- Location: Chicago, IL
- Website: losteras.com
Stretching half a block at the intersection of Howard and Rogers, this mega costume shop also reserves much of its space for antique furniture, dishes, lighting, and artwork. There is So. Much. Stuff. Lost Eras is really one of the most engaging places to dig around to find special and surprising objects from multiple time periods.
For Halloween (and the film and theater industries) this place has thousands of costumes "from Pre-historic to Futuristic and everything in between" for both sale and rent. Keep twisting and turning through the rooms and around corners because this place goes on forever, and there's always more stuff to be found (it's a 15,000 square foot space). To those of you scrambling around for a last-minute costume, we're sorry we didn't post about this place earlier! They are open today, though, if you don't mind dealing with all the other last-minute costume seekers out there.