The last day in October marks a special day in my calendar and in my heart. Halloween is my Christmas, birthday, and Easter Sunday all rolled into one. And because my adoration for this spooky holiday runs so deep,I take costume shopping very seriously.
Allow me to impart some of my costume wisdom and research into the comprehensive guide below. Whether you want to embody your favorite Marvel hero, an iconic pop star, a memorable movie character, or something a little more ghoulish, the following online retailers boast an extensive stock of options for you to pick from.
Although you can expect to find something a little different from each of these stores, all of them promise costume selections for men, women, plus size people and kids, with the exception of Yandy, of course (you’ll see why.) You can even snag an outfit for your pet! Plus, they can all be shipped directly to you, just in time for the spine-chilling festivities to begin.
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Best for: last-minute costume choices and outfit additions thanks to faster delivery times with Prime shipping.
Amazon features a wide selection of affordable costumes and accessories, like wigs, shoes and other costume basics.
Best for: shopping major movie franchises, comic book-related costumes and licensed characters.
A Halloween mega-store based in New York, Abracadabra NYC beckons flocks of Halloween shoppers every year to their endless array of props and costumes that cover a variety of themes and notable characters.
Best for: highly accurate cosplay outfits and video game-related characters.
If highly accurate and detailed costumes are what you're after, Cossky, a brand that has become really popular for cosplay outfits, has you covered. Find everything from anime costumes to attire from popular gaming franchises and even original designs.
Best for: finding current trending costume ideas, outfits for pets and major horror franchises.
In addition to your classic fare of warlocks and witches, super heroes and horror film favorites, Costumes.com, an online emporium that covers all of your Halloween needs, also has a selection of premium costumes to choose from as well as a category of trending costume ideas for this year.
Best for: crafting your own customizable costumes, no matter your sewing skill level.
Making your own costume from scratch can definitely require some heavy lifting on your part, although the end result is sure to be very satisfying. For all your fabric and pattern needs, Joann Fabrics can be your one-stop shop. Find historically accurate ensembles to beginner friendly endeavors that don't even require sewing.
Best for: basic costume shopping and DIY costume kits.
You wouldn't expect to find such an impressive selection of costumes from this craft store, but Michaels is currently featuring costumes for groups, kids, adults and couples in a wide variety of themes.
Best for: scantily clad costumes and outfits with humorous themes.
If sexy Halloween is what you're after, Yandy's slinky and lingerie-inspired offerings will not disappoint. Find skimp-ified versions of well-known film characters, costumes with tongue-in-cheek social takes, and a whole host of costume basics like fishnets and heels.