You don’t have to trek all the way to Wasilla for your bouffant ‘do, rimless glasses, and Alaska-shaped earrings this Halloween. Stop by Chicago Costume and you’ll find Sarah Palin’s get-up, along with John McCain and Barack Obama masks.
With five locations around the city, they’re stocked with everything from Oompa Loompa suits to Harry Potter glasses. Apparently they’re already fielding calls for giant gorillas, Elvis, and all things ‘80s. (Remember Jem? -- Whoooaaaa, Jem is truly outrageous, truly, truly, truly outrageous…)
No place to wear your Piglet costume? Leave the dress up to the professionals at the Halloweekend concert at The Abbey, tour some genuine Chicago haunts (Think Hull House, Death Alley), appreciate masters of the menacing at a Halloween Art Exhibit, or hang with dearly departed Chicago greats like Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Marshall Field at Graceland Cemetery.
Though, you may find Mr. Field turning in his grave now that Macy’s has invaded.