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Southern California Costume Stores
Discover year-round stores selling Halloween disguises, Renaissance Festival gear, Mardi Gras costumes and more!
In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of terrific costumes that some of our readers have entered into our Halloween contests. If you're looking for the perfect costume for Halloween, a masquerade party, a theatrical performance, or any occasion which calls for costumes, this page can help you find a Southern California year-round costume store conveniently located near your home or office.
Southern California has a large number of year-round costume stores!During Halloween time, there are "costumes on every corner" as temporary costume stores sprout open in empty buildings, and party supply shops turn entire sections of their stores into costume headquarters. When does it make sense to shop at a year-round Southern California costume store for your disguises and supplies?
1.) When you're a frequent costume user: It may not be Halloween except once a year...but Halloween is not the only event when people have the chance to dress in disguise. What about the yearly Renaissance Festival? Do you like to have more fun by attending in a historical period costume? Or, what about Christmas---does anyone in your family play Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus or an elf? What about Mardi Gras? Does anyone travel to an area which celebrates with parties & parades (and you'd prefer to have your costume ahead of time, rather than hoping you'll find one at the last minute in a strange city?) For frequent costume users, developing a relationship with a local costume shop's staff is a good way to get service that goes "over and above" what the average one-time shopper will get.
2.) When you want a costume that's "different:" Naturally, a mass-merchandise Halloween store isn't going to make costumes on-premises. On the other hand, some of Southern California's costume shops which are open year-round DO have custom-sewn costuming options. Or, they may simply make their own stock of rental costumes...which will guarantee that you'll be the ONLY one at your Halloween party or special event to arrive in the particular costume you chose!
3.) When you're body isn't a "standard" size: Even people who only need costumes on Halloween might enjoy choosing their outfits from a year-round costume store. If you think that clothing & department stores seem to carry a limited amount of sizes, their selection of sizes is absolutely huge compared to the limited range of Halloween costume sizes. With nationally-distributed Halloween costume brands, it's common to see sizes such as "Adult medium," "children's small"...or even "one size fits all." Now, we all know that the phrase "one size fits all" should REALLY say, "One size fits some people." For anyone who wants a larger or smaller-than-average costume size...or simply a costume that fits the wearer's body more perfectly...year-round costume stores can be the right place to go. Many sell a larger range of sizes than seasonal shops. And some even have alterations on-site...or the ability for you to request a custom-made costume.
Directory of Southern California Costume Stores
What types of stores have been included on this list?
On this page, we'll talk about some of the year-round Southern California costume stores you might enjoy. There are too many costume shops in greater Los Angeles/San Diego to talk about them all. Some of these year-round shops are highly specialized.
EXCLUDED from this page are the following---
1.) Costumes for TV/Movie industry: Some costume shops sell/rent only to Southern California's entertainment industry insiders---eg, movie, TV, ad makers, music video production companies, live theater groups, theme park shows, etc.
2.) Dance costume shops: Other costume shops cater to the dance industry...costumes for recitals, college dance production, and professional dance troupes.
3.) Costume manufacturers & wholesalers: Others listed in directories as being costume shops are really costume manufacturers. Since SoCal is also an industrial center, it's no surprise that costumes are made in this area, then shipped world-wide.
4.) Costume shops without websites: Potential customers deserve to know what types of costumes a store sells before driving through traffic. No one wants to waste their time.
On this page, you'll only find Southern California costume stores in which "real" consumers can shop, not just industry professionals. Most are general costume stores which cater to your year-round holiday and pageant/festival needs (though some listed on this page cater to the large group of Renaissance Festival-goers.)
