From creepy contact lenses and whimsical wigs to over-the-top outfits and spooky masks, these stores have everything you'll need to take home the best costume prize at all your Halloween parties.
Rubie's Costume Co.
INFO: 603 Cantiague Rock Rd., Westbury; 516-500-9330 and 540 Broadhollow Rd., Melville; 631-297-8600THE DEAL: The company has been in business for more than six decades, and features costumes for many major holidays, with sizes for all ages.More on the store (Westbury)More on the store (Melville)
INFO: 80 Smith St., Suite 7, Farmingdale; 631-414-7464THE DEAL: Costume America is not your average Halloween costume store. Theatrical costume rentals range from Romeo and Juliet to Jesus Christ Superstar with just about any Broadway show in between. Character rentals include look-alikes of Clifford, Buzz Lightyear and Elmo, and "Great Gatsby" fans will find flapper dresses galore.More on the store
Ronjo Magic and Costume Shop
INFO: 1651 Rte. 112, Port Jefferson Station; 631-928-5353THE DEAL: You want it, they've got it here at Ronjo Magic and Costume Shop. Exclusive items include moving-mouth masks, solid and patterned contact lenses, realistic wigs, theatrical costumes, replica swords, museum-quality helmets and a line of special effects. A makeup artist is available by appointment to make any transformation complete.More on the store
Long Island Costume
INFO: 410 Motor Pkwy., Hauppauge; 631-434-8094THE DEAL: Sure, they have the basic out-of-the-box stuff here, but you don't go to Long Island Costume for that. You go for the awesome amounts of catalogs to flip through to find a serious rental costume. In other words, if you want to be a 7-foot Wookiee for Halloween, walk into Long Island Costume and walk out as Chewbacca. Crazy wig and hat selections, too.More on the store
Nan's Antique Costume & Prop Rental
INFO: 709 Main St., Port Jefferson; 631-331-2261THE DEAL: Nan Guzzetta rents authentic timepiece costumes that are elaborate and always historically accurate. That includes Renaissance dresses, Victorian gowns and 1950s poodle skirts. "We're for people who want to win prizes," says Guzzetta, adding that her clients are usually those going to big Halloween soirees.More on the store
INFO: Multiple locationsTHE DEAL: Halloween City is a popular stop for costumes that pop up all over Long Island every fall. Shoppers can find everything from scary ghouls for men and sexy movie-inspired outfits for ladies to adorable ladybugs for toddlers.
INFO: Multiple locations: Valley Stream, 2034 Green Acres Mall, 866-586-0155; Port Washington, 20 Soundview Market Place, 866-586-0155; West Hempstead, 540 Hempstead Tpke., 866-586-0155; Rockville Centre, 310 Merrick Rd., 866-586-0155; Hicksville, 358 B North Broadway, 866-586-0155; Massapequa, 1 Sunrise Mall, 866-586-0155; Holbrook, 5801 Sunrise Hwy., 866-586-0155; Lake Grove, 3147 Middle Country Rd., 866-586-0155THE DEAL: It's beginning to look a lot like Halloween, as Spirit stores pop up all over Long Island. These popular costume stops also sell Halloween decorations, party goods, accessories, wigs, makeup and more.
More Halloween fun on Long Island
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