Halloween is quickly approaching and you need to find the best costume of the year — where do you go? Whether you want to be a scary witch or Ellen Degeneres, a zombie or a clown, the costume shops around town can help you out. Keep reading for the best Halloween shops in New York City.
19 W. 21st. St.
New York, NY 10010
Baby costumes and adult costumes, cowboys and gargoyles, lions and lizards and everything in between is what this superstore has to offer. You can even find bold-colored lipsticks and makeup, props and accessories, masks and wigs. Open all year round, Abracadabra has great items for every season. You can also find items to decorate your home if you’re not dressing up yourself.
1574 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10128
Ricky’s is open all year, normally known for its focus on hair care and style. Once Halloween arrives, however, Ricky’s pop-up shops show up all around the city, and the regular stores transform into fantastic ghoulish costume and makeup stores. Teen, infant, plus-size, women and men costumes are all available. Party items are also available, including tableware and party favors.
New York, NY 10025
From items to decorate your house to costumes to decorate yourself, the Spirit Halloween pop-up shops all around the city have been open for more than a month now and are offering the best items in town. For baby, buy a cute superhero costume. For the little kids, but a doctor or pirate outfit. For yourself, find theatrical-quality classic costumes like the Queen of Hearts or a swashbuckler.
580 Broadway, Suite 309
New York, NY 10012
If you’re looking for something really special and unique for your Halloween dressing this year, head to Frankie Steinz. Frankie’s includes among its clients such companies and persons as Vogue Magazine, Nickelodeon, Kate Moss, Billy Joel, Jack Nicholson, Walt Disney Productions, Macy’s, New York University and so many more. All costumes are made to order. You can become Elvis for the night, a chicken, Batman, Santa Claus, Scarlett O’Hara, Sergeant Pepper, Mary Poppins and other creative alter-egos.
New York Costumes
104 4th Ave.
New York, NY 10003
Touted as “New York’s biggest year-round costume store,” this shop’s Halloween Adventure has been around for over 15 years. An entire city block long and filled to the brim with two floors full of costumes, if you can’t find your Halloween outfit here, you may as well just stop trying. Adult and kid costumes offered include pirate, Snow White, Mario, Captain America, Strawberry Shortcake and other outfits. You can also find jewelry, accessories, masks, hats, makeup, lighting, magic, wigs, weapons and novelty items.
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