Halloween Costume Shopping Guide
Do you have your Halloween costume ready? We’ve compiled a list of resources to make your last-minute Halloween costume search that much easier. Feel free to refer to the Santee Alley’s previous Halloween shopping guide for additional information here and scroll below for information on where to find costumes, costume accessories, wigs, makeup, and DIY costume supplies…
Adult Halloween Costume & Costume Accessories: The best places to find adult costumes in the Fashion District are the lingerie stores. The most popular brand is Leg Avenue, but we’ve also seen Be Wicked and a couple of lesser known brands in stock. On average brand name costumes start $40-$45, while costumes that are not brand name can be had for half the cost. A full list of lingerie stores in the district can be found on our searchable directory. We recommend visiting Santee Alley, where you will find the largest concentration of lingerie stores in the district. Spice Intimates (1143 inside Santee Alley) has a great selection of Leg Avenue costumes, and My Secret Lingerie (315 E 11th St Suite A inside Santee Alley) has Be Wicked costumes.
For a one-stop-shop we recommend Spice Lingerie, located at 915 Santee St. Suites 3 and 4. Here you’ll find adult costumes, costume accessories, wigs, hosiery, and it is the only store where we’ve seen men’s costumes!
Outside the Santee Alley area, stop by Beverly Hills Hosiery (810 S Los Angeles St.) for custom and one-of-a-kind costumes and costume accessories. Established in 1934, Beverly Hills Hosiery is well-known for their vintage lingerie carries costumes year round and supplies many a Hollywood costume designer around town. It’s one of the district’s true hidden gems 😉
DIY Costume Supplies: Tutus, sequined tops and shorts, corsets, boas, masks, bunny ears… you name it we have it. Some of these items can be found at the lingerie stores mentioned above. Beverly Hills Hosiery in particular is great for DIY costume inspiration and supplies. For raw materials and specialty items – plain masks to decorate yourself, peacock feathers, butterfly/fairy wings, beads and sequins, millinery supplies, foam, etc. – we suggest paying a visit to the trim and bead stores located in the textiles area of the district. Our two favorites are Michael Levine (919-920 Maple Ave.) and Perial Company (908 S Maple Ave). Moskatel’s (738 Wall St.) is another great option for DIY and crafting supplies. Like Michael’s but bigger, Moskatel’s carries Halloween decor as well.
Wigs & Makeup: Again, Santee Alley is the go-to place for this. Just take a look at the selection below.
Kids’ Costumes: The best place for kids’ costumes in the district is Santee Alley. As of the day this post was written we’ve seen only girls costumes, mainly Disney inspired princess costumes. Three’s for Me (1055 Maple Ave.) has Frozen-inspired Elsa costumes!