Did you ever go to Magic Manor in Rockford to get your Halloween costume?

Nowadays, it seems like there's a Halloween costume store in every strip mall in Rockford. During the month of October, closed down stores become them.

When I was a kid, if you wanted a really nice Halloween mask you had to find a very special store to buy one. I'm not talking about those cheap plastic things that fell apart before you got down the street trick or treating. I'm talking movie quality, that would scare the heck out of my Mom.

I could usually find them at a magic store or joke shop. They were usually one in the same. I remember saving money all year from my paper route to be able to buy one.

Do you remember one of those types of places here in Rockford? It was called Magic Manor.

I was looking on YouTube and I found some old commercials and news stories for Magic Manor in Rockford. It's time to take a Rockford flashback. I hope you enjoy the look back.

Video: Magic Manor Halloween Commercial

Video: Magic Manor featured on news

Video: Magic Manor TV Commercial

Video: News story about Magic Manor in Rockford

Did you go to Magic Manor?

Do you remember buying your Halloween costumes anywhere special?

Where do you go to get them now?

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