It’s time to begin pondering one of life’s big questions — what to be for Halloween. Whether you’re looking for one-stop Halloween shopping or want to DIY it this year, we have you covered with some of our favorite places to shop for costumes, accessories and décor. Click through our album to discover shops from the city to the ‘burbs —  and get your doorbell-ringing fingers in the ready position.

For Treasure Hunting: Chicago Costume Company

Don't let its small facade deceive you: Chicago Costume is crammed to the rafters with costumes, makeup, accessories and anything else you need to transform your look. Kiddies will go bananas for the selection of Disney, Star Wars, superhero and comic book costumes. This is one of just a handful of year-round costume shops so don’t panic when your little superhero needs a new costume in January. Too busy to shop in the store? Purchase online and have your costume shipped to you or pick it up for free at one of their two Chicago locations.

1120 W. Fullerton
Lincoln Park

4727 W. Montrose St.
Northwest Side



Photo: Ben B via Yelp



Where will you buy your costume this year? Let us know in the Comments below!

— Maria Chambers & Jen Peterson