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Halloween Merchandise and Costume Links

24.08.2021 (5:20 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Links,Halloween News

Here is an updated list of stores that sell quality Halloween merchandise and costumes. These links should take you directly to their Halloween departments. Walgreens, Kroger, Tom Thumb, Albertsons, and CVS usually sell a fair amount of Halloween decorations and candy, but they list little to nothing online, so I’m not linking to them. They are worth checking out in person, especially CVS. Many of the costume shops listed also carry decorations.

Merchandise

In Person and online

Spirit

Michaels

At Home

Party City

Home Depot

Lowes

Halloween Town

Halloween Club

Halloween City

Halloween MegaStore

Halloween Adventure

Spookers Halloween

Phantom Halloween

Halloween Express

Halloween Mart

Hallmark

Joann Fabrics

EHobby Tools

Target

Walmart

Costco

Lemax Spooky Town 2021

 

Online only

Amazon Halloween

Haunted Props

The Horror Dome

Fright Props

Poison Props

Creepy Collection

Mostly Dead

Dapper Cadaver

Dark Side Displays

Best Halloween Store

Halloween Found

Oriental Trading

 

Costume Shops

Online

Costume Super Center

Halloween Costumes.com

Costume Express

Buy Costumes

Wholesale Halloween Costumes

Costume Kingdom

Costumes 4 Less

The Halloween Spot

Mask World

Halloween Costumes 4U

Pure Costumes

 

In Person and online

Costume World

Norcostco

Rose Costumes

Magic Etc

 

Spirit Halloween Stores

11.07.2021 (10:46 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Links,Halloween News

Spirit has announced most of it’s store locations for 2021, although more locations will be added over the next month or so. Click here for the store locater.

Also, Michael’s and At Home (Gardenridge) are beginning to stock Halloween merchandise. I usually wait until the second to the last Saturday of July to check out those stores. By that time, Michael’s has most of it’s Lemax display in place, and Gardenridge has more than half of it’s Halloween displays out. July 24 is the beginning of my Halloween preseason this year.

 

Update July 24: Michael’s has yet to stock Halloween merchandise. They probably won’t have any out until early August.

Halloween Week and Weekend

Most of the action will be this weekend, but you can watch movies in theaters, and movies and TV shows at home this week, plus, it’s not too late to order costumes and merchandise for Halloween weekend. Weather permitting, you can check out some paranormal hotspots too. Below is a list of links to help you plan out the final week of October, and Halloween weekend.

Statewide Haunted House Listings

Recommended Haunted Houses

Halloween Parties and Events October 29-Halloween

Horror Movie and TV Show Listings

Paranormal Places and Ghost Tours in Texas

Halloween Merchandise and Costume Links

Other Halloween Activities

Halloween Parties and Events October 29-Halloween

25.10.2020 (9:41 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Links,Halloween News,Halloween Parties

October 29-30

Howl O Ween Yappy Hour and Costume Contest in Frisco on October 29, from 5-7pm

Spirits of Halloween Beer and Boos Dinner at the Social House in Arlington, from 7-9pm on October 29.

Brewed Halloween Bash in Ft Worth, October 30 from 6-10pm

Legends of McKinney Ghost Walk at Heritage Village in McKinney, October 30 at 6pm

Fall Festival in Frisco, October 30, from 6:30-9:30pm

Carbaret showing of Hocus Pocus and Nightmare on Elm Street, in Richardson, Oct 30, 6:30-9:30pm

Haunted Hollywood Party in Frisco, October 30, 7-11:30pm

Discover Studios Halloween Party October 30, 8-11:30 pm, in downtown Dallas.

A Gothic Affair at Lorenzo’s at Hotel Lorenzo in downtown Dallas, October 30, 8pm-midnight

Tunnel of Terror Haunted Car Wash in Frisco, from 8-11pm, October 30.

 

Halloween

Halloween Portrait Pawty at the Shops at Park Lane (Dallas, close to 75 and NW Hwy) dog park, from 10am-2pm. Have your pet’s photo taken by professional photographers, proceeds benefit Dallas Street Dog Advocates. Costumes are encouraged.

Pooch Parade and Costume Contest in Burleson, check in begins at 8:30am, parade at 9:30am

1st Annual Halloween Treats and Photos In Saginaw, from 3pm-9pm. Free, leashed pets welcome.

Truck Yard Halloween Bash in Lower Greenville, begins at 11am, dog costume contest at 2, human contest begins at 6.

Trick Or Treat in Lowest Greenville (Dallas) from 11am-3pm

Trick R Treat Train Grapevine 11am, 1pm, 3pm.

