Between studying for that tricky sociology exam and running for student government, being a college student means having almost no free time to shop for Halloween costumes. Don’t worry—we understand that.
That’s why we’ve provided a list of the best Halloween costume sites for you to peruse to get inspired for your killer costume (or costumes!) this year (and when in doubt, thrift it out!)
This site can act as your retail Party City at home, but cheaper. It is the largest costume shop on the Internet with literally more than 10,000 costumes for you to choose from. We’re special fans of the animal suits and the superheroes. Not only are its costume prices reasonable at 10-30% off of retail value, but its shipping prices are also just as sensible. If you spend $75—which you and your roommates could easily do—you get free shipping. Before placing an order, make sure to check up on store specials to save some money!
CostumeSuperCenter.com prides itself for its variety of costume selection at low prices. Most costumes you find here will be marked down at least 20 percent from retail prices with no catch or special code needed. We also love their same-day shipping policy: As long as you submit your order by 3 p.m., you are guaranteed shipping on the same day! Check out their cute selection of 1920’s-inspired outfits. Party at Gatsby’s, anyone?
If you’re in New York, pop your head into Frank Bee Costume Center’s store. If you’re not in New York, its website provides a wide variety with thousands of costumes to choose from. This site received an A for shipping because of its $8 UPS flat rate, no matter how big or how small your order is. We’re certainly feelin’ this Lady Gaga costume.
Costume Kingdom made our top four because of its unique costumes. It offers “many costumes not found elsewhere,” said Top 10 Costumes Sites. Most of its products are fairly priced, while others are at even more discounted prices. Still, all costumes are marked down from their original retail prices. That’s always good news for us! We’re also loving their Disney costumes. What more could you want?
When in doubt…thrift!
Online costume stores can come in clutch when you need something super specific for your ~look~. But with sustainability being at the forefront of style, try thrifting or a local secondhand Halloween costume store. Not only will you be opting for a cheaper, more sustainable option, but you might just find a vintage decade piece that no one else will have for Halloween.
Tag @hercampusstyle in all your Halloween looks this year.