So great to have so many last-minute fun school projects. I hope that everyone had as much fun and excitement as we did!
As everyone tried to fit a year’s worth of events in one month, we at Beauty & the Beast, Chattanooga were happy to lend a hand with several school plays. The largest production was Shrek, the Musical presented by CCA. Berean Acadamy finally got the long-awaited Sence and Senceablitlies across the boards. This year’s Endurance Award has to Mrs. McHenry who directed The Addams’ Family fast on the heels of another Jane Austin period piece at Lake View Fort Oglethorpe.
Your humble webmistress and costumer extraordinaire will try to get more photos for you soon.
First and foremost – YES we are still open! Sadly, the quarantine did close a lot of small businesses, but Beauty & the Beast Costumes, Chattanooga is still your one-stop shop for costumes and related items all year long. Like many households, we have gone through some changes and spent a great deal of time fixing up and cleaning out.
One of our biggest, and always ongoing projects is to update this website. In order to bring the website up to date, we started doing an in-depth inventory of all the costumes that we sell last January. Yeah, well, I got the adult-sized stuff mostly counted and added to the website. This is when I noticed that a large number of items listed do not have photos available while other items had oversized and poorly cropped images.
Before I could finish fixing those problems, I got a great big job making costumes for Shrek the Musical, Jr for Chattanooga School for Creative Arts. I was very excited about the opportunity to make some really fun and pretty costumes. Mind you, I totally forgot about EASTER and got somewhat behind. Luckily, the show did get everything they needed and all went well. Now I have returned to the Website Project and found the “Edit Menu” buttons… Yeah, that’s not going so well. So here’s a fabulous video of the new Dragon head I made for Shrek. Enjoy!
With Covid-19 still hanging around, we decided that it’s time to do some SPRING CLEANING at Beauty & the Beast Costumes, Chattanooga. It started with a deep dive into the back stock rooms which had become cluttered and unorganized during last Summer’s renovations. Much like cleaning out a home’s cluttered garage, our cache turned up some long forgotten inventory. After six solid weeks of counting and organizing only Adult sized costumes, it has been determined that a serious purge is required. Drastic price reductions on a large percentage of our robust variety is currently underway. Keep checking this website over the Spring & Summer seasons to browse ever expanding variety of closeouts.
In conjunction with the Great Spring Cleaning Inventory Reduction, we’re also going to be revising the website to make it easier to use on mobile devices. Please pardon our growing pains.
With everything we’ve all been through in 2020, it’s time to start looking forward to Happier Holidays. While things may look a little different this year, we can still find ways to have fun. Be sure to book a Santa suit for your favorite Jolly Ole Elf to wear. Then get creative by finding ways for Santa to visit in the yard or sit in a North Pole set while children stand in front of a pretty fence and take photos at a distance.
YES! We are fully open now on our Extended Hours for October. We will return to Regular hours November 3rd.
Monday thru Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday 10am-8pm.
Saturday Halloween 10am-7pm
Please wear a proper face covering and respect social distancing as required by Hamilton County.
YES! You may try on Costumes for Sale or for Rent.
NO! Thank you for your understanding that due to COVID-19, you may not try on masks this year. Beauty and the Beast has never allowed customers to try on wigs, tights or socks to assure clean, undamaged products for everyone.
Always closed on Sunday because ‘Beauty’ needs a day off.
We understand that our Extended hours for Halloween may Confuse people – AND the internet – because they change every week. Here is the October Calendar of hours for your convenience.
Check out the newly stocked Bargain Accessory wall! It has a little bit of everything including masks, hats, headpieces, make up, wigs and shoe spats. On the right, you can peek into the new dressing room area.
Best choice for a center piece is Classic Halo 3 Master Chief. If you look closely, you’ll even see that his side kicks are looking even better on their new head stands, hand made by “Beast”.
New Peek is the Celebrity side. Lots of familiar faces are now price reduced by 25% – 50%.
Susan and Jeff Stringer, the OG Beauty and the Beast, have been working hard to bring you the all new Bargain Boutique! “Beast” has been doing all the heavy lifting tearing out the two dressing rooms that were always just a little less ‘secure’ out of one room and moving them into another. Both have been painting and decorating. “Beauty” has been delving into the stock rooms and whipping out the red pen to fill the room with first time discounted items all the way down to as much as 90% off (or “Free to a Good Home”) items. We think you’re going to love it!
There will be so much more to come, but you’ll have to check back!
As they always say, when it comes to renovations you either have the Time or the Money to do it, but rarely both at once. That’s holding true for Beauty & the Beast Costumes, Chattanooga. I have always wanted to move all of the changing booths into one room, but was always to busy. With the COVID Quarantine keeping our customers away, we started the project. The main show room will be open this summer. However until the construction is finished, we will not have a place to try on the costumes or access to the clearance section nor the restroom. Sorry for the inconvenience, but we hope to have a beautiful new Family Style Changing area by Fall as well as a fresh, new face on some of the other areas as well.
Check & Like our Facebook page for progress reports.
THANK YOU one and all! Over the last 30 years, I have met so many Creative, Enthusiastic, Talented, Fun Loving people who come into my shop as customers and leave as friends. We would have never made it so long without you. Don’t worry! We’re NOT Closed forever, just until it’s safe for all of us. While we are all taking extra precautions, I want to show my appreciation to clients by offering FREE Covid-19 Masks to anyone who can send me a photo or short video about WHY you love to shop at Beauty & the Beast Costumes. I want to share these on my Instagram – you know – the one I started but never used… Yeah, that one.
I’ll start the ball rolling: #I<3myCustomers because they are JOYFUL!
If you want to be a part of making sure that Beauty & the Beast Costumes, Chattanooga is always there to serve you, let us and the world know! Send a photo or video, preferably wearing or using something you bought or rented from us, to BeautyandBeast@Email.com with a note about why you like to shop here or how we helped you finish a project and a mailing address to get your free mask while my elastic supply lasts. Current colors available as shown. The one with dragons is supposed to be ‘child sized’ because it’s shorter top to bottom, but turned out wider side to side. *shrug* Making masks was a learning curve.