Night Vision Zombie Hunt, with real firearms, in Grapevine, 10am or 1pm.

Un-Cancel Halloween at Main Event in Lewisville from noon to 4pm

Ft Worth Halloween Crawl from 2-10pm

Uptown Halloween Bar Crawl, 2-10pm, starts at Playground Bar on McKinney.

The Haunting of Jasper’s Uptown from 2pm-7:30pm, followed by a showing of Scream

Halloweentown Market and Cinema showing Night of the Demons in Richardson, 6-10pm

Bob’s Annual Halloween Bash in Granbury, from 7-11pm

The Adolphus Cinema Series: Halloween Edition showing of the Shining 8-11pm

Halloween Party and Costume Contest at Lava Cantina, hosted by Infinite Journey. Doors open at 6:30.

Halloween Bash in Rhome, 8-11pm

2020 Dallas Halloween Night Bar Crawl 8pm-2am, exact location TBA, Uptown and Deep Ellum venues. Limited tickets, will sell out, so get your tickets early.

Death by Disco in Dallas 8:30pm-2am

Nightmare on Main St on Main St in Dallas, from 8pm-2am

Haunted W Dallas Rooftop Halloween Night Masquerade Ball  9pm-2am

Nightmare on Elm St Party in downtown Dallas, 9pm-2am

Zombie Safari Hunt in Forney, from 7-10pm

Halloween Vampire Murder Mystery Dinner at the Vineyard  6pm-10pm

Hall O Ween at Legacy Hall in Plano, from 9pm-1am.

House of Halloween at Sanctuary Studios in north Irving, from 9pm-2am

Canvas Hotel Halloween Party from 10pm-2am, at the Canvas Hotel in downtown Dallas.

MASK Halloween Party in Plano, from 8pm-1am.

Haunted Hotel at Lorenzo at the Hotel Lorenzo in downtown Dallas 8pm-2am

Halloween on Halloween at the It’ll Do Club (where the Church moved) from 9pm-2am

Full Halloween Season Listings

Here are the major listings on Texas Haunts, to help you plan the remainder of your Halloween season. Our Halloween parties and events listing is the largest in Texas, and we have the only listing of horror movies in local theaters. Movie listings updated 10-25.

Haunted House Opening Dates

Statewide Haunted House Listings

Recommended Haunted Houses

Halloween Parties and Events

Horror Movie and TV Show Listings

Paranormal Places and Ghost Tours in Texas

Halloween Merchandise and Costume Links

Other Halloween Activities

Other Halloween Activities

11.10.2020 (5:30 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Links,Halloween News,Other Halloween Activities

Due to the fluid nature of Covid, check the site of the event that you want to attend for the latest in days open and hours of operation.

Boo at the Zoo October 22-25, with a drive through this year.

Dallas Arboretum Art of the Pumpkin Now through November 1. Located next to White Rock Lake. Separate charges for admission and parking. There have been changes to ticketing, so check their site for current information before you go.

 

Pumpkin Patches DFW

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch Attendance by reservation only. See the site for details.

Halls Pumpkin Farm Opens October 2, check the site for hours, directions, and prices.

Preston Trail Farm Open now, check the site for hours, prices, and directions.

More pumpkin patches and outdoor Halloween activities are listed here.

 

Costume Shops DFW

Incognito Costume World-Dallas, on Inwood, close to the Galleria. Open for in person business.

Dallas Vintage Costume Shop-Plano, off of 75, just north of Collin Creek Mall. Open for in person business.

Magic Etc. In Ft Worth, on Forest Park Blvd, just north of I-30, west of downtown Ft Worth. Open for in person business, seven days a week.

Norcostco Dallas Closed for in person shopping. Online and phone orders only, with curbside pickup. On Wycliff, south of I-35, in the Design District.

Rose Costumes-Denton, off of I-35 (northbound side) at 288. Closed for in person shopping, but they have online shopping available.

