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New York City's Best Halloween Costume Shops

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Halloween is almost here, which means it's time to scramble around the city and put together a costume. Fortunately, Manhattan has no shortage of shops filled with everything from pre-packaged options to more ambitious separates, wigs, masks, props—you name it. Consult the map after the jump for a roundup of the city's best places to find your outfit for the 31st—Screaming Mimis, Pat Field, Spirit Halloween and Ricky's all included.


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1. Frank Bee

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Frank Bee in the Bronx has just about anything you could ever need for Halloween. Prices start at just $20, and the store carries sizes from infant to plus-size. Try-ons are allowed, but the store does not accept returns—so choose wisely. [Photo]

2. Ricky's Halloween Pop-Up

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124 West 23rd St
New York, NY 10011
It doesn't get much more straightforward than Ricky's: choose from tons of costumes—some bagged up, some that you can put together piece by piece—as well as makeup, props, wigs, and more. Just get there early before all the good stuff (and size selection) sells out. [Photo]

3. Abracadabra NYC

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19 W. 21st St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 627-5194
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Abracadabra's costumes run a bit generic ("Hippie") and random ("Elf Burlesque"), but there's a decent selection to choose from if you're not trying to get too complicated. The shop offers in-store makeup application, but doesn't accept returns. [Photo]

4. Spirit Halloween

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475 Avenues of the Americas
New York, NY
(646) 531-2433
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Every fall, Spirit Halloween begins its massive takeover of NYC, only to disappear shortly after the holiday. Hit up the Sixth Avenue flagship early for easy, prepackaged costumes and accessories before the crowds pillage what's in stock. And of course, this year that includes a Miley Cyrus "Twerk Teddy" costume. [Photo]

5. Halloween Adventure

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104 4th Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 673-4546
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The first floor of Halloween Adventure near Union Square houses a wide selection of prepackaged costumes and a huge children’s section, along with tons of accessories, props, makeup—you name it. Saucier costumes and rentals can be found on the lower level, and prices range all the way from $20 to $200. The store stays open late in October, making this a good stop for the truly last minute costume. [Photo]

6. Gothic Renaissance

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108 4th Ave.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 780-9558
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Partial to the darker, sexier side of Halloween? This shop is full of black leather, lace, and chains, and is perfect for any costume currently lacking a corset. The separates are a little on the expensive side, however, they're well-made enough to last through Halloween and onto your next fetish party. Most of the apparel is pretty intimate, so all sales are final—meaning that pleather bodysuit is yours forever. [Photo]

7. Screaming Mimis

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382 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 677-6464
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Since Screaming Mimis is a vintage store year-round, don't expect to find any prepackaged costumes hanging on the shelves. Instead, the shop houses a smartly-edited selection of handpicked pieces that you can assemble into something Halloween-appropriate for yourself. Visit now to snag the best bits before you head off to that Bushwick loft party: Think interstellar go-go dancer or ice-skating gypsy. [Photo]

8. Patricia Field

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306 Bowery
New York, NY 10012
(212) 966-4066
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Pat Field's eclectic collection of prepackaged costumes and creative, unique separates makes the store a one-stop shop for all your Halloween needs. The selection is strong on vintage-y pin-up styles and au courant pop culture references. [Photo]

1. Frank Bee

3435 E Tremont Ave Bronx, NY 10465
Frank Bee in the Bronx has just about anything you could ever need for Halloween. Prices start at just $20, and the store carries sizes from infant to plus-size. Try-ons are allowed, but the store does not accept returns—so choose wisely. [Photo]

2. Ricky's Halloween Pop-Up

124 West 23rd St, New York, NY 10011
It doesn't get much more straightforward than Ricky's: choose from tons of costumes—some bagged up, some that you can put together piece by piece—as well as makeup, props, wigs, and more. Just get there early before all the good stuff (and size selection) sells out. [Photo]
124 West 23rd St
New York, NY 10011

3. Abracadabra NYC

19 W. 21st St, New York, NY 10011
Abracadabra's costumes run a bit generic ("Hippie") and random ("Elf Burlesque"), but there's a decent selection to choose from if you're not trying to get too complicated. The shop offers in-store makeup application, but doesn't accept returns. [Photo]
19 W. 21st St
New York, NY 10011

4. Spirit Halloween

475 Avenues of the Americas, New York, NY
Every fall, Spirit Halloween begins its massive takeover of NYC, only to disappear shortly after the holiday. Hit up the Sixth Avenue flagship early for easy, prepackaged costumes and accessories before the crowds pillage what's in stock. And of course, this year that includes a Miley Cyrus "Twerk Teddy" costume. [Photo]
475 Avenues of the Americas
New York, NY

5. Halloween Adventure

104 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003
The first floor of Halloween Adventure near Union Square houses a wide selection of prepackaged costumes and a huge children’s section, along with tons of accessories, props, makeup—you name it. Saucier costumes and rentals can be found on the lower level, and prices range all the way from $20 to $200. The store stays open late in October, making this a good stop for the truly last minute costume. [Photo]
104 4th Ave
New York, NY 10003

6. Gothic Renaissance

108 4th Ave., New York, NY 10003
Partial to the darker, sexier side of Halloween? This shop is full of black leather, lace, and chains, and is perfect for any costume currently lacking a corset. The separates are a little on the expensive side, however, they're well-made enough to last through Halloween and onto your next fetish party. Most of the apparel is pretty intimate, so all sales are final—meaning that pleather bodysuit is yours forever. [Photo]
108 4th Ave.
New York, NY 10003

7. Screaming Mimis

382 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012
Since Screaming Mimis is a vintage store year-round, don't expect to find any prepackaged costumes hanging on the shelves. Instead, the shop houses a smartly-edited selection of handpicked pieces that you can assemble into something Halloween-appropriate for yourself. Visit now to snag the best bits before you head off to that Bushwick loft party: Think interstellar go-go dancer or ice-skating gypsy. [Photo]
382 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10012

8. Patricia Field

306 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Pat Field's eclectic collection of prepackaged costumes and creative, unique separates makes the store a one-stop shop for all your Halloween needs. The selection is strong on vintage-y pin-up styles and au courant pop culture references. [Photo]
306 Bowery
New York, NY 10012