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Best Stores to Shop at for Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner. But if you haven’t been meticulously planning this year’s costume, here are four places to find a getup before the candy bowl runs dry.

Star Costume & Theatrical Supply

While it may look like your average chain-brand costume store, Star Costume is far from it. The go-to spot year-round for any event that requires a character change has just as much product, if not more, than other popular chains. Find everything from sexy boots to detailed masquerades masks and items for special effects makeup that are sure to make your costume stand out above the other ghouls and ghosts. Daily, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., 3230 S. Valley View Blvd., Suite 120,

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Black Cat Costumes & Novelties

Though it may be on the smaller side, quality is still king at Black Cat. The store sells a variety of costumes from an evil queen to the mistress of the dark, Elvira, as well as novelty items—hello, figurines!—that are great for decorating and sure to bring joy, or fright, well beyond Halloween. Daily, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. 2350 S. Rainbow Blvd. #1,

American Costumes

American Costumes goes beyond the spook with American, Las Vegas and vintage categories. Be a forefather of the country, a famous Las Vegas showgirl or just opt for some blue suede shoes the King would be proud of. It even offers outfits for themed weddings, so playing dress up doesn’t have to be limited to the month of October. Monday–Friday, 10:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. and Saturday, noon–6:00 p.m., 390 W. Sahara Ave.,

Spirit Halloween

Only open during Halloween season, Spirit is all things scary and scantily clad depending on where you fall on the spectrum of what’s appropriate for an Allhallows Eve costume. Choose from classic such as Harry Potter to new addition characters Rick and Morty. Decorations, animatronics and accessories are also on sale, so with eight locations in the Valley it’s an easy choice to prepare for the 31st. Daily, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. multiple locations,