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Still need to buy a Halloween costume? Most likely, you're not alone—which means that just about every Ricky's or Spirit Halloween pop-up shop within a ten-block radius has probably been pillaged by now. As an alternative, we've rounded up seven other places to score a last minute costume: from a gigantic superstore in the Bronx to a lingerie shop in Korea Town.

Whether you're looking for a Psy tuxedo, something from the Batman franchise, or a sexy cop outfit, you'll be able to find it at one of the stores below. Just don't wait too much longer.—Reporting by Naomi Collett Ritz and Talia Aroshas

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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 if you decide last minute to be Sonic the Hedgehog instead of Captain America, you can exchange your purchase within 48 hours.

2. Empire Exotics

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If you're looking for a sexy costume that doesn't come in a vacuum-sealed plastic bag, Empire Exotics in Korea Town is your spot. Since it's actually a lingerie store, prices are a little bit higher, with most costumes priced from $50 to $80. Customers are allowed to try on as many items as they want, including this year's best seller: sexy police officer.

3. Abracadabra NYC

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19 w 21st st
New York, NY 10011
(212) 627-5194
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This Chelsea shop carries costumes fit for a Murray Hill sportsbar—think your run-of-the-mill prepackaged options from Leg Avenue. The women's selection is larger than the men's, but there are a decent amount of options for couples. Be warned though that all sales are final.

4. 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. You can't try on the costumes, and all sales are final, so make sure you choose carefully.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Patricia Field

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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. This year's best sellers? An Eiffel Tower costume and a cupcake costume. Correction: We'd initially mentioned the store's lenient return policy, but from October 15 through November 10, there are actually no exchanges or refunds.

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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 if you decide last minute to be Sonic the Hedgehog instead of Captain America, you can exchange your purchase within 48 hours.

2. Empire Exotics

43 W 33rd St New Yrok, NY 10001
If you're looking for a sexy costume that doesn't come in a vacuum-sealed plastic bag, Empire Exotics in Korea Town is your spot. Since it's actually a lingerie store, prices are a little bit higher, with most costumes priced from $50 to $80. Customers are allowed to try on as many items as they want, including this year's best seller: sexy police officer.

3. Abracadabra NYC

19 w 21st st, New York, NY 10011
This Chelsea shop carries costumes fit for a Murray Hill sportsbar—think your run-of-the-mill prepackaged options from Leg Avenue. The women's selection is larger than the men's, but there are a decent amount of options for couples. Be warned though that all sales are final.
19 w 21st st
New York, NY 10011

4. 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. You can't try on the costumes, and all sales are final, so make sure you choose carefully.
104 4th Ave
New York, NY 10003

5. 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.
108 4th Ave.
New York, NY 10003

6. 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.
382 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10012

7. 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. This year's best sellers? An Eiffel Tower costume and a cupcake costume. Correction: We'd initially mentioned the store's lenient return policy, but from October 15 through November 10, there are actually no exchanges or refunds.