WICHITA — Perhaps you'd like to be one of the "Church Basement Ladies" for Halloween or one of the "Guys and Dolls" characters.
Pick your favorite Crown Uptown Theatre show from the last 32 years, and there's a good chance theater owner Robert Brinkley will have a costume from it for you to rent.
Brinkley is opening Uptown Emporium & Costume Shop in the former Persian Bazaar space next to the Crown Uptown at Douglas and Hillside.
That also happens to be just across the street from where Campbell's Costume Emporium once was.
"We've kind of kicked the idea around for a long time," Brinkley says. "A lot of our stock . . . just sits around."
Customers will be able to rent costumes and related items.
"We'll use it as a costume shop for our shows, too," Brinkley says. "It'll support what we do at the Crown."
Barb Schoenhofer, a popular Wichita actress for many years, will manage Uptown Emporium.