You won’t find a holiday armadillo costume at this Union Square, year-round Halloween shop (yes, you’ll recognize the exterior from the Friends episode), but you can find other far-fetched full-body costumes ranging from unintentionally creepy mascots to dramatic period outfits to Hollywood-inspired rental props. Countless accessories and makeup kits for purchase can help add your own personal touch to the rental costume, and same-day rentals are available based on inventory, if you get a last-minute Halloween party invite.
These Halloween costume rental stores will make you wish you never gave up trick-or-treating. While Halloween pop-ups with their cheap versions of pop star and superhero costumes tempt you with sequins and fake smoke all autumn long, your best bet is to rent a costume. Instead of filling your closet with tutus and superhero spandex, leave room for, you know, actual clothes and kicks from clothing stores and sneaker stores—and spend the cash you’ll save on a costume to shop for discounted sweets at candy stores on November 1.
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