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!

DAV Oceanside

Are you the creative type who loves a DIY costume? If dress-up and imagination are two words you howl, then the DAV in North County is for you. Frightfully good prices and a creative collection of props, capes, colorful tutus, wigs, and wands, to put together a unique Halloween outfit for that eerie night.

Costume Sizes: All sizes.
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

1624 S. Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, Ca
800-894-2486
Online: davveteransthriftstores.com

photo: DAV Thrift Stores via Facebook

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

—Nikki Walsh