Dallas Costume Shoppe-in east Dallas, on Main. By appointment only, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

 

 

 

Halloween Links

23.01.2020 (7:55 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Links

HALLOWEEN LINKS

 

Halloween Merchandise and Costumes

http://www.spirithalloween.com/

http://www.halloweencity.com/

http://www.partycity.com/

http://www.halloweenexpress.com/

http://www.costumeworld.com/

http://www.norcostco.com/

http://rosecostumes.com/

http://www.halloweencostumes.com/

http://www.costumeexpress.com

http://www.buycostumes.com

http://www.wholesalehalloweencostumes.com/

http://www.extremehalloween.com/

http://www.costumekingdom.com

 

Halloween Decorations

https://athome.com/halloween

http://www.michaels.com/

http://lemax-spookytown.com/

http://www.hauntedprops.com/

http://www.thehorrordome.com

http://www.frightprops.com/

http://www.poisonprops.com/

http://creepycollection.com/

http://www.mostlydead.com

http://www.dappercadaver.com/

http://www.darksidedisplays.com/

 

“Real” Haunted Site Listings

http://theshadowlands.net/places/texas1.htm

http://www.texasescapes.com/FEATURES/Texas_ghosts.htm

http://www.jeffersonghostwalk.com/

Happy Halloween!

29.10.2019 (7:23 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Links

Happy Halloween from Texas Haunts! We hope you have a great time, and to help with that, here is a rundown of what there is to do on Halloween.

Haunted Houses-Aside from Screams, all haunted attractions are open for Halloween. Check our statewide haunted house listings for times. Generally, haunted houses close earlier on Halloween, usually around 10pm.

Parties/Trick or Treating/Other Events-Check our listing of Halloween events and other Halloween activities for everything other than haunted houses and movies.

Movies-Most Alamo Drafthouses, Angelikas Dallas and Plano, Texas Theater, and some Studio Movie Grills have vintage horror movies playing on Halloween. Zombieland Doubletap and Countdown are in wide release. Check our horror movie listings for showtimes and links to each theater. Check the theater’s site to verify the showtime late morning or early afternoon. I can’t stress this enough because theaters sometimes make last minute changes to showtimes.

For at home entertainment, AMC has Fearfest, TCM has vintage horror movies, SYFY has the final day of 31 Days of Halloween, Travel Channel has Ghostober, Freeform has 31 Nights of Halloween, Food Channel and Disney Channel have Halloween shows, and most other networks and channels will have some genre programming on Halloween. Check our listing of horror movies and shows for more information.

Halloween Week

With the exception of Screams, all haunted attractions are open on Halloween, and many are open Monday-Wednesday. Check listings here for the haunts you want to see. My recommended haunted houses are here. Most haunted houses will also be open Friday and Saturday. I will have a post later in the week for haunts that will be open past Halloween.

For all things Halloween, check out the following pages. All have been updated for this week.

Statewide listing of haunted attractions

Halloween movie and TV listings

Halloween Parties October 29-November 2

Other Halloween Activities

Haunted House Reviews

Halloween links

Halloween Parties October 29-November 2

27.10.2019 (11:16 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Links,Other Halloween Activities

October 29

Rocktober Halloween Bash at Wayne Ferguson Plaza in Lewisville, beginning at 5pm.

Halloween Trivia Special at Pinstripes Bowling in Ft Worth, begins at 7pm.

October 30

Flash Film Screening Halloween Films at Mockingbird Station in Dallas, begins at 7pm

Bakeology DFW Halloween Cake Decorating Class in Keller, beings at 5:30pm

Halloween Wine Glass Painting Party at Drunken Donkey in the Colony, begins at 7pm.

Halloween!

Alaween Halloween Carnival at Alamo Richardson, from 3-6pm.

Spooky Snaps Free Halloween Portraits at Ft Worth Camera at 4pm.

Halloween Paint Party in Dallas at 4pm.

Family Halloween Party in Dallas from 4-9pm.

Treat Street at the Stockyards in Ft Worth from 5-7pm.

Denton Halloween Fest begins at 6pm.

Halloween With the Hannah’s in Garland, begins at 6pm.

Halloween Paint Party in Dallas, begins at 6pm.

Kostumes and Karaoke Halloween Party at 7 in Carrollton.

Halloween Bash at Texas Republic in Fort Worth at 7pm.

Halloween Trivia Night at Starbucks on La Vista in Lakewood, at 7pm

Halloween Cocktail Class at 7pm at The People’s Last Stand in Dallas.

The Melvins at Trees in Deep Ellum at 7pm.

GWAR at Gas Monkey in Dallas at 7:30pm.

The Nightmare Before Christmas in concert at the Meyerson in Dallas at 7:30pm.

Halloween on Halloween at the Church, begins at 8pm.

Hall O Ween at Legacy Hall in Palno at 8pm.

Dame 5 Halloween Night in Arlington at 8pm.

Halloween Masquerade in Ft Worth at 8pm.

The House on Haunted Hill Live Ballet at 8 at Texas Theater in Dallas.

