Spooky pumpkins with scary faces, bats and black cats, ghosts and witches…oh my! Halloween is almost here again. Are you still in need of a costume? Or maybe some spooky party supplies and trimmings? Help, please!
If you are among the many of us who still need the finishing touches, or even an entire costume (if you’re in my shoes), here is a list of great local places to get Halloween costumes and supplies for a spook-tacular holiday…
1. Spirit Halloween at Wilshire and Cloverdale
Great costumes for all ages, hats, wigs, accessories, and props.
Address: 5410 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 351-7597
Hours: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon – Sat, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sun, with extended hours starting October 26th. Store hours may vary by location – please call.
2. Vine American Party Store at Melrose and Wilcox
Vine American offers 10,000 square feet of fantastic party decorations and supplies, balloons, props, hats and more. They’ve been in business since 1934 for a very good reason!
Address: 5969 Melrose Ave.
Phone: (323) 467-7124
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mon-Sat, and 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sun
3. American Vintage on Melrose and Curson
Fabulous vintage boutique selling men’s & women’s clothes & accessories from the 1930s to the 1990s. Perfect place to find a pair of platform boots, a sequined halter gown, or that pair of bell bottom jeans with just the right flare.
Address: 7575 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 944-0640
Hours: Open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mon-Fri, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sat, and 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Sun
4. Landis Labyrinth Toy Shop on Larchmont Blvd.
Amazing Larchmont Village toy shop featuring classic and modern toys, kids dress up costumes, stickers, accessories and more!
Address: 140 & 144 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (323) 465-7998
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mon-Sat, and 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sun
5. Bluebird on North Larchmont Blvd. near Melrose
Wonderful children’s consignment boutique carrying gently used Halloween costumes (when available), along with children’s clothing, shoes, accessories, and more.
Address: 652 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (323) 466-0408
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mon-Sat, and 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sun.
6. JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores at La Cienega near Pico
Wonderful resource for those who want to make their own costumes and decorations, exactly their own way. Extensive stock of fabrics, ribbons & trim, craft & decorative supplies.
Address: 1250 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 623-1160
Hours: 9:00 a.m. -9:00 p.m. Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sun
7. Wilshire Rotary Pumpkin Patch on North Larchmont Blvd.
Your Larchmont Village spot for pumpkins and gourds of all shapes, sizes and colors, carving supplies, family fun and more! Plus, all proceeds benefit community service projects both locally and internationally, through the Wilshire Rotary Foundation and Rotary International Foundation.
Address: 568 N.Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004
Hours: 2:00 p.m. until dark Mon-Fri, and 10:00 a.m. until dark Sat & Sun – through Friday October 30th
8. Orchard Supply Hardware on La Brea
Excellent resource for indoor and outdoor decorations, pumpkins, carving supplies, tips to make your perfect jack-o-lantern last longer, candles – both traditional and flameless, fall color and more.
Address: 415 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 954-4733
Web site: www.osh.com
Hours: 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Mon-Sat, and 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Sun
9. Goodwill on La Brea near 8th Street
Great place to find bargain clothing, shoes and accessories you can re-purpose into your own Halloween vision…as well as a seasonal stock of gently used costumes.
Address: 817 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 931-5239
Web site: www.goodwillsocal.org
Hours: 10 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
10. 99¢ Only Store on Wilshire near Fairfax, or La Brea at Willoughby
Fantastic for stocking up on candy, decorations, costumes and other fun supplies – without breaking the bank!
Address: 6121 Wilshire Blvd. and 852 N. La Brea, Los Angeles, CA 90048 and 90038
Phone: (323) 980-8145
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Hope this list proves helpful in your Halloween “hauntings”. Enjoy a safe, fun and happy Halloween!