Last minute Halloween costumes
Halloween is closing in at what feels like an incredibly fast rate. If you still need a costume for the festivities of Oct. 31, there is good news and there is bad news. The good news is that you should be able to find whatever you need. The bad news is that finding the perfect costume will cost you if you don’t know where to look.
Fortunately, with so many Halloween pop-up stores around in any given area during his season, and lots of businesses looking to finish off their Halloween stock, shopping around might net you some solid deals if you’re willing to put in the time.
With just a little time left before Halloween, there are lots of stores with costumes available. It’s worth it to balance your time between stores such as Target, which will offer a smaller selection of more generic stuff, and specialty stores such as Halloween Express. Both are good for different things. Halloween Express will likely have more available, but Target may have lower prices with its 30 percent off deal on costumes. Spirit Halloween also can hook you up with 6.5 percent cash back on your costumes.
Try full-time costume shops
Knowing specifically what you are looking for often will help you narrow down your search. If you’re looking for a costume from a popular movie, for example, then Spirit Halloween, Halloween Express and stores such as Target are the ones for you. But if you want something more specific, you’ll want to try a full-time costume shop. BuyCostumes.com is a good starter, and Anytime Costumes also is a useful resource.
Think of the children
Halloween costumes aren’t just for adults, and finding costumes for kids can be significantly easier than for adults who are a little harder to please. If you’re shopping for a pint-size outfit, you might have more options and an easier time. Target and Walmart will likely be set up to accommodate you. But don’t forget about the old standby, Toys ‘R’ Us, which also offers lots of kids costumes.
Though shopping for a costume at the last minute is never ideal when it comes to price, if you’re willing to shop around (and maybe you aren’t too picky), it’s still possible to get something cool and fun. With the right time and focus, it won’t cost you too many bones.