W Rooftop Halloween Night Masquerade Party at 9pm

The Throwback 90’s Halloween Party at Canton Hall in Deep Ellum at 9pm.

Darkwave Halloween Party at Free Play Denton at 9pm.

Halloween Night at Status in downtown Dallas, begins at 9pm.

Highlife Halloween Party at One Sette in Dallas, at 9pm.

Halloween Fright Night in Downtown Dallas at 10pm.

November 1

Nightmare on Singleton Halloween Bash in Dallas at 7pm.

Halloween Costume Contest at Pinstripes in Ft Worth at 7pm.

Halloween Bash and Costume Contest at The Forum in Richardson at 8pm.

November 2

Halloween Masquerade Ball in Irving at 6pm.

Angels and Demons Ball at the Stoneleigh in Dallas at 9pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Weekend

24.10.2019 (8:06 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Links

Here is a list of links to pages on this site that will be useful as you plan your weekend.

Statewide listing of haunted attractions

Halloween Parties

Other Halloween Activities

Halloween movies and TV listings

Screams Halloween Theme Park

Haunted House Reviews

Halloween links

Halloween Parties Through October 27

23.10.2019 (3:32 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Links,Other Halloween Activities

Guide to children’s parties here.

Adult and Pet Events

Wednesday, October 23

Hotel Habana Halloween Festival

Thursday, October 24

Doublewide Halloween Bash starts at 8, show at 9.

Happy Halloween and Perfect Pie -Grapevine starts at 6:30.

Boss Babes Halloween Birthday Bash in Lake Dallas, starts at 7pm.

Pumpkin Carving at The Old Monk nightly through Halloween.

Friday, October 25

Trick or Treat at the Farmstead at Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano, from 10am-noon.

Dallas Storytelling Guild’s Ghost Tales for Adults at 7 at Lochwood Library, close to White Rock Lake.

Free Play Arlington Night of the Living Arcade The ticketed Halloween party begins at 7pm.

Monky Events Halloween Party in Arlington, starts at 8

Dallas Halloween Bar Crawl Downtown and Deep Ellum. Starts at 8 at RBC on Commerce St.

Punch Bowl Punch Up Halloween Edition in Arlington, starts at 8.

Werewolf of London at Pocket Sandwich Theater at 8.

Perrish Cox 3rd Annual Halloween Spooktacular in Dallas, starts at 8.

Phright Night Costume Party in Arlington, starts at 9.

Leather and Laces Halloween Edition, hosted by Jeremy Piven, starts at 9:30 Statler Dallas

Hotel ZaZa’s Yelloween Halloween Bash, begins at 10.

Saturday, October 26

STEM in the park, Halloween Edition-Begins at 10am, in Dallas.

Halloween ComicFest at the Multiverse Multiverse Comics in Hurst, begins at 10am

Halloween Boogie Spooktacular at M.A.C. center in Dallas, begins at 10:30am

Halloween Cupcake Decorating Workshop-in Royse City, begins at 11am

Trick’r Treat Trains Grapevine Vintage Railroad at 11:30 am and 1:30pm

Dallas DogRRR Howl O Ween Party and Costume Contest at 3 Nations Brewing in Carrollton 1-5pm

Hilltopper Halloween Beer Tasting in Farmers Branch, begins at 1pm

Dallas Storytelling Guild’s Ghost Tales for Kids at 2 at Lochwood Library, close to White Rock Lake.

Truck Yard Halloween Party and Costume Contest for Dogs  3pm at Truck Yard in Lower Greenville

Friscovania 3pm in Frisco.

Halloween Bar Crawl at Clutch Bar on Cedar Springs, begins at 4pm

Trick or Drink Halloween Bar Crawl (2 days) begins at 4, at Playground Bar on McKinney.

Cirque Du Horror in Denton at 4.

Howl O Ween Costume Contest for pets at the Ginger Man in Southlake from 5-8.

Oaklawn Block Party-begins at 7 on the 3900 block of Cedar Springs in Dallas.

Deep Ellum Bar Crawl at STIRR on Main St at 7.

Dallas Storytelling Guild’s Ghost Tales for Adults at 7 at Lochwood Library, close to White Rock Lake.

Harley Quinn’s Fright Night Halloween Party in White Settlement, begins at 7.

Halloween Costume Paint Party at Toshio’s taste of Japan in Duncanville, begins at 7.

Come if You Dare Pole and Aerial Show in Hurst, begins at 7.

Boo’d Up Couples Paint and Trap Party in Ft Worth, begins at 7:30.

Halloween Costume Party at Z Tap and Grille in Flower Mound, begins at 8.

