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Dude.  You should totally be this guy for Halloween

Dude. You should totally be this guy for Halloween

When you walk into a place that’s playing ABBA, and you overhear one clerk asking another, “Can we rent out these clown shoes?” you know that there’s a high probability that you’re in the best store ever.  Between the florescent purple, pink and green carpet (think Hammer pants from elementary school), the wig gallery, the feather boa gallery, and the giant stuffed monsters (Abominable Snowman, Orcs from Lord of the Rings), the only thing that could possibly make this place more complete would be if they employed a magical dwarf.  It’s like Abracadabra Superstore is equal parts Halloween store, drag queen depot, and back lot of Paramount Pictures. And this place is huge! There are two floors overflowing with shit you’ve never imagined before.  Is it cheap?  Not really, but any place that has a sign saying, “Adult Costumes for Rent Downstairs” is my kind of place (truthfully though, the idea of second hand “adult” costumes kinda gives me the heebie-jeebies).

Abracadabra Superstore
19 W 21st St. @ 5th Ave.

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