Photos by Ted Coakley III

If you missed the Burning Man boat this year, fret not. Even though the days of festival fun are now a memory, you still have one day coming up when you can play the part. It’s Halloween season, after all! And that means you can dress up as anyone or anything you want to be!

The great news is that you don’t need to waste your money on gas for a Reno-run to a big-box store, or throw your hard-earned cash at billionaire online retailers. There are plenty of costume options available at our local thrift and consignment shops, for kids and adults alike.


Moonshine photographer Ted Coakley III dropped by Truckee’s Unique Boutique and Pass It On Thrift in Tahoe City to check out some ideas to share with our readers who might’ve waited until the last minute to costume themselves for some festive fall fun.

YOU-NIQUE: Need a last-minute costume? Visit with Viviane.
DRESS FOR your mood. Jailbird? Medieval Times? Ice Princess?


  • Juliana Demarest

    Juliana Demarest is a Jersey girl with ink in her blood. She fell in love with print journalism at a young age in the '80s when her Uncle Tony would take her to "work" at his weekly paper. In 1997, she co-founded a weekly newspaper in North Jersey. One day, she went to photograph a local farmer for a news story. She ended up marrying him and leaving journalism to become a farmer's wife. In 2010, they packed up their two children and headed to Truckee in pursuit of the outdoor life. She didn't realize just how much she missed journalism until she joined Moonshine in 2018 after taking time off to be mom. Connect with Juliana

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