Halloween Costume Cool On Melrose Avenue

Halloween Costume Cool On Melrose Avenue

It’s almost Halloween, which means it’s time to explore the screamin’ cool costume looks on Melrose Avenue. Not your average chain store shopping experience, you’ll find everything you need to create the costume you want for a howling Halloween night.

American Vintage

From yacht-rock looks to hippie fringe, black leather one-of-kind-finds, and vintage clothing, shoes, boots, and accessories of all kinds – you’ll find a wide range of wildly unique costuming choices here.

American Vintage
7575 Melrose Avenue


At Crossroads Trading Company, you’ll find everything from bird-skull earrings to cat face shoes. And of course, there are designer finds like black lace cocktail dresses perfect for your inner Morticia or 70s-era jackets that will bring out your inner high styling rebel.

Crossroads Trading
7409 Melrose Ave
(323) 782-8152

Japan LA

Grown-ups and little kids – or should we say little and big kids alike – are gonna love the Kigurumi costumes. Bats and red pandas are the top of the costume hit list for little ones; adults are going big for the Rave Cat, Lobster, and Rainbow Unicorn looks. Cuddly and fun, but not to be outdone in popularity: the silver Big Fat Alien mask. That could be all the interstellar costuming you need.

7320 ½ Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046

Melrose Trading Post

There is something for everyone—every costume craving, every Halloween accessory – at the giant flea market of the fun and fashionably hip at Melrose Trading Post. Vintage cat suits? Yes. Tie-dyed T’s and scarves? Yes, again.

Melrose Trading Post
7850 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046


This store’s tagline is “Every day is Halloween at Monster A Go Go,” and this time of year, what better place to find Kreepsville 666 tees, a black skull or Jack O Lantern necklace, Glampira handbag, or cherry skull shoulder tote bags? And as store staff relates, “Our Skeleton Girl dress is a best seller this year.”

7361 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-7337

Nathalia Gaviria Black

With fashions this sexy, this cutting edge, this ultimate costume destination might just give you a look you can play with all year long. But for Halloween? Leopard jackets? Swirling capes? Beaded bustier? Or, maybe it’s time A Star is Born – challenge your inner Gaga with the Gaga Dress you have to wear to believe.

Nathalia Gavira Black
7563 Melrose Avenue


Super vintage designer fashion creates great costuming: from evening gowns to goth to feather coats to sleek headgear and cool coats – it’s never wasteful to check out the future-past style here.

7428 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 653-3028


Maybe you want to be a rock n’ roll star? Or may you already are. Either way Yonada has you covered with custom tees and jewelry. From The Beatles to Bowie to punk classics, wear your band for a funky, rocking Halloween.

7653 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 653-2561

About Genie Davis

GENIE DAVIS is a multi-published novelist and journalist, and produced screen and television writer living in Los Angeles. Her novels range from suspense to romance, mystery, and literary fiction, with titles including mystery thriller Marathon, the noir Gun to the Head, and the romantic suspense of Executive Impulse, Between the Sheets and Animal Attraction. In film, her screen work also spans a variety of genres from supernatural thriller to romantic drama, family, teen, and comedy, has written on staff for ABC-TV’s Port Charles; written, produced, and directed reality programming and wrote and co-produced the independent film, Losing Hope. As a journalist, you can see her work in many publications including her own diversionsLA.com.