What Works: Trick or treat paradise

3:00 PM, Jan 18, 2011   |    comments
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  • Akron Design
  • The company is among the 10 largest costume companies in the nation, providing costumes for Hollywood TV shows, television commercials, musicals and operas.

    In its 12,000-square-foot facility, it has more than 20,000 items on hand, including more than 10,000 costumes. 

    Half the company's business is in theatrical costume rentals but, as you might expect, its busiest time of the year is right now as more people of all ages go all out dressing up for Halloween parties.

    The company also makes mascots for sports teams and businesses.

    Akron Design and Costume began in 1930 and, 30 years later, this unusual business is a solid part of What Works in northeast Ohio.


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