Halloween is less than 20 days away and as you know, the early bird gets the Harley Quinn costume. No matter what your budget, Philly has plenty of options to get you dressed up like your favorite ghost or ghoul without breaking the bank. From seasonal pop-ups like Spirit Halloween to secondhand destinations like Philly Aids Thrift, costume shopping in Philly is a breezy ride on a witch’s broom.
1100 Columbus Blvd.
Masquerade is a Halloween superstore that’s open all year round. Even if you’re not sure what you want to be just yet, this is a great place to get inspiration.
Philly Aids Thrift
710 S. 5th St.
Looking to be a frugal franny this year? Philly Aids Thrift in Queen Village has their racks stocked with secondhand Halloween costumes up until Oct. 31.
1702 Walnut St.
Work in Center City and pressed for time? Stop by Spirit Halloween on your lunchbreak. This seasonal pop-up has the most popular costumes of the season but be prepared to spend a little more.
1713 Chestnut St.
If you really can’t swing buying a new costume or simply don’t want to, browse the selection of costumes at Buffalo Exchange. With their Center City location a few feet away from Spirit Halloween, you have two options to check out before getting back to work.