Emulating classic TV characters is more easily achieved by wearing costumes than constantly imitating their voices or evading the sun until you turn black and white. Pay less time-consuming homage with today's Groupon: for $35, you get $75 worth of rentals at Victoria Costumes in Victoria.
Recipient of the Chamber of Commerce's 2010 Business of the Year Crystal Award, Victoria Costumes loans customized wears and accessories for patrons desiring dress-up or disguise. Festooning its racks with Harry Potter robes, St. Patrick's Day garments, and lifelike real estate agent outfits, Victoria Costumes houses more than 1,000 threads ranging from $35 to $200 per rental. A deluxe Cinderella dress ($75) adorns formerly ember-stained maidens in an elegant ball gown, white gloves, and gold-tinted tiara, and a Mickey Mouse mascot ensemble ($85) injects ingenuous joy into parades, birthday parties, and grocery shopping. Explore nearby fjords in deluxe Viking warrior attire ($75), replete with sword, cape, and helmet, or thwart local caped crusaders in deluxe Joker gear ($75). A sponsor and avid supporter of numerous fundraisers and events, Victoria Costumes frequently bedecks community functions with imaginative regalia.
With festive disguises in more than 60 themes, it's no wonder that Victoria Costumes has earned praise and awards for its massive selection. Kids and adults find finery inspired by the roaring '20s, the Renaissance, and ancient times, or they can suit up to match their favourite Disney or Star Wars characters.
But the costumes span more dress-up opportunities than just Halloween, with options for Christmas, Easter, and Mardi Gras. And, in addition to its rentals, Victoria Costumes also suits up impersonators before sending them off to help add flair to a marriage proposal or singing telegram.