Los Angeles Costume Stores
LA County costume shops offer a great variety of makeup, accessories, and costumes for rental or purchaseBurbank: Halloween Town, address, 2921 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505; Phone number 818-848-3644. Website, http://www.halloweentownstore.com
Burbank: Norcostco/California Costume (and Theatrical supplies), address 3606 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505. Toll Free phone number is 800-220-6915; local phone number is 818-567-0753. Website, www.norcostco.com
Canoga Park: Halloween Adventure Superstore, address 8443 Canoga Ave, Canoga Park, Ca 91304; telephone number is 818-772-9356. Year-round costumes, accessories, makeup and props for sale. The company's official website is www.HalloweenAdventure.com
Covina: Alicia's Costumes, address 112 E College Ave, Covina, CA 91723; phone number (626) 974-8880. Website: www.aliciascostumes.com
El Monte: Pure Costumes, address, 1818 Potrero Ave, South El Monte, California 91733. You'll want to note that this is a brand new address this year...in a much bigger location! The Pure Costumes phone number is (626) 443-6188. Pure Costumes operates a year-round costume & accessories website...but they also have a year-round walk-in warehouse where local customers may shop. You'll find an excellent selection of costumes, wigs and accessories at very reasonable prices. The El Monte warehouse is open 5 days a week; it's closed Saturdays, Sundays and most holidays. Website: www.purecostumes.com
Hacienda Heights: All About Fun Costumes, address, 15918 Halliburton Road, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745; phone number 626-336-0039. Website: www.AllAboutFunCostumes.com
Hollywood: Adele's of Hollywood, address is 5034 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90027. Adele's telephone number is (323) 663-2231. Full-time costume supplier which serves both the movie industry and the general public. Website: www.adelescostumes.com
Hollywood: Hollywood Toys & Costumes, address 6600 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA, 90028. Website: www.hollywoodtoys.com
Hollywood: Ozzie Dots costumes & vintage clothing, address is 4637 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027; phone number (323) 663-2867. Costumes & crazy stuff. Website: www.ozziedots.com
Long Beach: Meow Vintage Clothing, phone number 562-438-8990; address, 2210 E. 4th St. Long Beach, CA. 90814. In business for 20+ years; specialty is hand-selected vintage clothing from the 1940's through the 1980's era. Here's a link to the Meow Vintage store's website.
Long Beach: Party Props, address in Belmont Shore is 5114 East 2nd St, Long Beach, CA, 90803; Phone number 562-987-1505. Website: www.costumesbypartyprops.com
Montebello: Halloween Club, address is 7107 Telegraph Rd, Montebello, CA 90640; phone number, (323) 726 - 2226. Year-round store with a wide variety of costumes, props, makeup, accessories and party goods for sale. Website: www.HalloweenClub.com
North Hollywood: The Costume House, home of Valentino's Costumes, phone number is (818) 508-9933; address, 7324 Greenbush Ave, North Hollywood, Ca. 91605. Period clothing and rental costumes for all needs, from individuals seeking one-night Halloween costumes to theatrical and film productions. Here's the The Costume House--Valentino's Costume Shop website.
Pasadena: Star Makers Costumes and Parties, address is 1380 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104; phone 1-877-896-6731 or (626) 797-6384. Looking for a good, quality rental? Star Makers specializes in hand-made costumes and has a wide selection available for you to rent. Professional makeup services are available if you'd like to create a dramatic look crafted by an expert. Here's the www.StarMakersCostumes.com
Redondo Beach: Aardvark costumes & vintage clothing, address is 2621 Artesia Blvd. Redondo Beach, CA 90278. Aardvark's phone number is 310-370-6500 (local.) Website: www.aaardvarks.com Note the 3 "a's" instead of two in the website name.
Rowland Heights: Just for Fun Costumes, address 1734 Pepperdale Dr, Rowland Heights, CA 91748; phone number 909-598-3119. Just for Fun Costumes has been reliably providing rental costumes since 1987. A wide variety of costumes for all ages can be found in stock year-round. Website: See www.CostumeHome.com for the Just for Fun Costumes hours, directions, and prices.
San Pedro: Behind the Scenes Costumes, phone number (310) 521-9000; address, 461 W 6th St San Pedro, CA 90731. Website www.behindthescenescostumes.com
Santa Clarita/Saugus: No Strings Attached Costumes, phone number 661-263-8994; address, 27817 Larkmain Drive
Saugus, CA 91350. Year-round quality rentals and custom-made costumes. NOTE: call first; by appt only. Here is the No Strings Attached website.
Santa Monica: Make Believe Inc, address, 3240 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, 90405; Phone number 310-396-6785. Website: www.makebelievecostumes.com You may purchase or rent costumes, and buy an assortment of makeup, accessories and props to complete your desired look.
Santa Monica: Ursula's Costumes, phone number 2516 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403; phone number (310) 582-8230. Website, www.ursulascostumes.com
Sherman Oaks: Halloween Adventure, address is 13720 Riverside Dr, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; phone number, 818-788-8042. Year-round costumes, accessories, makeup and props for sale. Official website is www.HalloweenAdventure.com
Tarzana: Etoile costumes, address, 18849 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA, 91356; phone number 818-343-3701. Website, www.etoilela.com
Torrance: Aahs, address is 260 Del Amo Mall, Torrance, CA 90503; phone number, (310) 371-5599. Year-round store featuring a variety of new costumes for sale, along with accessories, props, party supplies, toys and various sundries. Website: Aah's is related to the more well-known Halloween Club stores, and shares their website, www.HalloweenClub.com
West Covina: Aahs Gifts, address is 210 North Sunset Ave,
West Covina, CA 91790; phone number, (626) 626-7310. Year-round store featuring a variety of new costumes for sale, along with accessories, props, party supplies, toys and various sundries. Website: Like the Torrance location listed above, Aah's is related to the more well-known Halloween Club stores, and shares their website, www.HalloweenClub.com
SoCal Costume Stores -- Orange County
The Costume Castle, pictured to your left and right, is one of Orange County's largest year-round costume stores. In this section, you'll find details about the Costume Castle and other good Orange County costume shops.