Doublewide Halloween Bash in downtown Dallas, begins at 8.

Werewolf of London at Pocket Sandwich Theater at 8.

2019 Halloween Bar Crawl (Saturday) at RBC in downtown Dallas, begins at 8.

Terror at Texas Halloween Party in Arlington, begins at 8.

Three Links Halloween Party at Three Links in Deep Ellum, begins at 8pm.

3rd Annual Car Wreck and Cowboy and the Key Party at On Premise in Deep Ellum, begins at 8.

Haunted W Halloween Costume Party in the W Hotel, begins at 9.

Halloween Twerk and Sip at Ruby Room in downtown Dallas, begins at 9:30pm.

9th Annual Mega Masquerade and Costume Bash at House of Blues in Dallas, at 10.

Halloween TricksNTreats on Kiest Blvd in Dallas at 10pm.

Sunday, October 27

Trick’r Treat Trains Grapevine Vintage Railroad at 1:30pm and 3:30pm

Halloween Slime Fest at Tinted Beauty in Irving, begins at 2.

Halloween SafeTacular  for Kids and Pets at the Ron Kirk Bridge at 4pm

Halloween Murder at Sherlock’s in Addison at 6.

Werewolf of London at Pocket Sandwich Theater at 7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Halloween Activities

02.10.2019 (11:28 pm) – Filed under: Halloween Links,Other Halloween Activities

This is a listing of pumpkin patches, festivals, and other Halloween related activities that aren’t haunted attractions, in the DFW area. Halloween parties will be added soon, so check back for updates.

Boo at the Zoo runs from October 25-27, 10am-5pm,  at the Fort Worth Zoo. It’s a daytime event, free with zoo admission or membership. It’s basically a carnival at the zoo. Boo at the Zoo has the same hours as the zoo. Check the zoo’s site for hours, prices, and directions.

Halloweekend at the Dallas Zoo. The Dallas Zoo has a Halloween festival on the final weekend of October, the 26th and 27th, from 9am-5pm. It features trick or treat stations, mazes, a bounce house, face painting, snakes, toads, and newts, plus craft beer for adults. It’s free with a zoo ticket, or zoo membership.

Dallas Arboretum has Autumn at the Arboretum from now through Halloween. They have a spectacular Pumpkin Village, with more than 90,000 pumpkins. They are open from 9am until 5pm. Parking is difficult to find in the area, due to it’s location by White Rock Lake, so your only option is usually to park in their paid lot at their front entrance, or in their new parking garage, two blocks north. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for children 2-12, children under 2 are admitted for free. Parking is $15, but you can buy your parking online for $9. Parking can be bought here  The street address for the Arboretum is 8525 Garland Road Dallas, Texas 75218.

 

Pumpkin Patches-DFW

Royal Lane Baptist Church pumpkin patch-Opens by October 5. This church has a large selection of large, medium, and small pumpkins, plus various sizes of gourds. The pumpkin patch is nicely decorated, and has hay on the ground.  The patch is just west of Hillcrest on westbound Royal Lane, in North Dallas.

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch Open now through Halloween, 9am-7pm. They have pumpkins, cornstalks, hay bales, and refreshments. There are activities for children, and local vendors provide food for purchase. Parking is $5 M-F, $10 on weekends. Activities are free, purchases are optional.

Halls Pumpkin Farm in Grapevine. Open daily through Halloween. Hayrides are available Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. $5 during the day, $3 after dark. Cash only. Corn maze-$5. Everything at Hall’s is cash only. 3pm-8pm Monday-Thursday. 3pm-8pm Friday. 10am-10pm Saturday. 1pm-8pm Sunday.

Preston Trail Farms in Gunter has a pumpkin patch, open from 8am-8pm daily through Halloween. They also have a cafe and allow dogs on a leash. Gunter is north of Frisco, on Preston Road.

More pumpkin patches listed on this page

 

Ghost Tours- This site has a full list of Ghost Tours in DFW and elsewhere in Texas.

 

Costume Shops DFW

Incognito Costume World-Dallas, on Inwood, close to the Galleria.

Norcostco Dallas, on Wycliff, south of I-35, in the Design District.

Dallas Vintage Costume Shop-Plano, off of 75, just north of Collin Creek Mall.

Rose Costumes-Denton, off of I-35 (northbound side) at 288.

Dallas Costume Shoppe-in east Dallas, on Main. Old shop, never open later than 5:30.

Magic Etc. In Ft Worth, on Forest Park Blvd, just north of I-30, west of downtown Ft Worth.