Tuesday, October 29, 2002
The Best of South Florida: Best Costume Shop
Tonight, the Best of South Florida is a real scream. So if you're one of those people haunted by procrastinating, listen up.
(WSVN) -- The trick to finding a treat this Halloween season is shopping at the right costume store.
And our viewers know just where to go.
From ferocious to fun, finding a fabulous fitting costume can freak out even a witch.
So if you're looking for a costume store that smokes the competition, Dragon's Den in Pembroke Pines was voted our viewers' third choice.
"These are pretty much one of a kind, you can't find them everywhere."
That's because these costumes are hand made and cut to order.
Some of the items here you can't find anywhere else in the world.
"She can taylor it to fit your body, everybody's body style is different and we can compliment any of them."
The store also offers air brush face painting.
"They have everything that you could possibly ever want."
"I picked this store because they always have a really big selection especially of adult costumes."
There's no shortage of selection at our number two pick... La Casa De Los Trucos in Little Havana.
"I've been coming here since I was a little kid."
At this house of costumes, you get the comfort of a corner store with the benefits of 30 years experience.
"Experience is important of course."
You never know who may drop in for a visit...
Or what you might see.
But masks and monsters don't scare away the shoppers... customers keep coming back decade after decade.
"I've been here for 22 years and 19 out of those 22 years we've been coming every Halloween."
And as your trying things on for size, you'll find both tricks and treats.
"If you can't find a costume here then you can't find it anywhere."
"They have every costume there is you will always find whatever you want, they'll never tell you no we don't have it, they have every costume you can think of."
All clowning around aside... if you're trying to slip into a place that's a perfect fit for a princess, try our viewers number one choice: Annie's Costume and Magic in Plantation.
With more than one million items in the store, you'll find a different twist at every turn.
Annies offers an endless and timeless selection of costumes.
"Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, 17th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century, space, futuristic, story book, super heroes you can be anybody who do you want to be who do you want to be."
"I wanted her to be Snow White. I like the Snow White costume, she likes Snow White, that's pretty."
Yes, you can find just about everything here.
So if you're looking for hair wear, check out the wall of wigs.
But if guts and gore is more your speed, there's an abundance of blood.
"We have regular blood, we have squirt blood, we have stage blood, we have blood gel, we have coagulated blood, we have fresh chunks, we have fresh scab."
Whether your shopping for family, friends or even Fito, you'll always find a fabulous fit.
"It has a good reputation and we come here every year."
Next week, does a bunch of adults screaming at a television scare you?
We'll find out which Sports Bar hits a homerun in South Florida.
Plus it's never too early to make plans for the holidays. We want to know which restaurant in town serves the Best Thanksgiving Dinner.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
The Dragon's Den
8415 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
La Casa De Los Trucos
1343 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
Annies Costumes & Magic
801 South University Drive, Suite B 136
Plantation, FL 33324