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!

Spirit Halloween

From Transformers to Rapunzel, you'll find all the popular costumes and must-have accessories here. These pop-up Halloween stores are throughout the county, so it's easy to find one near you. A full-stop Halloween shop, you can also grab a fog machine or spider web while you're there.

Multiple locations throughout San Diego County

photo: George Estreich via Flickr

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

—Nikki Walsh