Frank Bee Costume Center

Shopping, Costume shops The Bronx
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Frank Bee Costume Center
Photograph: Courtesy Frank Bee Costume
Opened in 1957, this family-run operation sprawls over three storefronts brimming with costumes for all sizes, from babies to 4X adults. In addition to the usual superheroes, sexy nurses/maids/police officers, vampires, and assorted movie and TV tie-ins, you can go kitsch as a tiki cocktail, complete with umbrella hat and a stylish twist of orange on the shoulder ($80), or turn yourself into the party entertainment and come as a dartboard ($50 including six Velcro-headed darts). Owners Wayne and Doug Baker claim to have the best prices on new costumes in NYC, but you can also rent elaborate getups, such as Star Wars' armor-clad Boba Fett ($600 plus $1,000 security deposit for three days). A comprehensive array of accessories runs from hairy gorilla feet ($30) to a feather showgirl headpiece ($20).


Venue name: Frank Bee Costume Center
Address: 3435 E Tremont Ave
Cross street: at Bruckner Blvd
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 9am-6pm; Fri 9am-7pm; Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 9am-3pm
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Micki L

A hidden Bronx resource when you need anything related to entertainment.

No event too small or large for them to handle. And I can testify because the entertainment and carnival activity I rented from Frank Bee for my grandson’s 1st birthday party was top notch. All the kids giggle with delight while watching the magic show with the live bunny, and ran around with their crazy shaped balloon and face painted. All handled by the same very skilled guy who paced his time with us like the pro he is. The rented cotton candy and popcorn machine was easy to use and Frank Bee provided enough materials to last 4 hours of candy/popcorn time.

I highly recommend them and plan to use them for all my future events.    MLaporte_04/27/2014