Family & Leisure
Rubie’s Costume Company
1 Rubie Plaza, Richmond Hill, Queens
Halloween 2001? Rubie’s Costume Company is expecting a booming kids’ business for costumes from Josie and the Pussycats, Harry Potter, Scooby-Doo, and, for teens, Planet of the Apes. And Rubie’s should know: This is the sole retail outlet for a company that does tremendous wholesale business around the world. Rubie’s maintains an inventory of 15,000 wigs, full costumes, and accessories that it manufactures itself in sizes from infant to adult. There’s even a division of costumes for pets. And if Rubie’s doesn’t have what you want, the staff will guide you to the custom department. A seven-day rental can run from $65 to $150. Buying a complete, head-to-toe Rubie’s creation can set you back from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand.