About Us

HISTORY OF CREATURES OF HABIT

Creatures of Habit costumes is considered by most to be a unique national treasure and innovative costume research center. Established in 1987 in Paducah, Kentucky’s lower downtown district, the historic site is located at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers at the foot of Broadway. The visually striking 4 story brick structure located at 406 Broadway Street was built in 1908, when Paducah was considered to be the gateway to the new frontier but by 1950 had become better known as “The Atomic City”. Jack Cody and Natalya Haden created this distinctive one of a kind enterprise with the intent of costuming Paducah and the surrounding tri-state area but soon discovered their services to be in demand nationwide. Their “Hollywood Connection” was initiated in 1988 with the local filming of “In Country”, starring Bruce Willis. While providing costumes and props for the movie, they made important contacts with professional costumers and set designers in the film and theatre industry who would share their name with others within their respective fields of expertise thus leading to future film/ theatre work. Some of the films they have supplied costumes and/or props for include: In Country, Kalifornia, Pink Cadillac, A League of Their Own (Academy Award winner), Titanic (Academy Award winner), US Marshals and Pleasantville as well as numerous PBS documentaries and country music videos. During the last two decades Creatures of Habit has continued to build and maintain a comprehensive full-service costume facility committed to quality costume design and construction.

We specialize in themed events:

Corporate Promotions, Point of Purchase Advertising, Murder-Mystery Parties, Holiday Extravaganzas, Parades, New Product Introductions, Birthday Parties, Over the Hill Parties, Themed Weddings, Clown Ministry, Literacy Fairs, Sorority / Fraternity Socials, Ceremony, Roasts, Themed Funerals, Renaissance Fairs / Madrigals, Concerts, Luau Parties, Religious Festivals, Halloween Parties, Christmas Office Parties, Showers, Bachelor / Bachelorette Parties, Disney, Tea Parties, Sock Hops, Veterans Presentations, Dance Recitals, Encampments, Retirement Parties, Speak-Easy / Gangster, Passion Plays, July 4th , St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Highland Festivals, Disco/1970’s, Hippy/ Woodstock, Fairy tale Ball, Day of Nations, Old-fashion church socials.

Some of Our Recent Clients

  • The History Channel / Monsterquest
  • Bo Diddley
  • My Morning Jacket
  • The Four Tops
  • The Temptations
  • Reuben Studdard of American Idol fame
  • Frankie Valli
  • Loggins and Messina
  • Bruce Willis
  • Demi Moore
  • Madonna
  • Geena Davis
  • Patricia Neal
  • Cathy Rigby
  • Nathan Brown
  • Jerry Seinfeld

 

 

Did You Know?

Creatures of Habit has the largest collection of rare early 20th century wax head mannequins in the South on permanent display.

Constructed between 1880 - 1925 in France and Germany, these one of a kind hand cast wax busts feature glass eyes, porcelain teeth and hand set human hair. Striking for their realism in appearance, they literally have been known to turn heads.

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