Dress Up Locally: Denver's Best Costume Shops For Halloween

10/20/2011 05:50 pm ET | Updated Dec 20, 2011

Don’t scramble for that perfect costume the day before Halloween – check out these local Denver area shops where you can buy, rent and create your alter-ego with ease.

The Wizard’s Chest: Cross the drawbridge into a realm of wizardry and make-believe. If you can imagine it, this Cherry Creek staple carries it. Want to channel your inner Black Swan? The Chest is now carrying House of Arden tutus.
230 Fillmore St.; 303-321-4304

Gott-A-Costume: For a simple roundup, Gott-A-Costume specializes in pre-packaged costume kits for all ages, sizes and styles. Add to your look with the surplus of accessories, weapons and jewelry that line the walls of this year-round local business. Rentals are available.
15167 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora; 303-690-0662

Seams Like Old Times: Rehash the past with a period costume detailed to perfection at this vintage costume shop. Whether you want to pay homage to the ‘40s or embrace the Victorian era, Seams Like Old Times will have you appropriately adorned from beaded hat to well-decorated toe.
2663 S. Krameria St.; 303-871-8032

Disguises: Whether you want to buy or rent – it’s the largest costume rental facility in the area – you’ll find costumes, accessories and makeup packing this superstore any time of the year.
9797 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood; 303-462-0401

Goodwill/Arc: Not only will you find plenty of pieces for do-it-yourself character costumes throughout the stores, but both Goodwill and Arc also fill racks with ready-made costumes for all ages.

Flossy McGrew’s: Thinking steam punk? Flossy’s is the place to hit with its eclectic collection of vintage and one-of-a-kinds. Don’t expect pre-packaged here: Create your own from racks of second-hand pieces, with stunning and hideous sharing the spotlight. Rentals are available.
1824 S. Broadway; 303-778-0853

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