Halloween is right around the corner, but if you’re not yet stocked full of scary masks, ghoulish costumes and horrifying decor you’re in luck! New York City takes Halloween very seriously, so,whether you’re hosting a creeptastic party at home or heading to some swanky ball in Soho, there is no shortage of places to make you look fantastically horrible or terribly adorable.
1. New York Costumes Halloween Adventure
As one of the few year-round costume stores in New York City, Halloween Adventure is a great place to purchase wigs, costumes, props and more. Not ready to commit to a closet full of zombies, pirates, and ballerinas? Rent your costumes and props from the store instead!
104 4th Ave.
New York, NY 10003
2. Abracadabra Superstore
If Halloween is one of your favorite holidays, Abracadabra is a must-see store. With countless costumes, props, makeup and accessories for children and adults, you will have no trouble finding a hammer to go with your Thor costume or a monocle to add the finishing touch to your steampunk attire.
19 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10010
4. Screaming Mimi’s
Known for its collection of vintage clothing, this shop also sells incredible masks. Not your typical gruesome Halloween faces, these timeless pieces range from intricate leatherwork to delicate lace masquerade masks.
382 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10003
5. Frankie Steinz
Want to splurge on an original handmade costume? Visit Frankie Steinz. Her pieces, which been featured on TV and in movies, are well-made high-end outfits that could last you more than just one Halloween night. Costumes are also available to rent.
By appointment only.
This company, which has worked with many stylists and film companies, offers vintage clothing and accessory rentals. With men’s, women’s and children’s apparel available from the 1900s all the way through the 80s, this store is sure to add the finishing touches to your retro costume.
130 West 25th St.
New York, NY 10001