Over the years, Rave's has morphed into a gothic fashion statement dripping with fetish wear, schoolgirl costumes, corsets, cock rings and the motto "Abuse isn't extra: It's a part of our service!" Considering that every corset Raven sells comes with a free lesson on how to put it on, you begin to get the point. Ditto for fang fittings, of which she says, "I'd rather have them do it here than have them go home and get frustrated. They drool all over themselves while I do it, and then we all laugh at them, but that's just part of the fun. You've gotta have thick skin to wear fangs."
As Halloween nears, Rave's rocks. Right now the store is brimming with costumes galore, many of them hilarious -- from furry pimp hats and voluminous boob suits to walking turd gear and feather wings for angels and devils alike. Don't be surprised to find the entire staff, male and female, dressed as nuns and schoolgirls.
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Oct. 1-31, 2009