1. Wig caps. Yes, upon seeing the trashy blonde wig you've chosen, the check-out girl asks if you want a wig cap. It's not free, but still Ricky's employees ask if you'd like one, which is considerate, because quite frankly what spastic twenty-something fresh off a long day of work at a cabaret is going to think about wig caps? Not I said the spy.
2. They have great falsies! Like seriously, what a selection. Thanks to Ricky's, I can now artfully pass as a cheeky devil at a Halloween Work Mixer, and then a Shakespearean fairy or snow queen at a Spooky House Party. Also! Special shout out to the Duo Eyelash Adhesive in Dark Tone that Ricky's carries. This nifty adhesive not only secures your falsies with very little effort, but additionally creates an accentuated lash line - think slightly sloppy cat-eye - thanks to its brown/black tint.
3. They're never as crowded as Party City. Of course Ricky's is a popular Halloween locale, duh. However, there are way less screaming children, stressed soccer moms, and disgruntled employees. Plus you can actually browse the costumes out in the open as opposed to viewing boundless pictures of German Beer Maids on a white wall, followed by proceeding to push your way to a counter near the stock room, where you sheepishly ask to see the "Bad Girl Scout" costume in the flesh.
4. They sell herbal tinted lipstick! In a variety of colors! Wee!
5. Considerate Employees. As previously mentioned, the Ricky's employees are probably the friendliest I've encountered on the Halloween circuit. For example, I had the pleasure of being greeted like this the other day, "Hello Miss, welcome to Ricky's. Have you thought of Spanx?" Like the most helpful. Yes, I have thought of Spanx, and I am interested. Point me to the aisle, good Sir!
6. They provide you with everything you need to be a Low Budget 70s Porn Starlet named "Gigi."