Halloween is your annual opportunity to be somebody else for the night, act like a kid, and scare the neighbors. To find the perfect Halloween costume, check out these New York City Halloween costume shops. You're sure to discover the right tools for your transformation -- whether you want to be scary, sexy, or totally off-the wall this Halloween.
Looking for a unique Halloween costume idea? Check out our New York-themed costume ideas and best Halloween costume ideas from the Village Halloween Parade for inspiration.
1. Ricky's NYC
Ricky's NYC takes Halloween very seriously. They have 26 stores open in Manhattan for the Halloween season (including regular Rick's locations and Halloween pop-up stores). Stop at Ricky's to browse through naughty and nice costume ideas for adults, couples
Year-round costume shop: 375 Broadway between Franklin and White Streets, 212-925-5490
Get locations and directions for all Ricky's NYC Halloween costume shops
New York Costumes has a wide selection of the hottest Halloween costumes available. You'll find the latest movie-themed costumes (including Spiderman, the Avengers, Batman, the Joker, Harry Potter, and more) and political figure masks (including Obama, Clinton, and Bush but no Romney that I could find) along with wigs, make-up, accessories, and decorations. You'll even find find fun costumes for Fido and Fluffy.
New York Costumes
104 Fourth Ave. at 11th St., 800-99JUMPY
See extended hours starting September 24, 2012
Abracadabra's got everything you need for a memorable Halloween. From costumes to accessories to magic props and gross-out gags. Celebrities like Keith Richards have been known to stop by Abracadabra, so you never know who you might run into when you're browsing through the fart powder and fake vomit.
This season, Abracadabra is also hosting special FX Halloween makeup classes and offering pro makeup application services.
19 W 21st St. (btw. 5th Ave. & 6th Ave.), 212-627-7523
Store hours: Monday through Saturday, 11am-9pm. Sunday, 12pm-5pm
This Halloween superstore chain has 9 locations in Manhattan this year (plus stores in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Hoboken, New Jersey). You'll find all kinds of costumes for adults, kids, and even patient pets. Check out the world's cutest baby costume, the Li'l Monkey if you want your child to be the life of the party (also available: Li'l Skunk and Li'l Penguin).
For grown-ups, you'll find lots of sexy zombies, cops, pirates, devils and witches suitable for both genders. Hot picks for this year include The Avengers heroes, Hunger Games tributes, and more.
Spirit Halloween Superstore
See all New York City locations for Halloween 2012
Frankie's is the place to go for high-concept costumes, headpieces, and accessories. Costume designer Frankie Stein makes beautiful, custom-designed ensembles that will wow even the most jaded trick-or-treater. You can have Frankie create your costume for scratch or rent one of her masterpieces for the evening.
By Appointment Only.
6. Party City
Check out the NYC Party City location for hundreds of affordable costumes and all of the supplies for your big Halloween bash. Dress up as your favorite superhero, a sexy vampire or space alien, Stewie from Family Guy, a saucy warrior princess, or a giant beer bottle. You'll also find festive Halloween decorations, tableware, party invitations, and trick-or-treat supplies..
Party City Manhattan
38 West 14th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, 212-271-7310