There is a ton of places to go to buy kids Halloween costumes. Whether they are new or used, buying a costume for a kid is probably one the easiest things to do since kids are the target sell for Halloween costumes. Department stores, second hand stores, specialty shops, and boutiques all give you the opportunity to find a good costume during Halloween.
Before spending too much money, try checking local second hand or thrift stores. Many of these stores save up the Halloween costumes they collect during the year and put them out just before the season begins. They usually have great costumes that can be bought for a fair price. Another source for used costumes is garage and yard sales. People collect a lot of things over the years and Halloween costumes are one of those things that just pile up, especially if you don’t want to be the same thing every year. I mean, you’re out looking for a costume now but tomorrow you probably wouldn’t mind selling it at a yard sale. Take advantage of these sales because people are willing to part with items for pennies of what they actually paid for them just to have the convenience of not having to have them anymore. Going used is the way to go during the Halloween season. It is also a good idea to plan ahead and look for costume ideas throughout the year when going to any of these places because something might pop up that would be perfect to use for a costume later on.
Department stores always carry kids’ costumes during Halloween. Places such as Wal Mart, K Mart, or any mart that sells kid stuff will most likely have several aisles of the store dedicated to costumes and party favors. Little kids’ costumes are extremely easy to find, and most are sold at a reasonable price. Be careful to make sure to see what the costume actually comes with. Sometimes packaged costumes have pictures on the label that don’t accurately represent what is really inside of the bag. Count on having to buy makeup, accessories, etc. separately if it doesn’t explicitly say it comes with the costume. A plus side to department stores is that they usually advertize in the local paper and offer discounts with cut out coupons and such. These are good opportunities to save a little money on a costume.
Most malls in America have a seasonal shop that will change its name and items for the specific holiday. During Halloween it may very well be called the Halloween Store or something close to that. Go to places like these that are dedicated to selling costumes and merchandise for the season. These stores usually have every kind of costume or mask anyone could possibly think of. On the downside, they are also a bit expensive and in some cases down right over-priced. But if they have what you are looking for, and nobody else has it, then they can charge as much as they want and blame it on supply and demand. Just be mindful of the things that are needed to make the costume great and be ready to get what you pay for.
Halloween costumes are really fun to look for and to wear. It might be fun to take the kids along to look at all of the costumes and try some of them on. The costumes are a chance for kids to use their imaginations and be outwardly creative. Nothing is more fun for a kid than to have an awesome costume for trick-or-treating and the Halloween party.