SAN ANTONIO — UPDATE 10/20
Great news for costume lovers in San Antonio! Starline Costumes, the iconic costume shop on the northwest side of town is going to remain open.
We found out that the shop has a new owner, Jacob Dell, taking over next month.
The shop specializes in elaborate costumes for plays, parties, and of course Halloween.
See previous story below:
An iconic costume shop that has been open more than 50 years in San Antonio announced it will close after this holiday season.
Starline Costumes posted on its Facebook page Sunday that the owner, Julie Keck, is retiring and closing the store in early 2023.
The shop is located on Bandera Road and specialized in rental costumes for their more elaborate outfits.
On the shop's Facebook page, a letter thanked customers for the many years of patronage. The shop also expressed gratitude for being involved in not just Halloween costumes, but theater productions, plays, parties and corporate event over the years.
"Our family is very grateful to our customers and to the San Antonio community for the many decades of support. It has been our pleasure to serve as a source of inspiration for your theatrical productions, plays, parties, and corporate needs. We've loved serving multiple generations of customers, hearing your stories, and seeing all the pictures you've shared with us," the post said.
The shop also said since this will be its last Halloween season, it will be offering more purchases rather than rentals at a deeply discounted rate. So this is your chance to pick up a high quality costume without breaking the bank.
"Just in time for Halloween, we are shifting to purchases only (no rentals). This includes our entire selection for high-quality rentals, which can now be yours for nearly the same price as a single rental. Don't miss this opportunity to own your own favority costumes and accessories at an incredible price," the post also said.