Feb 06, 2014 February Costume Needs This is a busy costuming month! Here in the Washington area, Presidents Day is a major holiday. We have plenty of costumes for George Washington and many other Presidents and their First Ladies. They are fun to wear and the Colonial-era costumes in particular are flattering to many figures. We have all kinds of period-appropriate wigs and other accessories. Don't forget Valentines Day as an opportunity to dress up! Some leading Washington hostesses have featured "Famous Lovers" as a party theme. Examples of rental costumes for couples are Caesar & Cleopatra, Romeo & Juliet, Henry VIII & (pick one out of six), Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas, and Napoleon & Josephine. Additionally, we have a great selection of fun, sassy costumes from Leg Avenue that are on sale for Valentines Day. Black History Month is another important February celebration. Here's an example of how costumes and special effects makeup such as scars can give a wonderful authenticity to a historical performance. The photo below is from our friends at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Arlington.