INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. - Still trying to decide what to be for Halloween? Need some decorations for the party? Dress the Part(y) has got you covered.Since opening in 2006, the store has been the go-to place for costumes and party supplies in Incline Village. Located right in the middle of town, Dress the Part(y) has everything from costumes to party decor to wigs to makeup.The store, which is owned by Linda Offerdahl, offers customers costumes for every occasion, to buy or rent. It offers costumes from companies such as Elope, Leg Avenue and Be Wicked, as well as offering Ben Nye makeup. Additionally, if the store doesn't have what you're looking for, its staff will order it for you.With Halloween rapidly approaching, store manager Alyssa Aninos has been busy trying to help others perfect their costumes."I've always been artistically driven," Aninos explained. "Fashion has always been huge."Aninos explained that this is a very busy time of year for the shop, as staff just finished providing outfits for spirit week at school, and are now looking forward to Halloween and the holidays. Aninos added that the store has much more than just costumes, as it offers decorations for parties."(When planning a party) people will feel at a loss, saying 'I don't even know where to begin,'" Aninos said. "(The store) is a creative resource."Dress the Part(y) has a whole room devoted to party decor, including a section with Halloween and Thanksgiving themed items. The staff, which may or may not be in costume, is eager to help you find exactly what you need to take your costume, party or event to the next level."(It's about) helping people create their own vision," Aninos said of helping customers find their costume.If you're still without a costume for Halloween or that special event you have coming up, Aninos suggests to look toward current events to help. For example, following the recent presidential debate, Aninos was sure to order some Big Bird costumes. Another guideline for creating a unique costume is to add to whatever costume you may buy."Instead of being just what's on the package, put a twist on it," Aninos added.One last tip if you're still stuck, Aninos said, is to take anyone from the past, and bring them back to life.When asked what she was going to be for Halloween, Aninos thought for a second, before responding with "a dancing Grateful Dead bear," citing her ties to music and interest in being somewhat scary for the big night."I try to make it fun and creative. That's my goal with every outfit," she said.Dress the Part(y) also prides itself in being an active member of the community, helping out at various events year-round."Whenever there's a charitable event going on, we work with event planners to meet their budget," she explained, adding that event planners may just be a parent hosting a birthday party for their children.The store has been involved with various High Fives Foundation events, as well as Red, White and Tahoe Blue, Star Follies and the Tahoe SAFE Alliance/Project MANA Chocolate, Wine & Roses Festival."All of North Shore is a family," Aninos added, citing the importance of giving back to your community.Aninos added that the shop offers a locals discount for community members. The store is also planning on starting a frequent buyers club for loyal customers, which is set to begin in January.Whether it be a Halloween costume or holiday decorations, Dress the Part(y) has got you covered for your next big event.
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