Updated Oct 25, 2011 - 5:56 am
Seattle's Best Costume Shops
Is it almost Halloween already?
I feel like it was only a couple months ago that I was picking out my Snooki costume, complete with a skin-tight leopard print dress, hoop earrings, fake lashes, and a serious spray tan. Oh yeah, and a HUGE bump in my hair.
(Above, a blonde Snooki)
This year, I'm making a 180 and dressing as Betty Draper from Mad Men. Lace dress, white gloves, prim pumps, red lips, and a sophisticated 60s beehive.
And, if you're like me, you leave your Halloween costume to the last minute and frantically tear through costume stores trying to find something to wear this year.
Instead of panicking, take a look at some of my favorite costume stores, all of which have never disappointed after all these years of last minute costume conundrums.
Red Light. My #1 one-stop-shop for costumes year after year. Whether you're dressing up as a sexy nurse, groovy 70s chick, flapper, or Amanda Knox (yeah I said it), you'll find everything you need here. All costumes are categorized by genre and you'll find tons of vintage duds to complete your do-it-yourself costume.
Goodwill. Goodwill is a gold mine for buried treasure. Grab a crimson suit jacket to channel your inner Ron Burgundy. Find a flowy, white halter dress and cream gloves - and you're Marilyn. And pick up some sparkly accessories while you're there, they always have a great selection.
Champion Party Supply. If you don't want the hassle of putting together an original costume with vintage pieces, check out Champion - you can rent pretty much ANYTHING. And if you don't want to rent, they also carry a wide selection of brand new costumes. Plus some scary accessories to plant around your house. Maybe even a giant egg a-la Lady Gaga.
Le Frock. This Capitol Hill gem has tons of amazing jewelry, handbags, and wallets - plus some great pieces that make fantastic costumes. Black leggings and taffeta? HELLO 80's.
And finally, my favorite new Halloween costumes for 2011:
1. Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison
2. Michelle Bachmann
3. Black Swan
4. William and Kate
5. Charlie Sheen (this one actually exists - see above)
6. Princess Beatrice's Hat
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