• Costume Calling

    Find A Get-Up For Your Little Ghouls And Goblins At One Of These Great City Shops Halloween Resources In NYC

    By Alessandra Hickson

    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;
    212-627-7523, abracadabrasuperstore.com

    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, newyorkcostumes.com

    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.
    718-846-1008, rubies.com

    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
    locations; rickyshalloween.com

    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
    718-823-9792, frankbeecostume.com

    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 partycity.com

    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;
    212-925-1373, frankiesteinz.com.

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