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Where to Find Leather and Lace for Theatre Bizarre


Detroit’s biggest Halloween party is just around the corner. Of course, I’m talking about Theatre Bizarre: a two-weekend event that celebrates the eccentric side of your personality. With a gala event on Friday and the flagship party on Saturday, Theatre Bizarre has become the costume party to end all costume parties and it’s right in our hometown.

If you’re planning to attend this wonderful masquerade, but are unsure of what to wear or where to find it, let us help you out. Whether you’re looking for something to get your costume started or that special knick-knack to complete the set, these five shops in metro Detroit are sure to help you with your costuming needs.

Noir Leather

Established in 1983 and at its current Royal Oak location for the past 13 years, Noir Leather has catered to the punk and fetish scene of Detroit for more than 30 years. If you’re looking to make a really rad outfit, Noir Leather probably has what you’re looking for. You’ll find corsets, jackets, exotic shoes, knee-high boots, wigs, makeup, accessories and so much more. Plus, if you purchase tickets to Theatre Bizarre’s October 14th or 21st main (non-gala) events at Noir Leather, you will get 10% off your in-store purchase.

A Stitch in Time

Located in Clawson on 14 Mile Road, A Stitch in Time is a full-service tailoring and alterations shop. Whether you’re looking for original, beautifully made dresses or just need something hemmed A Stitch in Time has the skill and experience to create just what you need for Theatre Bizarre. Take a glance at their photos on Facebook to get a sense of the wide variety of costumes they can make.

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Sutton’s Costumes & Tuxedos

Detroit's Theatre Bizarre

Photo courtesy of Trever Long.

For the last three decades, Sutton’s Costumes & Tuxedos in Waterford has been making all manner of, well, costumes and tuxedos. Looking for something in a 1920s fashion style? How about steampunk? Or maybe gothic? If you’re attending Theatre Bizarre, that last one might be more your style. Exquisite masks, corsets, hats, wings, horns, dresses and more can be found here.

Lost and Found Vintage

Specializing in women’s clothing of decades passed, Lost and Found Vintage in Royal Oak has a constantly changing wardrobe of clothing from all decades and styles. With items being bought and sold constantly, the best way to know what’s new in the three-story shop is by following it on Facebook or Instagram. What you find may not necessarily work as a costume for Theatre Bizarre by itself, but I bet you can find some pieces that will definitely help your costume-in-progress.

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