Local Halloween store finds way to safely wear costumes during pandemic

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COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Halloween is exactly one week away. The owner of Costumer says she is finding ways to help customers feel safe while wearing their costumes during the pandemic.

Costumer has you covered if you have not got your costume yet. Owner Bonnie Johnsen says anyone can rent a costume. She says after each use, it is washed and sanitized.

Johnsen says since there is a lack of movie releases this year, customers are looking for more traditional costumes, such as vampires, zombies, witches and werewolves.

A big theme for children this year are Star Wars, superheroes, Harry Potter and Toy Story.

She says because of the pandemic any type of mask is very popular.

“So the neat thing is we have all of these wonderful masks to coordinate with your costume. All of the masks are handmade by the Costumer staff right here in the capital region. So once you come into our store, you are going to find a coordinated face mask right next to costumes,” said Johnsen.  

The store is cleaned daily. Any item in the store that is tried on is taken out of inventory and sanitized. All employees are screened daily.

Not only do they sell costumes on our website, but they have two store locations in the Capital Region of New York. They carry a large selection of costumes for all of your costume needs.

They carry all sorts of costumes for adults, from historical costumes popular with schools, theatres, and churches, to fun and unusual costumes. The Costumer has a costume for it all!

They carry costumes for kids as well, so if your daughter wants a fairy tale princess costume, your son want a ninja costume, or anything in between they have it.

The store has a list of costume accessories and props to add the finishing touch to any costume!

The Costumer has almost 100 years of costume experience behind them to help you find the perfect costume that you are looking for.

The Colonie location is open 6 days a week and the Schenectady location is by appointment only.


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