The 9 Best Places To Buy A Halloween Costume

Whether you’re going to a Halloween party this year, decking yourself out for a show or heading to the local bar, don’t leave home without a killer costume. You could pick one up at the local Spirit or Party City, orrr you could visit one of New York City’s best costume shops.



Flatiron [21st St btwn 5th & 6th]

This magic store costume shop has anything and everything you need to have the best Halloween ever. From elaborate costumes to random accessories to spooky decor, there’s so much to find at this Flatiron gem. And definitely don’t skip out on rummaging through the racks downstairs!

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Halloween Adventure: New York Costumes

NoHo [4th Ave & Broadway]

If you’re looking for a Halloween superstore, this is your spot. The city’s world-famous, year-round store takes up an entire block long and two floors, so when we say they have everything, we ain’t lyin’!

screaming mimis

Screaming Mimis

NoHo [Lafayette St btwn Great Jones & 4th St]

This place is full of inspiration. It doesn’t carry you’re typical out-of-the-bag costumes, as it’s actually a highly-curated vintage store run by costume stylists. There are racks categorized by decade and by character, so expect to find some unique [and seriously amazing] pieces.

Ricky’s Halloween Superstore

Various Locations [check the map]

Everyone’s favorite neighborhood beauty shop turns into a Halloween extravaganza in October, lining the shelves with costumes, wigs, hats and masks.

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Patricia Field

NoHo [Bowery btwn Houston & Bleecker]

You may recognize the store’s name [and owner] as the stylist behind all of Carrie Bradshaw’s iconic looks on Sex & the City. If you’re planning to dress as a diva pop star, like Queen Bey, Bad Gal RiRi or Miley, this place has you covered. They’ve also got a great selection of unique wigs and accessories.

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American Apparel

Various Locations [check the map]

While AA doesn’t sell costumes, they have plenty of goods to put one together — and they’ve got tons of inspiration for you, from Mean Girls to a sexy devil and emoji.

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Search & Destroy

East Village [St. Marks btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave]

This crazy St. Marks vintage store has a funky selection of Halloween costumes. Expect astronaut helmets, horse head masks and a lot of other fun finds. It’s definitely worth a trip, even if just to search the rack of rad band tees and get the S&D experience.

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Frankie Steinz

This costume shop is by appointment only, but if you want to take a peek inside, check out their online store. If you’re serious about your costumes, give FS as call.

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Gothic Renaissance

East Village [4th Ave btwn 11th & 12th St]

This year round EV shop is filled with unique clothing, accessories, decor and other oddities that give nod to gothic times. Rebels, witches, combat boots, vinyl, leather, chains — you get the picture.