Q: What is the average costume rental charge?

A: It varies but generally between $25 - $35 on average.Creatures of Habit carries a full line of adult and children costumes in various sizes from child size 6 to XXXXL adult.

Q: What accessories are included?

A: Because Creatures of Habit is one of the most affordably priced costume shops in the nation, offering a complete costume at the aforementioned pricing, that price often includes every accessory you will need to complete an ensemble.

Q: Why rent rather than purchase?

A: Generally the decision to rent is based upon two factors: cost and convenience. Renting is less expensive and helps you avoid, after an exhaustive search, the pitfalls of unreasonable costs for inferior products. Because costuming is our passion, the quality of our costumes is superior to those available locally or online. Additionally, it is important to realize that custom accessorizing does not increase the cost of the rental.

Q: How long is a rental?

A: The average rental period is 24 hours, but we do make allowances for travel time and school projects. We also have
weekly rates. Generally speaking, if your event occurs on a given day, you may pick-up the afternoon prior to the day of your event and return it the day after the event.

Q: Am I responsible for the cleaning of the product?

A: We exercise the utmost care in maintaining each costume. Every costume is repaired, cleaned and sanitized prior to being offered for rent. We assume the responsibility for the proper care and maintenance of our garments and accessories. It is a process that is costly, time consuming and requires a commitment which we take very seriously for your health, comfort and peace of mind.

Q: What discounts are offered?

A: Creatures of Habit is committed to the needs of both the individual and community and is responsive to those with a limited budget. We offer discounts to educational institutions and students, charitable organizations and the secular (Church) community. Discounts of up to 15% or more may apply.

Q: Does Creatures of Habit retail costumes?

A; Yes! New costumes can be specially ordered year round from our expansive domestic and international suppliers. 7-10 days is the usual turnaround yet for a nominal fee orders can be expedited.

Q: What are the store hours?

A: Creatures of Habit is open 6 days a week for your shopping convenience.
Monday – Saturday, 10am –5pm
Closed: New Years Day, Christmas Day, 4th of July and Thanksgiving

Q: Where are you located?

A: Easily located, Creatures of Habit is in a 4 story blue and white building at 406 Broadway St. in historic downtown Paducah, Kentucky. Located four (4) blocks from the Ohio River on the right-hand side at the corner of 4th & Broadway. Look for a bright yellow awning and orange NEON outlining the windows. Just minutes from I-24 take the mall exit (#7) and follow Park Ave. (downtown loop) into the downtown area.

Q: Do you carry theatrical make-up?

A: Yes. We carry theatrical make-up for both the amateur and professional. Our knowledgeable and courteous staff with over 20 years in the profession can assist you with all your make-up needs and answer any questions regarding proper application techniques. Creatures of Habit stocks only the purest, top of the line, hypo-allergenic, professional make-up.

We offer Mehron, Ben Nye and Kryolan who are the leaders worldwide in outstanding theatrical skin care products.

Clowns, Pageants, Film / Television / Stage Performers, Photographers and Theme Parks are just a few of our clients.

With the success and growth of Creatures of Habit, new facets have been added to the already thriving business. Additional services evolved from their expert knowledge of costume history: historical costume exhibitions and installations, period fashion shows, historical costume lectures and workshops.


Did You Know?

Creatures of Habit’s successful theme song “The Creature Stomp” was written and performed by Pete “Jesse” Mitchell in October 2004.

Note: The artist has banned any recording of his musical masterpiece and insists on live “a cappella” performances only.

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