IF you’re undecided on your killer Halloween costume, then don’t panic. You can still pick up plenty of last-minute costume essentials from these Scottish specialists, writes Holly Lennon
Tam Shepards, Glasgow
Tam Shepards Magic and Joke shop, nestled in the centre of Glasgow, is the go-to place for all Halloween accessories in the city. The family-run business stocks everything from wigs, masks, face paint and props if you’re adding the finishing touches to your costume.
33 Queen Street, Glasgow, https://www.tamshepherdstrickshop.co.uk/
W. Armstrong & Son, Edinburgh
If you’re working really last minute and need to produce an outfit from scratch, Armstrong & Son can provide you with the gladrags to create a stylish outfit with some vintage clobber. The vintage emporium also has concessions in Topshops in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, but you’ll find the best stuff at Armstrong’s Grassmarket warren.
85 Grassmarket, Old Town, Edinburgh, http://www.armstrongsvintage.co.uk/
The Frockery, Angus
Perfect for an authentic outfit from the ‘40s right through to the ‘80s, The Frockery is an online vintage and retro boutique that ships out glamourous gowns and re-enactment frocks. The online shop also stocks accessories to add the finishing touch.
53 Queen St, Louth, http://www.frockery.co.uk
Chicken Shop, Fife
Chicken Shop has visitors from across the country coming to sample some of their wide range of fancy dress costumes. After you’ve decided whether to scare your friends senseless or transform into your favourite movie character, check out the Chicken Shops rails to find your perfect costume.
Mercat Shopping Centre, Argos Kirkcaldy Mercat Centre, Kirkcaldy, https://www.chickenshop.co.uk/home.php
XS Stock, Irvine
XS Stock offers a range of complete costumes as well as accessories. If you don’t have time to be creative and you’re looking for something quick and cheap, you could do worse than the Irvine-based retailer.
3 Brewster Pl, Irvine, http://www.xs-stock.co.uk/