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Photo Gallery: House of Humor in Costa Mesa

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Sherry Newberg and her husband, Richard Willis, owners of the House of Humor in Costa Mesa, show off a Santa Claus beard and wig. Newberg hand-cleans and hang dries every set she rents out.

 (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)
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Sherry Newberg, 75, is retiring Saturday after three decades of running the House of Humor magic, novelty and costume shop on Baker Street in Costa Mesa. Here she shows a portrait of herself in a clown costume, with makeup done by famed clown artist Jim Howle.

 (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)
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Costume masks line a wall at the House of Humor, a magic, novelty and costume shop on Baker Street in Costa Mesa. The store’s closing day is Saturday.

 (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)
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The House of Humor’s eclectic collection of magic, novelty and costume items fill the shop in Costa Mesa.

 (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)
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A Mooning Gnome cookie jar is among the novelty gifts at the House of Humor in Costa Mesa. The store will close Saturday.

 (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)
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