Playtime Costumes has been in business in Freehold since 2004. Primarily a rental shop for theatrical productions, including “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” and “Alice in Wonderland.”
Revier stated that throughout the past three years, Playtime Costumes has begun assisting Halloween enthusiasts with costume planning.
“Only by appointment,” Revier explained. “We consider this an exclusive service because it is unlike any other costume rental business. I put consumers in direct contact with my designer, who dresses them after meeting with them.”
According to Revier, many women will desire to be flapper girls, whilst men prefer to be pirates.
“We attempt to guide kids away from that because we offer so much more. We give them each a unique personality by having them try on several headwear. If kids like to be pirates, we ask, “Okay, what kind of pirate do you wish to be?” “She stated, The costumes cannot be purchased from a store.
The online toy shop carries approximately a thousand 18th-century hats, wigs, props, and accessories.
Revier stated that Playtime Costumes recently disguised an elementary school principal as the Statue of Liberty. They selected a green dress from the 1960s and dressed her in it; they then searched the store for a crown and accessories to complete the ensemble.
Revier stated, “This is my home away from home.” “This is a creative space, not a business.”
To schedule a consultation, please visit playtime-costumes.com or call 732-303-6000. Rentals can start at $65.
Want to get retro?
Backward Glances in Asbury Park carries period-specific goods for anyone seeking a retro aesthetic.
The boutique sells clothing from the 1920s through the 1980s. Numerous garments from the 1950s and later are real, period-appropriate garments.
The owner, Cindy Ciullo, stated, “This way, you won’t stroll into a party wearing the same costume as someone else.”
Since thirty years ago, Backward Glances has been owned by Ciullo. The shop was inspired by her passion for antique clothing.
Ciullo stated, “We have a large selection of authentic disco shirts and polyester pants for those interested in recreating the 1970s style.” We also carry ’80s party dresses, ’60s tiny dresses, and jackets for members exclusively.
Best pop culture costumes
There are a few Halloween costumes that will not disappoint pop culture fans this year:
Eleven from “Stranger Things” — This past summer, everyone fell in love with the original Netflix series “Stranger Things.” What is the best portion of the series? The children, in particular Eleven, the pre-adolescent girl with superhuman abilities and a passion for Kellogg’s Eggo waffles. To complete the appearance, you will need her signature pink dress, a blue bomber jacket, fake blood, and Eggos.
In homage to the television series, Melon Hopper re-created the garment with its own flair; the online store’s pink polyester frock features a white peter-pan collar. PRICE: $98. H&M sells a similar blue bomber jacket to Eleven’s for $39.99. Add grey, white, and navy striped socks for $6 from Topman.
Harley Quinn, “Suicide Squad” — Despite less-than-stellar reviews for “Suicide Squad,” Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn has drawn considerable fan interest. She is dressed in a red and blue ensemble with a T-shirt that reads “Daddy’s Little Monster.”
Her signature pink and blue pigtails and smudged makeup are difficult to overlook.
The costume can be replicated with the assistance of Halloween Express. The total cost of the costume is $69.99.
Negan from ‘The Walking Dead’ — With the season seven premiere of “The Walking Dead” approaching on Sunday, October 23, what better way to celebrate than than dressing up as the antagonist for Halloween? This is a simple, do-it-yourself look that can be accomplished with a few accessories and a threatening demeanor.
A leather jacket, a solid red bandanna, black boots, black leather gloves, a baseball bat, and barbed wire are required. This website is devoted to recreating iconic looks from major films and television series.
“Orange is the New Black” by Piper and Alex — Dress as your favorite inmates from Litchfield Penitentiary from the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black.” The highlight? The next day, you can remove the prison outfit and enjoy life outside the prison walls.