Your Guide to Last Minute Halloween Costumes

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So you waited a little too long to get your Halloween costumes together, and now you’re stuck a few days before Halloween with nothing to wear. Luckily, Tulane students are just a short walk or Uber ride away from amazing costume pieces at some cute affordable shops.

Buffalo Exchange: 4119 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

Located on beautiful Magazine Street, this thrift store is a popular spot for Tulane students to find cute clothes, shoes and accessories, as well as costumes. With extensive seasonal areas for Halloween and Mardi Gras, Buffalo Exchange is a great place to look for affordable and eclectic pieces to round out your wardrobe or pump up any costume.

Look out for:

  • A wide selection of corsets,
  • Dozens of cowboy boots,
  • Giant food costumes and
  • Endless jerseys.

Glue Clothing Exchange, 8206 Oak St., New Orleans, LA 70118

Just a quick walk from the iconic Rue de la Course coffee shop, Glue is an extensive vintage clothing store packed with cute, retro clothes. While it may not be the place to find fangs or a freaky mask, Glue is the perfect place to find items for period costumes. If you need dynamic elements for your Donna and the Dynamos costume, look no further.

Look out for:

  • Lots of denim,
  • Vintage maxi skirts
  • A wall of eclectic sunglasses and
  • The perfect hat.

No Fleas Market, 4228 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

Save an Uber trip and visit No Fleas Market after Buffalo Exchange –  the two stores are less than a block apart. As well as boasting a great selection of clothes, No Fleas Market also offers secondhand books and houseware. If that weren’t enough, the inexpensive shop donates a portion of the proceeds from sales to local charities benefiting animals, including the Humane Society of Louisiana. Always be on the lookout for pop-up sales, such as 25 percent off everything blue.

Look out for:

  • Superhero costumes,
  • Evening gowns,
  • Skull patterned heels and
  • A costume for your furry friend!

Uptown Costume & Dancewear, 4326 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

It may be a little more expensive than the other stores on this list, but Uptown Costume & Dancewear is your best bet for a full costume, a mask, a cape or any other Halloween staple. Like its previously listed neighbors on Magazine Street, Uptown Costume & Dancewear has a huge selection of pieces for any costume. Whether it’s raunchy, modest, colorful or plain black, this is the place to find your showstopping look for Halloween this year.

Look out for:

  • Wigs of every cut and color,
  • Costume props,
  • Special effects makeup and
  • Full animal masks and headpieces.

With options like these, your last-minute Halloween costume is sure to be a hit at any concert, party or parade.

Pro-Tip: Can’t find the funds to buy a costume? Sell your old clothes at the stores above for store credit or cash towards your new wardrobe.

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