Metro Detroit’s Best Costume Shops
Going all out for Halloween? Then you need to know where to go to get the best possible array of options.
From wacky wigs to elaborate costumes, these metro Detroit shops have everything you need to be the star of the next Halloween gathering. And don’t worry, When friends ask where you got the idea, we’ll keep the secret for you. - Christy Strawser
35431 South Gratiot Ave.
Clinton Township, MI 48035
If you can’t find inspiration in this 5,000 square foot retail mecca of Halloween, then you’re not looking hard enough. Visit for 130 different styles of wigs — from mullets to Dolly Parton — plus a huge selection of makeup, and an array of masks. Costumes come in all sizes, from baby to plus-sized adult. Prosthetics include body bullet holes. Bonus: Download a coupon on their website for $10 off any $40 purchase.
939 Howard Street
Dearborn, MI 48124
Serving Metro Detroit since 1949, Lynch’s is located right off of Michigan Avenue in the middle of downtown Dearborn. Lynch’s sells and rents costumes for all events and occasions year round. For Halloween, check out the “vampire hottie” wig and the Roaring 20’s line of costumes fit for any fan of “Boardwalk Empire.” Lynch’s also has a wide selection of glasses, gloves, masks, makeup, rhinestones, dance apparel, and more.
5708 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Want to look like a rock star? Visit Showtime Detroit, which has been dressing “Detroit bands and entertainers” since 1989. Think fringed leather, frayed T-shirts, and the coolest costumes west of New York. But this isn’t the place to go if you’re thinking of dressing up as Harry Potter.
35745 Warren Rd.
Westland, MI 48185
This chain has stores all over metro Detroit so check the website for more locations. This is a place for a little bit of everything, from characters for little ones to sexy costumes for Mom and Greek gods for Dad. Thinking about appearing as a version of Lady Gaga? THey have nearly two dozen options.
Why Not Costumes
Wyandotte, MI 48192
This is the place to go if you’re looking for an elaborate rental costume along the lines of Marie Antoinette or King George. You can also pop in for a full array of Halloween makeup and accessories like faux weapons and wigs.
550 Forest Ave. #12
Plymouth, MI 48170
If you’re looking for something truly unique, stop into this charming boutique that carries more than 5,000 period pieces, and items of high-end clothing from the early 1900’s through today. Of course when you’re there, check out the gorgeous collection of high-end consignment shoes and bags from makers like Louis Vuitton, Coach and Prada.
27844 Woodward Avenue
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Spirit Halloween stores crop up all over metro Detroit as the Halloween season gets close. Stop in for a huge array of costumes for kids and adults, and hundreds of masks. Check out masks that mock political figures, including Anthony Weiner. You’ll have to make the costume yourself. Want to be an Angry Bird? This is the place to visit.