Finding the perfect Halloween costume can be both costly and time consuming.
Most stores carry the same costumes, so in many cases it is a matter of pricing, availability and convenience.
To eliminate the guesswork for you we’ve listed the best deals and exclusive offerings that are available right now from Amazon, Target and Party City.
We have listed the sales by store and given comparable prices where applicable.
We have also inserted a link for all items so you can see and compare for yourself.
Amazon has a Halloween Shop, so you can easily find what you are looking for all in one spot and they have one of the largest selections of Halloween Costumes.
However, keep in mind that they do not have an actual store, so if you order something and it doesn’t fit, you will need to exchange it.
Therefore, it’s best to order as soon as possible to have the costume in time for the holiday in the vent of a return.
Here are some of their best sale prices (comparisons have been listed when possible).
Disguise Marvels Super Hero Squad Hulk Infant Costume-(18 months): $14.14, compared to Walmart: $18.95.
Disguise Girls Disney Frozen Elsa Deluxe Costume -small (4-6): $29.79. Also available in x-small (3-4): $28.51, medium (7-8): $28.95 and (large 10-12): $32.25.
Monster High Abbey Bominable Costume -various sizes made to fit those in the 8-11 year old range: (small):$18.91, (medium and large): $21.01
Other various Monster High costumes available, include Frankie Stein, Cleo De Nile and Clawdeen Wolf, for between $18 & $31. Party City has the Cleo De Nile costume for $34.99, but they include a bonus wig and have more sizes.
Target has the convenience of ordering online or in-stores and are offering up to 40% off on their costumes.
If you order by October 27 you are guaranteed to have it in time for Halloween.
Be warned though, they have a limited selection compared to the other stores and some items are only available online.
Here are their best offerings, with comparisons when possible:
Infant/Toddler What A Hoot Halloween Costume-(6-12 months) $33.99. Also available in 12-18 months and 2T for the same price.
Penguin Costume-(0-6 months): $15. Also available in 12 months & 12-24 months at the same price.
Child’s Frozen- Olaf Deluxe Costume-(12-18 months): $18. Also available in 2T, 3-4T & 4-6 for the same price.
*TARGET EXCLUSIVE* Boy’s Transformers Bumble Bee Reflective Muscle Costume -(small 4-6): $12. Also available in medium (7-8) and large (1-12) for the same price. The exclusive Optimus Prime also available with the same sizes and pricing.
*TARGET EXCLUSIVE* Girls Frozen Elsa Sequin Deluxe Costume -(2T-3T): $18.00. Also available in small (4-6) and medium (7-8) for $35. The exclusive Frozen Anna costume is also available with the same sizes and pricing.
They are the go-to store for costumes thanks to a huge selection of costumes, a large portion of which are exclusively theirs. Keep in mind though that they also tend to be higher in price due to popularity and rarity.
Right now they are offering up to 60% off their costumes, with costumes starting as low as $9.99.
You can also get 20% off orders of $65 or more, in-stores and online.
Also, for your convenience they include a size chart with each costume, as sizes run differently in different stores.
Here are some of their best offerings right now:
*PARTY CITY EXCLUSIVE* Boy’s Dinomite Dinosaur Costume-(3-4T): 26.99. Also available in small (4-6) for the same price.
*PARTY CITY EXCLUSIVE* ONLINE ONLY Girl’s Tutu Sofia The First Costume-(one size fits all up to age 6): $49.99..
*PARTY CITY EXCLUSIVE* Boy’s Classic Captain America Muscle Costume-(3-4T): $29.99. Also available at the same price in small (4-6), Medium (8-10) and large (12-14).
*PARTY CITY EXCLUSIVE* Girl’s Frozen Elsa Costume-(3-4T): $29.99. All other sizes are out of stock. Frozen Anna costume is also available at the same price in sizes 3-4T, small (4-6) and medium (8-10).
What do you think of these deals? Tell us if you will be taking advantage of any of these offer below.