Halloween is this Saturday, and if you're still trying to pull together a fabulous costume idea or going to a friends' party, consider these local resources as you shop. We've also put together a handy Twitter list of these places so you can follow them for the latest sales and specials. Here's our list:
Fantasy Costumes (@fantasycostumes) Quite possibly the largest costume store in the city, and now they're open 24 hours in the Six Corners neighborhood.
Chicago Costumes (@ChicagoCostume) Another great store in Lincoln Park, with many ideas for your meme-worthy outfit at your Halloween parties and gatherings.
Amy's Candy Bar (@AmysCandyBar) What's Halloween without candy? Instead of mega-bags of discount store candy, try this Ravenswood gourmet candy shop for one-of-a-kind artisanal treats like the OMG best candy bar ever.
Christy Webber Farm & Garden Store (@CWLfarmgarden) Looking to decorate the yard with hay, pumpkins, and other fall goodies? It's all here at this West Town garden store.
Katherine Anne Chocolatier (@kachocolatier) Logan Square represents with a chocolatier who creates awesome truffles, caramels, and marshmallows focusing on local, organic, and delicious!
Pearl Boutique (@PearlBoutiqueIL) The best fashions from Europe for Chicago's discerning ladies. Your fashionable costume needs a matching accessory after all.
Pickles Playroom (@PicklesPlayroom) Let's not forget the kiddies. All that candy - need to burn it off somewhere, right? Lincoln Square's indoor playspace will let parents have a break without breaking anything (we hope).
Have a happy and safe Halloween celebration from all of us at Local First Chicago!