Our Mission:


Creative Costumes provides quality costume rentals and sales at reasonable prices and with excellent service. Getting a costume for your special event should be a pleasant experience and, as your costume consultant, we will go out of our way to help you. It is our intent to develop a positive relationship with our customers through our dedication to quality and excellence.

History:

Creative Costumes was established in 1998 by Denise Keegan after she purchased a large collection of costumes from Ritzi Rags, a successful Olympia business that closed its doors in 1998. With more than three thousand high quality garments, Creative Costumes is your destination for excellent service, fair prices, and the best solution to your unique costume needs regardless of age or size. Creative Costumes offers one-of-a-kind rentals including authentic re-enactment medieval garments, theme wedding attire, Civil War memorabilia & clothing, great combinations for couples, outstanding holiday & mascot costumes, educational garments & programs, holiday specialties, and a wonderful collection of military uniforms. This collection is among the finest in southwest Washington and all is offered to you with personalized service and with reasonable prices! Group and agency discounts are available.

Call or E-mail to schedule a time to visit Creative Costumes. Creative Costumes is located at 6431 Rich Road SE, Olympia, WA 98501-5319 and you can reach us at 360-413-0232 or by E-mail at dkeegan@cco.net. Come visit our store to view our catalogs and to see our outstanding collection! Reserve your costumes early for the best selection!!! If we do not have what you seek, we will do our best to get it for you.

About The Owner:

For more than twenty-five years, Denise worked in the greater Lacey-Olympia-Tumwater community as an advocate for historic preservation. She developed a broad understanding of our state & local history and has a broad network of resources throughout Thurston County. Denise led the effort in planning the 60th celebration for Olympia's KGY Radio, the oldest radio state in Washington State. She was a founding member of the Thurston County Historical Commission and was a key driver in the development of the Lacey Museum and Lacey Historical Society. She wrote the ordinance that established the Lacey Historical Commission and served as Chair of that board for more than eight years. In 1983, she established a nationally-recognized school assembly program focusing on the history of women in sports. This program was featured at the national conference & centennial celebration of the National Association of Girls and Women in Sports (NAGWS) in Atlanta, Georgia in 1985. She has developed special women's history exhibits for the Department of Natural Resources, various school districts, the League of Women Voters, and numerous other groups and community organizations. She has also provided exhibit and costume services to the Department of Retirement Systems, Department of Licensing, the Office of the Secretary of State, and Superintendent of Public Instruction among others. She has a Bachelors Degree from St. Martins College and a Masters in Public Administration from The Evergreen State College. In 1999, Denise served as Costume Designer of "The Immigrant Garden," © an independent film that was directed and produced by C. Tad Devlin, a Hollywood film producer. Denise has also assisted local drama teachers in the costuming of high school and middle school assemblies, drama productions, and musical programs.

You can read more about "The Immigrant Garden," © and Creative Costumes ++ Here ++. This is a 137kb download, might be a large download for people on 56k modems.

Denise Keegan is a member of the Olympia Chamber of Commerce and the National Costumers Association.

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