, Derry, New Hampshire


October 31, 2013

Downtown shop a year-round costume treat

Costumes aren't just for Halloween


David Gardner was shopping last weekend at the costume shop, not sure of what he wanted to be this year.

“I was thinking about being Uncle Sam,” Gardner said. “And I’m always last minute.”

Marion Bishop has worked with Renaud since 1987. The British-born woman said she enjoys the costume world this time of year.

“In the U.K., Halloween is not as big as it is here,” Bishop said.

Renaud said her shop will be changing a bit as she gradually weans off the packaged Halloween costumes that fill the center of her space.

She will still offer the wide variety of rental costumes, accessories, wigs and other accents to create the perfect look along with her custom-made offerings for any performance or event.

Children in area schools will still find that perfect wig or pair of glasses for a character project in the classroom and adults singing with a local madrigal group will find what they need to complete their authentic look.

“We are just going to go back to our original roots,” Renaud said.

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