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Halloween in NYC: Find your most creative costume

It's time to dress up!

All those generic, obnoxious Halloween shops popped up in empty storefronts before Labor Day, but you're a New Yorker-- you can do better than a standard packaged scream costume.

Flying Tiger NYC

Flying Tiger Copenhagen opened its first New York
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Flying Tiger Copenhagen opened its first New York store this summer and since we've been overjoyed with all the treasures, many priced as low as $2! Find costume-ready pieces like headbands and accessories or get creative with craft supplies, decor and oh so much more. See what you can do for $20!

Patricia Field

Patricia Field, perhaps best known as the costume
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Patricia Field, perhaps best known as the costume designer for the one and only fictional Carrie Bradshaw, runs a boutique featuring her own designs and a curated collection of discount and designer duds at 306 Bowery. Pick from a seemingly endless selection of sequins and heels to create your own Halloween masterpiece or go with one of the boutique's pre-assembled costumes, like Ice Queen or Street Food.

Frankie Steinz

If you're a dress-up enthusiast, Frankie Steinz is
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If you're a dress-up enthusiast, Frankie Steinz is the place to go. This former accountant-turned-costume designer books private appointments at her workshop to create one-of-a-kind costumes. While unique outfits take four to six weeks to create, you can check out her extensive selection of rental costumes or pick a design like a retro Austin Powers suit from her online store.

Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company

If you want to fully embrace your alternate
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If you want to fully embrace your alternate identity, head to Park Slope's Superhero Supply Company for all the superhero gear you could possibly need. Find your perfect cape, goggles and undercover identity supplies and, who knows, you may just discover your true superself.

Uncle Sam's Army & Navy Outfitters

For all things uniform, Uncle Sam's is the
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For all things uniform, Uncle Sam's is the way to go. Dress up as a vintage soldier, an inmate or a zombie cop with this military supply store's extensive selection.

Housing Works Hell's Kitchen

This resale shop in a neighborhood popular with
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This resale shop in a neighborhood popular with theater folk is the perfect spot to scour the racks for an up-cycled Halloween costume. The potential to find costumes previously used in rehearsals of quirky off-off-off Broadway productions is high, and you never know what pieces may inspire you to make the most epic Halloween costume of all time.

Pearl River Mart

Pearl River Mart, the enormous Chinese superstore in
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Pearl River Mart, the enormous Chinese superstore in SoHo, sells everything from this 'Authentic Tigerdome White Siberian Tiger Backpack' to ornamental peacocks, swords and martial arts gear. We're pretty sure you can create something unique with all the gems to discover at this shop!

Primp & Polish

Ok, so you're not going to get a
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Ok, so you're not going to get a full-blown Halloween costume here, but both men and women can get pretty awesome Halloween nail art at this Brooklyn salon. Primp & Polish specializes in free-hand nail art and can pretty much create any custom manicure you dream up!

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