Helen’s Pacific Costumers is now Closed!

Thank you for all of your support and patronage over the years.

Remember, everything is always more fun in costume!

After 127 years as Portland’s premier costume shop, Helen’s Pacific Costumers closed its doors on November 5, 2017. It's the end of a Portland institution.

The owner, Pam Monette, is retiring after 50 years in the business.

  • Everything is more fun in costume!


Helen;s marquee on NE Glisan & 75thHelen's Pacific Costumers was founded as a family business in 1890 in Portland, Oregon, and has been continually woman-owned ever since. Fred and Ellen "Grandma" Wonder built floats and costumes for the Rose Parade when floats were still pulled by horses....

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Costume inventory at Helen's
Since 1890 we have built an inventory of thousands of costumes, accessories, and props that can fulfill your fantasy! We have costumes for themed events and weddings, masquerades, mystery parties....

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ram-3From its beginning in 1890, Helen's Pacific Costumers (HPC) became one of the nation's largest and most prestigious mascot builders. HPC's talented artists create some of the most beloved creatures in the Pacific Northwest, as well as....

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School Bus Services' Bus, custom-built mascot, being unloaded from bus

School Bus Services commissioned this custom-built school bus mascot, shown being loaded onto a school bus.