Halloween is fast approaching, and there’s no time to waste getting your costume ready.
This is a time to express your creativity and, with so many costume-enforced events, there’s no time to waste to look your best. Instead of opting for the general costume and party stores, consider checking out local costume stores in the valley for a personal costume without spending too much money.
1) Phantom Halloween
Location: 8443 Canoga Ave., Canoga Park
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Deals: Buy any one item, get another for half off; 15% discount with student ID.
This costume store is open year-round, seven days a week and has thousands of options available at a low cost, with additional seasonal discounts. All costumes are priced between $20 to $70, and come assembled or available to mix and match.
2) Etoile Costume & Party Center
Location: 18849 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Hours may vary)
Deals: Online seasonal discounts, discounts for student projects.
Visit Etoile’s for high quality rentals or for purchasing costumes customized to your preference. Open year round, Etoile’s carries a diverse range of costumes ready for any holiday and occasion.
3) The Costume House
Location: 7324 Greenbush Ave., North Hollywood
Hours of Operation: (Seasonal) Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Deals: 10% online rental discount, seasonal sales, 20% discount on student projects.
Under its year-round operation, The Costume House has over 60,000 high quality, professionally made costumes for all shapes, sizes and ages. The costumes are available for rental for any occasion and once reserved, are removed from stock and put away until your scheduled rental pick up. Every rental is fitted to individual comfort and has a seven day return policy.
4) Spirit Halloween and Halloween City
Location: 18425 Nordhoff St., Northridge
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: 19315 Saticoy St. Unit C and E, Reseda
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
These stores are corporate-owned and have multiple locations. They provide a large variety of prepackaged costumes and, although the quality might not be the best, the costumes are an affordable option for a one-time wear.
Location: 10170 Reseda blvd., Northridge
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Contact: (818) 773–8712
Thrift stores are a reliable place to look for a Halloween costume without having to spend too much money, but they don’t necessarily offer the same diversity as a costume store. Check out a costume store beforehand to see examples of putting different items together to make a costume.