Halloween seemed to sneak up on us this year (wasn’t it just yesterday we were searching for Labor Day outfits!) If you’re like me, and you’ve put off costume shopping until the last minute, don’t worry, we put together our top five Boston spots to shop for costumes. Whether you’re going with an old Halloween standby like a witch or a sexy “insert occupation here,” or you’re putting together something original, these places will have you covered!
The Garment District is practically made for Halloween. This warehouse-type store has everything you could need for your costume. They have racks and racks of every type of vintage item you could ever want, including an amazing selection from the 60’s and 70’s, so if you’ve always been a bit of a flower child, you’ll definitely find what you need here!
If you’re thinking of an outrageous costume, Dorothy’s is the place for you. Their high heel options are not for the feint of heart (think Baby Spice like platforms and Kim Kardashian like stilettos). They also have a huge array of crazy wigs, so if you’re planning on any Lady Gaga-esque hair styles, we would definitely suggest taking a trip to this Mass Ave store.
3. Urban Outfitters Bargain Basement
If you’re going the ironic-costume route the Cambridge bargain basement is the place for you. Where else could you find a giant bubble-wrap costume for $20? They also have some great accessories too! (I’ve found some great beaded masks for masquerade parties that I am definitely planning on re-using for Halloween).
AA is your go-to spot if you’re thinking of any 80’s fashion costume. They have tons of neon colored leggings and headbands so that you can easily channel your inner Material Girl. The best part is you can definitely wear most of these pieces again (back in the day I pulled off an ah-mazing Grease lightning costume with some of their shiny black high-waisted leggings that I had laying around).
5. Forever 21
If you’re looking for last minute accessories to pull together your dream costume, Forever 21 is your spot. Their costume jewelry is great for layering and you can pick up some great pieces without it costing too much. They also have some crazy sunglasses, so if you want to channel your inner Rachel Zoe with some massive shades, they’ve got you covered!