If you already know you're going to be Lady Gaga or Michael Jackson for Halloween, this isn't for you. I committed to being a Nevernude last November 1st - even though I have the perfect Betty Draper dress - so I'm missing the excitement of finding a costume (but I do get to wear my trusty denim cut-offs!). If you're still searching and looking for something more creative than Ricky's, we'd suggest checking out two of our favorite vintage destinations. Zachary's Smile just made their basement sale space at 303 Mulberry a permanent vintage dream with almost everything - including their own label - going for less than $50. Let's say you find the perfect suede hot pants and embroidered hippie boots, but still need the right peasant blouse and floppy hat - we'd head up the street to Screaming Mimi's at 382 Lafayette and scour their in-store costume pop-up shop. This year's theme is Dios de los Muertos and we can almost guarantee you'll leave with the perfect costume. Meanwhile, I'm already having nightmares about wearing a nude bodysuit.