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Tulsa family gives out Halloween costumes to children in need

Area children receive free costumes
Posted at 6:59 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 20:19:59-04

TULSA - Halloween is the one night a year kids can dress up as their favorite superhero or movie character, but not every family can afford to buy a costume for their kids to trick-or-treat in.

That’s where one local family steps in to help.

"Nobody cares if a kid has a costume or not but it’s the only holiday where every child gets the same gift," said Emily Bolusky, creator of Tulsa Costume Closet.

The idea came from their daughter, who noticed a trick-or-treater without a costume.

"I knew she was going to go get something," Bolusky said. "I could tell that’s what she was doing, but I had no idea she was going to pull a whole costume together."

Starting with the one costume four years ago, they now have nearly 500 costumes ready to give away.

The Bolusky say friends have given them several costumes, while some are left on their front doorstep.

The Bolusky family has all different sizes and kinds of costumes, including baby shark, Dalmation and an adult size costume of a flying squirrel.

On Halloween night, the family rushes home from work and open to the public.

"We’ll set up a tent in our driveway and give those costumes away to the kids that show up," said Richie Bolusky, creator of Tulsa Costume Closet.

It’s those moments that the Bolusky parents treasure the most.

"Seeing a parent, seeing that their child is just like everyone else, seeing that is really special," Bolusky said.

The family hopes the costume closet will continue to grow so every child will feel special on Halloween.

If you'd like to contribute in anyway, you visit them on their Facebook page at Tulsa Costume Closet.

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