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Costume Mecca of Los Angeles

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The Hollywood myth of becoming who or whatever you want to be never rings more true than this week.

And no where is this message more visible than at Hollywood Toys and Costumes.

If you're in a hurry, all sorts of costumes to-go hang in bags around the enormous store. With no trouble at all you can dress as Glenda or Dorothy or the Wicked Witch. Or you can go as about any cartoon character you can think of. And then there's the wide selection of archetypes (devil/angel). In the professionals category, doctors, nurses, firemen, other diguises can also make you feel more industrious than illusionist.

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Or if you want to provide your own attire and simply accessorize with accoutrements, you need items like the Nerd Set. The separate area of super scary masks, the section of the store featuring wings (butterfly, angel, dragonfly or otherwise), the weapons aisle, and the many sizes of black plastic cauldrons might help complete any costume in-progress.

If you're looking to finish your get-up, or even if your costume is already assembled, why not go try on wigs in all sizes shapes and colors, and check yourself out in some fake bling.

Other businesses along Hollywood, like Forplay, are willing to give into some serious irony for this occasion. So why not let them get a piece of the Halloween business action, too?