Looking for just the right outfit for Halloween or Mardi Gras? Plan ahead and rent (or buy) your costume from one of these Northeast Ohio retailers.
- Chelsea's Costumes - 1412 W. 116th St., Cleveland; 216 226-9147; Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 6pm; features mostly vintage costumes and used clothing.
- Cleveland Costume & Display - 18489 Pearl Rd.; Strongsville, OH 44136; 440 846-9292; Rents and sells a wide variety of costumes; Halloween costumes are stocked by September 1.; Open Tuesday - Friday: 10am -7pm; Saturday 10am -2pm; closed on Sundays.
- The Cleveland Shop - 11606 Detroit Ave., Cleveland; 216 228-9725; Open September through December 31; Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 6pm; Thursday from 11am to 7pm; extended hours during Halloween season; specializes in period costumes from the 1920's to the 1970's, including accessories like platform shoes and vintage cigarette holders.
- Halloween Express - Three locations in Northeast Ohio: 7799 Mentor Ave. in Mentor, 5211 Abbe Rd. in Sheffield Village, and 3303 Center Rd. in Brunswick; has a full line of masks, wigs, costumes, props, and make-up.
- Illusions Magic & Costume Inc. - 31529 Vine St.; Willowick, OH 44092; 440 944-8100; Rents and sells a wide variety of costumes, but specializes in renaissance, medieval and 1950s-style costumes; open Monday 11am - 8pm; Tuesday - Friday 11am -7pm, and Saturday: 10am - 6pm; closed on Sunday.
- Lake Eerie Costumes - 201 W. 31st St., Lorian, OH 44055; 440 288-9913;
- Mr. Fun's Costumes & Magic Emporium - 4130 State Rd.; Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44319; 330 923-3339; rents and sells a wide variety of costumes for adults and kids, for all occasions; Open Monday and Thursday: 10am - 8pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 10am - 6pm; closed on Sunday
- Odyssey - 7286 Aurora Rd. (by Wildwater Kingdom), 330 562-1523; Monday - Saturday: 9am - 9pm; Sunday: 11am - 5pm
- Party City - 6412 Pearl Rd.; Cleveland, OH; 440 888-9939 - Sells costumes, but does not rent them. Stocks Halloween costumes in mid-September. Open Monday-Friday 9am to 9pm; Saturday 830am to 9pm; Sunday 1030am - 6pm
- Starship Earth - 16880 Lorain Ave., Cleveland 44111; 216 251-1444; features a huge selection of costumes, accessories and Halloween props.
- Akron Design and Costume - 3425 Manchester Road, Akron, OH 44310; 330 644-0255; In business for more than 30 years; offers a comprehensive array of costumes for all ages and occasions.
You may also find just the right costume at one of Cleveland's many vintage clothing stores or antique stores.
(last updated 2-29-16)