Groovy Ghoulies in Mesa tops Yelp's list of 5 best Valley costume shops

Posted at 9:48 AM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 13:08:13-04
Didn't get your Halloween costume yet?  Don't know where to find one?  Yelp data geniuses checked the ratings and found the top five places in the Valley to get the best garb for a ghoulishly good time!  
The rankings are based on customer reviews.
Happy Halloween hunting!
1. Groovy Ghoulies Costumes - 1457 W. Southern Ave., Mesa
Make-up to make realistic wounds? Check. A meat case with fake body parts? Check. Open year-round? Check. It's no wonder Groovy Ghoulies Costumes came out on top. According to Yelpers, this Mesa gem has pretty much everything for your spooktacular Halloween.
2. Mardi Gras - 5895 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale
Maybe the most-talked about aspect of this place is the gung-ho staff! "You can enter this shop as yourself and leave as whatever you want. The options are nearly endless. There are costumes for purchase and also for rent, and all of the staff working are friendly, creative and totally nuts," Andrea S. of Scottsdale said.
3. Easley's Fun Shop - 509 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
Easley's is the ultimate prop shop. It has a wide assortment of costumes, but it also has hard-to-find props. "They also had a giant array of wigs to choose from! This is great for first-time cosplayers or people who want to dress up and do not get their wigs specially made," Taryn R. from Mesa said.
4. Arizona Fun Services - 1938 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe
With a wide selection of party supplies and costumes, Arizona Fun Services lives up to its name. "Gwen at AZ Fun Services knows how to throw a party! She was so helpful matching our group with just the right carnival games. I've never seen so many classic, well-built games in one place," Liz D. from Phoenix said.
5. Fun Costumes - 2820 E. University Dr., Mesa
Small on the outside, but huge on the inside this shop boasts a huge selection. It both sells and rents costumes. Fun Costumes is open year-round.

According to moneytips,  Americans are expected to spend a record $8.4 billion this Halloween, up a billion dollars from last year; $2.5 billion of that will be spent on Halloween candy. Better get dental insurance now!