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The best Halloween costume stores in Los Angeles

Get in the holiday spirit with an ensemble from the best costume stores in Los Angeles for kids and adults alike

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When you’re living in the mecca of movie magic and special effects, Halloween aficionados are spoiled for choice when it comes to picking the perfect costume. Thanks to endless productions and, frankly, Angelenos’ affinity for going all out—be it Coachella or your nephew’s Disney-themed birthday party—many costume shops are open year-round. Of course, L.A.’s bounty of vintage shops, flea markets and thrift stores can provide all the technicolor tops, bell-bottom pants and bandanas of your hippie dreams (or whatever era you choose to revive for the night), but it might take a little digging. Whether you’re looking for over-the-top masquerade outfits, superhero getups, Halloween Horror Nights-approved masks or even just inspiration, these stores have it all.

For crème of the crop ensembles for kids and adults alike, look no further than our handy guide to the best costume stores in Los Angeles. In fact, many industry costume designers have been known to frequent some of these shops to outfit their next Hollywood production. Find looks that’ll please everyone from the Hogwarts-obsessed child to the steampunk-inspired artiste. These stores have the goods (including ghoulish décor) and the professionals to help you stand out from the crowd at all those Halloween parties you may hit up this year (or the spirited Halloween events you might be more inclined to frequent). Even if you’re kicking back at home watching a scary movie or taking a trip to the the city’s best pumpkin patches, get in the holiday spirit with a costume from one of these top-tier shops.

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Best Halloween costume stores in Los Angeles

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  • Burbank
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Not one, not two, but three stores in the same vicinity! And just six doors away from each other! It’s like a one-stop Halloween-prep outing. Take a peek inside Halloween Town Original (2921 W Magnolia Blvd), its sister shop Halloween Town Costumes (3021 W Magnolia Blvd) and Halloween Town Kids (3013 W Magnolia Blvd) for costumes and decor. Designed to feel like an authentic haunted house, Halloween Town carries all manner of spooky things: toys, novelties, apparel, books, gifts, art, props and décor.

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  • Mar Vista
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From high-end makeup to a wide range of costuming accessories, this store has a lot going for it, but the biggest draw is its straight-from-the-movie-studio costumes available for purchase or to rent. Robinson is also known for its vast range of wigs (rumor has it they sell one every 10 minutes). Pirates and princesses are always in-demand, but they also have plenty in the disco, western, flapper and famous people categories. If you're looking to get some laughs, you could always grab a wild card (head-to-toe animal suits included). 

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  • Santa Monica
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This store is open year-round and specializes in costume rentals and sales. It carries some rare and one-of-a-kind items for both children and adults, spanning classic scary costumes, superhero and villain outfits, cartoon characters, roaring ’20s getups and more. Top off your look with one of Ursula’s many accessories including wigs, jewelry, wings, fake teeth, makeup and temporary tattoos. 

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  • Los Feliz
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This family-owned costume store has been around since 1945. The shop designs and makes their own theatrical costumes for movie makers and trick-or-treaters alike. The getups here are available to rent, but there’s also a nice stock of packaged costumes for kids and adults, as well as accessories, wigs and makeup.
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  • Topanga
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This tiki-style shack is home to our favorite vintage shop west of the 405, located deep in the heart of Topanga Canyon. Once you get past the pirates guarding the entrance, you’ll be privy to what appears to be the contents of a kooky grandmother’s attic—think: varsity jackets, military uniforms, ’80s graphic tees, Nordic sweaters, antique sleepwear and Halloween costumes year-round. Of course, they’ve also got a more traditional range of vintage gear for men and women, too—much of it under $30—but we recommend leaving no marching band jacket unturned as you explore this offbeat shop.

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  • Hollywood
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This Hollywood Boulevard staple has been in business for more than 70 years and supplies the public, as well as movie studios, with costumes, props, wigs, masks, accessories and more. You’ll find a large selection of adult and children’s costumes, jewelry, make-up, novelties, hobbies and collectibles.
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This party center not only offers decorations and all your Halloween needs, but also a big selection of rental and retail costumes and accessories year-round. Shoppers can browse the aisles packed with costumes, wigs and accessories for men, women, kids, infants and even pets. Costumes range from famous characters such as Batman and Harry Potter to masquerade gowns and masks.

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  • Westside
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The Walmart of party shops, Party City has a variety of cheap costumes for all ages—and even a small selection for the dog. They’re better known for carrying a bounty of paper party supplies, from gift bags and decorative plates and napkins to spooky spider decorations and helium balloons galore. It’s not the most inspiring store, but you’re never far from one. Check the website for Party City locations near you.

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