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1120 West Fullerton and 4727 West Montrose | Mon- Fri open until 8:00pm, Sat 10:00am-7:00, Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm

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Chicago Costume has been outfitting residents of Chicago in simple to elaborate costumes since 1976. The business was founded by Mary Hickey Panayotou when she began making custom designed garments and renting costumes out of her home. As her business blossomed customers started to inquire about purchasing accessories, makeup, and wigs to go along with their costumes. To accommodate their needs and expand her business she decided a larger space was needed. She purchased a building in the Lincoln Park neighborhood and the Fullerton store was born. Some years later she purchased a warehouse in Portage Park to open a second storefront. 

The company has since grown to include Mary's son Courtland, his wife Erin and many other family members and friends throughout the years.

Besides dressing local residents, Chicago Costume also works with a variety of organizations including local theater companies, schools, corporate businesses, as well as neighborhood committees, charities, and more!

 

The company also specializes in custom costumes, masks, and accessories. Our talented staff includes skilled artists from various fields to help bring your idea to life!

 

 

Mary Hickey Panayotou

Owner, Costume Designer

 

Courtland Hickey

General Manager

 

Erin Anderson

Purchasing Manager, Creative Director

 

Have Any Questions?

Email Us

chicagocostume@gmail.com

 Emails will be answered within 24-48 hours.

Call Us

1-773-528-1264 Main Location/Fullerton Store

1-773-282-1264 Warehouse/Montrose Location