In a city where your favorite coffee shops were once button factories, Frank Bee Costumes has been consistently supplying New York with whatever mad make-believe garb its residents have required since 1957. Whether you’re in the market for a respectable Hannibal Lecter mask or plan to don a sexy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ensemble, Frank Bee probably has it. After all, it does stock 10,000 costumes year-round.
If you want to crush your costume this year, now’s the time to visit a Halloween store. NYC is about to be overrun with ghouls running amuck, especially during the Village Halloween Parade—one of the best NYC events in October. In order to participate in this year’s event, stock up on goodies and guises from a few of our favorite shops including a few kick-ass vintage stores. At most of these spots, you can rent costumes, nab fake blood and vampire fangs and even pick up some sugary treats while you’re at it.
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