Is the child still “debating” (read: changing his or her mind every day) about what to be for Halloween? Haven’t gotten around to getting a costume yet? Wondering where you can get a cool getup without spending a fortune,  need a super specific, hard-to-find item to take junior’s ensemble to the next level or an outgrown Elsa cape? We’ve got some suggestions. From spots to get gently-used, discounted costumes, to huge stores that specialize in Halloween, click through to see our picks on where to find boo-tiful threads for your little ghouls and goblins.

For a Superstore in Queens: Rubie’s Costumes
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For a Superstore in Queens: Rubie’s Costumes

Another costume superstore open all year (they do brisk business for Comic-Con, too) Rubie’s has been in the costume business for more than 60 years, and it shows. This Queens-based family business — which started as a candy shop back in the day — is now an international costume empire. Beyond a dizzying selection of costumes for the whole family, Rubie’s also sells the perfect accessories to elevate your costume game in a very serious way. Visit them in person to check out their impressive and extensive inventory in person, or shop online.

1 Rubie Plaza
Richmond Hill, Queens

photo: Rubie's Costumes Facebook page

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Got a scary-good costume source in NYC we missed? Share with the group in the comments below!