Halloween Costume Shopping? Hollywood Has What You Need
If you’re heading out to a hot Halloween party – or a costume party any time of year – Hollywood Boulevard makes a great one stop-shop for super heroes and fashion mavens alike. From hidden gems for costume shopping, dancewear, accessories, and makeup to full-fledged Halloween headquarters, the boulevard has them all.
Iguana Vintage Clothing
6320 Hollywood Blvd.
Costumes from Iguana Vintage Clothing. (Courtesy photo)
This large shop features an extensive selection of vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories. With a rich inventory of costumes, hats, wigs, and everything from military looks to hipster, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s styles, embroidered blazers and paisley dresses, you’ll find everything you want for the perfect costume. Known for its friendly and helpful staff, the store even has kids’ sizes.
Hollywood Toys & Costumes
6600 Hollywood Blvd.
Costumes from Hollywood Toys and Costumes. (Courtesy photo)
In business for over 50 years, this expert costumer has make-up, masks, wigs, props, accessories, and of course - costumes to fit every fantasy. From Baby R2D2 to adult Wonder Woman, gangster, Beetlejuice, and even Yoda attire for the family pet, there are costumes for every age, size, and fan desire. You’ll even find party supplies and fun lingerie, too. Chuckie, Woody, Buzz, and Elsa are all waiting for you.
1507 Wilcox Ave.
Merchandise at Memento Mori in Hollywood. (Courtesy photo)
Offering the ultimate in Halloween treasures, this is the spot for skulls and candles, velvet talisman pouches, unusual shades of liquid lipstick, glittery winged black kitty pins, and bat talisman necklaces. Find “Cat Sabbath” tank tops and Memento Mori black tees; or add an octopus tentacle tie to your Hollywood-hip Halloween wardrobe. In need of Edgar Allen Poe socks or skull patterned footwear? This is the spot.
6664 Hollywood Blvd.
Hats at Supply Sergeant. (Courtesy photo)
Playing soldier? This regional chain offers military gear and uniforms in all styles. Military boots, caps, hats, helmets, goggles, patches and pins all abound. Zombie military looks? No problem. Offer a salute to these costume choices this Halloween.
6626 Hollywood Blvd.
"Bride of Frankenstein" style wig from Outfitter Wigs. (Courtesy photo)
Arguably the ultimate wig shop in LA, Outfitter Wigs provides head covering for entertainment, movie studios, theatrical productions, and of course – Halloween. Established in 1969, this shop has all things hair – clip-ins, bangs, or full wigs, all made of durable synthetic fiber or luxurious human hair in a wide range of lengths, textures, and colors. Whether you’re feeling like Marie Antoinette or the Bride of Frankenstein, Outfitter Wigs has your head covered.
Stores at Hollywood & Highland, such as Hot Topic, offer multiple options for Halloween costumes. (Courtesy photo)
Don’t forget a stop at the mall – Hollywood & Highland is like no other shopping place. You’ll find costume-perfect make-up choices at shops like MAC Cosmetics or Sephora; contemporary jewelry choices at Pandora; goth and punk looks for any party at Hot Topic –even Hocus Pocus-themed witchy wear, hair clips inspired by The Craft, and velvet dresses that will help you cast your own kind of spell. And of course, there’s sexy Halloween lingerie looks at Victoria’s Secret and premium athletic wear for going pro this jack o’ lantern season at Six: 02.
Genie Davis is a multi-published novelist and journalist, and produced screen and television writer. Passionate about everything-Los Angeles, you can see her work in the arts on her own www.diversionsLA.com.
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