The Joke Box introduces Galway Costumes

Beauty and the Beast — Model Nicole Travers, Catwalk Model Agency pictured with the beast, costumed by Galway Costumes.

Beauty and the Beast — Model Nicole Travers, Catwalk Model Agency pictured with the beast, costumed by Galway Costumes.

The Joke Box has been supplying fancy dress solutions, Halloween scares, and childhood pranks from its premises on Mainguard Street for the past 15 years.

While the business has always sold costumes it is now looking to become one of the premiere costume providers in the county under the new label, Galway Costumes. Partnering with one of the biggest costume suppliers in Ireland, it can now offer its customers the largest range of costumes at attractive and affordable prices.

Galway Costumes provides costumes for every budget. Its experienced and friendly staff will always endeavour to help a customer put together a clever costume idea or to advise them on more expensive costume options. Whether people are buying fake blood or looking to become the next Batman, every customer will be treated with the same high standard of service.

As part of its new focus, Galway Costumes is offering a professional special effects make-up service to its customers, which includes all the popular specialist Halloween looks from scars to authentic zombie features. For more information on this service, visit the Make-up by Pia page on Facebook. The company is also offering ordinary make-up assistance for more popular costumes such as witches, devils, or vampires, and there is a dressmaker on call for any costume which needs some tweeking or a touch up.

Over the years the Joke Box has been a part of many childhood memories, a tradition which Galway Costumes intends to continue. With many children’s costumes on sale at half price, these items are expected to fly off the shelves. Among the stand-out costume options available are Disney costumes, Smurfs, princesses, and famous comic book superheroes from Superman to Wonder Woman, as well as many great outfits available for those on the lookout for the perfect Halloween costume this year.

Customers can enter the annual competition for a chance to win their Halloween costume. They can drop into the store to look through suppliers brochures or bring in the details of online costumes and the Joke Box can guarantee the same product at a reduced price. People can book costume parties for groups of more than five people by email [email protected], call (091 ) 566411, or 087 2321751.

The Joke Box invites everyone to go along to its Galway Costumes launch event in the Townhouse Bar on September 26. Attendees can make their costume order on the night to avail of a 20 per cent discount.

“We love our customers, our little shop, and we pride ourselves on giving excellent customer service,” says owner Geraldine O’Connor. “When you buy your costume or accessories it is important to me that you feel you have the right items for your budget. We are here for the long term and when you are buying a Halloween costume this year think local.”

The Joke Box is also providing special rates for upcoming local events. The store is offering 25 per cent off purchases for the fourth annual Galway Zombie Walk, with complimentary fake blood for purchases of over €10. With the Galway Oyster Festival masquerade ball coming soon, the Joke Box is offering 25 per cent off all masks.

The Joke Box is open six days a week from 10am to 6pm, with longer opening hours in October. Staff are also available after hours, by appointment only, on 087 2321751.

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