisles, eager to help patrons locate a desired costume or accessory or achieve a proper zombie accent by cramming their mouths full of raw turkey.
Cluttered Closet's brimming shelves and well-stocked display cases hold a glittering assortment of vintage vestments and accouterments for men and women. Add a timeless update to well-loved wardrobes with jewelry pieces such as a pair of chunky, golden earrings or a bauble-strung necklace ($2–$100). Swathe skin in the billowing folds of a vintage dress ($15–$350) or rebel against casual Fridays with a sharply tailored tuxedo ($45–$70). An eclectic stash of stylish hats add a dash of elegance to hirsute heads, whereas new-to-you books ($2–$40) revamp comely corner bookshelves. Cluttered Closet adds new items nearly every day, so each visit presents vintage-istas with a rotating trove of treasures as unique as a snowman's fingerprint.
Fantasy Fashions' knowledgeable staff fits guests into flirty undergarments and sexy costumes that range in size from 0 to 20. Soft silks and lace hug curves as guests show off voluptuous proportions in alluring corsets that fashion bodies into illusory timepieces. Flirty femmes can drape physiques in flattering, soft robes ($29.98–$49.98) and scintillating babydoll nightwear ($19.98–$49.98). Ankle tattoos depicting the periodic table vanish as gams dive into the silky webs of delicate hosiery ($6.98–$29.98), and matching bra-and-panty sets ($19.98–$39.98) ensure flattering under-outfits. Fantasy Fashions also gift wraps orders for free as an added perk.
A resilient, charitable small business that has survived a trial by fire, Bangles, Bags, & Bling stocks its 2,000-square-foot showroom with an eclectic inventory of fashionable frills. Shoppers can organize keys, wallets, and the library cards of alter egos in a black and white damask handbag ($17.99). Light beams glint off the crystal accents that dot a pair of antique gold-teardrop earrings ($10.99), illuminating lobes and the steady ticking hands of a silver-tone watch ($9.99). A polka-dotted fashion scarf ($6.99) exudes an air of couture when worn around necks on chilly days or as blindfolds during championship piñata tournaments.
Whether customers like to decorate their persons with jewelry, collectible coins, or precious metals, they can find them at Ballston Coin and Jewelry. The shop carries vintage and antique jewelry, with at least 2,000 items on-hand every day that range from new fashion pieces to costume jewelry and collectibles. They also deal in rare and exotic coins, such as Lincoln wheat pennies, Roosevelt dimes, and Jefferson nickels. Ballston Coin and Jewelry also offers fair and marketable prices for the sale or trade of gold, platinum, silver, and bullion.