October is the time people are looking for spooky decorations at McCullochs. However.. did you know the popular costume store in London is open all year long? The store features spooky haunted decorations perfect for any haunted house. You’ll find giant spiders, tombstones, skeletons and body parts all hanging from racks from the stores ceiling. Ghosts and goblins also haunt the store. These items are also available through the stores online catalog.
Of all the spooky decorations at McCullochs there are a few not so obvious. Its been sort of a secret. Many McCullochs visitors have no idea it exists. The next time you visit McCullochs at 1140 Dundas St, take a closer look at the makeup counter. Better still, take an even closer look at the grate located at the bottom and just in front of the counter. Do you see anything looking back at you? If you do… thats Fred. Well its what’s left of Fred anyway. Some claim to see him while others do not.
What’s the story of Fred’s Origins?
We can’t talk much about Fred’s history but he has been a part of McCullochs for a very long time. He has witnessed many Halloween Seasons at McCullochs come and go over the years.
Fred hasn’t made a peep in some time. However….. at one time he was known to make a noise or two to spook shoppers looking for halloween costumes. Take a good look for Fred but if you do see him… don’t get too close. Get close to Fred at your own risk.
Fred is an example of the spooky Halloween Spirit that has haunted McCullochs Costume in London since 1962. The staff at McCullochs are known for the enthusiastic approach to halloween decorating in London. They are more than London’s Halloween Store. They are london’s halloween headquarters for decorations as well.
McCullochs Costume and Party Supply is known to many as the best Halloween Store in London Ontario. Unlike temporary pop up costume stores at Halloween, McCullochs Costume is a family run business and open to the public all year. Founders Jack and Dorthy McCulloch founded the business in 1962. They are now retired. Rose and Doug McCulloch now operate the Costume Store.
The costume shop has grown over the years to become the largest costume store in the city. Although costume sales is their major focus the store realizes costume supply means more than that. Therefore they stock a large supply of other costume accessories. This includes masks, make up, props and Halloween decorations. They also carry a large amount of wigs and hats. In addition to their massive inventory, even more costumes are available online through their online catalog.
Why is McCullochs the best halloween store in London?
McCullochs earns its reputation in the city based on their customer service. Temporary halloween stores appear and then vanish like a halloween spirit after October. Unlike many temporary halloween costume stores, McCullochs trained staff have years of Halloween costume experience. Therefore a visit to McCullochs Costume puts you in touch with the costume experts. Other halloween stores may sell makeup. However, McCullochs can offer makeup advice and tutorials. This ensures a better, funner and more spooky halloween experience. McCullochs Costume literally has thousands of costumes in stock and ready to try on. Temporary costume stores and party stores may sell costumes for halloween. However, most don’t allow you to try a costume on before purchasing. McCullochs offers their customers many change booths to try costumes on.
Costumes are available in both adult and child sizes. The store takes pride in the fact that they offer halloween costume solutions for all budgets. Costumes range from cost effective costumes to higher quality movie replica costumes. These are perfect for cosplay or comic-con type events.