It's hard to think about the Fall and cooler weather when it's record breaking temperatures across East Texas! Scary right? But, Halloween costumes are already popping up in stores. Get 'em before the good ones are gone. Whether you're looking for a sweet kid's costume or a really elaborate creepy costume, here is a list of my top 5 places to get that perfect Halloween costume!

  • Spirit Halloween

    Location To Be Announced In Late August

    Spirit Halloween rents store space every year in East Texas and this year the store location will be announced sometime in late August. Spirit Halloween has the BIGGEST selection of Halloween costumes, decorations, masks, wigs and all the scary stuff that makes Halloween fun, then anybody! Check out the vast selection of original and amazing costume ideas to find the perfect costume for you. Fit your family and your budget too. Spirit Halloween is more than just costumes, they carry accessories, hats, wigs, shoes, make-up, masks and much more, all designed to transform you and your family in convincing Halloween style! Find sexy costumes, scary costumes, funny costumes, family friendly costumes, plus size costumes and group costumes at Spirit Halloween! Don't forget your furry friends! Spirit Halloween has pet costumes too.

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  • Parties Plus

    103 W Loop 281 Ste 400 Longview, TX 75605 903-663-3441

    Parties Plus is a locally owned and family-operated party and costume superstore in Longview, TX. The store began in April 1984 as a 3,000 square foot gift, greeting card and party supply store to serve the local community. Today, Parties Plus not only has the largest selection of party supplies in East Texas, but we also have the largest costume selection in East Texas (and one of the largest in the state). With over 20,000 costumes for sale, as well as approximately 5,000 deluxe rental quality costumes.

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  • Wally's Card and Party Warehouse

    3826 Troup Highway Tyler, TX 75703-1728 (903) 597-3982

    Wally's has everything you need to celebrate any occasion! From birthdays to weddings to graduations! Wally's has invitations, decorations for any themed event and they feature an extensive balloon selection of both latex and mylar balloons. Wally's Card and Party Warehouse can create bouquets or fabulous balloon art specifically for your event. Wally's also features a custom studio where you are able to order custom banners, cups, magnets, t-shirts, invitations, napkins and more. East Texans love to shop for their costumes for Halloween, themed parties or just for fun at Wally's Card and Party Warehouse. Wally’s has an extensive selection of costumes and accessories. Big, small or plus size! Scary, sassy, or silly. Understated or over-the-top. Wally’s will have just the costume for you!

  • Target - Tyler and Longview

    Tyler - 7003 S Broadway Ave Tyler, TX 75703 Longview - 3092 N Eastman Rd Ste 100 Longview, TX 75605 (903) 323-5000

    Target has the best selection of Halloween costumes for the kids! All the latest and greatest for a great price! Target also has all the accessories, makeup, wigs and decorations! Oh, and don;t forget the candy! Target is easy and convenient and there's one in Tyler and Longview. You can also check on line at if you don't find what you need at the store!

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  • Cracker Barrel

    13821 Us 69 N Tyler, TX 75706 (903) 882-1322

    Guess what? The Cracker Barrel at I-20 in Tyler/Lindale, has Halloween costumes! Yep you can pick out your costume and get a great plate of bacon and eggs! Oh, and biscuits and gravy too! Hurry, word has it they are going fast! Store Hours Sunday through Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Brett Holt, Flickr