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TIE: Lucy in Disguise; Costume World

Austin boasts some amazing costume resources for your personal fabulosity. On the southside, Lucy in Disguise (like any authentic Austin-grown shop, it's named after the owner's dog) carries a luscious array of accessories and costumes both new and vintage for your renting or buying pleasure. This is your central resource for dress-up or for dressing up your street wear. Up north, Costume World has a dizzying array of theatrical quality rentals. If we were teaching a class in fashion history, we would take a field trip here. Costume World alters any purchases for free, even if you buy from the cheap, made-in-China wall. The vast Austin store is but a link in a small national chain with shops in Dallas, Pennsylvania, and Florida (the Pompano Beach location is home to an exquisite museum of Broadway get-ups).

Lucy in Disguise
1506 S. Congress, 512/444-2002

Costume World
8207 Burnet Rd., 512/323-5949

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