Monday, October 26, 2015

Conjuring the Perfect Costume

Be your fabulous '50s self in this sheer eyelet darling dress ($70), cat eye glasses ($60), and "Barbie" clutch ($34).
Photo courtesy of The Getup Vintage in Ann Arbor
Last weekend, I found myself in a sea of poorly constructed synthetic wigs and politically incorrect costume kits looking for a skirt to complete my 1950s ensemble for a Back to the Future party. Then it hit me, why am I spending $30 on a piece of felt with a sequined poodle glued to it? Years have proved that I am anything but handy with a sewing machine, so handmade fashion isn’t an option. Thankfully, metro Detroit is home to many vintage and resale clothing shops where quality and authenticity hang from every rack; I don’t think you will find either at Halloween USA or Spirit Halloween.

Check out the stores below to conjure your perfect costume in time for Saturday night! Please note that on the days a store is closed, they may take appointments. Call to confirm.
Be a '60s mod maven! Just add tights, knee-high boots, and hoop earrings to a mini-dress like this one.
Photo courtesy of The Getup Vintage in Ann Arbor

The Getup Vintage
Location: Ann Arbor
Hours: Mon-Sat: Noon-8pm Sun: Noon-5pm
Phone: 734-327-4300

Hips Resale Boutique
Locations: Clawson, Detroit, and Roseville
Clawson Hours: Mon-Thu: 11am-7pm Fri-Sat: 11am-5pm
Phone: 248-435-2130
Detroit Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm
Phone: 313-965-9587
Roseville Hours: Mon-Thu: 11am-7pm Fri-Sat: 11am-5pm
Phone: 586-944-0780

Leah’s Closet
Location: Royal Oak
Hours: Wed-Sat: Noon-6pm
Phone: 248-629-9659

Lost & Found Vintage
Location: Royal Oak
Hours: Mon-Thu: 11am-7pm Fri-Sat: 11am-8pm Sun: Noon-6pm
Phone: 248-548-6154

MF Vintage by Mother Fletcher’s
Location: Ferndale
Hours: Tue-Sat: Noon-8pm Sun: Noon-7pm
Phone: 248-398-4816

Locations: Clawson and Pleasant Ridge
PR Hours: Mon-Sat: 11am-7pm Sun: Noon-5pm
Phone: 248-414-7440
Clawson Hours: Sun-Mon: Noon-5pm Tue-Sat: 11am-7pm
Phone: 248-589-0500

Showtime Clothing
Location: Detroit
Hours: Thu-Sat: Noon-8pm
Phone: 313-875-9280


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