Costumes

3 Things To Always Consider When Buying Halloween Costumes

Halloween is one of the few times during the year where figuring what cape to wear doesn't sound silly. Whether you're young or just young at heart, finding the right Halloween costume is important for a variety of reasons. Getting a costume for your child's trick or treating adventures, or an office party isn't always as easy as it seems. You need to keep certain factors in mind when shopping for that perfect costume. The Surplus Store in West LA has been the one-stop for surplus & camping goods since 1946. We also offer some of the best Halloween costumes and options you'll find anywhere. That's why we've also come up with the 3 Things To Always Consider When Buying Halloween Costumes. Consider The Setting Are you getting a child's costume or an...

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How To Survive, But Enjoy Burning Man 2019

Easily one of The Surplus Store’s favorite times of the year is upon us once again—Burning Man 2019. In the past, we talked to you about the festival’s history and various past themes, along with apparel essentials to best prepare you for this year’s bizarre festival located in Black Rock City, Nevada. But this year, we want to help you survive Burning Man. Yes, survive. As much of a fun and surreal experience it can be, it is a physically and mentally exhausting sensory overload, filled with challenging art installations and of course, sand—and lots of it. With Burning Man just two weeks away, peep these tips to ensure you survive your first ever encounter with the mythical Burning Man festival. Hydration This one is a given and yet for some inexplicable...

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Creative Halloween Costumes Ideas

The best Halloween costume ideas are the creative ones. Anyone can order a costume online – but how about going as an 80s movie heartthrob? How about dressing up as a character from a cult classic, or going as a character that is immediately recognizable but that no one would think to do? That’s where gold is at. Go with a creative Halloween costume, not a boring one, and if you are running low on ideas, we’ve got your back. Here are some creative Halloween costume ideas, all of which you can make conveniently at the Surplus Store.   80s Movies Love the 80s? Love cheesy bromance? Look no further than Top Gun. This costume works on a lot of levels, not least of which is that everyone loves Top Gun. If you want...

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To Assemble the Perfect Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes...Come Into Our Store!

To Assemble the Perfect Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes…Come Into Our Store!

The Surplus Store last minute DIY Halloween costumes! Come to The Surplus Store for last minute DIY Halloween costumes! We have great costume ideas that you can put together at our store with ease. If you haven't gathered any ideas so far, you can be assured that with our variety of costumes and uniforms, you can have a unique costume in no time. Being the largest surplus store in West Los Angeles, we are here to help you sift through our massive selection of outfits and accessories to help you with last minute DIY Halloween costumes. DIY at The Surplus Store When going about shopping for a Halloween costume, you have three options, buying an outfit at your local costume store, online, or putting your own creation together. If you buy it at...

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Customize Your Own Festival Wear For This Year's Burning Man

Customize Your Own Festival Wear For This Year’s Burning Man

The Festival of the Year In the vastness space of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, an momentous occasion happens just once a year that requires extravagant and creative festival wear. The Burning Man Festival gathers thousands upon thousands of artists, enthusiasts, and venturers to erect a momentary metropolis based on the foundation of community, art, self-expression, and creativity. Held from Aug. 28-Sept. 5 this year, spectators at Burning Man will witness creative, experimental art and visuals, buildings, sculptures, performances, and music. It's an event that has established itself as a place that encourages people to be oneself. Before you start your trek to the desert later this month, discover all the festival wear that you can piece together at The Surplus Store and put together the perfect Burning Man outfit...

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