PORTAGE PARK — Fantasy Costumes is kicking off the Halloween season with a special appearance by Svengoolie on Saturday.
The TV host known for dishing out lovably corny jokes alongside horror movies will be at the shop, 4065 N. Milwaukee Ave., from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, said Cathy Bunger, manager at Fantasy Costumes. Fans can start lining up to meet him at 1:30 p.m.
This is the third year that Svengoolie will be hanging out at the store. Fantasy Costumes bills itself as having the largest selection of costumes, wigs, rentals and makeup in Chicago.
Bunger said fans who swing by the store to meet the legendary Chicago ghoul can buy a rubber chicken, Svengoolie’s prop of choice, if they don’t have something handy for him sign.
As Halloween draws nearer, the store will also have extended hours. And after Oct. 24, Fantasy Costumes will be open for 24-hours every day until Oct. 31.
“We’re going to be open 24-hours for people to do last minute shopping or for people who don’t get out of work until after 11 p.m.,” Bunger said.