Halloween FAQ

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 Costume Questions

Do You Have Kids’ Costumes?

We have a small selection of costumes for infants. We do have kids costumes: this year we carry Star Wars, Descendants, ninjas, a lot of horror, Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel and DC superheroes, Lego Batman, PJ masks, Paw Patrol, Pokemon, Disney Princesses including TinkerBell, and many others. Also many of our accessories work just as well for kids as adults.

What If I Want To See An Item Out Of The Package?

Please do not open any items yourself, bring them to the front counter and we will open it for you.  You can try the items on in the changing room (with a few exceptions).

How Does The Changing Room Work?

People can try on two costumes per day.  Look at the front of the costume: some are one-size, others are sized.  Bring the items to the front counter, changing room is next to the register.

How Do I Try On A Wig?

Bring the wig to the front counter and let us open it.  You will have to purchase a wig cap to try it on ($1.95).  When you buy the wig, we give you a $1.00 discount for getting the wig cap.

How Do I Use Custom Vampire Fangs?

 Scarecrow brand fangs uses a powder you mix with liquid to create a paste – they have a simple Youtube video you can watch here. They are reusable once you have created the mold, follow the instructions in the package!

Do You Have Colored Contacts?

Nope.

Check out a licensed contacts/glasses store.

What type of make-up and effects do you carry?

We have a full selection of costume-quality make-up. We carry Rubie’s Halloween makeup, Ruby Red (totally allergy free and best for children) makeup and Mehron makeup (best quality for professionals). We also carry Tinsley Transfers tattoos and special effects makeup.

For Rubie’s brand Halloween makeup: the base is thicker and should be applied first. The liquid tubes can be used alone or on top of the base. We have also have crayon versions for detail.

We also have special effects kits for applying wounds, spirit gum (skin adhesive), fake teeth, prosthetic ears & noses, lashes, and body gems.

Do You Sell Costumes Year-Round?

Yes, we carry a full selection of costumes and accessories all year!

 About The Store

What Is Party Heaven?

Party Heaven is a real-deal independent business owned and operated in Berkeley by Berkeleyans since 1978.  We have gifts, novelties, hosiery, and costumes year-round.  During Halloween our store is revamped into Berkeley’s best costume spot – and this year we have our best selection ever.  Thanks to our many loyal customers from years past and to new folks who come in everyday for supporting us!

How do I get to your store?

Party Heaven is located a 2570 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704. We are located less than a block from Telegraph Ave.  Google map and hours are here.

Where should I park?

Street parking is available, but make sure you pay that meter – Berkeley has the SEAL Team Six of parking enforcement working the area. Our area (upper Telegraph) is often busy and has many one way streets. If you see a spot a block or two away, take it! You can also park in the Bancroft Center Parking Garage – it’s located underneath our store and you can enter it from Bancroft Way. We also recommend the Channing/Durant Public Garage located off of Telegraph one block away! The map is here.

What Is Your Sales Policy?

We accept cash and credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, & AMEX).  We do not accept Discover; we do not accept any form of check.

All costumes, costume accessories (including but not limited to hats, capes, wigs, tutus, masks, weapons, wings, make-up, glasses, jewelry, gloves) hosiery, lingerie, seasonal items, & sale items are final sale (no returns & no exchanges).

Most gift items are returnable within 7 days if they are unopened and unused with the receipt of purchase.

Do You Rent Costumes?

No, we only sell them.

Do You Still Have Party Supplies?

Yes, our year-round collection of party supplies is still available in the back, along with some choice gift items.

Are dogs allowed in the store? What about eating food and taking photos?

Dogs (friendly behaved dogs) are always welcome in Party Heaven! Food and picture taking are not.

 In fact, we love dogs.

 

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