The wardrobe highlight of the year? Picking out the perfect spooky costume, of course. With Halloween parties in abundance, the pressure is on to be the coolest (maybe sexiest) ghoul on the block. Sure, you could try to resurrect that witch getup from the dead, or dash something together at the last minute. Or, you could visit these six stores where costumes are king—right now.
Want a look you can wear more than once a year? Shop vintage. Vying for top prize for scariest ensemble? Head to a seasonal specialty outlet. So whether you're stuck for inspiration or your badass vision needs some building blocks, these Chicago Halloween havens, each with a distinct selection, are sure to say boo to the competition. Oh, and the makeup? We've got a few finds guaranteed to stay on your face. Here's to looking totally bewitching!
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