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Best Places For Halloween Costumes In Orange County

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It starts off with a small idea and the next thing you know, you're well on your way to scaring the best of them with your Halloween costume. Get a host of ideas and an outrageous costume to boot at these best places for Halloween costumes in OC.


Gasoline Alley
3804 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 639-6550

What started as a vintage furniture shop is now one of Orange County's most popular locations for unique vintage clothing and costumes. Open year round, costumes are available for purchase, but they also offer rental options too. Specializing in creating the perfect costume for its customers, the family owned and operated business has been helping Orange County and LA residents choose the right costume for over 40 years and carry everything from complete outfits to accessories and more from each decade. Looking to fit into the Gatsby crowd? They have you covered. Or, how about a 60's hippie, an 80's rocker, or getting into a superhero costume? They've got the perfect solution for that too.

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Costume Castle
23811 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 588-9929

While Halloween and the weeks before the holiday are the generally the most popular time for costume shopping, dressing up is actually a year-round activity for some. In fact, there are a variety of occasions when the perfect costume is in order, including your child's school play, themed parties, a day at the Renaissance Faire and more. At The Costume Castle, you might be overwhelmed by all that is offered, but their specialists can help you sift through and find the right costume. Adult costumes range from period costumes from the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's and beyond, as well as costumes like being a devil, mermaid, a pirate, a superhero, a ninja, space and science fiction costumes and hundreds more. Children obviously get their selection from a huge array of items too. The fun doesn't stop there though. There are accessories ranging from decorations and props to jewelry and anything else you can think of. It's a store that you can be sure of finding many different options you'll be interested in.

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Halloween Boutique
1875 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, California 92627
(949) 631-6201

Offering a huge range of costumes, makeup, wigs, masks, and decorations, this one stop shop for all your Halloween needs offers DIY costume ideas or pre-packaged ones too. One thing is for sure though: you won't have a hard time finding something you like. From adult costumes to children's, you'll find traditional and one-of-a-kind costumes and accessories. If you have something specific in mind, give them a call first to see if they have it.

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House of Humor
1215 W. Baker St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 540-3455

Filled with shoppers looking for creative ways to spruce up their look come Halloween time, Costa Mesa's House of Humor location is devoted to providing customers with a big-time display of costumes, props, accessories and other Halloween-related materials. Costume rentals are among the favored choices for Halloween too, where customers can rent from among a thousand costumes at reasonable rates. House of Humor also offers a high number of novelty items such as theatrical accessories and gag gifts.

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Stray Cat Vintage & Costume
108 N. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 738-5680

Fullerton's Stray Cat Vintage & Costume is loaded with articles of clothing that can be re-hashed as costumes. Technically a used, vintage & consignment store, it's also known for carrying a variety of costumes. Mainly vintage inspired, it's the largest of its kind in Orange County. If your aim this Halloween is to travel back in time and usher in the 20s, 30s 40s and 50s (pretty much every era pre-millenium), Stray Cat Vintage & Costume is your bonafide source. Clothes here are literally filled to the ceiling so you're bound to find something you can use or put together for the perfect costume! They also offer an extensive selection of vintage jewelry and accessories, including wigs, that will compliment your costume.

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Wicked Chamber
1959 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 631-5616

Make a presentation that steals the show with a costume from Wicked Chamber. The Costa Mesa boutique is a lingerie haven with a decent-sized collection of Halloween costumes. Costumes range from the classic Wonder Woman to the more revealing burlesque dancer. Wicked Chamber is a great option for those looking to shop for a specific look for a Halloween party. Adult costumes are in large supply and Halloween accessories include but are not limited to masks and wigs, available at an affordable price tag.

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Best Magic Gags & Costume
625 S. Magnolia Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 827-6442

If you're in the neighborhood for finding the best in Halloween costumes, accessories and props, Best Magic Gags & Costume is a top suggestion. This Anaheim location is jam packed with Halloween-centered props and costumes with a variety of themes -- from the scary and brazen monster mask to funny and playful clown items. There is also a ton of quality theatrical makeup to help you create your ghoulish look this Halloween. For variety and affordability, Best Magic Gags & Costume is a top choice in Anaheim.

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Halloween Club
Buena Park Mall
8360 On The Mall
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 881-2280

For those shopping for a Halloween costumes on a dime, Halloween Club is a fantastic option. Located inside of the Buena Park Mall as well as in La Mirada, the shop caters to budget-minded shoppers with its continual sales that last all year long. Shoppers can come in and choose from the variety of Halloween costumes, accessories and props at discounted prices for up to 90-percent off retail.

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Barbara Akowuah is a freelance journalist based in Southern California. As a fashion examiner who is privy to style, Barbara loves to write about fashion and how it relates to the Los Angeles scene. Barbara loves to dish out the latest trends, style tips, and inside scoop. Her work can be found on
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