Houstonians adore Halloween. After all, we're creative, come from different backgrounds and are willing to have fun. If you're looking for a guide to getting dressed up this year, look no further. From rental shops to thrift stores, we've got you covered.

Frankel’s Costume
A go-to destination for all things spooky for years now, Frankel’s Costume has an impressive Halloween selection at a wide variety of prices. Styles range from renaissance garb, Egyptian, skeletons, steam punk, animals, zombies, and everything in between. Having a hard time deciding? Their helpful team will surely spark some ideas.
Update 10/11/17: We are sad to report this will be Frankel's last Halloween in Houston.

Southern Importers & Exporters
As one of best-kept costume secrets in Houston, don’t be fooled by their unassuming exterior. Located off San Jacinto, near downtown, Southern Importers & Exporters has just about everything you need to make a splash at the ghoulish bash. Also, their extensive makeup selection is just what you need to set yourself apart from anyone else that may dare steal your costume idea at the party.

Danny’s Trix & Kix
Located just outside the city in Spring, TX and open year-round, Danny’s Trix & Kix kicks it up a notch come All Hallow’s Eve. Known for their enormous selection of wigs, realistic synthetic blood and prosthetics – this shop has just what you need to put your idea over the top and win the office costume contest. Not wanting to go through the hassle of putting together a costume? Check out their famous rental options.

Arne’s Warehouse & Party Store
This Heights-area, two-story mecca for all things party-related  could easily be the only store you need to visit to get ready for the season. Patrons rave about Arne’s Warehouse & Party Store unbeatable prices and huge selection of decorations, costumes and accessories, in addition to the friendly service. 

Cheeky Vintage
Who says you can only play dress up once a year? With lightly used, hard-to-find pieces from the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry and Anne Klein, Cheeky Vintage is not your typical vintage store. The inventory is carefully hand-picked and stocks items that are perfect for completing your classy Halloween look. Looking for a real fur coat to complete that Marilyn Monroe costume and use it well into the winter? You now know where to find it.

Pavement Houston Clothing
Going for a retro theme is always a comfortable alternative to your traditional Halloween costume. Whether you’re in the market for a Hawaiian shirt or a puffy, red Marty McFly-esque vest, start at Pavement Houston Clothing. This true vintage store is full of your typical 1970’s-90’s garb, but also has a huge selection of used ugly Christmas sweaters, if you really just can’t wait the extra few weeks to start curating your look. Doc, are you telling me that you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean? 

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