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.
- 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
- 9789 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33434; 561/372-9388
- 1201 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304; 954/999-5528
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. https://stores.partycity.com/us/
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 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.
www.masqueradecostumes.com 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.
www.facebook.com/crazyaboutcostumes 1931 S Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316; 954/767-8633
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.
hollywood-costumes.com 2739 Northlake Blvd, Lake Park, FL 33403; 561/848-7955