Los Feliz Village Business Spotlight: Ozzie Dots!
4637 HOLLYWOOD BLVD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90027
Hours: Mon – Sat, 11am – 6pm; Sun 12pm – 5pm
Ozzie Dots is your one stop shop for adult size costumes, costume accessories, costume separates, vintage clothing, hats, wigs, eyelashes, mustaches, beards, costume makeup, hosiery, novelties and more.
Obviously busy throughout the months of September and October for Halloween, the rest of the year they are there for you with little to no waiting for all your accessory and vintage clothing needs.
Need a Fez for a crazy hat party? Going to a 1950s or 1960s party? They have actual vintage clothes from the era if you wanted to be more subtle in addition to costumes from the era.
Need a pair of suspenders or a nice purse for a vintage party? They have period accurate stuff that is less costume-like.
From their website:
Ozzie Dots has been in Los Angeles since 1985, however the store originated in Silverlake in the early 70′s as Aaardvarks Odd Ark, which was located near Soap Plant/ Wacko’s first store on Sunset. The store was taken over by its manager who had a passion for costume and mixed it with vintage clothing and it became Ozzie Dots.
In 1994 Ozzie Dots moved from it’s original Sunset Junction location to where we are now located in the Los Feliz Village on Hollywood Blvd.
As history is known to repeat, we are once again next door to Soap Plant /Wacko / La Luz de Jesus on a dynamic street featuring many businesses, restaurants and bars.
Many people ask where on earth the name “Ozzie Dots” came from? The idea came from the logo which featured a bulldog named “OD” who was wearing a bandana with polka dots. Somehow the name “Ozzie Dots” seemed perfect.
All in the Family
The owners brothers also owned or still own stores in Los Angeles independently of Ozzie Dots. Hidden Treasures, a cherished vintage clothing store in Topanga Canyon is independently operated and owned by the youngest brother in the family. In addition, the oldest brother in the family was part owner with Ron Kleyweg at Animal House located in Venice Beach, although he sold his part of the business years ago to Ron and now runs a collection of beachfront cottages called Angelinos Sea Lodge on Holmes Beach in Anna Maria Island, Florida.