There is a celebration that takes place in a number of countries around the world on the night of October 31st: Halloween. This fun and creative celebration is a little bit controversial in Spain and especially in Catalonia, due to the fact that it is not a national tradition, which doesn’t sit very well with some hardcore nationalists. Despite that fact, there is a large number of people that go out to the streets or gather in parties dressed up in costumes to celebrate this fantastical night.
If you are a fan of Halloween and you are looking for a place to buy your next great costume, keep reading this article where we list the places you should pay a visit to.
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With over twenty years of experience in the business, Party Fiesta is probably one of the most popular stores of its kind. This local business sells not only costumes but also a variety of party treats and supplies, which will cover all of your needs for an upcoming celebration, be it a birthday party, a baptism, a costume party or something else. At Party Fiesta will find a great variety of costumes to choose from for Halloween, including Gingerbread Man, Rubik’s Cube, and Minion, which is currently very popular among kids. Today, there are Party Fiesta stores in different countries in like Portugal, the Dominican Republic, Panama and France. In Barcelona, there are five central stores and others dotted outside the city.
Location: Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 6, Avinguda Diagonal, 555 (L’Illa Diagonal mall), Carrer del Consell de Cent, 343, Carrer de Potosí, 2 (La Maquinista Mall), Carrer de Josep Pla, 31 (Diagonal Mar mall).
La Bolsera is specialized in all kinds of objects and decorations, as well as festive elements and some costumes. This is not the store with the most variety in terms of costumes, there are others on our list that can offer you a much greater variety, but it is a very good store for Halloween decorations.
Location: Carrer d’en Xuclà, 15
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In this shop in Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes, near Plaza Catalunya, you will find all kinds of high-quality costumes and tailoring services, among other things. They specialize in theater, dance, and events accessories, which means that each of their costumes is very well made and guaranteed to cause an impression on your Halloween party. If you choose to get your costume at Menkes, you will end up spending more money than you would in most of the shops on our list but the quality they offer justifies the higher prices.
Location: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 642
This store located in Gràcia is one of the most experienced places where you can get your Halloween costume in Barcelona. They have been in business for an impressive eighty-six years! At El Relámpago you will not only find costumes but also a variety of items like paper plates, piñatas, balloons, confetti, tablecloths, and whatever else you might want for a party. The costumes they offer vary with time but some of the most popular ones include Zorro, Asterix, and Flamenco dancer.
Location: Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla, 130
If you were impressed by the number of years El Relámpago has been in business, then your jaw will certainly drop when you learn that El Ingenio has 179 years of experience under its belt! This is a very curious store founded by a family of sculptors in 1838, and it certainly is worth a visit, especially if you are with kids. There, you will find not only costumes but also traditional toys, big heads, giant puppets, masks, wigs, jewelry, hats and makeup among other things. Many tourists venture into this store because the peculiar items in the door and the window catch their attention and if you will walk by it, it will catch yours too.
Location: Carrer d’en Rauric, 6
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