By Kelly Fleming
There’s less than a week left until Halloween, and let me guess — you don’t have a costume yet. Don’t bother with Amazon and expensive two day shipping, there are plenty of great places to find costumes right here in Boston. Besides, I guarantee that hunting for the perfect costume while exploring Boston will be way more fun than reusing the same costume you’ve been wearing for the past three years. Here are four places you can check out after class to find the perfect costume.
Photos courtesy of Dorothy’s Costume Boutique and Google Maps
The closest costume shop to campus is Dorothy’s Costume Boutique on Mass Ave. About a 10 minute walk from campus, Dorothy’s will meet all your costume needs, from complete outfits to specialty pieces like masks, contacts, or wigs (one of their specialties). Dorothy’s is a great quick option for a last minute costume, but it can build up long lines as Halloween grows closer.
Dorothy’s Costume Boutique
190 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115
A little farther out is Boston Costume, also known as The Garment District. The Garment District is a fantastic “alternative department store” which is worth a visit outside of Halloween for its dollar-a-pound clothing selection system. The Boston Costume division has the added option of costume rentals, in case you want to go all out without spending big bucks. The Garment District/Boston Costume is only about a 20-minute bus ride.
Boston Costume (The Garment District)
200 Broadway, Cambridge MA 02139
The next shop is Halloween City, a small shop close to Boston Common. Halloween City has great costume options as well as Halloween decorations, in case you want to get festive in your dorm room. Halloween City is a 25 minute walk from campus that takes you right by Boston Common, and a visit is a great opportunity to explore Boston and get some shopping done.
356 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
On the other side of Boston Common is Underground Express, about a 15 minute walk from Halloween City. Why not hit both in one trip? Underground Express is known for its sales and advertises many $25 costumes. It’s also easily accessible, right by Boston Common and the Park Street T stop.
31 Winter St, Boston, MA 02108
Good luck finding costumes, with so many local shopping options I’m sure they’ll be great! With luck you’ll have as much fun finding your costume as you do showing it off on Halloween.