Costume Stores – 10 Unique Online Costume Shops
Costumes aren’t just for Halloween anymore so we’ve tapped into our costume retail expertise to bring you this list of the 10 best online costume stores for your year ‘round costume needs. (Why are we the experts? Click here to learn about Headwink.)
To help you choose the best costume store for your look we broke down what each store offers, their price range, shipping policies and why we love them.
Headwink’s top 10 online costume stores (in no particular order):
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- Masquerade Express
- Light In the Box
- TV Store Online
- Hollywood Costumes
- The Costumer
- Candy Apple Costumes
Rubies is one of the largest designers and manufacturers of costumes in the world! Family owned and operated since 1951; they have an amazing selection with all the newest trends. Darth Vader to Harry Potter; they’ve got you covered. Currently Rubies sells strictly to wholesalers but you can buy their costumes online from easycosplays.com, thecostumer.com or oyacostumes.com.
Why we love them: Nostalgia…more than likely you wore one of their Halloween costumes as a kid.
What they sell: Adult to infant size costumes, accessories and props; plus sizes; pet costumes
Price Range: $20 – $250+
Shipping: based on individual online retailer
If you’re looking for a higher end costume with an emphasis on mystery and glamor, check out Masquerade Express! They offer a fantastic selection of masks, gowns and fantasy wear focusing on year round dress up. You’ll also find corsets for every theme or occasion.
Why we love them: Sexy and mysterious…need we say more.
What they sell: adult costumes and accessories including plus sizes; vast selection of masks; evening gowns & party dresses; shoes and lingerie.
Price Range: $25 – $500+
Shipping: Free shipping on orders over $100
If being a superhero is your thing then Herostime is your store. They specialize in superhero (hence the name) and movie themed full character costumes from Marvel to DC and everything in between. Herostime has an impressive inventory, custom fitting options and you can even order your own custom design. They’ve also recently added new cosplay swimwear to their lineup, go check it out!!
Why we love them: Everybody needs a superhero.
What they sell: Adult and kids costumes and accessories in sizes XS to XXXL
Price Range: $25 – $350+
Shipping: 5-7 day U.S. shipping – $10.00; expedited shipping available for $15
Light In the Box is a massive, international online retailer offering a wide range of lifestyle products. You will find everything from automotive to jewelry on Light in the Box but type in “cosplay or halloween costumes” in their search bar and you’ll open up a treasure chest of reasonably priced costumes and accessories.
Why we love them: You can buy a blender and your costume all in one spot.
What they sell: Adult and kids costumes and accessories; cosplay gear; masks and props (And everything else for that matter).
Price Range: $15 – $100+
Shipping: Expedited shipping (3-5 business days) and standard shipping (6-8 business days) are determined by weight. You can calculate your shipping costs in your shopping cart before purchasing.
So you need a costume but don’t want to go all out…then check out TV Store Online for their super selection of pop culture costume ideas. A t-shirt can turn you into a Power Ranger or a wig can make you the next Harley Quinn. Whatever your favorite TV or movie character is they’ve got you covered for a modest price.
Why we love them: Sometimes just a t-shirt does the job.
What they sell: Adult to infant sized costumes and accessories; extensive plus sizes
Price Range: $10 – $60+
Shipping: free shipping on orders over $50
Fun.com has costumes for all ages and all occasions with an emphasis on “fun”. Their epic selection of group costumes makes it super easy to get your whole gang involved in the fun, including Fido. Check out their blog as well for some great costume tips.
Why we love them: Girls (and boys) just wanna have fun!
What they sell: Adult to newborn costumes; plus sizes; group and couple costumes; pet costumes
Price Range: $20 – $100+
Shipping: different shipping options ranging from 1 day to standard 5-8 days; price varies by weight and location
Hollywood Costumes is geared towards the creative, high quality, full character costume, perfect for those who want to go all out. Imagination is your only limit here. They offer everything from LED light up burlesque bras to an inflatable t-rex costume. If you don’t see what you want on their site then give them a call; they may have what you need.
Why we love them: Their motto: “If you can dream it, we can do it”.
What they sell: Adults and kid costumes and accessories, makeup, wigs, props and rentals
Price Range: $50 + call for pricing on some items
Shipping: Varies by weight and location
With over 100 years experience The Costumer knows their stuff. While specializing in theatrical costumes they also have a huge selection of costumes for every need. Whether headed to a themed wedding or a masquerade ball you’re sure to find something you love here.
Why we love them: We love theater nerds.
What they sell: Adult to toddler costumes and accessories; plus sizes; dancewear; rentals
Price Range: $30 – $300+
Shipping: Determined by order amount; expedited and overnight shipping available
Candy Apple is your classic costume store. Family owned and operated they have an extensive plus size inventory with a great clearance section. They are known for their speedy shipping so if you need a costume in a hurry check them out.
Why we love them: I need my costume now! And their awesome, bodypos plus size collection
What they sell: Adult to infant costumes and accessories, plus sizes
Price Range: $10 – $200+
Shipping: Depends on weight and location; expedited and overnight shipping available
Although ASOS is not a costume store per se, they carry tons of unique and funky fashion items to create your costume and repurpose afterwards. As one of the largest online fashion retailers in the UK, they celebrate all shapes, lifestyles and attitudes. If you’re really looking to express yourself then check them out.
Why we love them: Free to be me!
What they sell: Adult fashion and accessories; cosmetics; party wear; 70’s clothing; maternity; petite to plus sizes
Price Range: $25 – $200+
Shipping: Standard $4.99 (free with purchase minimum $49.99 purchase); 2 day $7.99 (free with purchase of $120+)
Now that you’re an expert in the best online costume stores. Go forth and shop for your next costume or cosplay with confidence. Are there any awesome costume stores you think we left out? Let us know your favorite in the comments below!