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!


You'll score a scarily good deal on a Halloween costume at your local Costco. Choose from a selection of crowd-pleasing classic faves like Superman and Wonder Woman or opt for a fireman, police officer or princess costume. The costumes are well made and come with accessories, many with an unbeatable price tag below $20. Just be sure to shop early, as the costumes are already out and they tend to vanish faster than a ghost who's been spotted.

Multiple locations throughout San Diego County

photo: Beth Shea

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

—Nikki Walsh