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Clothes Proclaim The Character

October 28, 1989|Clipboard researched by Kathie Bozanich and Elena Brunet / Los Angeles Times, Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

The Caped Crusader was all the rage at the movie houses this summer. And now it seems lots of people want to look like him (rather than Bruce Wayne) . . . at least for a night. Here's a selection of several local spots that can outfit you for All Hallow's Eve, or longer if you're so inclined: ALEXANDER'S COSTUMES 11103 Brookhurst St. Garden Grove (714) 279-6199 Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily Rental costs: adult, $20 to $65; child costume rentals not available Purchase costs: adult, $14 to $165; child, $14 to $33 Most popular adult costume: Batman Least popular adult costume: angels Most popular child's costume: Cinderella Least popular child's costume: angels ASTRID'S COSTUME ATTIC 7551 Commonwealth Ave. Buena Park (714) 994-2112 Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday Rental costs: adult, $27.50 to $77.50; child, $17.50 to $67.50 Purchase costs: adult, $30 to $75; child, $20 to $40 Most popular adult costume: Batman Least popular adult costume: old-fashioned men's bathing suits Most popular child's costume: Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Least popular child's costume: Little Lord Fauntleroy-type outfits and cowgirls COSTUMES GALORE 1070 N. Batavia St. Orange (714) 639-1010 Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Rental costs: adult, $27.50 to $85; child costume rentals not available Purchase costs: about $29.95 for adult and children Most popular adult costume: Batman Least popular adult costume: pioneer outfits Most popular child's costume: Batman Least popular child's costume: ninjas (garden variety) THE COSTUME TRUNK 27762 Forbes Road 8 Laguna Niguel (714) 582-1370 Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday Rental costs: adult, $20 to $80; child, $15 to $35 Purchase costs: adult, $50 to $500; child, $40 to $100 Most popular adult costume: Batman Least popular adult costume: Darth Vadar Most popular child's costume: Batman Least popular child's costume: colonial-period clothing FANTASY COSTUMES 2818 Imperial Highway Brea (714) 528-3350 Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Rental costs: adult, $10 to $75; child costume rentals not available Purchase costs: adult, $15 to $100; child, $15 to $30 Most popular adult costume: Batman Least popular adult costume: California Raisins Most popular child's costume: Batman Least popular child's costume: doctors GASOLINE ALLEY 3744 E. Chapman Ave. Orange (714) 639-6550 Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday Rental costs: costume rentals not available Purchase costs: adult, $18 to $100; child, $12 to $40 Most popular adult costume: Batman and The Joker Least popular adult costume: devils Most popular child's costume: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Least popular child's costume: California Raisins NEWPORT PARTY CENTER 1800 Newport Blvd. Costa Mesa (714) 650-6070 Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Rental costs: costume rentals not available Purchase costs: adult, $9 to $100; child, $5 to $60 Most popular adult costume: Batman, mummies and ghosts Least popular adult costume: plain face masks Most popular child's costume: Batman Least popular child's costume: California Raisins UNIQUE COSTUMES 1153 E. Elm St. Fullerton (714) 526-7057 Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Rental costs: adult, $15 to $50; child costume rentals not available Purchase costs: do not sell adult and children costumes Most popular adult costume: harem girls and genies Least popular adult costume: French maids and playboy bunnies Most popular child's costume: none available Least popular child's costume: none available Source: Individual stores

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