I walked into CVS yesterday to pick up a prescription. I guess it had not sunk in my head that it was already September because I was so incredibly shocked to see that the aisles were decked out with Halloween candies and accessories. At first I thought that it was way too early to be putting out Halloween cups, candy, costumes, and masks; I then realized that Halloween is only a month and a half away.
Some people have had their costume picked out since November 1st of last year, but if you are anything like me, some of us do not know what we are wearing until 30 minutes before we head out to whatever our activities may be. This year I have taken one step forward, and I successfully have thought about potential costumes, but it is a question on whether or not I will act upon these thoughts.
My friends always have told me that you have to start early to figure out what you are going to be–otherwise all of the good stuff is going to be gone. Where can you find this good stuff?
If you live in the Boston area, I would highly recommend going to the Garment District. It is the place to go as an alternate department store. You could go there and find any costume you want–though those costumes have prices that run as you would find at a typical costume store. If you want to get into your costume and spend $100, then by all means, the Garment District’s Boston Costume shop will have something for you!
One of my favorite things about the Garment District is the pay by the pound. Some people relate it to searching for buried treasure. What happens is that the store opens an 850lb bale of clothingn every morning when the store opens (except Fridays). They will put out paired shoes, bric-a-brac, purses, bags & belts at other various times during the day. The best thing about it is that you pay by the pound! It’s $1.50-a-pound every day of the week except Fridays when it is $1.00-a-pound.
You are bound to find a costume when you head to the Garment District.