Many of us grew up in, or at least are familiar with, towns that lack a full-time costume shop. They might get a seasonal pop-up shop but if you need a witch's dress, day of, in the middle of May? You might be out of luck (or you need to know a good seamstress or tailor).
But then you have Los Angeles, where costuming is big business. Our city can and does supports multiple costume stores all year long, for both professionals and people who just like to dress up. And there's no need to pause and scratch the chin on the reason why; the industry is definitely to thank.
Western Costume Co. certainly sits at the top of that rack. It has been around for over a century -- so, basically the whole time movies have been made in LA -- and the North Hollywood outfit is now home to oodles of outfits that are so outrageously famous you hardly need say the movie they're from.
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