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Back in the late 80s, Nancy Cox recollects a sewing machine her former mother-in-law, at the time, had gifted her which sparked her interest in sewing. She would later become a member of the National Costumers Association where she would often take advantage of the workshops and classes offered to learn how to improve her sewing skills and learn about the true art of costume design. As time went on, Nancy would create everything from mascot costumes, period piece dresses and all sorts of wild requests from her clients.
Eventually, she made the move back to her hometown of Garden City whereas a self-taught costume designer started her own costume design business right from her living room. As word-of-mouth got out about her talents, her clientele outgrew her living room space and she then relocated to her father’s garage down the road from her house. Then in 1992, Nancy decides to follow her passion and open-up a costume shop in a warehouse space on U.S. Highway 80, where it’s currently located today and celebrating its 27 years of business in Garden City, GA. She attributes her startup success to providing great customer service and being able to grant her clients’ wishes. She states, “I love it and it’s a passion of mine. I like to see my customers happy. So, come on down and will take care of yah!”
ACME Costumes is more than just your Halloween headquarters store, they are here year-round to serve all of their customers’ needs. The store holds one of the largest collection of costumes and accessories in the Coastal Empire and the Low Country. Including over 350 original costume pieces designed and handsewn by Nancy herself. Additionally, they offer costume rental options, custom design work, and on-site make-up artist and wig master services.
Looking for some great costume ideas? Here’s some inspiration from our trip to the store this month:
Classic Superheroes: Superman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, The Hulk
Music Icons: Prince, Madonna, Elvis, Cher, Marilyn Monroe, Elton John, Michael Jackson
Movie Inspired: Darth Vader, Storm Trooper, Shaft, Willy Wonka, Oompa Loompa, Dr. Horrible
Historical Figures: Marie Antoinette, Cleopatra, Medusa, Kings, Queens, Jesters, Musketeers
Broadway Musicals: Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Grease, The Wizard of Oz
Peter Pan & Tinkerbell, Scarlett O’Hara & Rhett Butler, Shrek & Fiona, Gomez & Morticia Addams, Barbie & Ken, Raggedy Ann & Andy, Tarzan & Jane
Star Wars, KISS, The Village People, Alice in Wonderland, Zombies, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
As a member of the National Costumers Association, we strive to provide you with the best in costumes and accessories. Through this affiliation, we can offer you prompt service and the widest possible selection. Organized in 1923, the NCA helps to insure quality costuming standards. With an NCA shop you can always be assured of the highest quality workmanship and service.
They carry a complete line of accessories to compliment and coordinate and costume. Clown wigs, makeup, and props. From a one-man band to an entire army, they can accessorize any project. There’s no need to shop around – they’re here to handle all your costuming needs – in one easy stop!
Or give them a call at 912-966-0201 and visit them at 2604 U.S. 80, Garden City, GA.