People Leave Costumes to Last Minute

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While many people plan months in advance to create the Â?perfect CostumeÂ?, many leave things to the last week. PierreÂ?s Costumes in Philadelphia has seen this trend towards procrastination for many, many seasons. Some people always seem to remember that they need a costume for the party just at the last minute.

“If I had a dollar for every customer who came in telling me that they forgot to get a costume, and need one right away, I’d be able to retire!” Said Rich Williamson President of Pierre’s Costumes in Philadelphia. “We are incredibly busy throughout the month of October, but especially so during the last week leading up to Halloween” he continued. These customers come into the shop in a panic, but always leave with a smile on their face.

It is human nature to procrastinate. People have so much on their minds that getting a costume is buried on the list of things to do this week. “Luckily for those people who are busy, we have lots of solutions,” said Williamson. “We can offer them anything from an inexpensive mask and cape, to an over the top hand-made Marie-Antoinette.” He continued, “Our staff are well educated and trained in talking customers through the process. They typically have to actually rein the customer in… to focus them since we have over a million costume pieces.”

Williamson offered the following tips: “ Try not to get overwhelmed in the choices. Stick to a basic theme, and don’t change your mind from that. Once you have decided on a look, try to get that costume created properly.” “If you are stuck and have to wait until the last minute, a hand-made Venetian mask along with a Velvet hooded cape can make a really nice statement. We could costume you in that in under 5 minutes” “Don’t assume make-up and latex pieces are hard to use. We have novice customers who come in not knowing much about make-up. We teach them a few things, and they come back after Halloween with pictures of their great looking make-up.”

The bottom line is to not stress out. Go to a year round reputable Costume shop. Find an educated staff member and put yourself in their hands. You will often find that if you are into it, they will be too, and you will be amazed at the great results you’ll get (even at the last minute).

For additional information contact: Richard Williamson – President Pierre’s Costumes.

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About Pierre’s Costumes: Pierre's Costumes was founded in 1943. They have been creating original costumes and mascots for longer than most costume companies. Pierre’s provides costumes to TV, Film, Theatre, Parades, Sports Teams, Parks, and the public. Pierre’s not only rents and sells costumes but also creates on-of-a-kind costumes too. They are located in the historic Old City section of Philadelphia.


Richard Williamson or Marie Giancaterino at Pierre’s Costumes


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