So about ten years ago, I had a young lady in the the store, who walked up to me and said “I want to be something original this year; I want to be a black cat!” I laughed, and got her the pieces to be a black cat. I now...
Halloween hours @ The American Backstage Company
Phone us at 703-212-8982
We are open to serve you during our Halloween hours 9:30 AM to 9PM, Monday through Saturday, and 12 to 5 PM on Sundays from now till November 3rd!
On November fourth our hours return to normal!
The American Backstage Company is Washington’s premier full-service theatrical store, offering costume rentals and sales, accessories, masks, dance shoes, theatre scripts and books, wigs, hats, costume jewelry, and theatrical makeup. We provide costumes for all types of events, from high school musicals to Halloween costumes to cosplay and Comicon activities to church plays and pageants. We are proud to serve the performing arts community in Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.
Our 6,500 square foot store has thousands of rental costumes,at American backstage it is never just a costume! We have entire walls of hats and wigs for sale, a book room where actors can browse to find the perfect audition monologue, new dressing rooms, in-house laundry facilities, and many types of dance shoes. New stock is arriving daily.
Need scripts? We have thousands, a much larger selection than you can find anywhere else in the area. Come browse in our Book Room for playscripts, sheet music for musicals, books about theatre history, theatre tech, costumes, the art of acting, makeup, theatrical magazines, audition monologue books, anthologies, and film.
In our makeup department, we stock a huge selection of professional theatrical makeup as well as body paints, face paints, Zombie kits, latex appliances, stage blood, whiskers, scars, hair products, and many other hard-to-find items. Our experienced staff can show you how to use these products as well as sell them to you.
The American Backstage Company is easy to get to. We are located at 5380 Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, just inside the Beltway and a 2-minute walk from the Van Dorn Metro. Free parking is available in our lot. Look for our sign and enter at the back of the building.