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Hit These Year-Round Stores for the Best Last-Minute Halloween Costume

By Angely Mercado | August 8, 2016 4:31pm | Updated on October 31, 2016 10:21am
 Hit up one of NYC's year-round costume stores to avoid waiting in last-minute lines.
Hit up one of NYC's year-round costume stores to avoid waiting in last-minute lines.
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This is your last chance to grab a costume.

Halloween pop-up stores have cropped up across the city offering New Yorkers a place to grab an outfit — if you're willing to wait in those long lines.

But if you're looking for a place that knows costumes you might want to check out the shops that are in business all year long.

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Village Party Store, 13 E. Eighth St., Greenwich Village

This store has all sorts of accessories to help pull together your haunted look. There's everything from different colored contacts, gloves, stockings, makeup kits, and more. It's also a one-stop shop for anyone looking to host a party since there are already decorations available. And if shopping from your couch is more your speed, Village Party Store is also online. 

Abracadabra NYC, 19 W. 21st St., Midtown

This store might be as magical as its name. This location has a wide selection of costume sets on sale and for rent — a great option for people who don't plan to repeat costumes from year to year. There's a long list of themed categories to choose from like steampunk and wild west. Props can also be purchased or rented to pull your look together. 

The Feather Place, 40 W. 38th St., Third Floor, Midtown East 

Anyone who wants to dress up like a dancer with a huge feathered headdress or a flapper with a fancy boa will find all the accessories at The Feather Place. The location also sells loose feathers and plain boas for anyone who wants to customize a costume.

Early Halloween, 130 W. 25th St., 11th Floor, Chelsea

This location has for-rent-only vintage costumes that range from the early 1900s to the '60s. The location has worked with several major television and film productions, so it's worth making an appointment to check out their inventory. 


We're Having a Party, 8414 Fifth Ave., Bay Ridge

Anyone looking for quirky costumes — or an array of legitimate clown costumes — should head to We're Having a Party. The store also has a large selection of affordable props like wigs, costume sets and masks. 


Frank Bee Costume Center, 3455 E. Tremont Ave., Throgs Neck

The retail branch of this company, which also sells costumes online, is open seven days a week and has been in business since 1957. Frank Bee offers both children's and adult costumes as well accessories like masks and makeup.


Rubie's Costume Company, 120-08 Jamaica Ave., Richmond Hill

This is the flagship store of the company that bills itself the "World's Largest Costume Manufacturer & Supplier." Rubie's holds the manufacturing licenses for franchises like "Star Wars" and "Captain America", so if you're looking for an authentic costume from your favorite movie you might want to start your search here.