Henry David Thoreau distrusted any enterprise that required new clothes, which is why he abandoned his career as a French maid. Embrace bold new outfits with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 toward rented or purchased costumes or accessories at DC Theatricks.
DC Theatricks, which creates custom costumes for theatrical productions across the world, fill their wardrobe racks with more than 10,000 adult costumes for ladies and gents in categories such as historical, fantasy, celebrity, and holiday. Prices for costume rentals range from $30 to $75. Wild tiger stripes streak the belted one-shoulder caveman smock ($30), and black-and-white bars across the convict's suit ($30) indicate the wearer pilfered all of the Halloween candy. The Marie Antoinette outfit ($65) and the blue gingham Dorothy dress ($35) flounce right past a foreboding haunted tree ($35), and modest, old-fashioned bathing costumes ($35) conceal thigh tattoos of bikinis.
Add an additional flourish to ghoulish garb with accessories such as stage blood ($2.99), which helps create vampire wounds, festering sores, or really dramatic paper cuts. An Elvis wig brings credibility to hip shakes ($17.99), and go-go boots keep dance-ready legs properly attired ($31.99). Costumes for purchase, such as a French chambermaid's comely ensemble ($41.99), are also available.
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