About Us

Chicago Costume has been outfitting residents of Chicago in simple to elaborate costumes since 1976. Our business was founded by Mary Hickey Panayotou when she began making custom designed garments and renting costumes.

The company has since grown to include many additional friends and family members throughout the years.

Besides dressing local residents, Chicago Costume also works with a variety of organizations including local theater companies, schools, corporate businesses, neighborhood committees, charities, and more!

The company also specializes in custom costumes, masks, and accessories. Our talented staff includes skilled artists from various fields to help bring your idea to life!



Mary Hickey Panayotou

Owner, Costume Designer


Courtland Hickey

General Manager


Erin Anderson-Hickey

Purchasing Manager, Creative Director


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773-528-1264 Fullerton Location

773-282-1264 Montrose Location