La Casa de los Trucos prepares for the spooky season (includes video story)

Now that it’s October, families are preparing for the Halloween season by visiting the Miami staple La Casa De Los Trucos, which has provided costumers and ghoulish fun for more than 51 years. 

The shop opened in Havana in the 1920s and is owned by the Torres Family.

“The Torres family were in Cuba for forty-plus years,” said Jorge Torres, the store’s manager. “When Castro came to power, they shut down and there was a hiatus for ten years, maybe a little more. Then they opened up here in Miami in 1972.”

La Casa de Los Trucos has a devoted multigenerational client base. 

The store has over 15,000 Halloween costumes available but Torres says that shopping for Halloween is like shopping for Christmas: You don’t want to wait until the last minute.

Daniela Zulueta is a FIU Alumni at Florida International University who graduated with her bachelor's in digital broadcasting and media and holds an associate degree in journalism from Miami Dade College. She loves Miami and aims to share the stories of the citizens who live here and all over the world. After her studies, she wishes to pursue a career in the entertainment field.