Costume Calling

Abracadabra SuperstoreThis
shop offers a wide variety of costumes, both in its Chelsea store and online.
Abracadabra also has an impressive selection of wigs, masks and teeth to
accessorize—who knew there were so many different types of vampire fangs?
19 W 21st St between Fifth and
Sixth Aves;

Halloween Adventure
Presents New York Costumes
—This superstore is one of NYC’s
biggest and most popular costume shopping destinations. It has a tendancy to
get crowded, so do your shopping early to ge the first look at its great array
of costumes for everyone on your list, including the family pooch!
104 Fourth Ave at 11th St.; 212-673-4546,

State NewsAt State
News, you’ll find everything you need for Halloween – from kids’ and adult
costumes to candy, party supplies and decorations. Owner Rosie Weissbart
recommends shopping in the mornings to avoid the after-school rush. “2-6 p.m.
, it’s crazy,” she said. Get your
one-stop-shopping done at either of their
Upper East Side locations: 1243 3rd Avenue at E. 72nd Street or 112 E. 86th Street

Rubie’s Costume Company—Perfect
for your pop culture prince or princess, this Queens megastore has an especially
great selection of movie and television-inspired costumes for kids.
120-08 Jamaica Avenue, Queens.

Ricky’s—A tried and true option, Ricky’s always has great costumes for Halloween,
and with several locations in the city, picking up your family’s scary flair is
easy. Just make sure to shop early, before prices take a spook turn. Various

Frank Bee Costume—This
family-run business has a costume for every kid, from timeless favorites favorites
(like witches and pirates) to reoccurring items (like Michael Jackson) to
kid-idols (like characters from “Yo Gabba Gabba”) to choose from.
3435 East Tremont Ave at
Bruckner Blvd, Bronx

Party City—The go-to destination for
birthday party supplies, Party City also has a great Halloween costume shop. Though
the selection may not be as vast (and the items aren’t as upscale) as other
stores, prices are super low; who knew being a Disney princess could be so
W. 14th St; 212-271-7310

Frankie Steinz—This
place is all about the rare and unique—it’s definitely the shop to scour for
one-of-a-kind headpieces and accessories. You can also rent amazing kids’
or the owner can create a custom costume for
your child; perfect for the kid who is dying to be a “were-mummy.” 580
Broadway between Prince and Houston Sts;