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Best Places to Shop Halloween Costumes

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Linsay ThomasGuest Blogger
October 01, 2016 · 4.5k Views

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Now that it's October, here comes the next big holiday – Halloween. You probably know this because you’ve seen the aisles of candy, costumes, and decorations at your local store. Or maybe you have kids who are discussing what they want to be for Halloween.

You may see basic costumes at Walmart, Target, or even the grocery store, but if your child is in search of something a little more original, you need to look beyond the brick and mortar stores. There are dozens of costume sites on the Web, but some have high prices, long lead times for shipping and a small selection.

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If you’re looking for great selection at great prices, read on to find the 10 best places to find Halloween costumes so you’ll have a fun and unique outfit to show off to friends and family come October 31.


The 11 Best Places to Shop for Halloween Costumes

party city

Party City is one of just two stores on this list that have an online presence as well as brick and mortar stores. Party City has just about anything you could want or need for any type of party, and Halloween is no exception. The store has thousands of accessories alone. You can find costumes for babies, toddlers, girls, boys, teens, adults and even your dog. There are even couples and group costumes available. Choose from makeup, masks, hats, wigs, weapons, gloves and decorations. You can also find party ideas. There are constantly sales going on, so if you need a couple tombstones, get them now. The site also has free shipping and percent-off offers, so make sure to take advantage of them when checking out.



Spirit Halloween only pops up onece a year, but it's a go-to for innumerable shoppers throughout the states. You can find about every costume and accessory you would need (or didn't even think you'd need) here for everyone in your family. The store is organized by adult, group and couples, teen, and children/baby costumes, and then by masks, accessories, and even decorations from your home. You can even shop by character if you want to get specific. If you sign up for email updates, you will receive a coupon for 20% off any one item. They are also currently running a promotion that is 20% off all orders $75 or more in addition to free shipping on orders over $100.


costume supercenter

Costume SuperCenter claims to have the largest selection of kids and adult costumes online. You can search by theme, color or age. You can search for costumes based on your favorite superheroes, cartoons or TV shows. You can choose from scary costumes or opt for something cute. Your child can also pretend he’s a doctor for the day. You can also use the various masks, jewelry, hats, shoes, wigs and other accessories to create your own unique costume. If you need it fast, you can get it by the next day for $21.99. There are many promotional offers to help you save more of your hard-earned money.



HalloweenCostumes.com offers 3,500 costumes just for kids, so there’s sure to be something your child will like. You can find costumes for teens and adults as well. There’s also a large selection of sexy and plus-size costumes. The site offers a ton of exclusive costumes and special sections that contain rental, sale and pre-owned costumes so you can save more money. There are also pet costumes and costumes that are new for 2016. Join the Costume Club and save 20% on your first order. Click the Coupons/Discounts link to find even more savings.


halloween express

Halloween Express is the other store on this list that has both an online and in-store presence. It offers a ton of costumes in a wide variety of sizes, from infant to adult. Choose from popular superheroes, TV shows and movies. The customer service is superb. Have a question? Use the Live Chat to get a quick answer. You also get free shipping on $65, as well as free exchanges. Use the promo codes to get free shipping on $29 or dollar-off savings. Once you’ve picked out your costume, shop the Décor category to view cool effects such as fog machines, airblowns, animatronics and more.


costume express

Costume Express offers a wide selection of costumes at everyday low prices. You can save even more by taking advantage of the free shipping and percent-off offers. Check out the sale and clearance kids, toddler, teen and adult costumes. Make sure to view the accessories, decorations and party supplies so you can host the best Halloween party on your block.


costume craze

Costume Craze offers a great selection to outfit your kids or pets for Halloween. There’s even a wide variety for adult men and women. Costume Craze focuses on Star Wars, Disney, TV shows and movies. There are also hundreds of masks to choose from to complement your costume. The site offers great prices. Check out the Today’s Hot Deals section for costumes at up to 90% off. Shipping is fairly reasonable, starting at just $4.99.


costume discounters

Costume Discounters has costumes starting at just $6.37. The site focuses on themes such as Renaissance, decades, Star Wars and Alice in Wonderland. Check out the new arrivals as well. The site offers a low price guarantee. If you see a costume cheaper elsewhere, Costume Discounters will match the price and give you an extra 20% off. Make sure to use the promo codes to get a percentage off your order plus free shipping.



Costumes4less.com offers costumes at up to 80% off. As with the other sites, superheroes and characters from TV and movies are the main focus. One thing that is unique about Costumes4less.com is that it offers a plethora of unique shoes to complement your outfit. Spend $50 or more and get free shipping. Delivery is fairly quick, taking about a week or so.


windy city novelties

Windy City Novelties is more focused on party supplies, but there are still hundreds of costumes and accessories to choose from. Most are pretty basic, but there are some that aren’t sold elsewhere and deserve a second glance (such as the Bullseye Dartboard costume or the National Enquirer Magazine costume). If accessories are what you need, check out the selection of mustaches, beards, feather boas and LED gloves. The pricing is decent, but there are always promo codes available, so don’t forget to use them and you’ll save even more on your purchase.



Amazon has the world’s best selection of everything – even Halloween costumes. Browse the category and find a ton of funny and unique costumes you won’t see anywhere else. Sort by theme and choose from animals, cartoon characters, historical, funny and goofy, TV and movie, sexy, science fiction, superheroes and more. Amazon also has numerous realistic-looking masks, so if you’ve searched the other sites and haven’t found what you’re looking for, give Amazon a try. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.


Halloween is a fun time of year for children and adults alike. There are literally thousands of costumes out there to choose from to show off your personality. What are you going to be for Halloween? Where will you be shopping?

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Linsay Thomas is a seasoned writer and editor who has written thousands of articles about topics such as saving money, healthcare, law, pets and education. She hails from California, where she lives with her husband, two children and a menagerie of pets. When she's not writing, she enjoys sports, breeding chocolate Labs and visiting the beach.