A Melrose Ave. Halloween: Costumes and Make-Up for Every Boy and Ghoul

A Melrose Ave. Halloween: Costumes and Make-Up for Every Boy and Ghoul

When it comes to Halloween costumes and make-up, you won’t have to hide under an old bedsheet this year. Melrose Ave. offers a bonanza of great costume ideas just in time for the big event.

Monster-A-GoGo

Shopping for a white spider web skater skirt? A skeleton flare dress? Or a black skull backpack? Then go go go to Monster A Go Go. Don’t miss Vampira’s Ghoul Gang T-shirts for guys, or other Kreepsville 666 tees. Green zombie brain ring? Check. Mars Attacks Full Battle leggings? Yes, this marvelously monstrous store has those too.

Monster-A-GoGo
7361 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-7337
https://store.kreepsville666.com

American Rebel /SLOW

From vintage fringed leather jackets to roller skates to Chanel suits and kitschy rompers, American Rebel has it all. Don’t miss the shoe selection: you might find go go boots, cowboy boots, or the stiletto heels of your dreams.

7474 Melrose Ave
(323) 655-3725
https://www.yelp.com/biz/american-rebel-los-angeles-2

Crossroads Trading

At Crossroads Trading, cool consignment is just the thing to help you find exactly what you need for on-trend zombie stylin’. Trade in the ordinary for something unique: from glitter and glam to sleek designer duds, you’ll be transformed after a stop at this shop.

Crossroads Trading
7409 Melrose Ave
(323) 782-8152
https://crossroadstrading.com/

Yonada

Be a rock n’ roll star this Halloween with T-shirts and rock accessories at this hip shop, which can also custom cut and distress your tees for a unique look. Since 1991, Yonada’s dressed the best in womens, guys, and unisex band shirts and fashion accessories, so how about you, this Halloween?

Yonada
7653 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 653-2561
http://www.yonada26.com/


Cosmo and Nathalia: Black

What about making a fashion statement that’s also a costume? One that you can also wear – if you dare – long after the Halloween partying has ended. At Cosmo and Nathalia: Black, you’ll find everything from an incredible beaded Frida Bustier that will unleash your inner artist, to an Assassin Hoodie that makes stealth-attacks super sexy. Princess cape? Poncho? Egyptian goddess? Sweeping Diddy Coat? They’ve got all these looks with plenty of style to spare for both male and female creatures of the night.

Cosmo and Nathalia: Black
7563 Melrose Avenue
323.879.9619
http://cosmoandnathalia.com/

American Vintage

With a screamingly awesome selection of clothing, wigs, shoes, boots, and you-name-it, American Vintage offers both current costumes and vintage clothing from the 30s to the 90s. You can be anything you want, including a time traveler, with the selection here.

American Vintage
7575 Melrose Avenue
(323)944.0640
https://www.facebook.com/American-Vintage-Clothing-Melrose-Sherman-Oaks-134030836650209/

Wasteland

Designer fashion at a fraction of the cost as new — that’s the idea behind shopping at Wasteland. But vintage style and designer chic also makes for great costuming: you’ll be able to channel your inner fashion model here.

Wasteland
7428 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 653-3028
www.shopwasteland.com

Hollywood Hatters

Looking for the perfect costumer topper? Or planning to create a look from the head down? Then Hollywood Hatters has everything from Chaplin-esque bowlers to Fred Astaire-perfect top hats, fedoras for guys and gals, cowboy hats, newsboy caps, and ivy hats. Owner Sal Rovero has spent over 16 years selling headgear, and he knows how to size just about every head that walks through his doors – maybe even Frankenstein’s.

Hollywood Hatters
6905 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 525-1912
https://hollywoodhatters.com/

Nailvana

With over 300 colors to choose from, you can find every nail color look from glitter to metallic—about the only thing missing are Freddy Krueger’s claws! The salon can create any kind of design a client shows their staff, along with silk wraps, gels, and acrylics.

Nailvana
7326 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 933-0999
https://www.yelp.com/biz/nailvana-los-angeles

Orange Bone

You’ve found your perfect Halloween look, so doesn’t your furry friend deserve one, too? Check out the selection of Parisian Pet brand trendy costumes and accessories for dogs at Orange Bone. Or color your pal a seasonal shade with a custom organic fur dye

Orange Bone
7574 Melrose Avenue
323.852.1258
http://www.orangebone.com/store/

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.