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It’s Halloween time and the haunters are out and about collecting spooky décor for October 31st. The business of Halloween continues to grow and many spirited enthusiasts prepare like they do for Thanksgiving and Christmas. From lighting and banners to freaky skeletons and scary movie props, stores give the holiday a creative and playful push for at-home parties and haunted houses. Large party supply stores carry holiday-themed goods, as well as niche and specialty shops throughout Los Angeles. For your next monster bash, these five stores are easy to get to, and are the best resources for tricks and treats.

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(credit: Karli P./Yelp)


Dapper Cadaver
7572 San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 91352
(818) 771-0818
www.dappercadaver.com

Dapper Cadaver, known as the prop house master for film, television, stage and music video set decorators and Halloween party planners, works with the likes of Queen Mary Dark Harbor, Six Flags Fright Fest, Universal Halloween Horror Nights, the Playboy Mansion Halloween party and provided props for the White House Halloween party in 2010. Halloween shoppers will be overwhelmed with candelabras, insane asylum propping (death chair, straight jacket and restraint bed), evil scarecrows, life-size zombies, human skull replicas, hanging ghosts and demons and horrifying animal skeletons. If you have the budget, a trip to Dapper Cadaver will provide all you need.

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Aahs
1090 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 209-1280
www.aahs.com

Aahs is one of L.A.’s number one novelty gift and gag stores. The Halloween holiday takes over Aahs by mid-September. The buyers at this store think of everything for your party or front yard. It’s even a little bit scary wandering through the store and walking past gross life-size ghouls, bloody scalps, hands and fingers, motion sensor scream machines and spider webs. Hosts can choose from a wide selection of party invitations and party favors and choose from one of the hundreds of Halloween costumes, make-up and accessories from the spooky to the trendy.

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Halloween Town
2921 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 848-3644
www.halloweentownstore.com

What started as a temporary store around Halloween, Halloween Town is now open throughout the year. This warehouse has something fun for every room in your home. Decorate by changing out your dishes with Halloween Town’s selection of ceramics featuring different parts of the anatomy. Spook your guests in the bathroom with a blood bath shower curtain and bloody handprint hand towels. Layer the Halloween experience with an array of fog machines, strobe lighting, disco balls and black lights. It doesn’t stop there – find costumes, wigs, invitations, paper good and spine-shivering music.

Related: Affordable Halloween Costumes In LA

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Vine American Party Store
5969 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 467-7124
www.vineamericanparty.com

Vine American Party store (10,000 square feet) has everything you can imagine for hosting and partying. In the party biz since 1934, Vine American has tombstones, coffins, scary sound effects, light-up ghosts, life-size draculas and slimy faux snakes and spiders and graveyard décor. Bounce houses and jumpers are also available for rent.

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Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
702 N. Doheny Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 276-9827
www.mrbonespumpkinpatch.com

What is Halloween without a jack-o-lantern? This Halloween, turn your home into a magical and festive Halloween party zone by visiting Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch, where Los Angeles families visit throughout the season for all things autumn. At Mr. Bones, you’ll find pumpkins of all sizes for choosing and carving as well as cornstalks, Indian corn, colorful gourds, squash and straw bales, which add seasonal ambiance and can be transitioned into the Thanksgiving holiday décor.

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Sheryl Craig is a writer with a passion for interesting finds and treasures in Los Angeles. She has a background in journalism and public relations. A mother of two daughters, Sheryl integrates her healthy lifestyle into raising her children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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