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New Jersey costume shop closing after 37 years

The Fun Ghoul Costume Company, a 37-person Rutherford establishment, is closing its doors forever.

Cliff Witmyer, the owner, told WPIX, “People say why are you closing and I’m saying where you got your costume from last year and I’m saying that’s why we’re closing.”

Funny Ghoul Costumes via Facebook

Funny Ghoul Costumes via Facebook

Fun Ghoul puts on makeup too.

Funny Ghoul Costumes via Facebook

Funny Ghoul Costumes via Facebook

According to the Fun Ghoul website

They are a full-service theatrical costume specialist, specializing in custom costumes, rare accessories, full theatrical makeup, prosthetics and special effects.

Fun Ghoul’s high-end rental department has over 6,000 theatrical and period costumes.

Open year round, our costume shop is a great resource for schools, theater groups, film, commercial and corporate productions and can meet all of your costume needs. Let one of our highly trained staff help you with all your costume needs!

In recent years, competition has increased, with pop-up Halloween stores, online sales, and major department stores all offering costumes.

Funny Ghoul Costumes via Facebook

Funny Ghoul Costumes via Facebook

How about a cool penguin costume?

Funny Ghoul Costumes via Facebook

Funny Ghoul Costumes via Facebook

Classic Halloween movie costumes

Funny Ghoul Costumes via Facebook

Funny Ghoul Costumes via Facebook

Wigs for every occasion

Funny Ghoul Costumes via Facebook

Funny Ghoul Costumes via Facebook

Colored contact lenses are a nice touch to any costume

Funny Ghoul Costumes via Facebook

Funny Ghoul Costumes via Facebook

Costume, makeup, prosthetic nose and chin are all by Fun Ghoul

Funny Ghoul Costumes via Facebook

Funny Ghoul Costumes via Facebook

Halloween masks of all kinds

Funny Ghoul Costumes via Facebook

Funny Ghoul Costumes via Facebook

Her makeup jobs are really special

Witmyer is offering 50% off everything in store, including furnishings. The very last day of shopping is December 31st, but who knows how much is left by then. His theater shop next door stays open even after the costume shop closes.

The opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Doyle only.

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