Creatures of Habit Background

Creatures of Habit is a true costume emporium offering more than 19,000 costumes and 500,000 authentic period garments and accessories for rent or purchase. They are much more than that, too! Jack Cody and Natalya Haden opened Creatures of Habit in 1987 with the intent of costuming Paducah and the surrounding tri-state area. Today, they provide costumes and period clothing for theatrical productions, themed events, movies, television productions, and individuals.

What They Carry

In addition to costumes and period clothing ranging from child size 6 to adult 4X, Creatures of Habit offers a full line of everything else you need for nearly any type of event in need of a little theatrics. They carry a full line of makeup, prosthetics, molding putty, bald caps, and temporary hair colors. Wigs and beards, facial attachments are all part of their inventory. They also have a comprehensive line of special effects and experts to advise on the use of them. They also carry a comprehensive line of masks and other accessories such as footwear, headwear, costume jewelry, gloves, canes, eyewear, feather boas, and more! Want to make your own costume? They also carry patterns. Need a mannequin for a display? They can help you out. Creatures of Habit also has a full line of props; from the common to the unique!

Theatrical Productions

Creatures of Habit specializes in assisting theatrical productions. They offer a full plot service designed to aid in creating visually dynamic shows that cater to individual specifications. Their staff and resources are at your disposal to guide you through your production.


Some of the services Creatures of Habit offer include costume design and fabrication; wardrobe advice on maintenance, preparation, and organization; complete costuming for theatrical productions; and educational exhibitions of historical garments spanning 125 years.


Did you know that Creatures of Habit holds the world record for the longest non-stop playing of the 33 1/3 LP, side recording of “Autobahn” by Kraftwerk: 14 days, 22 hours, 33 minutes and 17 seconds. Oh, to be lucky enough to live near Paducah, Kentucky!

More Information

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