It’s time to pick out a Halloween costume! A.k.a. the one time of year when you tell your kids to get dressed-up and they actually want to! We’ve found 11 local places to score the best costumes for little ghouls and boys. From princesses and pirates to witches, pumpkins and pretty much anything your little boo can imagine, scroll through our spooky good slideshow and then go snatch up that perfect trick-or-treating ensemble!

The House of Halloween

If your little trick-or-treater is in need of costume inspiration, then this hauntingly good superstore in North County is your go-to spot. You'll find friendly-service and different choices from the big box stores. Shop early, because the best costumes and sizes go fast.

8650 Genesee Ave.
San Diego, Ca
858-699-1661
Online: thehouseofhalloween.com
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

photo: Joe Lewis

Where do you get spooky-good costumes? Tell us in the comments below.

—Nikki Walsh