Where to Find Halloween Costumes in Phoenix
This post is updated for 2017 as different costumes are popular each year. Also, vendors come and go! Here is the latest update to give you ideas for Halloween 2017.
It is that time of year when parents scramble to find that special costume for their child for Halloween. The search may be for a popular character, a traditional ghost or goblin or maybe something unique!
As an adult, are you tired of the same old costume for the annual Halloween party? Find something different this year! Who doesn’t like to win the contest for best costume!
Here are some places in and around the Ahwatukee, Chandler, Tempe and surrounding areas to check out and begin the search. Not up to driving around town? There are many websites where you can search for that perfect costume and order from the comfort of home. Be sure to look for online coupons which are available on many sites as well as FREE shipping!
It isn’t Halloween without some sort of costume–well it is, but it isn’t much fun. Nothing is more adorable than seeing trick-or-treaters out with their parents. Seeing these babies dressed in the most creative costumes from pea pods to Thing 1 and Thing 2 is always a hoot. Babies will love their costume, no matter what mom and dad pick–even if it’s a little Monster from Monsters Inc. All youngsters will be asking for a special costume for a character near and dear to their Halloween heart!
Today your kids may be looking for specific costumes to showcase their favorite TV or movie characters.
Top 10 Kids Costumes for 2017
1. Action / Super Hero
2. Batman Character / Princess
3. Animal (Dog, Cat, Monkey)
5. Starwars Character
7. Pirate/ Marvel superhero
8. Disney Princess
10. Wonder Woman
Stores For Halloween Costumes
As with most purchases, you can go to a store to search for the costumes to find that “perfect” costume or you can plan ahead and order them online. Here are some Halloween costume stores in or near the East Valley area of Phoenix if you want to check out the costumes in person.
Anything Costumes has a huge inventory of costumes and is located at 2633 N 36th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85009 (note the new location this year. You can order costumes and pick them up at the store or have them delivered. They made my list because of their enormous inventory and fantastic pricing. If you are looking for your Oktoberfest costumes, you can find them here as well.
Arizona Fun Services offers costumes for sale and for rent. They are open year round. You can find them at 1938 E Broadway Road, Tempe, Az 85282. Their number is 480-967-7129. Their website is www.azfunparty.com. They offer a great selection and are certain to have that hard to find costumes. In addition to costumes, this shop provides a variety of decorations for every occasion, balloons, etc.
Paradise Fabrics and Costume Company is located at 14602 North Cave Creek Road, Suite C, Phoenix Arizona, 85032. They can be reached at 602-992-7990. Costumes can be custom made. Appointments are required for costume services, so be sure to call before heading out.
Groovy Ghoulies Costumes is located at 1457 W Southern Avenue, Suite 2, Mesa, Arizona, 85202. They can be reached at 480-285-1362. This Halloween store is a bit different from the national chains. It is locally owned and opens all year. Because of health regulations, they are very strict about not letting anyone try on headpieces or wigs, which I find comforting since I don’t want the added bonus of lice with my wigs.
Read Crystal R.‘s review of Groovy Ghoulies Costumes on Yelp
The Spirit Halloween Store is located at 947 W Elliott Rd
Chandler, AZ 85225. Their hours vary by day so check their website or call them at phone number is (480) 825-0710. Call to confirm hours. The Spirit Halloween Stores have a large number of locations in the East Valley as well as a large online presence. Check store hours on their site. Call the specific location you are going to visit because hours vary. They do have specials listed on the site for online early bird shopping.
If you are looking for a wide variety of Halloween items as you get ready for a Halloween party, remember Party City for one-stop shopping, not only costumes but all your party favors as well! You will find a huge selection of paper plates and tableware not to mention those unique scary decorations. This is a great place to stop for those unique party favors! Party City also has a huge selection of costumes.
Many stores carry a selection of the most popular children’s costumes. If your child wants to be a princess or pirate, inexpensive costumes abound!
Online Halloween Costume Options
Many websites offer online options today to find those great costumes when you are too busy to visit the store or you can’t find exactly what you want in stores locally. Also, many offer free shipping and discounts for your purchase. When you order your costumes online you can usually find the wide variety of costumes the young trick or treaters are looking for and in a large variety of sizes. If your little Goblin or Gould had a particular character in mind for Halloween you may want to check out the online options.
Buy Costumes This website has a variety of costumes for children and adults. There is an option at to top right-hand side of the page to save 20%. on your order. Enter the code: GO20.
CustomExpress Look for the promo code for 25 % off on your purchase. This site has kids and adult costumes. You can also find great pet costumes!
Party City Look for great online discounts and free shipping. Remember the best deals go to those who shop early.
Halloween Express This store has some great discounts and a large selection of costumes. Their selection includes all age groups. Don’t miss this year’s newest and most popular selections. Also, there are some local stores. You can order online and pick up in the stores.
Keep an eye on the website as you navigate through the costume selections. There are fun pop-ups offering various discounts!__
Top 10 Adult Costumes for 2017
- Batman Character (Cat Woman, Batman)
- Animal (dog, cat)
- Marvel Superhero (Spider-Man, Captain America, etc.)
- DC Superhero (ie. Batman, Wonder Woman)/Star Wars Character)
- Slasher Movie Villain (Jason, Scream, etc.)
- Wonder Woman
Where to buy Adult Halloween Costumes
When looking for adult costumes, here are a few stores to consider.
Check out Party City for Adult costumes. Party City carries a variety of costumes which includes a nice selection of adult costumes.
Another option for Adult costumes can be found at Halloween Costumes. While you can find children’s costumes here, check out the nice selection of costumes to make your adult parties a hit!
Not finding what you are looking for? Consider Pure Costumes. Another great source for adult custom options.
Top 10 Pet Costumes for 2017
- dog or lion
- Bumble Bee
- Batman Character
- Star Wars Character
Where to Buy Pet Costumes
Americans often treat their pets like family. This can include special pet food, pet daycare and pet hotels when owners need to be out of town. Pets are also often included in the holiday festivities. We often see pets dressed in a costume for Halloween.
Check out BaxterBoo for a nice variety of pet costumes. You can dress your pet in celebrity costumes, superheroes, food or sports costumes. Make your pet the winner of the Halloween parade!
Another good option is Jet.com. Here you will find great costumes for cats and dogs.
Still looking for more costume options? Check out Chewy.com. Again, look for unique costumes to spot light your pet.
Other Halloween Costume Suggestions
There are to more options for Halloween costumes we often forget.
First, you can get great ideas from a Goodwill or other thrift store. A prom dress can become a princess dress. Flannel shirts and pants can become a scarecrow! If your children are looking for costumes want to be a pop star, there are many clothes options to chose from.
Anyone with a bit of creativity can also make a costume! Check out Pinterest for many great ideas for kids or adults. Use someone else’s ideas and step by step directions to create unique costumes for infants, children, adults, and pets!
Halloween costumes don’t have to be expensive and break the bank. Often, costumes are in great shape after a single evening of use. Many parents exchange last year’s costumes with other families.
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