Everybody would rather wear a costume every day, and in a way, they do. Slacks and ties? Dresses and tights? Its a rare bird indeed that would rather go to work dressed in a pantsuit than a superhero suit. But society gets a little weird when someone wears a skeleton costume to go grocery shopping, so most just bide time until Halloween, when they can tie on that cape, pull on a wig and let their inner child take flight into the outside world.
- Garett Fisbeck
- Costume accessories at Queen of Hart's Costumes and Dancewear in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.
Queen of Harts Costumes and Dancewear
924 24th Ave. SW, Normanqueenofharts.net
Off with their heads! is something the staff at Queen of Harts has heard so many times, theyll probably just point at the lineup of rubber masks on the wall, as if to say, Already done! Whatever era shoppers desire, this costume and dancewear hub will likely have it. Court jesters and clowns can find angels and demons just around the corner, or take a cue from the owner and discover something regal to wear out on Halloween.
- Garett Fisbeck
- Makeup at The MakeUp Bar in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.
The MakeUp Bar
7646 N. Western Ave.themakeupbar.com
This years best costume might just be Extremely Relaxed, which is available at The MakeUp Bar. Facials, massages and waxes are all on the menu for patrons looking to be pampered. There are plenty of products on the shelves for those who like to apply their own makeup, but The MakeUp Bar also does personal tutorials and professional applications for those special nights out.
4917 NW 23rd St.facebook.com/costume.funhouse
Family-owned for more than two decades, Costume FunHouse has costumes for purchase and rental. For Halloween, the shop offers a special one-week rental for a one-day price, so kids and parents can show off in style at multiple parties without spending a ton of money. Adults might also want to check out some of Costume FunHouses more risqué outfits for dress-up fun thats a treat for someone special.
- Garett Fisbeck
- Halloween decorations at Party Galaxy, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.
Eight metro locations
Main store: 300 N. MacArthur Blvd.partygalaxy.com
Blast off into Oklahoma owned-and-operated Party Galaxys vast array of Halloween costumes and kitschy decorations at any one of its eight metro area locations. There are total-body kits including outfits, makeup and props, but theres room for individuality, too. Mix and match from the aisles of stock to create something new that all your friends will want to be next year.
Cee Cee Wigs
2123 NW 23rd St.ceeceewigs.com
Its the perfect time of year to figure out if blondes really do have more fun. But if permanently coloring your hair is a bit too much of a commitment this season, slip into something you can slip back off again at Cee Cee Wigs. There are costume-ready wigs to finish off a killer Harley Quinn costume, of course, but also hair extensions and fashionable pieces to accentuate everyday looks. Theres even a wide selection of makeup to help coordinate your lips and cheeks to your brand new do.
Lollies Beauty Bar
279 34th Ave. SW, Normanlolliesbeautybar.com
Make up your mind to get the best when you make up your face at Lollies Beauty Bar. Whether its a one-night show as a gruesome ghoul or a test run to see how well green eyeshadow makes your peepers pop, the makeup experts at Lollies can help customers find the perfect products. Those going out as a classic bombshell should make an appointment with any one of the shops experienced stylists.
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