Halloween Costumes Paris

Stuck for outfit ideas? Here are eight great spots to find the ultimate Halloween costume
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Even if dressing up isn’t usually your thing, a one-off Halloween party is the perfect opportunity to make an exception. Homemade costumes can often come across a touch half-hearted, so here's our pick of Paris's best new and vintage fancy dress boutiques. You’ll find everything you could possibly need for your Halloween costumes here, from stick-on scabs and fake blood to clown masks and battered old ensembles.

Best new Halloween costumes

Shopping, Boutiques

Viva Fiesta

icon-location-pin Roquette

Huge and colourful, Viva Fiesta offers a wide range of hats, wigs, disco shades and other classic constume gear at reasonable prices. Confetti, decorations, balloons and helium are all in stock, and downstairs is a proper selection of costumes for hire. Staff are friendly, and it's all clean and fun without being too cheesy...

Shopping, Boutiques

Au bal masqué

icon-location-pin 16e arrondissement

These are some serious period costumes; don't come here unless you're committed to historical role play. Hire fees range from €25 for a shirt to €350 for a crinoline dress, cleaning included. There's also an amazing selection of Venetian masks, and you can pick up a basic one, wigs and other accessories for around €15 each...

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Au Fou Rire

icon-location-pin Faubourg Montmartre

Ideal for last minute emergency costume shopping, Le Fou Rire offers cheap and cheerful costume hire and accessories for sale. Root around for some real finds; stick-on scars and stab wounds, boils and false noses for just a few euros. If you're kitting out kids, watch out for the adult costumes section...

Shopping, Boutiques

Au Cotillon Moderne

icon-location-pin Folie-Méricourt

The relatively limited selection of 30 or so costumes here is organised by theme: 1920s, 1960s, Egypt or Antiquity, at between €30-€70. There's also a great range of false eyebrows, moustaches, noses, ears and so on...

Best vintage Halloween costumes

Shopping, Vintage shops

Iglaïne

icon-location-pin Les Halles

Don’t make the mistake of calling Iglaïne’s wares ‘second hand’ in front of the owner – here it’s all about vintage and heritage pieces rather than charity shop rejects. So you won’t find dresses for €2 but a whole range of styles from 1900s bodices to ’70s/’80s blouses, sometimes for as much as €400. Carefully-preserved rare pieces are on display, principally intended for use by stylists and costime-makers...

Mamie
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Mamie

icon-location-pin Pigalle

Need to rent an outfit for a retro fifties party? Looking to splurge on a pair of aviator sunglasses or a ‘bibi’ hat? Then head to Mamie. Don’t be fooled by its tiny storefront decked out in pastel colours: inside, the shop has three levels, each filled with treasures from the 30s to the 60s – hats, jewellery, glasses, handbags, miniskirts, military jackets and polkadot dresses. There’s also good news for foot fetishists, with the basement entirely devoted to shoes...

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Shopping, Vintage shops

Mon Amour

icon-location-pin Le Marais

Sandrine Arnone and Narumi Hérisson have set themselves up in the Marais exhibiting designer pieces collected from all over the world. A pair of shoes by Yves Saint Laurent, an oriental clutch bag from the 1940s, an old dress made by a designer in their youth… all this and more can be turned up by the dedicated rummager...

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Shopping, Vintage shops

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Late-night shopping is fun at this Aladdin's cave of retro glitz, ex-army wear and glad rags that has provided fancy dress for many a Paris party...

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