Halloween is coming. For those who do not know, October 31st is the day that (mostly) Americans celebrate Halloween. This is my favorite holiday by far. I was never able to celebrate this as a child, because my Mother was very religious, and forced my siblings and I to celebrate “All Saint’s Eve,” which is the Christian answer to this holiday. I will not go into the specifics or the history of the holiday, but for those looking to celebrate, I wanted to list some of places that one can buy a costume for whatever party you may find yourself to be. I didn’t have pictures of some of the places, so I am going to show some examples of my costumes over the years of being in Berlin. Warning: I am more into “sexy Halloween” than scary Halloween.
This is located in Kreuzeberg. I do not recall going there on my endless quests in the past to find decorations. I used to have parties when I was in my previous relationship, but now I have to celebrate outside. This place seems to have something for everyone, and they have delivery. I am absolutely paranoid about shipping, so I would suggest going down to visit the store.
2. Mask World
This place is really popular, and of course, really expensive. This is located in Mitte, and it is always packed close to Halloween. If you want to spend some major coin, you could find a nice costume. I found it to be quite pricey, and the selection in store was small, compared to their website. I am guessing this is just based on space, and me going at the last minute to find stuff.
Hackescher Markt at Oranienburger Str. 86a.
3. Karneval Megastore
I could not find the location from the store, but the selection looks quite awesome. This is primarily a store for German Carnival, but they have a separate section just for Halloween.
4. Kreativ Ampel
This shop is located in Friedrichshain, and will be open late as the holiday approaches for those still looking.
These stores should be a good start to find something you are looking for. This year, I am trying to go as Cleopatra. I have most of the ideas in my head, but I have to find a party to go to… this is the hard part. Halloween is still catching on here in Germany, but there will be a few parties.