Make up

Because your skin health is of supreme importance to us, we only carry hypoallergenic make up products produced by the leaders in the field: Ben Nye, Kryolan and Mehron. Among the huge inventory of items we carry are: a full color spectrum of crème and cake make-ups, concealors and tattoo cover, stage blood, tooth blackout, prosthetics, molding putty, liquid latex, spirit gum, bald caps, final seal, translucent powders and the finest temporary hair colors on the market. Make-up tester palettes are available for sampling and special orders are welcome.

Wigs and Beards

A vast inventory of quality synthetic fiber and real human hair wigs, hairpieces, beards and facial attachments are in stock at all times. Whether your needs are for a church pageant, theatrical production, law enforcement or simply to alter appearance, we offer nothing but the best quality styles, with realism being of utmost importance. Special orders are also welcomed and submitted on a daily basis. Clown, colonial, rasta, mullet, afro, showgirl, ponytail, braids, Indian, rock star, movie star, Santa Claus, historical characters, biblical, etc.

Special F/X

Flashpots, confetti guns, smoke cups, finger flashers, sparkle additive, flash paper, flash bills, flash string, magic blood, flash cotton, slow cotton and fog solution are some of the special f/x items we stock. Our staff is knowledgeable and can advise you on what effects equipment / supplies would be best suited to your needs and/ or production.

Costumes / Adults and Children

Our specialty is Costumes! We offer costumes for adults and children in a wide range of sizes: from child size 6 to adult 4X. Our inventory is expansive, and at Creatures of Habit the customer is never limited by a clothing size. With over 19,000 costumes in stock, any decade or theme is possible. Because we customize, all costume alterations are done in house and at no additional charge to you.


Elaborate Venetian handcrafted paper mache’ masks, full head coverage latex Halloween masks and colorful, feather and sequin trimmed Mardi Gras masks comprise a portion of our mask inventory. With thousands in stock year round, our selection is beyond compare in this region and guaranteed to dazzle.


Period and costume footwear, men’s and ladies’ headwear, wigs, costume jewelry, gloves, canes, eyewear and feather boas are just some of the accessories available for rental. As always there is no additional charge to add accessories to your rental, but if you have the need for only accessories they can be rented individually.


Authentic, period accurate reproduction patterns covering The Middle Ages, Colonial, Empire, Victorian, 20th Century and Ethnic Nations. We carry patterns manufactured by some of the most respected names in the industry: Past Patterns, Folkwear and

Medieval Miscellanea


Attractive adult and child mannequins are available for rental by the day, week, month or can be purchased. A security deposit is required on mannequin rentals. Delivery and set-up is available.
(Image – photo of male mannequin nude / clothed in military uniform)
(Image – photo of female mannequin nude / clothed in wedding dress)


A sampling of items available for rent is listed below. We warehouse a huge inventory of era specific and hard to find items. Please inquire as to the needs of your party, event or theatrical production.

Ship’s wheels, coffins, vintage wheelchairs, palm trees, covered wagon, longhorn steer horns, wagon wheels, illuminated “on the air” signs, columns, tombstones, mummies, Egyptian sarcophagus, King’s throne chairs, full-size bamboo rickshaw, 7 feet tall white horse / unicorn, cannon, beaded curtains, vintage cash registers, fortune teller’s booth, urns, hospital gurney, artificial limbs and skulls, full-size skeleton, big wheel bicycle, vintage telephones, vintage microphones, vintage oscillating fans, directors chairs, megaphones, disco balls, 1950’s aluminum Christmas trees, vintage chrome bubble head hairdryers, stanchions, vintage cameras, vintage laundry baskets, vintage microscopes, vintage musical instruments, pop-out birthday cake, vintage Life magazines……….
(Images of artifacts)

Rental Equipment

Create atmosphere or a desired effect for your next event with our special effects equipment. Whether it’s Project Graduation, a haunted theme party, New Years, Disco let us help you lift the fog! We are the experts when it comes to creating magical effects and environments. Fog, snow and bubble machines, disco balls, smoke cups and flash powder effects can be easily achieved with our simple in-house instruction.


(An abbreviated list of shows we have the ability to costume)
The Mouse That Roared
Beauty and The Beast
Sound of Music
West Side Story
Kiss Me Kate
The King and I
Wizard of Oz
Music Man
Hello Dolly!
A Christmas Story
A Christmas Carol
Four Tickets To Christmas
Pajama Game
Fiddler on The Roof
Spirit of ‘76Plot Services

We provide a full plot service using our expert resources and can assist you in creating a visually dynamic show. Since we have “done” practically every show that exists numerous times, we are able to create your show in a number of different “looks” depending on your specifications. We have a myriad of resources in the industry to aid us in costuming you appropriately. Additionally, our staff has extensive experience in researching costume accuracy.


Did You Know?

Creatures of Habit holds the world record for the longest non-stop playing of the 33 1/3 LP, side 1 recording of “Autobahn” by Kraftwerk: 14 days, 22 hours, 33 minutes & 17 seconds.

Creatures of Habit is home to the largest private collection of Juli Lynn Charlot Appliqued Circle Skirts. Juli Lynn Charlot an accomplished opera singer is credited with having invented the “poodle skirt”.

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