5 Spots To Snag The Best Halloween Costume
It’s spooky how time manages to creep up on us, but believe it or not, it’s almost Halloween. The task of finding a creative and equally cool costume can seem daunting in a world of high-priced, low-quality costume shops complete with the sexy version of nearly every character you can think of. Johnnie Brock’s is the obvious choice for most and an excellent one at that, with a giant warehouse of year-round costumes and party accessories, this can easily be your one-stop-shop for Halloween looks and decorations. If you’re looking to shop outside of the box this year, you’re in luck because we’ve rounded up our top five spots to curate your costume without fail.
Savers—Not your average thrift store, Savers, which is located in Crestwood, is stocked chock full of spooky, silly and sultry options for your picking. Thrifting your Halloween costume is hardly a new concept but choosing a store that already has things organized by theme makes the hunt that much easier. If it’s makeup you’re needing, they have that too as well as decorations and a friendly, helpful staff. Savers is located at 9618 Watson Road.
Vintage Haberdashery—If winning some costume contests is on your radar this year, then Vintage Haberdashery should be your first stop. With costumes ranging from Marie Antoinette to Elvis Presley, you’ll be sure to find something or someone that you’re yearning to be. The best part about the haberdashery is costumes are for rent, so when you’re finished being someone else for the night you can return your temporary identity back to the shop instead of sending it to costume purgatory in the back of a closet somewhere. Vintage Haberdashery is located at 3181 Morganford near Tower Grove Park.
Schaefer’s Hobby Shop—For the creatively inclined, costumers who have taken the task of making their look from scratch thankfully have a spot to shop for out-of-the-ordinary materials and tools to put the finishing touches on their masterpiece. Shoppers can peruse the endless amounts of yarn, tulle and tools allowing them to hone in on their “witchcraft.” The helpful staff will assist customers with costume inspiration and then direct them to the materials needed. Schaefer’s Hobby Shop is located at 11659 Gravois Road.
Grand Wig House—Once you’ve nailed down the wardrobe, next is the hair. Sometimes what you’ve currently got up top is not what the costume is looking for. Step into the wonderful wig wonderland that is Grand Wig House. With a collection of wigs that would impress Tina Turner, this is certainly the place to go to costume your locks. Whether it’s an afro or a sleek futuristic bob, Grand Wig House has got just the look. Prices accommodate nearly any budget providing the highest quality wigs at the best prices in town. Grand Wig House is located at 2911 Washington Avenue.
Thirteenth & Washington—What makes or breaks most costumes are the accessories and the makeup. No one will know you’re a zombie without the signature white face and bloody mouth. Leave it to the experts to get your face painted perfectly. The talented hair and makeup artists at Thirteenth & Washington are currently taking appointments to consult, inspire and perfect your Halloween looks, able to make you as beautiful or scary as needed. Our advice is to make an appointment before they run out. Thirteenth & Washington is located at 1300 Washington Downtown.