October shows up with distractions of pretty colors and fall-inspired treats, and next thing you know, Halloween and Halloween events are right around the corner! How will you ever find that perfectly unique costume in such a short amount of time? Fear not, Reno is home to a variety of locally-owned shops that can help piece together your “Best Costume” contest winning outfit! Plan ahead for the next occasion and stop by these shops for Santa Crawl outfits and Burning Man attire too!
A cornerstone of the Midtown District, Junkee Clothing Exchange is the perfect place to combine the old with the new. Their variety of vintage clothing and accessories (they have home decor too!) is outshone only by the quirky nature of the store itself. Have fun matching and mismatching pieces for a killer zombie costume or favorite decade theme.
Another groovy shop to check out is PolyEsther’s Costume Boutique, also located within Midtown. Funky fashion and one-of-a-kind pieces can be found throughout the year at this eclectic boutique. Whether your costume is inspired by steampunk or disco, PolyEsther’s is sure to have the perfect piece to pull it all together.
The Melting Pot World Emporium in Midtown earns its reputation as Reno’s coolest counter culture store. A favorite stop for those heading to Burning Man, they are open year-round and are the perfect place to hunt for your next Halloween costume. The Melting Pot has a selection of men’s and women’s clothing from around the world, with styles ranging from cutting-edge couture to casual, and everything in between. Put the finishing touches on your costume with their variety of accessories and makeup.
For those looking for a vintage-inspired costume, check out The Nest, west of downtown on Keystone Avenue. They carry high-quality items, meaning you can find things to perfectly pull together your Halloween costume, and then wear as a staple item the rest of the year!
Another vintage treasure trove is Golden Jackal on Virginia Street in Midtown. Chock full of plenty of styles from the 60s, 70s and 80s, including vintage denim and hand-crafted boots, as well as unique Reno-inspired pieces, you’re sure to find something to create the perfect Halloween outfit.
Looking for more mature costume ideas for Halloween? The Chocolate Walrus has a huge selection of costumes ranging from animal themes to fairy tale characters. Skunks and spiders never looked so good.