Best thrift shops for Hallow’s Eve costumes

Don’t worry.

If you’re feeling panicked about your Halloween costume or have decided not to go the slutty insert-a-profession-here direction, there are plenty of spots in Dallas ripe for the picking. They’re called thrift shops and they’re here to rescue you from the Halloween monotony.

Here are our picks for where to compile the best, and likely most original, costume of them all.

1. Dolly Python: 1916 N Haskell Ave

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The catch-all for Dallas’ finest knickknacks is the perfect place to find the unique piece your costume has been missing. With a wide variety of flannels, vintage tees, and great dresses from every era, this vintage store is perfect for time period specific attire. Looking for a hat or costume to finish out your look? Stop by and rifle through Dolly Python’s goodies. You won’t leave empty handed. Note, the Dolly Python, as a vintage store, isn’t as inexpensive as some of the other options but the quality and usefulness of these items after your Hallow’s Eve shenanigans makes their inventory worth the price.

2. Buffalo Exchange: 3424 Greenville Ave

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A SMU staple, this packed store is for the more contemporary costume. Modern tops, skirts, shoes and even pre-worn Halloween costumes are up for grabs. You may even pick up a day-to-day outfit while you’re at it. Be open to changing up your idea, because they may not have exactly what you want, but you’re sure to leave with a few gems. The store’s proximity to campus makes it the perfect spot for last, last, last minute costumes.

3. Pandemonium! Ltd.:2726 N Henderson Ave

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Your ’60s, ’70s and ’80s needs will be found throughout this tiny store. Embrace the kitsch and search through the decades for the perfect outfit for Halloween or even for your average theme party. An explosion of color and fringe, you won’t have a problem finding a truly vintage outfit.

4. Salvation Army Family Store: 5554 Harry Hines Blvd

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Want clothes you can rip to pieces for an easy zombie costume or looking for a tacky sweater? Your wallet won’t be hurting after a stop at the Salvation Army Family Store, so one-time-use clothes are easy to find. And, you’re doing good while you shop. Purchasing goods gives back to the Salvation Army, much like dropping coins off at the holiday red kettles.

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