No Halloween Costume? No Problem!

As a child, Halloween is undoubtedly a month-long extravaganza. Costumes are planned weeks in advance, ordered, broken in, spilled on and ordered again. As an adult, however, with bills and voting—info to vote locally here—and all the serious, adult-y stuff we have to do, our ability to pre-plan an outfit is seriously hindered. Most of us are left without a clue come Saturday morning, unsure what the heck to wear for that Halloween party just hours away. 

It seems The Triangle in Costa Mesa has the solution for this pervasive, last-minute outfit dilemma, and is answering with its Halloween Bootique, a year-round store with a huge selection of costumes for kids, adults and pets. (The store also carries party supplies in case you’re the one hosting the party and you need some Halloween-themed swag.)

“Costumes that continue to be popular include Steampunk-themed outfits for both women and men, Wonder Woman for girls and women,” a store representative notes. In fact, Insider recently reported Wonder Woman is the No. 1 most-popular Halloween costume in the state of California for 2018. Other popular costumes to inspire your own are:


  • Wonder Woman
  • Shuri from Black Panther
  • Brite Bomber from Fortnite
  • Cardi B
  • Minnie Mouse
  • “Ghosting”
  • Rachel Chu from Crazy Rich Asians
  • Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya
  • Harley Quinn
  • Meghan Markle
  • Moana
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Mermaid
  • Unicorn


  • Skull Trooper from Fortnite
  • Dark Voyager from Fortnite
  • Crackshot from Fortnite
  • Weed
  • Walmart Yodel Boy
  • Justin Trudeau
  • Michael Meyers from Halloween
  • Spider-Man
  • Star Wars Character (Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Hans Solo, etc.)
  • Mario
  • IT
  • Ninja


  • Fortnite characters
  • Queer Eye Fab 5
  • The girls from Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  • The Incredibles
  • Black Panther crew
  • The Spice Girls


  • Beyoncé and JAY-Z
  • Harry and Meghan at their wedding
  • Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games Gold Medal figure skating duo)
  • Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin
  • Riverdale‘s Betty and Jughead
  • Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born
  • Hot dog and hamburger

Halloween Bootique has been locally owned and operated for more than 20 years, and is open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Call ahead before you go; Halloween Bootique will have extended hours this weekend and through Oct. 31. Reach the store at (949) 631-6201.

The store is located on the street level of The Triangle at 1875 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92627, facing 19th Street, with its own convenient parking adjacent to the shop.