It’s finally that time of year to start planning your Halloween outfit!

For this spooky holiday, consider purchasing your costume from a local costume store!

Here are 7 local costume shops that might be the key to your Halloween success:

 

 

 

  • 1. The Garment District - Cambridge, MA

    The Garment District – 200 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

    For most of the year, The Garment District is popular for carrying vintage and consignment clothing.

    During the Halloween season, the store becomes a perfect place to hunt for any variety of Halloween fits. The first floor becomes home to Boston Costume– “Boston’s biggest and best costume store.”

    The Garment District, in pair with Boston Costume, is known for their affordable prices and providing “budget-conscious fashion.”

    You’ll find every costume you can imagine there!

    The Garment District & Boston Costume are open:

    Sunday through Friday: 11am- 8pm

    Saturday: 10am- 8pm 

    To learn more, you can visit their website by clicking here.

  • 2. The Costume Company - Waltham, MA

    The Costume Company – 144 Moody St. Building 4, Waltham, MA 02453

    The Costume Company provides costumes and accessories, as well as rental costumes.

    They offer costumes from Roman, Medieval, and Egyptian to Pirates, Fairytales, and Superheroes.

    If you’re looking to be super specific with your Halloween outfit, you can place a small order for a custom design. (For bigger orders, they suggest that you contact them at least 2 months in advance.)

    The Costume Company has been providing the New England area with their illustrious selection of high quality costumes since 1987.

    The Costume Company is currently only open by appointment. 

    You can contact them at thecostumecompany@verizon.net or 617-484-7800.

    To learn more, you can visit their website by clicking here.

  • 3. Vampfangs - Salem, MA

    Vampfangs – 244 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

    This is more of a niche Halloween shop compared to the others.

    Vampfangs caters towards those looking to make additions to their costumes, like vampire fangs, colored contacts, or FX makeup.

    This would be the place to go if you’re looking to give your costume that extra flare to stand out from others.

    Vampfangs is open:

    Monday through Saturday: 10am – 7pm

    Sunday: 11am – 7pm 

    To learn more, you can visit their website by clicking here.

  • 4. Joker's Wild - Danvers, MA & Reading, MA

    Joker’s Wild – 85 Andover St, Danvers, MA 01923 and 204 Main St, North Reading, MA 01864

    Joker’s Wild will make your costume hunting a one-stop trip!

    This shop has a huge variety of options, and they also offer to ship items anywhere.

    According to Joker’s Wild, the 5 reasons why you should visit their stores for costumes are: variety, sizes, dressing rooms, customer service, and customizing your selection.

    Joker’s Wild stores are open:

    Normal Hours

    Monday through Friday: 10am – 6pm 

    Saturday: 10am – 5pm 

    Sunday: Closed

    *Special Halloween Hours, All October

    *Monday through Saturday: 10am – 9pm

    *Sunday: 10am – 5pm

    To learn more, you can visit their website by clicking here.

  • 5. Underground Express Souvenir Shop - Boston, MA

    Underground Express Souvenir Shop – 31 Winter Pl, Boston, MA 02108

    The Underground Express Souvenir Shop is more than just souvenirs and general merchandise. They also have a Halloween section!

    Not the biggest of the shops, but they might just have what you’re looking for.

    Low prices and a central, accessible location in Downtown Crossing Boston.

    Underground Express Souvenir Shop is open:

    Monday through Friday: 9am – 6pm

    Saturday: 10am – 6pm

    Sunday: 11am – 6pm

    To learn more, you can visit their website by clicking here.

  • 6. Great Eastern Trading Co - Cambridge, MA & Malden, MA

    Great Eastern Trading Co – 49 River St, Cambridge, MA 02139 and 258 Highland Ave. Malden, MA 02148

    Great Eastern Trading Co are great shops to visit, especially if you’re looking to dress for a decade!

    They are known for their vintage clothing, classic accessories, and unique costumes.

    Maybe you’ll even find a piece that not only fits into your Halloween outfit, but also fits into your daily style!

    Great Eastern Trading Co are open:

    Cambridge Location

    Tuesday through Saturday: 12pm – 7pm

    Sunday: 1pm – 6pm

    Malden Location

    Wednesday through Saturday: 12pm – 7pm

    Sunday: 1pm – 6pm

    To learn more, you can visit their website by clicking here.

  • 7. The Magic Parlor - Salem, MA

    The Magic Parlor – 213 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970

    The Magic Parlor is a good store to go in to without a costume plan!

    You’re bound to find a whole outfit or just an accessory that works for you.

    They have items such as masks, cloaks, claws, and even a full size dragon model mask.

    The Magic Parlor is ready to help you impress others with a unique Halloween costume.

    The Magic Parlor is open:

    Monday through Sunday: 11am – 6pm

    To learn more, you can visit their website by clicking here.