If you are like me, getting ready for Halloween can be one of the most fun things you do every year. From the fun of finding the perfect costume to the prospect of scaring little children to getting a sugar rush from a good old-fashioned candy binge, Halloween is all about letting loose. And while it is fun (extremely so) to hit all of your local costume shops to find the perfect disguise, the fact of the matter is that buying Halloween costumes online can be much more economical and also gives you access to a bigger selection than any brick and mortar shop ever can.
While it can be fun to hit your local costume shops, the fact of the matter is that few are open year round. This means that they are staffed by temps, often disorganized, and towards the end of October, they tend to have slim pickings. If you are looking for something specific, it can be like finding a needle in a haystack, and often fruitless in the end. I mean, they can be great places to accessorize your perfect costume, but they are often not a good place to start. That is where buying Halloween costumes online can help.
If you opt for buying your Halloween costumes online, hands down the biggest benefit is the selection. The general rule is that if you can think it you can buy it. You won’t have to wade through crowds of screaming children and unruly teenagers or buy your costume a size too large because your size is sold out.
When buying your Halloween costumes online, it is always important to give yourself plenty of time for shipping â and to calculate your shipping costs into the cost of your costumes so that you don’t end up spending too much. Many sites offer free or reduced price shipping, but it is important to pay attention. Another thing to watch for when buying your Halloween costumes online is sizing â costume sizes are far from universal. Most sizing charts will include the specific measurements of each size. Know your measurements, and if you fall in between sizes, order the next size up.