According to an article on Forbes.com, Halloween ranks number four in holiday spending right behind Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter. In 2016, Americans spent over $6.5 billion dollars on Halloween with over 65% going towards costumes and accessories. Whether homemade or purchased, the average child’s costume costs about $28.00. Adult costume prices are even higher. If the entire family dresses up, your Halloween costumes are a big investment. It’s not only the money. Families spend hours of time in selecting and/or making the ideal costume.
Investing in proper care for these costumes makes sense. After all, you never know when you might be invited to a costume party or have a friend or family member that would like to borrow them. In addition, proper care lets you pass them on to younger family members instead of purchasing new costumes every year.
Halloween Costume Care
Never store a costume without cleaning it. Untreated stains become permanent.
Always check and follow care instructions. If the instructions say, “dry clean only,” then bring them to your local DELIA’S Cleaners and we will make sure your costume gets proper care.
Consider dry cleaning costumes with sequins or similar adornments, or one made using a variety of materials. Often home machines damage this type of costume.
If no instructions are provided, bring the costume to DELIA’S Cleaners. Our professionals will know which method will work best.
Store costumes on hangers in an inexpensive garment bag. Keep them in a closet away form heat, moisture, and light.
If you use a box for storage, fold the costume carefully between layers of white tissue paper. Put this in a large sealable plastic bag and then in the box. Store it in a cool, dry, dark location.
Popular 2017 Costumes
At DELIA’S Cleaners, we did a bit of research and found the following costumes will be most popular for children this year.
- Heroes – Supergirl, Superman, Batman and Robin, Batgirl, the Incredibles, Thor, Captain America, Flash, Wonder Woman, and Spiderman
- Villains – Agent Venom, Ultron, Beastboy, Two-Face, Baymax, Black Widow, Harley Quinn, Riddler, and The Joker
Whatever costumes you choose for your family and yourself, bringing them to DELIA’S Cleaners ensures they will be cleaned and ready for future use.