Friday, February 16, 2024

The Best Places in South Florida to Buy or Rent Your Halloween Costume

Halloween is just over two weeks away, which means that many of us are scrambling to find an outfit that’s just right. Whether it’s for a party, a contest, or just trick-or-treating with your kids, there’s somewhere for everyone to buy or rent the perfect Halloween costume.

The usual suspects

You know what we’re talking about here: the seasonal stores that pop up late every September in the same place where there’s going to be a Christmas store next month. Spirit Halloween and Halloween Megastore have multiple locations throughout South Florida with an extensive selection of costumes to choose from.

Spirit Halloween

  • 3065 S Federal Hwy, Delray Beach, FL 33483; 866/586-0155
  • 1035 S Federal Hwy, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441; 866/586-0155
  • 601 N Congress Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33426; 866/586-0155
  • 4020 W Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442; 866/586-0155

Halloween Megastore

Honorable Mention: Party City

This year-round party supply chain has locations everywhere, carries a respectable stock of halloween costumes, and will get the job done in a pinch.


The Next Level

For the “go big or go home” type. When a bland, common disguise won’t do, these dedicated costume stores will allow you to buy or rent the perfect costume for any Halloween occasion.

Masquerade Costumes

Masquerade Costumes has been in business in Hollywood for 45 years, and boasts a selection that includes thousands of costumes and masks. The store also has a full wig wall, with hundreds of hairstyles to choose from. 5801 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33021; 954/322-6275

Crazy About Costumes

This mom-and-pop costume store in Ft. Lauderdale is quirky, but undoubtedly the place to go if you’re looking for friendly, knowledgeable help with a great selection. Voted best costume shop in South Florida, they offer costumes for sale and for rent, but the business is cash only, so make sure to stop at an ATM on the way. 1931 S Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316; 954/767-8633

Hollywood Costumes

This costume shop is open year-round, and boasts thousands of professional-quality costumes, accessories, and makeup options. They also offer rentals, as well as free two-day in-state shipping. Located in North Palm Beach, it’s the perfect store for anyone who doesn’t want to trek down to Broward to find a costume. 2739 Northlake Blvd, Lake Park, FL 33403; 561/848-7955

James Biagiotti
James Biagiotti
James Biagiotti is a native of Boca Raton, a marketing professional in South Florida, and the former Web Editor of Boca Raton magazine. He is an avid music fan who spends far too much time listening to, dissecting, and traveling to see his favorite bands. He is also, unfortunately, a devoted Miami Dolphins fan.

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