Like guidance counselors, costume stores help people decide whether to be doctors, superheroes, or anthropomorphic bananas. Peruse fashionable fallback plans with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of stage-quality costume rental at The Costume Bank in Surrey.
The Costume Bank rents stage-quality costumes to playhouses, film productions, and the general public. Owner and skilled moth-ball juggler Rene Schindel uses her experience as a professional costumer to carefully curate and catalogue thousands of versatile costumes. The Costume Bank's warehouse and studio seduce customers with dress-up fantasies that include menacing gangster getups ($40) and the involuntary tongue calisthenics that come with dressing in full KISS band member regalia. While seasonal outfits furnish Santas with a fresh red suit and hat ($55, includes boot covers, wig, and eyeglasses), Mrs. Claus costumes ($45, includes wig and glasses) and a variety of elf attire ($35–$40) can enable master reindeer thieves to infiltrate North Pole stables undetected. Most one-week rentals from The Costume Bank's vast inventory of costumes fall within the $40–$45 range. Buyers can further authenticate their stage worthy disguises by accessorizing with realistic add-ons such as wigs ($5) or a pad of parking tickets to complete police costumes.
#116, 17433 Hwy. 10
Surrey, BC V3S 2X6