Orange used to house a few mom-and-pop costume shops, but just one remains: Gasoline Alley, tucked in the corner of a tiny strip mall. It’s a treasure trove overflowing with theater-quality costumes and authentic vintage pieces. Most items are available for both rent and purchase. Its selection of well-made pieces will make you never want to buy a costume out of a bag at Party City ever again.
3804 E. Chapman Ave, Orange, (714) 639-6550; www.gasolinealleycostumes.com.