With Halloween just around the corner, come check out Stoner’s Funstore for your last-minute costume, accessories, and any other dress-up needs! Named after the owner Dick Stoner, a nationally-renowned magician, Stoner’s has been in downtown Fort Wayne since 1949, but I visited this store for the first time just a few weeks ago with a friend.  We had a blast browsing the wide array of elaborate, creepy and comical costumes! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA My favorites were the Medieval costumes, because I have a fetish for Medieval culture.  I appreciated the costumes because they looked more authentic than cheesy.  I liked the Michael Jackson outfit, too, complete with a white, sequined glove. Customers can purchase costumes or rent them online.  The website is comprehensive and well-organized, but I recommend popping into the store and meeting the owners, who are very personable and passionate about helping people have fun with dressing up. Need a mask or wig?  You’ll definitely find what you’re looking for at Stoner’s, whether it’s something flirty or scary, ghoulish or animal, childish or adult-themed.  The store also sells a lot of face paint and makeup in the fall in preparation for Fort Wayne’s annual Fright Night Zombie Walk. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

There’s more to Stoner’s than just dress-up items, though.


There are kid-friendly toys, like rod puppets, and quirky gifts for superhero aficionados. And who can forget Mr. Stoner’s magic store?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This really is a fun place for all ages, so make Stoner’s a stop in your Halloween shopping, and be sure to come back for more at Christmas time! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Come visit Stoner’s Funstore online here or downtown at 712 Harrison St.


Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.