How to Save Money on Halloween Costumes in 2022

If you’re looking to save money on Halloween costumes you could make your own or shop second-hand. However, if your kids have their hearts set on a specific costume or the best Halloween costumes this is not always possible. 

Thankfully, even when shopping for new Halloween costumes there are a few ways that you can still save money on Halloween costumes and I’m sharing three ways to save money this Halloween with you today AND a few of my favorite online stores to buy Halloween costumes from. 

When shopping online make sure you’re using either Rauketen or Ibotta so you can save a few coins and/or earn cash back on your purchases.

Let’s get started. 

How to Save Money on Halloween Costumes

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Make Sure to Use Coupons

To save money on Halloween costumes when shopping online is to use coupons. 

Even when you’re not buying Halloween costumes, if you’re shopping online, you should be using coupon codes as there are just too many available for almost every store not too. 

Finding coupon codes doesn’t have to be time-consuming either. You can download a browser extension such as SimplyCodes and when shopping on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device all of the available coupon codes will automatically pop up in the corner of your screen. 

Shop Using a Cashback Tool

Secondly, to save money on Halloween costumes you also should combine using coupon codes with a cashback tool. 

This way you’re saving money upfront and you’re also getting money back after your purchase is completed. 

Two cashback tools that I recommend are Ibotta and Rakuten

Sign Up For Halloween Store Email List or SMS Lists

If you’re purchasing Halloween Costumes from a Halloween store such as or Spirit Halloween make sure to sign up for their email list and/or SMS list to save money on Halloween costumes.

As Halloween gets closer you’ll have access to subscriber-only discounts that will allow you to save money on Halloween costumes. 

Avoid Purchasing Halloween-Themed Shoes

In addition to the costume, many costume options have extra accessories including shoes that you can purchase separately. 

While the shoes may seem like a nice addition to the Halloween costume, it’s best to avoid purchasing them as like the costume they’ll probably only be worn one time. 

Instead, I’d recommend purchasing some shoes that will work with the costume but can also be worn multiple times afterward too. 

For example, if your Halloween costume is going to consist of a dress or skirt, you can pair it with some cute wedge shoes that will work with your costume but can also be worn with your normal attire as well. 

5 Best Online Stores to Buy Halloween Costumes

Now, that we’ve covered how to save money on Halloween costumes, I figured I should recommend some of the best online stores to buy Halloween costumes too. 

I have shopped from all of these stores throughout the years and I find that they have the best selections, I’m able to get a good deal, AND either use one of my cashback tools or a coupon to save more. 

#1 is one of my favorite places to shop for Halloween costumes. They have a large selection of Halloween costumes and they even have Halloween decorations too. 

You can find couples costumes, family costumes, easy characters to dress up as, and even pet costumes, all at a reasonable price. 

They even have movie/tv themed costumes available. 

#2 is another option when shopping for Halloween costumes. What makes them stand out from other stores on this list is that they even offer Ugly Halloween Sweaters.

While I haven’t tried out their Ugly Halloween Sweaters yet last year my boys tried out their Ugly Christmas Sweaters and they actually loved them (they weren’t itchy and they didn’t even consider them to be ugly).  

#3 is another great choice. 

While I haven’t shopped via their website they are the closest Halloween store near me, so whenever we’re not doing themed family outfits the boys go there so they can pick out their Halloween costumes in person.

They also are a great choice for Halloween decor too! 

Whenever we shop at the local store we always find something small to add to our Halloween decor collection. 


While in my opinion, Party City caters more to Halloween decor, I figured I should add them to the list because they are a great option for last-minute Halloween costumes when I don’t have time to jump from store to store to see who has costumes near me in stock. 

You can place an order via their website and have it delivered to your door the same day in most cases. 

Therefore, if you’re missing an accessory or forgot about getting costumes until the day of and don’t have time to go to the closest Halloween store near you, you can easily go to their site and have the costume waiting for you before it’s time to start Trick or Treating. 


Last, but certainly not least, is 

Unsurprisingly, Amazon has everything you need, so it makes sense that you could get Halloween costumes from here too. 

Plus, with Amazon, you may be able to find specific themed costumes that you cannot find available at other Halloween stores, such as Turning Red costumes. 

Closing Thoughts on How to Save Money on Halloween Costumes

With the prices of everything going up, you may find yourself wondering how to save money on Halloween costumes. 

The tips I have shared today will help you do that AND the online stores I’ve shared will make sure everyone gets a Halloween costume that they will love. 

How to Save Money on Halloween Costumes in 2022


  1. Great suggestions, I’ll have to check out and forward the links to the costume sites to my kids for my grandkids!

  2. I try to buy costumes that they can wear several times. In the past when my son was little, I bought pj costumes. He loved being able to wear it multiple times and I wasn’t out a ton of money.

  3. Gervin Khan says:

    This is definitely a great article to read for us to save money for our Halloween costumes! Buying online is a great way to do it as it has a variety of costumes which is less price than the usual physical store there is!

  4. My mom always made our costumes or i went as something easy!

  5. Katie C says:

    These are great tips. I always have a hard time justifying a costume when I’m only going to wear it once! I’ve been trying to also save by making costumes out of wardrobe pieces I already have and then just buying 1 or 2 accessories/details for it. Amazon is great for that!

  6. Richelle Milar says:

    I’m surely gonna keep this in mind! I really love reading post when it comes saving! Thanks for sharing this with us

  7. I am looking forward to trick or treating some day with my new grandson! I’ll keep these tips in mind.

  8. Tasheena says:

    These are all really great ideas, I love using cashback.

  9. These are great ideas for costumes. I do like saving money.

  10. LisaLisa says:

    We love planning ahead, pacing out the items to get, and then using coupons. It will always save you some stress and cash.

    1. Victoria H says:


      Planning ahead is what inspired this post lol. I was doing my Halloween costume shopping and was like this would make a great blog post topic. Right now, I’m currently moving on to Christmas. Most of that is done as well.

  11. I hadn’t thought of some these ways to save money. We usually go to Spirit and buy them there.

  12. I’m on the email list of various craft stores so I’m always on the lookout for discounts on Halloween stuff. We love making our own costumes.

  13. Amber Myers says:

    I always love to save! Amazon is a great place to find affordable costumes. Target will randomly have sales too.

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