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It's crunch time, when all the demands of Halloween start to become real for procrastinators. Time to find a party, and a costume, because no one wants you to wear the Psy costume again. It's just not going to make sense this year. Here are 10 stores for Halloween costume shopping in the Washington area to help trick-or-treaters get it together by October 31.


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Halloween Hollow

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In need of a fog machine? Or a pet costume? Seasonal pop-up Halloween Hallow has you covered, with plenty of costumes for adults and kids. [Photo]

Gene's Costumes

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Open all year, shoppers can buy or rent costumes at this long-running Kensington store. Just look for the giant inflatable pumpkin on the roof. [Photo]

Halloween Adventure at Westfield Montgomery

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For another option in Maryland, Halloween Adventure has a wall of costumes to peruse, with the requisite makeup, wigs, and accessories. [Photo: Adele Chapin]
Don't want to leave the District? Adams Morgan vintage store Meeps is a must. They put so much love into Halloween with a Cosmic Costume Room full of costume-ready vintage, and they've got all the necessary props and accessories as well. [Photo]

American Apparel

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American Apparel has the plain, ol' basic building blocks for creative costumes — plus shiny, shiny bodysuits that probably should only be worn on Halloween. [Photo]

Total Fright

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Local pop-up Total Fright makes Ballston Common Mall a Halloween destination. [Photo]

Unique Thrift Store

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Want to spend as little as possible on a costume? 15 minutes spent browsing the racks at Unique Thrift Store might spark some creative inspiration — a makeshift Miley costume, perhaps? [Photo]

Party City

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For procrastinating costume shoppers, Party City will be open until 10 p.m. every day till October 31 except this Sunday. [Photo]
Halloween mega-store Spirit opens 1,000 stores nationwide, and the Alexandria store stocks a mix of branded costumes like Ron Burgundy and your generic pirates, flappers, and more. [Photo]

The American Backstage Company

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This full-service theatrical store is a Halloween wonderland. Bonus, it's open late, closing at 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday from now until October 31. [Photo]

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Halloween Hollow

In need of a fog machine? Or a pet costume? Seasonal pop-up Halloween Hallow has you covered, with plenty of costumes for adults and kids. [Photo]

Gene's Costumes

Open all year, shoppers can buy or rent costumes at this long-running Kensington store. Just look for the giant inflatable pumpkin on the roof. [Photo]

Halloween Adventure at Westfield Montgomery

For another option in Maryland, Halloween Adventure has a wall of costumes to peruse, with the requisite makeup, wigs, and accessories. [Photo: Adele Chapin]

Meeps

Don't want to leave the District? Adams Morgan vintage store Meeps is a must. They put so much love into Halloween with a Cosmic Costume Room full of costume-ready vintage, and they've got all the necessary props and accessories as well. [Photo]

American Apparel

American Apparel has the plain, ol' basic building blocks for creative costumes — plus shiny, shiny bodysuits that probably should only be worn on Halloween. [Photo]

Total Fright

Local pop-up Total Fright makes Ballston Common Mall a Halloween destination. [Photo]

Unique Thrift Store

Want to spend as little as possible on a costume? 15 minutes spent browsing the racks at Unique Thrift Store might spark some creative inspiration — a makeshift Miley costume, perhaps? [Photo]

Party City

For procrastinating costume shoppers, Party City will be open until 10 p.m. every day till October 31 except this Sunday. [Photo]

Spirit

Halloween mega-store Spirit opens 1,000 stores nationwide, and the Alexandria store stocks a mix of branded costumes like Ron Burgundy and your generic pirates, flappers, and more. [Photo]

The American Backstage Company

This full-service theatrical store is a Halloween wonderland. Bonus, it's open late, closing at 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday from now until October 31. [Photo]