October 31st is the international day of Halloween, on which people all over the globe dress up in their most terrifying outfits and take to the streets to enjoy a night of spooky cheer. In Barcelona, October 31st is likewise the day of fearful fun, though it is also thought of by most Catalans as part of a much larger celebration. November 1st in Barcelona is All Saint´s Day (Tots Sants), a public holiday on which locals attend church services to honor Catholic saints and lay wreaths and candles around the tombs of their loved ones in cemeteries all over the city.
But, how to dress for Halloween? And where is possible to buy the costumes in Barcelona? Keep reading if you want to know the best stores where to buy your terrifying costume!
Halloween costumes range from the most bizarre (Jack Skeleton, The Corpse Bride, Edward Scissorhands …) to the more classic, like the witch, the death, the ghost, and the zombie. There are those who then go to a makeup artist to make makeup tailored to make their costume particularly realistic!
If you do not want to buy a costume you can try to create one yourself with the things you have at home or with simple materials that you can buy everywhere, how? Watch this!
In the heart of the Eixample is where Atucom Barcelona is located, an establishment that has been open since 2013 and that is dedicated to the world of costumes and accessories for both buying and renting.
It is a perfect costume shop to find the best outfit for you and yours, and, thus, celebrate special occasions such as Carnival, Halloween, Christmas, the day of the Magi, and so on. In addition, Atucom Barcelona also conducts workshops so that you can learn how to make your costumes yourself and, thus, become the designer of your dresses.
Telephone: +34 933010089
Address: Roger de Llúria, 27, Barcelona, 08009 – Eixample (Dreta Eixample)
Open hours: Monday – Friday 9:30 to 13:30 and 16:00 to 20:00
Menkes is one of the best-known costume shops in Barcelona. It is a historic establishment located on the Gran Vía and inside you will find a wide variety of costumes and costumes for all tastes, as well as costumes for plays, movies or television.
In Menkes specialize, too, in offering period dresses with accessories and accessories of the highest level. Also, here you can rent your costume if you do not want to buy it and, thus, save money. If you are looking for a quality costume at a good price, in Menkes you will find it.
Telephone: +34 933188647
Address:Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes, 642-646, Barcelona, 08007 – Eixample (Dreta Eixample)
How to reach: L2,L3,L4 Passeig de Gràcia
Located in the heart of Gracia we find El Relámpago, a shop that has been open since 1941 and that specializes in the world of party and fun. It is an establishment where you will find accessories and decorations for your home and your party, also, they specialize in selling original and different costumes to make a difference.
The Lightning is a shop that has more than 60 years of experience and, therefore, here you can find the advice you need to make your costume party a success. A perfect place to prepare any kind of celebration and get an authentic and very original costume.
Telephone: +34 932372674
Address: Torrent de l’Olla, 115-130, Barcelona, 08012 – Gràcia (Gràcia)
How to reach: Metro: L3 Fontana // FGC Gràcia
Open hours: Monday – Friday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00 / Saturday from 10:30 to 14:00
La Bolsera specializes in all types of objects and decorations, as well as festive elements and some costumes. Although it is not among the best-supplied shops in terms of costumes, it is still one of the best in terms of Halloween decorations.
Telephone: +34 933 17 14 28
Address: Carrer d’en Xuclà, 15
Open hours: Monday – Friday 10–14, 16–20
Party Fiesta is a supply chain for parties and costumes created in 1994 in Barcelona. Today it is without a doubt one of the most famous costume shops.
At Party Fiesta you can find costumes for adults and children, such as traditional witches, princesses, and action heroes! Party Fiesta has several locations in Barcelona.
Address: the main ones are located: in the Diagonal Mar shopping center in Carrer Josep Plà, 31; Glòres Shopping Center, in Avenida Diagonal, 208; Carrer Consell de Cent, 343; and Carrer Pintor Fortuny, 6.
Telephone: +34 93 264 09 34
Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 9h to 18:30h.
Do you know what to do this Halloween? We have the perfect event for you!
Ghost Hunt Halloween Barcelona
This is without a doubt the scariest event in the whole city! A terrifying ghost hunt in the most beautiful district of Barcelona, the Gothic quarter! Wear your worst costume and go hunting for the hidden treasures and secrets of Barcelona trying not to get caught up in the living dead. Join the other restless souls wandering the dark streets in search of the mysteries behind the local legends of Barcelona. A unique way to explore Stoke’s hometown, this is the strangest and wildest Halloween you’ve ever experienced!
To get started you’ll have a full Stoke bag, Scavenger Ghost Hunt, clues, a map, and a Stoke swag. Inside the event, you can make yourself make up by the best makeup artists in Barcelona and, of course, there is no lack of prizes for the winners!
How to get there: metro L1 (red) and L4 (yellow) – Urquinaona stop
Time: from 6-8pm to register for the Ghost Hunt – the event is long2-3 hours
Telephone: +34 931 067942
Free beer & sangria private bar from 7pm-8pm ONLY using promotional code: BCNMADNESS. Book now!
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