Your guide to Halloween costumes and events in ATX

Get creepy at these local Halloween costume shops and enjoy events around town when the witching hour hits.


Bring the kids along for some festive activities, trick-or-treating, and costume planning at the Hill Country Galleria.

Photo via kirin_photo and Getty Images for the Hill Country Galleria

There are just 19 days left until Halloween, are you scared yet?

Before the witching hour hits, don’t forget to secure a costume (maybe one of these fa-boo-lus Austin-themed looks) and gear up for one of these events.

Where to get a costume

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You’ll want to dress up for the haunted mansion experience at the decked-out Commodore Perry Estate.

Photo via the Commodore Perry Estate

Aside from Spirit Halloween and Party City, get costumes at these local shops:

Coco Coquette, 2109 E. Cesar Chavez St.
While this might not be a costume shop, this accessory store vends fantasy rainbow wigs + jewelry.

A Cut Above Costumes, 150 Texas Ave., Ste. #105, Round Rock
From capes and corsets to murder mystery attire, consultants at this shop can help you find costumes to rent.

Secret Oktober, 5318 Menchaca Rd.
This shop offers new, used, and handmade items. You’re sure to find goth and post-punk attire here.

Violet Crown Costume Company, 704 State Hwy. 71, C100, Bastrop
Rent vintage and contemporary costumes, equipment, and uniforms for men and women.

Where to celebrate


Try some creepy treats like cotton candy with candy worms, and ice cream sundaes with toppings like meringue ghosts, gummy bugs, and licorice bats.

Photo courtesy Museum of Ice Cream

Make the most of the scariest holiday with one of these events:

Halloween Trick or Treat | Saturday, Oct. 28 | 12-3 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave | Free | Have the kids collect treats from local retailers and enjoy a performance by Joe McDermott.

Haunted Mansion Party | Sunday, Oct. 29 | 4-7 p.m. | Commodore Perry Estate, 4100 Red River St., Austin | $15-$35 | Grab the kids for some trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, a scavenger hunt, and a performance by the Bros Fresh.

Lefty’s Shop of Horrors | Now-Tuesday, Oct. 31 | Times vary | Lefty’s Brick Bar, 1813 E. 6th St., Austin | Cost of purchase | Step into this 21+ Halloween experience with themed cocktails and rotating events through Halloween night.

Halloween at the Museum of Ice Cream | Now-Tuesday, Oct. 31 | Times vary | Museum of Ice Cream, 11506 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin | $29 | Enjoy devilishly good, themed treats at this photo museum.