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Best Bay Area Halloween Costume Stores

September 11, 2012 4:16 PM

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If you've waited until the last minute to get your Halloween costume... never fear. There are plenty of great stores in the Bay Area where you can get your spook on. Boo!

Costumes On Haight

735 Haight St (between Scott & Pierce)
San Francisco
(415) 621- 1356
http://costumesonhaight.com

Costumes on Haight in San Francisco has everything for Halloween, and is open year-round for all your costume needs -- accessories, hairpieces and wigs, hats, historical props, jewelry, and makeup. Costumes are available rent or for purchase. Hours: 12-6 Sundays 11-7 Monday – Saturday

A.C.T Costume Rentals

405 Geary Street
San Francisco
(415)439-2379
http://www.actcostumerentals.org/Welcome.html

A.C.T. has an enormous collection of costumes, ranging from elegant period garments to outrageous futuristic getups. Some of the treasures you can find are Jean Stapleton's turn-of-the-20th-century costumes from The Matchmaker, as well as gowns and men's suits from the 18th century. Choose from a wealth of extraordinary costumes from throughout history. For more information about costumes and rental fees, or to make an appointment for a fitting, call 415.439.2379

Fantasy Clothing Co.

1275 Folsom St., Suite 100
San Francisco
(415) 556-9900
http://www.fantasyclothingco.com

After 28 years in San Rafael, Fantasy Clothing Co. has moved to the SOMA District. Fantasy has an extensive costume rental department and sells many one-of-a-kind custom and vintage finds. The staff will help you find the right costume, shoes, jewelry, accessories, makeup, wigs or hats for Halloween, special events, and holidays. October Hours: Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday, 12 p.m. - 7p.m.

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Encore Theatrical Supply Co.

Encore Theatrical

1845 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek
JC Penny Plaza-Stoneridge, Pleasanton
(925) 932-1001 or 463-2140
http://www.encoreonstage.com

Encore Theatrical specializes in dance apparel and costume supplies. There are two stores located in Pleasanton and Walnut Creek where you'll find accessories, make-up products, and costumes in a wide range of sizes. Children's costumes are for purchase only. Prices are reasonable and competitive with most mass Halloween retailers. There are thousands of costume accessories including hats, wigs, beards, feathers, feather boas, beads, animal ears and noses, masks, swords, crowns, and much more.

Belrose Theatrical School & Costume Shop

1415 5th Avenue
San Rafael
(415) 454-6422
http://www.thebelrose.com/costume-shop

The Belrose Costume Shop offers costumes from every era in adult sizes. Choose from over 3,000 costumes. Venetian masks and props are also available for rent. A limited supply of make up and special effects make up are available, as well. Belrose also stocks Renaissance Faire costumes for men, women, and children. The Costume shop has extended hours until Halloween, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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Piedmont Boutique

1452 Haight Street
San Francisco
(415) 864-8075
http://www.piedmontsf.com

Piedmont Boutique, located in the heart of San Francisco's legendary Haight/Ashbury has a huge selection of original fashions, over-the-top accessories, lingerie, fetish wear, hosiery, affordable accessories, unique jewelry, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, rhinestones, gloves, fabulous hats, feather boas, wigs, makeup, costumes, fans, purses, cigarette holders and more.

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House of Humor

747 El Camino Real
Redwood City
(650) 368-5524
http://www.thehouseofhumor.com

It’s Halloween all year round at House of Humor. They stock accessories, wigs, jewelry, even nail polish. There is a generous supply of party decorations, as well. Kids costumes start at $9.99. Mon-Sat 10-10, Sun. 10-7

Fun House Theatrical

620 National Ave.
Mountain View
(650) 428-1755
http://www.funhousetheatrical.com

Established in the 1980's, Fun House Theatrical is one of the oldest and largest year-round costume outlets in the Bay Area. Fun House has costumes, accessories, wigs, theatrical makeup, and props. In addition to the Mountain View location, Fun House Theatrical has online stores on eBay and Yahoo! For added convenience, items purchased from the Fun House online stores can be picked up in person. Hours: 11-7:30 M-F, 11-5 Sat

Costume Corner

3820A San Pablo Dam Rd
El Sobrante
(510) 222-9200
http://www.costume-corner.com

Costume Corner is located in the East Bay in El Sobrante. Here you’ll find costumes for sale, and over 10,000 rentals. Costume Corner stocks theatrical make-up, accessories -- hats, wigs, beards, boas, and a full line of dance shoes and dancewear.

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