Fun lovers take heed! Two pop-up Halloween stores in Bellingham are open and ready to serve your needs for gory props, pumpkin-themed home decor, cute, cult or classic costumes for kids and adults, and even animated, life-sized props to spice up your home and scare the stuffing out of your friends and neighbors. (Also known as “animatronics.”)
Seeing how it’s still September, it might seem a bit early for Halloween shopping, but staffers at both Spook Shop and Spirit Halloween say they are seeing plenty of enthusiastic customers, who are checking out all the new and exciting merch and pre-planning their costumes and party props. What will you find to make your Halloween season (and it is officially a season, you know) the most fun it can be? Take a look. . .
Spook Shop has been locally owned and operated for 18 years. Along with a year-round store and warehouse on Marine Drive, they’ve just opened their seasonal retail store at Bellis Fair Mall, right across from the new H&M store, in the Macy’s wing.
Spook Shop has plenty of merchandise to choose from—and new items are coming in every day. This is the place to go for high-quality masks, from classic to movie-themed, political to fancy Harlequin-style Mardi Gras styles.
Spook Shop also has you covered for costume accessories like makeup, tights, boas, fangs and blood. And you’ll find plenty to decorate your home, no matter what your theme may be. Need a bloody shower curtain, à la Psycho? No problem! How about a severed leg or arm for your tablescape? Coming right up!
Looking for a costume for trick or treat or to party in style? Spook Shop’s adult costumes cover all the usual themes, like Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dia de Los Muertos and Steampunk, while kids’ costumes lean toward the adorable, with cuddly animals and cute cartoon characters.
Check out the Spook Shop at Bellis Fair or at their warehouse location for everything you need to take Halloween to the next level!
Bellis Fair location: Suite 108, Macy’s Wing
Year-round location: 800 Marine Dr, Bellingham, WA 98225 360-752-1668
Spook Shop on Facebook
Spirit Halloween, in its fourth year at Cordata Place in Bellingham, is where Halloween gets serious. And campy. And creepy. And over-the-top fun! Walk through Spirit Halloween, and you’ll be greeted by witches, scarecrows, grim reapers and ghosts—which are all moving, talking and designed to make your heart beat just a little faster.
Amble a little farther into the store (if you dare!) and you’ll see more animatronics, ranging from floor-crawling zombies to possessed little children.
You never know what’s going to happen when you hit the “step here” button on the floor. I was pretty proud of myself—I didn’t scream even once.
Of course, you’ll also find costumes and accessories of the much more tame variety, too. What’s your theme this year? Twisted circus? Spartans and goddesses? Day of the Dead or classic Superhero? You’ll find ready-to-go costumes for whatever you have in mind.
I hear Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are big this year, along with Minions, Superman and Wonder Woman, and of course, Orange is the New Black (choose from Piper or Red!). And if you choose the wrong one, or your child changes his or her mind, you have until October 13 to make an exchange!
Plus, Spirit Halloween has tons of accessories to make a homemade costume just perfect, whether you need a bloody scab (gross) for your zombie self, or just the right makeup for that freshly embalmed look. Or, pick up the perfect corpse to stuff with leaves and place in the yard. You’ll scare all the trick-or-treaters with this guy.
Need a mask? Spirit Halloween has plenty!
And here are a few extra guests to invite to your party:
Stop by Spirit Halloween in Bellingham for Halloween ideas that are sure to make October 31 the most fun day of your year!
Spirit Halloween 4145 Meridian Street Bellingham, WA 98226 (Corner of Bakerview Rd and Meridian)
Spirit Halloween on Facebook