As we’ve mentioned a couple of times this week, Halloween is in the air. So…we’re excited, as you can see. We’ve told you where to go and when, but there’s still that other part of the equation…the imperative costume. Whether you’re piecing something together on your own, or need a full fledged costume, here are some fun resources you can turn to.
SITE – Mackenzi’s fabulous store has it all and I encourage you to check it out for Halloween inspiration. Although she doesn’t particularly have ready-made costumes, there are plenty of fun accessories that you can get to pair with your costume such as jewelry, funky looking socks, glitter tattoos – the world is your oyster at this quirky retail haven. 35-11 34th Avenue, Astoria. 718.626.6030
Loveday 31 – If you’re putting together a vintage costume, there’s no better place than Loveday to get a cool 50’s dress, a fabulous accessory like a chunky belt, oversized glasses and some of the coolest jewelry pieces I’ve seen. The latter is made by local artists and is pretty great on its own – so absolutely reusable after Halloween is over too. 33-06 31st Avenue, Astoria. 718.728.4057
Astoria Fashion Fabrics – This little gem may often be overlooked on your regular daily stroll down 30th Avenue, but it’s there and it’s great. A fantastic option if you’re looking to make your own costume (or maybe just an accessory) and need some cool print fabrics, Astoria Fashion Fabrics has many options. They also have some really cute kiddie prints that can make a nice costume for your little one. 33-17 30th Avenue, Astoria. 718.728.1604
The Bargain Stop – Right across the street from Astoria Fashion Fabrics is this awesome discount store that I depend on for many things. Even though they may not have costumes in the traditional sense, you can get plenty of things to build your costumes, and the best part is that it’s all very inexpensive. From t-shirts, hats, ribbons, colorful paper, make-up and more, there’s plenty to choose from. 33-02 30th Avenue, Astoria. 718.777.0797
Shops on Steinway – While I’m not talking about anything particular, there are so many shops on Steinway Street that are fabulous for piecing together a costume – this includes anything and everything from Strawberry Jam to Ricky’s to Claire’s Accessories and much more. http://steinwaystreet.org/
Good luck with your costumes and please send us pictures. We’ll post the best ones and share them with everyone next week.