À La Poupée Merveilleuse
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00am to 7:00pm.
‘In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else about it.’ So wrote Tina Fey with saddening accuracy in her Mean Girls script. Now, it’s far from our place to tell any of you how to dress (though it is getting frighteningly chilly out there!), but what we will do is tell you where to go in Paris to find a killer outfit for tricking or treating in.
Another popular store in the 11th arrondissement, Vivafiesta has 150 square meters packed with costumes for a whole range of occasions and so there’s plenty of inspiration amongst the rails if you’re undecided on what or who you would like to dress up as. Outfits that subvert other, cheerier holidays are always a hit – just look how successful they were for Tim Burton in his 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas – and a deranged Easter bunny with a basket of grenades or a Thanksgiving turkey out for revenge with a butcher’s hook and cleaver are easy enough to create.
Open Monday, 1:00pm to 7:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00am to 2:00pm and 2:45pm to 7:00pm, and Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00am to 7:00pm.