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The Best Places in L.A. to Buy a Halloween Costume


Victoria is wearing our vintage magician costumewhile sitting on a fabulous Paper Moon prop from Dappsy.Junk for JoyNickie Jean models the Leg Avenue Nurse CostumeNickie Jean models the Leg Avenue Nurse CostumeNickie Jean models the Leg Avenue Nurse CostumeNickie Jean models the Leg Avenue Nurse CostumeNickie Jean models the Leg Avenue Nurse CostumeNickie Jean models the Leg Avenue Nurse CostumeMother Plucker Feather CompanyWedding dress dyed with Ritt Violet dye from GoodwillDowntown Fashion DistrictNickie Jean models feathers from Mother Plucker Feather Company.Mother Plucker Feather CompanyBe a 1970s tourist by buying resortware in the downtown Fashion DistrictBe a 1970s tourist by buying resortware in the downtown Fashion DistrictBe a 1970s tourist by buying resortware in the downtown Fashion DistrictBe a 1970s tourist by buying resortware in the downtown Fashion DistrictBe a 1970s tourist by buying resortware in the downtown Fashion DistrictBe a 1970s tourist by buying resortware in the downtown Fashion DistrictBe a 1970s tourist by buying resortware in the downtown Fashion DistrictBe a 1970s tourist by buying resortware in the downtown Fashion DistrictBe a 1970s tourist by buying resortware in the downtown Fashion DistrictBe a 1970s tourist by buying resortware in the downtown Fashion DistrictBe a 1970s tourist by buying resortware in the downtown Fashion DistrictBe a 1970s tourist by buying resortware in the downtown Fashion DistrictBe a 1970s tourist by buying resortware in the downtown Fashion DistrictBe a 1970s tourist by buying resortware in the downtown Fashion DistrictBe a 1970s tourist by buying resortware in the downtown Fashion Districtmodeled by Briannamodeled by BriannaRocket FizzBurbankBurbankBurbankBurbanka headpiece from Junk for Joy and a crinoline from Beverly Hills Hosiery. Moon prop courtesy of Dappsy.Beverly Hills Hosiery in downtown Los AngelesKelli Kickham is totally mod in her Hot Dog on a Stick outfit from It's a Wrap of Burbank.Kelli Kickham knows OCC Liptars (Sephora) come in every Halloween color.Kelli Kickham in a snow queen cloak purchased at Goodwill.Downtown Fashion DistrictBrianna shows off Mother Plucker wings. Moon prop courtesy of Dappsy.Mother Plucker Feather CompanyNickie Jeans models our groupie costume from Beverly Hills Hosiery.Beverly Hills HosieryBeverly Hills Hosiery in downtown Los AngelesBonnie Morgan's wearing a genie costume from Goodwill.Bonnie Morgan's wearing a genie costume from Goodwill.Mother Plucker Feather CompanyBésame Cosmetics has all your vintage make-up goodsBurbankBurbankmask from Beverly Hills HosieryRight: Nickie Jeans is modeling bunny ears and sequined top from Beverly Hills Hosiery.Beverly Hills HosieryMake these shoes with hot glue and a $3.75 feather boa from Mother Plucker Feather Company.Mother Plucker Feather CompanyNickie Jeans models the Olivia/Bettie Page maid costume from Beverly Hills Hosiery.Beverly Hills HosieryBeverly Hills Hosiery in downtown Los AngelesBeverly Hills Hosiery in downtown Los AngelesBeverly Hills Hosiery in downtown Los AngelesBeverly Hills Hosiery in downtown Los AngelesKelli Kickham in a snow queen cloak purchased at Goodwill.Bonnie Morgan's feathers are from Mother Plucker.Bonnie MorganIt's a Wrap of BurbankImperial Trim & BeadJunk for Joy provided Bonnie Morgan's Haunted Mansion getup.Junk for JoyKelli Kickham's gypsy costume wig is from It's a WrapKelli Kickham's gypsy costume wig is from It's a WrapKelli Kickham's gypsy costume wig is from It's a Wrap

It's just a week till Halloween and you don't have a costume yet? Don't worry — from Burbank to downtown to Silver Lake, we have you covered. 

DOWNTOWN
Beverly Hills Hosiery in downtown Los Angeles is an institution. Four decades of sexy cats have found their ears and tails at this L.A. icon, which offers masks, hats, tutus and rhinestone bras, all at wholesale pricing. Sadly, this is the store's last Halloween — it will be closing in March because the owner is retiring. 809 S. Los Angeles St., downtown, 90014
Mother Plucker is a feather wholesaler that sells to the public. Located just a few minutes from downtown, Mother Plucker is where you go for anything that involves feathers. Boas start at $2.75, with massive turkey boas for less than $6 in every color of the rainbow. In addition to ostrich feathers, boas and peacock spears, you'll find showgirl headdresses, feather collars and ostrich feather jackets for a fraction of the retail price. Mother Plucker will make custom costume pieces at a very reasonable cost, but it is a week before Halloween, so maybe just be happy with what's in stock and do a custom order next year. 2511 W. Third St., downtown, 90057 (parking is on the roof; enter from Coronado)
The 99 Cents Only Store: Sometimes you just need a cheap mask. The 99 Cents Only store downtown, at Washington and Maple, has everything you need to pull together a costume cheap and fast. 422 E. Washington Blvd., downtown, 90015
The Fashion District/Bead District/Fabric District: Start at Los Angeles and Ninth and make your way to Maple and 12th. Everything in between is filled with findings, costumes and all sorts of other goodies. Get some sequined fabric for only $10 a yard, or jewelry at 99 cents apiece, or trick-or-treat as a bellydancer in really bellydancing clothing! 809 S. Los Angeles St., 90014, to 401 E. 12th St., downtown, 90015 
BURBANK
Junk for Joy has both mass-produced costume pieces and one-of-a-kind vintage clothing and costumes. It literally has everything from space cowboys to Carrie's prom dress. 3314 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, 91505
Pin-Up Girl is for those who want to dress for Halloween but not necessarily wear a costume, where made-in-the-USA skirts and dresses start at $75. 3606 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, 91505
It's a Wrap is selling ALL Halloween items at 75% off in Burbank. This is your go-to place for cops, barbarians, doctors and wigs. 3315 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, 91505
SILVER LAKE
At this Goodwill store, all “Clothing by the Pound” is $1.79 a pound, whether it is a crappy pair of jeans or an exquisite wedding dress or anything in between. This is where you go when you know you have to wear a costume, but you don't know what and are willing to go with the flow. (Also, all Goodwill stores are selling Halloween items at 25% off through the big day.) 3150 N. San Fernando Road, Glassell Park, 90065
Paper Moon Vintage owner Nicole has one of the best eyes for vintage in Los Angeles, and her store never disappoints. 4516 Hollywood Blvd., East Hollywood, 90027
HOLLYWOOD
At Iguana Vintage, you'll find an entire second floor devoted to mass-produced costumes and a basement filled with vintage costumes, with the main floor devoted to a combination of both. 6320 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 90028
Out of the Closet's Hollywood location is a bit on the small size but makes up for it with a great eye. Besides, where else can you find women's shoes in size 12? 6210 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, 90028