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!

Halloween Express

Need a place to get a last minute costume? You'll find these stores on every corner packed with all kinds of spook-tackular stuff. From pirates and Minecraft to Descendants 2 and Star Wars this go-to shop saves the day.

Multiple locations throughout San Diego County

photo: Ryan Scott

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

—Nikki Walsh