Vintage clothing store gears up for Halloween

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Vintage Ooollee, a vintage clothing store that's been in downtown Augusta, Georgia for nearly a decade, is gearing up for one of their busiest times of the year.

"This is our 'Masters Time,'" said Ooollee Bricker, the store's owner.

For one month out of the year, people trade the old sports jackets and vintage dresses for masks and wigs.

Ooollee says they were able to buy the costumes that used to be at Fat Man's. She said they were a wonderful fit for her store.

Vintage Ooollee's wide selection of costumes makes it the go-to place for schools and churches to rent costumes for productions.

They also have a ton of Santa suits - making Christmas a really busy time of the year as well. But, nothing comes close to Halloween time.

Ooollee says over the nine years, she's had costumers come to her with strange requests for costumes. Her response?

"Lay it on me - let's see if it's any worse than yesterday."

The store has a variety of costumes. Whether you want to sail the seven seas like a swashbuckling pirate or explore the final frontier as an astronaut - the possibilities are endless.

" We have costumes that start at the beginning of time and run through about the 80s. Then we have princesses and superheroes," she explained.

They have mascot heads that line ceiling of the store.

What matters the most to Ooollee are the props. She and her staff pay close attention to detail.

They have thousands of costumes ready to be rented out and shown off around the neighborhood and at Halloween parties.

Ooollee says, "I think people enjoy Halloween because it gives them a chance to put on a facade - they can be someone else, they can let their hair down."

Just make sure you bring the costumes back so you can wear them again next year.

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