Dressin’ Up and Creepin’ Out:

Haunted Halloween Costume Shops in Woodland Hills

Straddling that razor-thin line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween has become a time of celebration…and superstition. Believed to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain – elements touched on throughout the long-running Halloween film franchise – when people would light bonfires and don costumes to “ward off roaming ghosts,” Halloween has evolved into a secular, community-based celebration characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating; in a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the evenings get cooler, people continue to usher in the winter season by way of gatherings, costumes and sweet treats.

The following spooky Halloween costume shops in Woodland Hills carry everything you need to fulfill that Halloween night fantasy – whether you’re becoming one of Dracula’s sexy, curvaceous brides or transforming yourself into a wild and courageous Storm Trooper from Star Wars. You’ll even be able to find that perfect costume for the kids…so get comfy and let Woodland Hills Magazine get you into the “spirit” of Halloween this year!

Costume Warehouse/Phantom Halloween offers a great selection of costumes, props and other Halloween necessities, with floor to ceiling packed with costumes, wigs, accessories and more. As one of the few costume stores open year round in the Valley, Costume Warehouse will help you tune into your own creative side when designing your own costume, with a large selection and friendly staff. Even if you’re looking for cool contact lenses to go with your costume, the Phantom Halloween part of Costume Warehouse offers variants that can be re-used for two to three years.

8443 Canoga Ave
Canoga Park, Ca 91304

Party City is a name that everyone knows, but its Woodland Hills location on Fallbrook Avenue in West Hills is something truly special. From balloons and gift-wrapping supplies and from birthday parties to weddings, Party City has become the consummate go-to place for Los Angelinos preparing for some serious partying. A dizzying array of Halloween costumes are at the ready for this year’s celebrations, so no matter who you’re planning on stepping out as – Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton or perhaps a member of the Pokémon brigade – you’ll be able to suit up just fine at Party City.

6559 Fallbrook Ave
West Hills, CA 91307
The Halloween Shop is an awesome Woodland Hills area Halloween specialty store offering a wide variety of costumes from scary to funny to seriously hot ‘n sexy. With a mask selection that’s been described as “second to none” and an uber-cool staff ready to tackle any questions you may have, The Halloween Shop is your one-stop-shop for well-priced, quality costumes this Halloween season.

9036 Tampa Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91324

Absolute Party Store offers balloons, decorations, party supplies, wedding and custom-printed invitations, helium rentals and sales and custom printing on napkins and ribbons. But when it comes to Halloween celebrating, no one does it like this shop, carrying a myriad of different costumes, makeup and accessories – on a year-round basis. Absolute Party Store also stocks a wide range of kids and adult-themed and milestone birthday party supplies as well as table covers, napkins, plates, cups and utensils in 18 solid colors and a variety of different patterns to choose from. So if your Halloween plans this year include more than just dressing up in costume, head on over to Absolute Party Store where you’ll find everything you need for that All Hallows Eve bash – under one roof.

6038 Reseda Boulevard
Tarzana, California 91356

Etoile Costume & Party Center finishes off our roundup by specializing in both retail and rental quality costumes for all ages and sizes from infant to XXXL, theatrical makeup for the novice and professional, accessories of all kinds – including hats, wigs, shoes, boots, petticoats, stockings and even replica weapons – and costumes/accessories for Day of the Dead, The Edwardian Ball, The Labyrinth Jareth Masquerade Ball and Renaissance Faire themed celebrations. Etoile also carries an array of belly dance costumes and accessories, and if you find yourself heading to a Steampunk party, the store’s staff has what you need. Established in 1989 as a 1200 square-foot location just across the street from their current residence, Etoile Costume & Party Center has grown into a sprawling 4,000 square-foot warehouse-esque venue for all your partying demands.

18849 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, CA  91356

Ready to go dressin’ up and creepin’ out this October 31? Slither on over to any of these Woodland Hills area shops…and be prepared to discover your wild side.