Last minute Halloween costumes and where to buy them


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Lyndsey Brown, Staff Writer

With tons to do in the city this fall and Halloween quickly approaching, costumes are necessary this upcoming weekend. Are you prepared for the festivities to come? We all procrastinate, so avoid the hassle this midterm week and turn to our fool-proof guide to quick and easy Halloween costumes and the best places to get them.



  • Cowboy hat
  • Flannel
  • Cowboy boots

Gossip Girl

  • Plaid skirt
  • White button up


  • Tie-dye shirt
  • Colorful glasses


  • Dress
  • Wings


  • Black dress
  • Witch hat


  • Animal ears


Cops and robbers

Boo and Sully

Firefighter and Dalmatian

Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable

Jordan and Naomi Belfort


Alvin and the chipmunks

Scooby-Doo Gang

Wizard of Oz

Cheetah Girls


Fairly Odd Parents

Where to go:

L-Train Vintage

Hours: 12pm-7pm everyday

With multiple locations all over the city, L-Train is the place to be for last-minute costumes. Whether you’re looking for casual outfits or something a little more fun, L Train has it. My personal favorite is L-Train’s Brooklyn location, also known as Urban Jungle, where you can find racks of denim, leather, and sequins, all at affordable prices to keep your wallet happy.


 19 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010

Hours: 10am- 10pm everyday

Forget Spirit Halloween, and Abracadabra is the top Halloween store in the city. Abracadabra has two full floors of affordable Halloween costumes and accessories and a basement full of high-end costumes. Their vintage section is to die for, and don’t forget to check out the store cat, Merlin before you leave.

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Screaming Mimi’s Vintage

240 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

Hours: 12pm-8pm

Screaming Mimi’s is NYC’s holy grail for vintage costumes. Screaming Mimi’s has a fun, eclectic vibe, with costumes from every decade. This vintage store houses a vast collection of wigs, corsets, sunglasses, designer vintage, festival wear, and more, all essentials for Halloween this year. Find all your groovy costumes here or online at