It’s almost Halloween which means it’s time to start thinking about costumes. Whether for you or your kids, it can be hard to find just the right one. Instead of going to one of the many “opened overnight in an old Office Max” costume stores, I decided to start at the top. We’ve all passed it while heading downtown, that’s right friends I’m talking about the infamous Johnnie Brock’s Warehouse Dungeon Superstore, 1900 S. Jefferson 63104. Have you ever ACTUALLY gone in there? This year I couldn’t resist. What exactly was lurking behind those barred windows? For starters, this friendly fellow greeted me at the door:
Once I made it past him, I discovered that the Dungeon Superstore is chuck full of Hantastic Halloween fun! Not only do they carry every conceivable type of costume, but also everything you need for a Halloween bash. Plates, cups, balloons, party favors, even unique decor items like these:
But back to the costumes! There is row after row of choices, plus all the accessories you need to pull your look together. Although, I did notice that most of the women’s costumes seemed a little, um, how can I put this, revealing? For example:
*sigh* No, Mr. M, for the hundredth time, I will NOT buy this:
Somehow I don’t think a shipwrecked pirate would really be sporting this:
Hmmmm, it does come with a beer stein….
But the accessory selection is amazing! There are entire walls of hats and boas!
Tons of wigs, shoes and just in case you need them, bloody severed limbs:
Moving on to the men’s costumes, I was met with lots of typical choices. Criminal, Superman, Roman emperor, cowboy, etc… If you’re ready to try something new this year, how about one of these?
Not sure Mr. M would be down with this:
Oooo, but maybe this?
I’m pretty sure I sat next to this guy at the Erasure concert a few weeks ago:
New to Johnnie Brock’s this year are Morphsuits. These colorful suits are made of spandex and completely cover your whole body. You can see out of them AND drink while wearing one! Leave it to those crazy Brits to invent these:
Last, but not least, there are the children’s costumes. (A salesgirl actually told me, “The kid’s costumes are back here with weapons and infants.” Nice. Let’s just lump those three together shall we?) However, I was pleasantly surprised at the wide array of selections for children. Here are some of my favorites:
If you really don’t like your child:
Honestly, I love this one!
Perhaps something a little more humble?
What ever you decide to dress as this year, you can find it at the Dungeon Superstore. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. There are several well lit dressing rooms and costumes range from extra small to plus sizes. Visit their website before you go at http://www.johnniebrocks.com, fill out a brief survey and get a $5.00 off a $30.00 purchase coupon. Have a Hantastic Halloween!