Tucked away in the lively Calle Ocho strip is an OG institution that has withstood the test of time. Loosely translated to The House of Costumes, La Casa de los Trucos is so much more than your typical costume shop.
Unlike a Halloween store that pops up once a year, this beloved staple is open all 12 months of the year, Monday through Saturday. It’s really no wonder that for 5 decades, they’ve been the go-to spot for many Miamians.
We know that the countdown to Halloween is on, which means you’re looking for the perfect costume if you haven’t found one already. Inside, there are more than 15,000 costumes to choose from for anyone of any age.
Seriously, they have anything you can think of so let your imagination run wild – from a collection of outfits and wigs to masks and make-up! Even if you can’t think of what you’re going to dress up as this year, they’ll serve as inspiration.
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There’s also a wide selection of jokes and gags, which is the trucos part, from classic fart machines to illusion props. Trick and treat!
The Little Havana shop first opened its doors in 1972 by the Torres family, but many don’t know that it originally dates back even farther to 1920s Cuba. The family happened to bring their house of tricks with them to the 305. It remains a family business, with Jorge Torres serving as manager, the son of owner Carmen Torres.
If you plan on trick or treating or partying, you can visit them in person at 1343 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135, and check them out online here.