HOLLYWOOD TOY & COSTUME
6600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
(323) 464-4444 www.hollywoodtoys.com
This Hollywood establishment, in business since 1950, houses some of the craziest and most outrageous wigs, accessories, costumes and props. Best-sellers include silver screen icons Catwoman and Darth Vader.
URSULA'S COSTUMES INCORPORATED
2516 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica
Though thoughts of The Little Mermaid's gigantic sea witch might come to mind, this place isn't limited to seaworthy fare only. There are plenty of affordable prepackaged get-ups, but if you really want to make a statement, you can design your own with the help of the tailor.
CINEMA SECRETS BEAUTY SUPPLY
4400 Riverside Dr., Burbank
No Halloween costume is complete without the right cosmetic accoutrements. Major movie players frequent this beauty supply and professional makeup store for just the right look, and so can you. They also sell costumes and wigs and there's a full-service salon on the premises.
3220 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank
Proprietor Pat Taylor is a bit gruff, but that's probably just because so many customers have wanted to get their hands on her one-of-a-kind costumes for the past 22 years. No plastic bagged get-ups here; the store specializes in vintage from the1930s through the '60s.
13310 Firestone Blvd., Ste A, Santa Fe Springs
The Halloween equivalent of Sam's Club or Costco. If you can't find a thing to wear here, we don't know what to tell you; the place houses over 2,000 costumes. Goods also include coffins and other gruesome props for your house/apartment party.
AARDVARK'S ODD ARK
7579 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood
1253 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
There's a little something for everyone at this vintage shop that specializes in garb from the 1940s to modern times. Channel Madonna or Cyndi Lauper with the quintessential '80s prom dress – taffeta, sequins, fringe and lace finger gloves included. Smoking jackets are a big hit with the guys.
8878 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
1090 Westwood Blvd., Westwood
(310) 824-1688 www.aahs.com
The one-stop mini-chain for all your Halloween needs. Over 200 new items have arrived this year, including plenty of pirate-themed booty and loot.
ATTENTION UCLA STUDENTS AND STAFF! Bring this article in to receive an additional 10 percent discount on costumes only. Must show valid BruinCard. Only one article per person, please. Valid only at Westwood location. Offer expires 10/31/06.
4637 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
(323) 663-2867 www.ozziedots.com
You just never know when you might need a retro flower petal swim cap or a DEVO energy dome. There are even rubber chickens available here. This bamboo-laden vintage and costume shop has been in business for the past 20 years.
THANK YOU MART
1138 Westwood Blvd., Westwood
For those of us on a budget, this is a wonderland of deals and steals. Everything in this Japanese imported vintage clothing chain – from vintage dresses to J-pop jewelry and Mexican wrestling masks – is priced at a measly $3.99 (that's $4.32 with tax).