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.
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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