Whether kids dream of being an astronaut, princess, doctor, or a scary monster, Halloween gives them a chance to live those dreams for a day. Check out these five spots for families to have a hauntingly good time hunting for this year’s Halloween costume. These stores are open year-round if your family is serious about cosplay.
This 16,000-square-foot castle on Broadway doubles as a toy store and one-stop shop to find the perfect costume. The top level houses costumes for all ages; toddlers can dress up as animals and storybook characters, while older kids get their hippie on with flower and glitter crowns. Harry Potter fanatics will be delighted by the magical costume section with props, costumes, and a Platform 9¾ for snapping selfies. 451 N. Broadway, Denver.
This store, located in an Aurora strip mall, features wall-to-wall inspiration for putting together the perfect costume. Pick from historical figure costumes like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln mixed in with other classics like fireman, baby shark, and Captain Underpants. Find props like swords, animal noses, wigs, fake tattoos, makeup, and body paint, too. 15167 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora.
This Lakewood store carries thousands of retail costumes, with current favorites—like Anna and Elsa from Frozen—as well as the classics. There’s also a wig department, which has hundreds of wigs—some of which are specially sized for kids. Imaginative kids can work with the theatrical makeup department to craft just about any look imaginable. Disguises also carries props, accessories, and kids shoes to complete any costume. 9797 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood.
Housed in a larger-than-life store in downtown Littleton, Reinke Brothers has everything a kid needs to craft the perfect costume: props, fake mustaches, fake teeth, and even more wacky accessories like animal noses and unicorn horns. Piece together a costume from the store’s vast inventory, or pick from one of their many ready-to-go costumes. To jazz up any costume, check out the store’s masks, wigs, and makeup section. 5663 S. Prince St., Littleton.
With clothing ranging from the 1890s to the 1990s, this thrift store on South Broadway is a treasure trove for older kids who want to get creative with their costumes. All items in the store are labeled by decade, so creative kids can make their own ‘70s hippie outfit, dress up as a grunge ‘90s rocker or don a ‘20s flapper getup. Finish off the costume with makeup, sequined masks, wigs, costume jewelry, and sunglasses from just about any decade. 1866 S. Broadway, Denver.