Oct 28, 2014 What does "Quality" mean? It's all very well to cite "Quality" as the difference between our costumes and the ones at the party store. What does this really mean? - In addition to costumes for sale, we have rental costumes. These are made to last, not for one evening but for many occasions. Many of these are used for actual theater, film, and opera productions as well as parties and special events. They come in a wider range of sizes, often from XS to XXXL. - In our sales department, we carry only the higher quality costumes from companies such qas Elope, Smiffees, Leg Avenue, and the Grand Heritage line from Rubies. They are made of real cloth instead of tissue-thin plastic. They are cut more generously and many come in plus sizes too. - Real theatrical makeup is a completely different product from "street makeup" and "party store makeup." It has a much higher level of pigment to give better coverage, and there is less chance of allergic reaction. Our experts can help you choose the right makeup from professional theatrical likes including Ben Nye and Mehron. - Wigs from a party store are fun and cheap and come in a few wacky styles. Our wigs are theatrical quality, in a higher grade synthetic, more styleable, more comfortable. We have every type of wig you can imagine, from Marie Antoinette to Colonial to Elvis to Pageboy. Our big Lacey's order just came in! - Jewelry: At the party store you can pick up a plastic tiara; at American Backstage you will find a selection of tiaras from companies such as Sunnywood, made of real metal and crystal rhinestones instead of plastic. These are the tiaras used in pageants, films, and theaters. No comparison.