Raina Kennedy has always loved Halloween.Since she was a little girl, growing up in Staten Island, New Jersey, with eight brothers and sisters, she has eagerly anticipated this time of the year.
Her favorite costume was a mermaid that she made at the age of 11.
“I remember most the fun we had getting ready to go out: Finding the costume and pulling it together with my brothers and sisters,” Kennedy said. “The late nights of trick-or-treating with a pillow case cover was another highlight.”
Now, she helps other families find just the right costume for their child.
“It is so much fun to dress up and create,” said the 37-year-old Camas mom of three. “My kids and I love playing with costumes.”
Kennedy has taken that love one step further, opening a lending room of costumes in her home, in various sizes and themes, year-round.
Anyone is welcome to come in, by appointment, and borrow costumes for their children or themselves.