Costume rental offers dress up fun for adults
Meet two Vancouverites who are making a business out of fun and games
Costume parties aren't just for kids anymore.
Halloween is usually the time of year when adults consider dressing in costume, but the owners of Bonkers Games want to make it easy for people to host costume parties all year round.
Dani Vachon and Emily Bach began their business by renting out board games for parties. They have now expanded that business to include a costume-rental service called Tickle Trunk.
Each Tickle Trunk has its own theme packed with wigs, vintage outfits and costume jewelry.
But will grown adults be into dressing up in silly wigs and costumes for their next house party?
Long time party planner Vachon met Bach in a chance encounter at a costume party that Bach was hosting. Vachon immediately felt at home with Bach and her costumes, and together they came up with the idea of Tickle Trunk rentals.
"You need entertainment if a party is going to be any good," says Vachon.
The Tickle Trunks don't come cheap. Large trunk rentals cost $500 per day for 60 different costumes.