Where to Buy Halloween Costumes in Dallas-Fort Worth

Halloween is Fun

Dressing up for a party is fun. But dressing up as a pirate or something exotic can be really fun. I've been fortunate enough to work for companies and with clients who supported dressing up for Halloween. The best-dressed award went to one team who dressed as characters from the TV show Gilligan's Island -- one member even baked a coconut pie. Props are everything.

DFW has some great places to shop for your next Halloween party. Shop early while selections are best. Happy haunting!

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    Costume World is a year-round costume store. Known for its theatrical costumes, they also sell/rent for Halloween or other masquerade events.

    Costume World is located at 13621 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75244. 214-404-0584.

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    Unique styles of shoes, fashion, and personal service to you over the internet. Whether you are looking for a casual pair of sandals, a sexy pair of 8-inch Platforms, or an outfit to match you are sure to find all of your fashion needs at Electrique Boutique.com.

    2152 West Northwest Highway, Suite 120, Dallas, Texas 75220 972-402-8208.

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    Their specialty is theatrical costumes but they also rent for Halloween. Or check them out if you need an Easter bunny costume.

    1231 Wycliff, Dallas, TX 75207. 214-630-4048.

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    Denton: Costume and Dance World

    Costume and Dance World is open year-round with over 5,000 costumes for sale or rent.

    Costume and Dance World is located at 2201 E. I-35, Denton, TX 76205. 940-387-4825.

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    Seasonal Halloween costume stores are located throughout the DFW Metroplex.

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    DFW: Cow Halloween

    Cow Halloween is another seasonal Halloween store that pops up in preparation for the big holiday. Locations in Bedford and Dallas.

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    Party City stores have Halloween costumes and accessories for children, adults and plus size in addition to everything you'll need to host the best parties. And if you don't want to leave out your doggie, they have something for "Max" or "Duke" too.

    Party City has locations throughout DFW.

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    DFW: Thrift Town

    It's known as a first-class, second-hand store with thousands of new items coming into stores on a daily basis. If you don't find a Halloween costume there, you can put an interesting outfit together or find accessories.

    Locations in Arlington, Dallas, and North Richland Hills.

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    Fort Worth: Magic Etc / Ft Worth Costume

    Magic etc / Ft Worth Costume has expanded its facility to meet the demands of the Halloween crowd. The business has recently doubled its warehousing capacity and tripled its administrative support footage. The additional space became available when the adjoining business, Hangman’s House of Horrors, relocated to a new site in north Fort Worth.

    Halloween brings the highest level of costume and related retail activity to the shop, followed closely by Christmas and Easter. The store is open seven days a week year round, catering to a vast array of creative needs from theme parties and corporate events, to professional shows and school productions. The shop carries both rental and retail costumes, accessories, wigs, masks, all of the major theatrical makeup lines, small props, lighting, sound, ​and magic. The store also stocks a large array of DJ gear, sound, lighting and special effects equipment, and is home to a monthly gathering of area magicians.

    Especially beneficial to customers is the shop’s “try before you buy” approach to costuming which enables proper sizing and fit, plus the opportunity to accessorize and fully develop a character. Full-time, professionally-trained staff guides customers through the abundant inventory. Demonstrations are offered as invaluable teaching tools for makeup application, magic techniques, and lighting design.

    Magic etc / Ft Worth Costume is located at 2007 North Forest Park Boulevard, at the corner of I-30 and Forest Park Boulevard, one mile west of downtown Fort Worth. The shop is open year round Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. During October, hours are extended to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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    If you need a costume, chances are you will find it here. If you need to look like a rock star, celebrity, candy striper, disco queen or pimp, they offer a selection to fit any need. If you have a toga or other frat party, they will style you for any event. If you need a costume to wear to the Scarborough Fair, they can outfit you. Clothing available for any decade in the 1900s. Plus sizes are available.

    1855 N. Central Expressway, Plano, TX 75075. 214-422-7256.

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    Costume sales and rentals for all ages and sizes. Costumes for ballet or belly dance.

    Over the top Costume Shop has a new location at 280 Commerce Street, Suite 285, Southlake, TX 76092. 817-416-0063.

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    Other Sources for Costumes

    Specialty shops are a great place to find Halloween costumes but you can also find costumes for adults and children at supermarkets, Walmart, Target, Walgreens and CVS locations throughout DFW.