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New York Magazine, Creative Costume Company Profile


In 1982, with a single clothes rack and a fashion-design degree under her belt, Susan Handler and partner Linda Carcaci embarked on a career in costuming.

Time Out New York Magazine, Creative Costume Company

February 2010

CCC’s custom designers can turn your brilliant (-ly idiotic?) notion into reality. Check out pictures of how they turned a sketch into a Cleopatra costume, complete with a sky-high peacock feather headdress.

CBS New York Magazine, The 6 Best Costume Shops in New York City

October 2012

Want to stand out from the crowd of ghosts, goblins and ghouls? Head to the Garment District and make an appointment with one of the knowledgeable costume guides at the Creative Costume Company.

LX-TV, Interview with Creative Costume Company's Susan Handler

October 2011


Tune into LX-TV's in-store interview with one of Creative Costume Company's owners, Susan Handler, during the 2011 Halloween season as they discuss CCC's products and services, celebrity clientele, top selling costumes, and more. You'll even see the LX-TV ladies get a little silly by strutting their stuff and breaking out some dance moves to festive Halloween music while trying on the company's Cleopatra, Nun, and Lady Gaga costumes.

Beyond Costumes Press Release Announcing Acquisition of Creative Costumes

August 2012

Beyond Costumes is pleased to announce it has acquired the collection of Creative Costume Company, one of New York City’s last and largest assembly of Broadway quality costumes. By combining these two important collections, Beyond Costumes now has an inventory of more than 20,000 costumes, making it the largest privately owned costumer in the New York metropolitan region. Beyond Costumes is located at 530 Nepperhan Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701. To reach Beyond Costumes, call (914) 963-1333, email or visit

Claudia Saez-Fromm Blog, Creative Costume Company

October 2013

if you’re looking for something totally unique, let them sketch, design and create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece you’ll treasure long past Halloween.

Citysearch Customer Reviews of Creative Costume Company

October 2008

"The garment quality is fantastic and the women who work there have a keen eye. They've often suggested something I wouldn't have thought of that turned out looking amazing, and they always want to help you have the complete look, with all the accessories you'll need. It's the first place I'd recommend for anyone looking to get their Halloween on in a serious way!" - mccn (member)

Reel Estate: 'Miracle on 34th Street' then and now

December 2010

When Santa needs a new suit, he need look no further than this mammoth garment district costume shop, where partners Linda Carcaci and Susan Handler have been creating custom designs for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for four years running.

YouTube Video of Rachael Ray's 2009 Halloween Party Costume Fitting Sessions w/ Susan Handler:

New York Innovative Theatre Awards News Article (2011) - Credits Creative Costume Co. for sponsor contributions:


Lauren Hartlein's Style Portfolio - Refers to her 2004 Creative Costume Company internship experience: News Article - "NYC Halloween Hotspots and DIY's" (CCC profile listed):

doNYC's News Article - "10 Best NYC Halloween Costume Stops" (mentions Creative Costume Company in list): Members/Creative Costume Co. Customers post Company Reviews/Testimonials:


Robb Report New York City Insider News Article - "Halloween Goes Custom":

The New York Sun News Article - "The Dress-Up Professionals" (2004):


Bloomberg News Article - "New York's Halloween Trick Is on Kids as Grown-Ups Celebrate" (2006):


DNA Info News Article - CCC creates Pan-Am & Charlie Sheen costumes:


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Wardrobe Supplies Blog Article - "New Kids on the Block" (2010):


Creative Costume Company – Midtown West – New York Store Shopping Guide


NYFA Company Listings Page (lists CCC as nearby NY costume company):

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