I love Halloween and dressing up for Halloween…okay not me, but dressing children up for Halloween. As a child, Halloween was the only time that I was allowed to dress up and actually go out in costumes …well except the fall festivals at church but those were pretty dull costumes! I was really disappointed at the costumes available locally. I have always lived in very small towns and most families would shop at Walmart and pick up those cheap hardly-worth-the-price costumes. I wanted better so I searched online. That is how I ran across www.BuyCostumes.com.
I was overjoyed by the selection to choose from! The only issue I found ever was that some very cute costumes were too small for my daughter. Like the time I saw a gorgeous lime green and neon orange witch costume but it only went up to a size 2T!! At the time, my daughter was in a size 3T. Since finding www.buycostumes.com, I have only purchased Halloween costumes from them. I do look around each year but always find myself back at that website. The prices are great, the selection is huge, and I have only been disappointed once by their service and costume. Now I tell everyone about this website for the best quality costumes at the lowest price. Delivery is quick and I trust them to get the costume to me before Halloween, even ordering at the last minute.
I do only shop there once yearly as we usually do not need a costume except for Halloween but the website is open year-round for those special parties and any masquerade balls that you may be attending. I have ordered girls and boys costumes but they also have adult sizes including plus size and mascot costumes….some even matching the child’s costume! There is a search box at the top of the page on the website to search for the particular costume that you need. Across the top, you will see brightly-colored orange clickable buttons that you can click on to jump to each different section that I mention down below. Navigating around the site is easy and does not take but a second to load. Once there, you can easily jump from section to section, looking at each type of costume. They have many different costume options for all of your costume needs:
Adults’ plus sized costumes include Geisha, Pirate, ’60s Mod Queen, Banana, Santa, Queen of Hearts, Mother Superior, and many more. 26 pages of plus size costumes for men and women.
Adults’ costumes include maid costumes, clown costumes, hula girl, and just about everything in between! There are horror costumes and sexy costumes in just about every size.
Children’s costumes include 608 choices for girls and 566 choices for boys, infant size costumes, pirates, princess, colonial times, movie characters, animals, and more. There are costumes for Christmas including angels and elves, costumes for the 4th of July, even costumes for Easter and other holidays. The seasonal costumes include Colonial, Medieval, and Renaissance costumes.
Accessories and Makeup: You have to watch as some costumes do not come with some accessories shown–a pirate costume may be shown with a parrot and sword but those items need to be purchased separately. Those items are in this section. Also fake blood, goatee, clown makeup, shoes, wands, nurse bag, gloves and hands, stockings, socks, jewelry, plus tons more are available, sold separately.
Hats, wigs, and masks: If you only need a pirate hat, you can find it sold separately here. All kinds of hair and hats plus masks are in this section. There is even an Obama and Clinton mask sold here!
Decorations and props: Hundreds of items in this section include colored lights, an inflatable jukebox, pinata, baby shower decorations, Hawaiian, Graduation, and tons more! Everything you need to complete the party theme.
Mascot costumes: These range in price from $400 to lots more. Find many mascots here from a parrot to a dragon! These are high quality costumes made by a former toy manufacturer. Life-like, soft and comfortable to wear! Complete costume includes: mascot body with zipper in the back, shoe covers, separate mascot head and hand covers.
Do not forget to dress up the family pet: I only see dog costumes on the site but maybe a cat could wear them as well. Many choices available from Wonder Woman to a Daisy costume for your pooch!
Party supplies include Hannah Montana ones, Star Wars, Sock Hop, and more. From balloons to beads, they have all party accessories that you would need! Even inflatables and musicare offered!
Every single selection has costumes on clearance so you can find a great deal even close to the holiday but looking in this discounted section. Some as low as $3.99 the last time that I looked. Once you are a customer, they will email you discounts and coupon codes as well, like free shipping or $1.00 shipping. Items are shipped within 1-3 business days (that is why I always received my order very quickly from them!) Their shipping prices are: Economy which arrives 6-10 business days $4.99 $1 per additional pound over 30 lbs., Standard which arrives 3-6 days $5.99 $0.50 per additional pound over 2 lbs., Express which arrives 2-3 days $8.99 $2.00 per additional pound over 2 lbs., Premium which arrives 1-2 days and may not be available for all costumes $17.99 $2.00 per additional pound over 2 lbs.
They do not deliver to post office boxes. Payments accepted are MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card, American Express, and checkcards. Orders can be placed online or call 1-800-459-2969 to place the order. I have done both and had no problems. Customers can mail in payments as well but has to be at least a $100 order during the Halloween season. If you find the same exact costume elsewhere online within 14 days, www.buycostumes.com will refund your money 110%. You can check to see if your order has been shipped yet by clicking on the order status once you sign into your account at buycostumes.com. The tracking information will tell you where your order is and when you should expect it. I have always had the right charges on my credit card and never been overcharged.
I have purchased a number of costumes through them and only had one issue. It was the Southern Belle costume that I purchased for $56.99. I had called and made sure that the length and waist would fit my daughter. I had called them and not ordered online specifically because I wanted to make sure the measurements were right to fit my daughter. I knew that it would arrive very close to Halloween and I do not do alterations so would have to exchange it back to them if it did not fit. Well, it did not fit. Over the phone, they told me the length of the dress and it was perfect. I get it and the dress is 4 inches TOO LONG. It was a week before Halloween, no time to return it for a replacement. What I did not understand is how could it be that much off? The size in the dress was right but the length they told me was wrong. I finally was able to locate someone who could shorten it for us and I called to complain. I was given a refund of 15% on the price.
The other costumes that I purchased were of great quality, they arrived quickly, cost much less than I would have expected for the quality, and made our Halloweens wonderful. A no-stress option when it comes to choosing Halloween costumes at a reasonable price! I do not know of another outlet for children’s Halloween costumes that can match www.buycostumes.com!
Sources: personal experience, www.buycostumes.com