Combat boots and leather clothing. Very chic! Pricey, but very unusual stuff. (KD, RD)
IMPERIAL DISPLAY CO., INC. (Updated 1998)
1110 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003-2704
(304) 233-0711; FAX: (304) 233-9424
Toll-free in the U.S.A.: (800) 947-9701
Hours: 10:00-9:00 Mon; 10:00-5:00 Tue-Sat; 12:00-5:00 Sun
NOTE NEW ADDRESS. Fabrics, masks, costumes, books, hats, ribbon and make-up. Accepts mail and phone orders. No catalog. Accepts Visa, MC, AmEx, and Discover.
THE INDIAN STORE at HOBBY CITY
1238 So. Beach Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 828-3050; FAX: (714) 828-5765
Hours: 10:00-6:00 7 days
Contact Person: Tom Turrill
Native American craft kits, beads, beading supplies, conchos, bone hairpipes, feathers, large book section. Is 2.5 miles south of Knott’s Berry Farm, so summer months are lower in stock due to tourists. Accepts mail and phone orders, or visit their shop. Will ship to Canada. Write for free brochure showing their craft kits. Accepts personal checks, AmEx, MC, Visa, and Discover. No minimum purchase. They recommended another shop on-site called THE FLINTLOCK for paraphernalia for Civil War, Mountain Man, and black-powder shooting enthusiasts. (LS)
INDIANAPOLIS COSTUME CO., INC.
615-619 Virginia Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Hours: 9:30-5:00 Mon-Fri; 9:00-2:00 Sat (except Jun-Aug)
Magic and ventriloquist dolls. Costumes and accessories, masks, wigs, tiaras and crowns, hats, mask and mold making compounds, and make-up. Accepts mail orders. Catalog is available for $2. Accepts Visa and MC.
INDUSTRIAL PLASTICS SUPPLY CO.
309 Canal St.
New York, NY 10013
This large store sells just about everything plastic, including nifty items for prop and costume needs. They have mylar in different weights, forms and sizes, and in several colors; some are self-adhesive. The silver mylar is almost mirror-like. They carry plastic containers, boxes, and bottles in varying sizes, plastic shapes for jewelry (with or without glitter in them), fake rocks and bricks (which look very real), fake fruit, half globes in several colors and sizes. They make large lightweight sculptures that look massive. You can get a Grecian column, a life-size replica of the Liberty Bell or a six-foot model of the Statue of Liberty. They also carry styrofoam shapes. They do mail orders with a $25 minimum and accept money orders and all major credit cards. (TL)
INTER COASTAL TEXTILE CORP.
New York, NY 10013
Hours: 9:00-6:00 Mon-Thur; 9:00-5:00 Fri
Fabric and remnants at very low prices. They write, "We supply hundreds of designers and theatres. Our prices are the lowest and selection unlimited. A visit is an education in value." Swatching permitted. Accepts mail and phone orders. No catalog.
INTERGALACTIC TRADING COMPANY
P.O. Box 1516
Longwood, FL 32752
(407) 831-8344; FAX: (800) 383-0727
Credit Card Order Line: (800) 383-0727
T-shirts, posters, toys, trading cards, models, jewelry, books, and collectibles from current and past science-fiction, fantasy, and horror TV shows and movies including STAR TREK, STAR WARS, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, BUCK ROGERS, V, BLAKES 7, LOST IN SPACE, ALIEN, many more! Of special interest to costumers: patches, pins, props, and jewelry to make your media reproductions authentic. This is the place to get Battlestar Galactica braid, pyramid playing cards, and cubits; Bajoran earrings from Deep Space Nine; and pins and patches from all the incarnations of Alien. Also still photos, posters, and books to use as reference material for your re-creation costumes. Pre-made Star Trek uniforms available; also Star Trek uniform patterns. ITC carries a mind-boggling array of stuff. Send $4.00 for 213-page color catalog. Accepts mail and phone orders. When in Florida, visit INTERGALACTIC COMICS AND COLLECTIBLES and INTERGALACTIC SCI-FI WORLD, both in the Orlando area. Accepts personal checks, MC, Visa, Discover, and AmEx. Minimum order $5.00.
INTERNATIONAL MALE (Updated 2006)
Order Processing Center
Hanover, PA 17333-0077
Order Line: 1-800-752-5552 (US and Canada); +1-717-633-3413 (Outside US and Canada)
FAX: (619) 237-0666
They have closed their retail store in San Diego and are now mail/phone/Internet order only. Typically carries GQ-ish men's clothing and underwear. However, they have carried frock coats, velvet tailcoats, poet's shirts, fancy vests, etc., typically in their Holiday catalog. Worth a look! You can request a free color catalog from their web site. Accepts mail and phone orders. Accepts personal checks, Visa, MC, AmEx/Optima, Diner's, Discover/Novus.
INTERNATIONAL SILKS AND WOOLENS (Updated 2000)
8347 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (323) 653-6453; FAX: (323) 653-9276
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00-6:00; Wed 9:00-9:00; Sun 11:00-5:00
Contact Person: Souhail Israwi
Note new area code since last edition. Large store with costume and fashion fabrics, fabric-backed mylar. As their name suggests, they have many silk and silk-like fabrics. Two floors of fabrics, one of notions, and a good selection of hat forms. They are very prompt when mail ordering. If you are looking for something, send them a written description and they will send you swatches of the closest thing they have. Lots of Hollywood and Las Vegas costume designers buy their fabric here. Accepts mail and phone orders. Will ship to Canada. No catalog. Accepts personal checks, AmEx, MC, and Visa. Both retail and wholesale. (FE, CD, KD)
INTERSTELLAR TRADING & PUBLISHING CO. (Updated 1998) P.O. Box 22115
La Mesa, CA 91943-2215
Publisher of THE BEST LITTLE BEADING BOOK by Wendy Simpson Conner. Thousands of tips for both beginners and pros. 280 pages, 24 in color. Step-by-step illustrations. Other books available.
IROQRAFTS (Updated 1998)
Tuscarora Rd., Six Nations Reserve
Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada N0A 1M0
(579) 445-0414; FAX: (579) 445-0580
Hours: 10:00-5:00 Tue-Sat
Formerly IPACS LTD. "Serving the peoples of the Six Nations and New Credit Territories, and the Domestic and International Wholesale-Retail Mail-Order Trade since 1959." Native American craft supplies: hairpipes, dividers, claws, talons, teeth, toes, horns, antlers, shell discs, wampum, cowrie shells, wolf and fox pelts, deer tails, porcupine quills, rabbit skins, beaver tails, deer hides, rawhide products, horsetails, feathers and fluffs, beads, beaded appliques (Great Lakes style), tin cones, box chain, German silver gustowe bands, stone heishi beads, strung turquoise chips, gustowe frames, doll bodies, Stroud trade cloth, sweetgrass, beading thread, deer sinew, more! Finished Crafts catalog is $3.00; Supplies catalog is $2.00; both catalogs for $4.00, refundable with first order of $25.00 or more ($100.00 wholesale). They sell both retail and wholesale (dealers must write on letterhead). Accepts money orders, bank certified checks, no personal checks, no credit cards. Accepts mail and phone orders. Will ship outside Canada. No minimum purchase amount.