Buena Park: Aahs, address at the Buena Park Mall is 8308 On The Mall,
Buena Park, CA 90620; phone number, (714) 881-2280. Year-round store featuring a variety of new costumes for sale, along with accessories, props, party supplies, toys and various sundries. Website: Aah's is related to the more well-known Halloween Club stores, and shares their website, www.HalloweenClub.com
Lake Forest: (The) Costume Castle: address 23811-C El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630. The Costume Castle's phone number is (949) 588-9929. This 14,000 sq ft costume superstore is built to look like a castle...to get you into a fun mood for finding your disguise. This location is open year-round with a wide array of costumes, wigs, makeup and accessories for every occasion. The store also operates a seasonal (Sept/Oct) store at the Tustin/Irvine Marketplace, as well. See "Tustin" listing for details. Website: www.thecostumecastle.com
High quality costumes, many made in the shop; Some items for sale.
Tustin: (The) Costume Castle: The large Costume Castle store of Lake Forest also operates a seasonal store at the Tustin/Irvine Marketplace. The Tustin/Irvine Marketplace location operates for Halloween time only; see the main Costume Castle listing under "Lake Forest" for your costume needs during other months of the year. www.thecostumecastle.com
Southern California Costume Stores - San Diego CoLa Mesa: Gypsy Treasure, address, 8127 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA, 91941; Phone number, 619-466-2251. Website: www.gypsytreasure.com
Ramona: Historic Arms & Armor, phone number (760) 789-2299; address is 17228 Voorhes Ln, Ramona, CA 92065. Website is www.historicenterprises.com.(Renaissance specialists)
San Diego: Buffalo Breath Costumes, 2050 Hancock Street, San Diego, CA, 92110; Phone number, 619-297-1175. Website: www.buffalobreath.com Theatrical Quality; rent or buy (expensive.)
San Diego: (The) Costume Shop, address is 2960 North Park Way, San Diego, CA 92104. The Costume Shop's phone number is (619) 574-6201. Website: www.thecostumeshop.net
San Bernardino Co & Riverside Co costume stores
Inland Empire costume shops are await you with the perfect disguise!
Riverside: A & H Rents, address is 10241 Hole Avenue w Riverside CA 92503; phone number is (951) 689-0707. Year round costumes and party equipment for all occasions. Website: www.ahrents.com
San Bernardino: Enchanted Attic costume store, address 25899 East Baseline, San Bernardino, CA, 92410. The Enchanted Attic's Phone number is 909-862-1170; its website is www.enchantedatticcostumes.com.
San Bernardino: Fun Corner Costume Shop, 426 W. Baseline, San Bernardino, CA, 92410. The Fun Corner phone number is 888-885-7648; and the website is www.funcorner.com.
San Bernardino: Halloween Adventure, address is 1680 South E Street, San Bernandino, CA 92408; phone number, 909-383-4666. Year-round costumes, accessories, makeup and props for sale. The company's official website is www.HalloweenAdventure.com
Upland: (The) Theater Company, address is 1400 North Benson Avenue, Upland, CA 91786; phone number is (909) 982-5736. This is a year-round costume supplier. Halloween costumes for rent. For theater & community organizations, complete costuming is available for the particular play your group plans to produce. Website: www.theatreco.com
Ventura County year-round costume storesCamarillo: Party Pleasers, phone number is (805) 482-0339; address is 355 Balboa Circle, Camarillo, CA 93012. Year-round party supplies & equipment rentals...including costume rentals. Website: www.partypleasers.com
Moorpark: Moorpark Party Shop/The Halloween Shop, address is 530 New Los Angeles Ave, Moorpark, Ca 93021; phone number is (Toll Free) 877-523-1733. The website for this Ventura County Halloween store is www.halloweenunlimited.com.
Thousand Oaks: The Magic Planet, phone number, (805) 495-1627; address is 2410 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362. Year-round costume sales and high-quality rentals; in business since 1979. Here is the The Magic Planet Costume Boutique's website.