Local Shops for Last Minute Costumes | Hyde Park Moms


Why do I feel like I am ALWAYS scrambling at the last minute for Halloween costumes? The creative pressure, the DIY, the options – it just seems to paralyze me every year! Anyone else like this?!

Well, as I was chatting with the ladies at Castle House, and a customer called looking for a veil for her little girl’s Bride Halloween costume. UM how genius! It inspired me to put together a local list for last minute costumes for kids and parents alike. Here are some fun ideas you can pull together without circling the highway twice.



Bride  |  Castle House

Grab a viel that’s out of season from Castle House (those will have a good discount) and pair it with a white dress/tutu – Done!


Cat Lady  |  Knickers, Ulta Beauty, King Arthur’s Toys

Grab a robe from Knickers for yourself, curlers from Ulta and some stuffed cats from King Arthur’s – this one is hilarious!


Princess or Ballerina  |  Spotted Goose and Claire’s

These sweet tutu dresses are perfect for a costume and can also be reused over the year as cute dresses. Head to Claire’s for a tiara or play jewelry.


Fiona the Hippo  |  Cincy Shirts

Want to go the very lazy route? Grab a Fiona + HallZOOween shirt from Cincy Shirts in the Square and you’re golden.

Cat or Cheeta  |  Gap

Literally using this one for my little girl. Grab cat ears or a headband and black leggings. So cute!


DIY Costumes  |  Michaels

Feeling like getting crafty this weekend? Head to Michaels and give it a go with this awesome Mermaid costume. Good luck!


Dress Up Costumes  |  King Arthur’s Toys

I called and they have tons of dress up costumes to choose from!

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