Two weeks ago I wrote about temporary Halloween shops that pop up near Halloween. I asked readers to scare up other retailers not included in the original list. Plenty of you wrote in with favorite haunts, mostly year-round shops, for Halloween decor and costumes.
Several readers suggested checking thrift stores such as Unique Thrift, Savers, Value Village, Goodwill and Salvation Army in the spirit of reduce, re-use and recycle.
And don't forget vintage shops, including Corner Store for men and women (900 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-823-1270), Lula for men and women (1587 Selby Av., St. Paul, 651-644-4110), Rewind for women (2829 NE. Johnson St., Mpls., 612-788-9870, www. rewindminneapolis.com), Tatter's for men and women (2928 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls., 612-823-5285, www.tattersvintage clothing.com), Up Six for men and women (157 N. Snelling Av., St. Paul, 651-917-0470, www.upsixvintage.com), and Via's Vintage for men and women (2408 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-374-3649, www.viasvintage.com).
Costumes Ltd www.costumesltd.com or 1-877-552-2668
A Roseville-based website with about 300 costumes. Use coupon code TREAT to get a 10 percent discount. Guaranteed next-day shipping in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.
Costumes Plus www.costumesplusstore.com
• 1178 Burnsville Center, Suite 1057, Burnsville, 952-435-7775
Costumes, makeup, home decor, gifts and collectibles.
Fantasy Gifts www.fantasygifts.com
• Nine Twin Cities locations, including a wide selection at 2125 W. Hwy. 13, Burnsville, 952-882-0313. For mature viewers only.
Adults-only costumes, including a selection of plus-size women's costumes up to size 4X and women's shoes up to sizes 12-16.
Halloween Fun Shop www.halloweenfunshop.com
• 12150 Champlin Dr., Champlin, 763-323-4440
• Arbor Lakes, 2197 Elm Creek Blvd. N., Maple Grove, 763-493-3646
• Ridgedale, 12533 Wayzata Blvd., Minnetonka, 952-546-5669
• Rosedale, 1595 Hwy. 36, Roseville, 651-633-0971
Costumes for the whole family, makeup and decor at the temporary stores.
Norcostco/Northwestern Costume www.norcostco.com
• 825 Rhode Island Av. S., Golden Valley, 763-544-0601
• 815 Hwy. 169 N., Plymouth, 763-546-9644
High-end specialty costumes, makeup and special effects at the Golden Valley location. Rental and retail costumes and accessories are at the Plymouth location.
Party City www.partycity.com
• 19 locations around the Twin Cities. The largest Halloween selection is in the store at Riverdale Commons, 3360 124th Av. NW., Coon Rapids, 763-712-1930.
More than 3,000 costumes plus outdoor decor.
Twin Cities Magic & Costume www.twincitiesmagic.com
• 250 E. 7th St., St. Paul, 651-227-7888
More than 4,000 costume rentals, wigs, fog machines and accessories. More than 15,000 items for sale, including a large makeup selection.