Monday, October 14, 2013

Mr. Fun's Costumes & Magic Emporium

Mr. Fun's is located on State Road in Cuyahoga Falls, just north of Steels Corners Rd.
Mr. Fun's Costumes & Magic Emporium: For All Your Halloween Costume Needs
by Joanna Wilson

If you strive to buy from locally-owned businesses, then I'd like to remind you about the family-operated institution known as Mr. Fun's in Cuyahoga Falls.  With Halloween just a few short weeks away, trick-or-treat and costume parties are on everyone's minds.  Not only is Mr. Fun's the largest locally-owned and family-operated costume store in Ohio, but they have a very knowledgeable staff to assist you.

Mr. Fun's has everything--including doggie Princess Leia!

Mr. Fun's is well-stocked with costumes for everyone from babies and children to adults and seniors--they even have pet costumes.  They carry costumes to create everything from the scariest, most nightmarish creatures, to workplace-appropriate outfits, to riqué and sexy adult garb.  Mr. Fun's also stocks every size imaginable, including plus sizes and tall.  The store's staff makes it easy for you to try on any of the costumes in the store before you purchase it.

Peruse the dozens of professional wigs to craft your own specialized look--or check out the less expensive packaged wigs.

Or top your costume with one of many choices in hats.

Some people prefer to start their costume with a mask--choose from scary, political, or a pop culture icon.

Mr. Fun's also excels at offering thousands of accessories to turn your simple costume into an award-winning costume.  The store's walls are lined with "departments" of accessories to add to your costume--they include an entire section of hats, shoes, wigs, hosiery, make-up, weaponry, and everything else you can think of.  As an example, the make-up counter offers choices in professional latex make-up, appliances, and blood effects with a range in cost.  Chain stores don't even come close to offering these options.

Knowledgeable staff can instruct you with your make-up needs.

In the store's rental section, you can find fancier costumes as well as one-of-a-kind outfits.

One of my favorite costume secrets is the rental department at Mr. Fun's.  Yes, I've rented costumes here several times!  When you need something special, nothing beats the effect you can get with a rental costume, which can be as elaborate and detailed as you'd like.  Mr. Fun's rental selection is vast--and they also have a wide range of sizes including children's, plus, and tall sizes.

I asked a staff member what are the hot costumes this season.  She revealed that Duck Dynasty, zombies, and traditional fairy tales--such as Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood, and Cinderella--are the most popular choices so far this month.  I also know they are busy providing masquerade masks for the annual The Masque of the Red Death event at Akron's Civic Theatre on Oct. 26th.  How are you celebrating Halloween this year?

Not just a Halloween costume store, Mr. Fun's provides outfits for all the major holidays.

Unlike the chain stores or the temporary Halloween costume stores, Mr. Fun's is open year-round.  As soon as Halloween is over, they busy themselves preparing Santa Claus costumes!  Mr. Fun's has costumes and accessories for all the major holiday celebrations.  They also work hard all year long to dress many local high school theater productions and corporate costume events.  So remember--shop local, all year long.

Mr. Fun's Costumes & Magic Emporium is located at 4130 State Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
(330) 923-3339
Halloween Hours: open Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sundays 12pm-5pm

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