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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Posted: October 25, 2013

Last-minute local shops for Halloween costumes


Vegas Showgirl

JoJos Costumes
If you’re looking to win a “BEST OF” costume contest this year, look no further. These elaborate, intricately constructed costumes are truly boo-tiful (sorry – had to) but they come at a price. I plan on saving my pennies for next year because I have to be Power Ranger next year. I just have to.

Ogre Mask

Sometimes all it takes is one really great item to set the stage for your costume. I love the felt masks at Sundazed because let’s face it, masks are easy and they keep your face warm during all that trick-or-treating.

Keystone Cop

Fat Andyz Vintage
A lot of you are lazy about Halloween costumes. I’m not judging – I’m just trying to help.  Your solution might be a novelty t-shirt from Fat Andyz Vintage where you can be a number of clever personas, like a Keystone Police Officer.

Captain Porkchop’s Dress Up Shop
Hey Moms and Dads that haven’t gotten around to handling the mass chaos of Party City or Spirit yet – here’s your answer. This is your source for great costumes that your kids will want to wear well past Halloween is over. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Grecian Goddess

Unlocked Vintage
At Unlocked, you can shop by decade. So if you want to be grunge girl from the 90’s or a material girl from the 80’s, you’ll be able to find what you need to be a blast from the past.

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