Halloween Costumes

18 September 2010

I realise that I am writing this post well in advance of when you will need your Halloween costumes in October 2010, but I DO so like to be prepared! I like shopping online, so I usually shop very early if I know I need something special, like a Halloween costume! This gives me plenty of time to shop around, choose the costume I prefer, and make sure it will be shipped out on time.

So, here is a list of some deals and discounts from various Canadian and US costume stores, if you'd like to be well-prepared too, and get your Halloween costumes ordered!

OyaCostumes Canada


I'll start off with a Canadian company - OyaCostumes.ca.

Some items I like from this store: the adult cow costume, the Ariel mermaid costume or the baby hot dog!

I cannot find any active coupon codes for OyaCostumes right now.

Regarding shipping, they ship Canada-wide, and it is a flat-rate of $9.95, or you can collect it in Montreal for free.

Costumesupercenter Halloween Costumes


Costumesupercenter is a US based store, which will ship to Canada.

Click here to shop Halloween costumes @ Costumesupercenter

And if you'd like some extra discount for Costumesupercenter, check these out:

  • Coupon Code: SPOOKY
  • Discount: 10% off $40+
  • Expires: Unknown

Items that catch my eye: Lady Gaga Blue Swimsuit Adult Costume, the Boys Deluxe Muscle Light Up Iron Man Mark VI Costume, the Pink Bunny Newborn/Infant.

Regarding shipping from Costumesupercenter, the minimum shipping cost is $11.49, then possibly higher depending on the weight of your package.

Costumekingdom Halloween Costumes


Costumekingdom is a US based site, which ships to the Great White North.

For a bit of a discount at Costumekingdom:

  • Coupon Code: INT10OFF
  • Discount: 10% off
  • Expires: Unknown
  • Coupon Code: ckcost10
  • Discount: $10 off $75
  • Expires: Unknown

Some items that I really like: Victorian Vampiress Halloween Costume, Coffin Purse Clutch bag, or the Classic Horror Chainsaw. This one is a bit risqué -Down for the Count!

Shipping is quite steep, but it depends how much you want to order. It takes 10 to 20 days, so get your order in very early.

Buycostumes Halloween Costumes


Again, another company from the US, which ships to Canada

The costumes

  • Coupon Code: vamp10
  • Discount: 10% off $40+
  • Expires: Unknown

      Some items I like from BuyCostumes: Lil' Lion Elite Collection Infant/Toddler Costume, the Pumpkin Flashlight or the Avatar Neytiri Child Costume!

      Shipping to Canada is delivered within 1 - 11 business days. They bill you for the import duty at the time of checkout. You can see the charges at the shopping bag, and they seem pretty reasonable.



      CostumeChik Canada is a small Canadian company, based in Alberta.

      Their selection doesn't seem to be quite as big as some of the US sites, but it is worth a look to see if there is something you like. Some examples: the Backdraft Babe Firefighter Costume, the Bert Adult Sesame Street Costume, or the Buzzy Bumblebee Infant/Toddler Halloween Costume.

      Shipping is via FedEx ground, within Canada, and arrives within 1 to 7 business days. It's a flat rate of $11.95, which is pretty reasonable.

      Costumecraze Halloween Costumes


      Another US site, CostumeCraze.com ships costumes and accessories to Canada.

      Click here to shop Halloween costumes @ Costumecraze

      Here's a CostumeCraze coupon code for a bit of a discount:

      • Coupon Code: visa5
      • Discount: 5% off
      • Expires: 28th February 2011

      I like these: the Deluxe Mad Hatter Costume, the Spider-Man 2 Trick or Treat Bag or the Adult Chicken Costume.

      Canadian Shipping seems to start at $15 for UPS, then depends on how much you are spending. They say customs can delay your package by up to 1 to 2 weeks, so I would order well in advance from these guys. Duties aren't included in your order charges. Spending over $50 gets an automatic $3 discount on your shipping too.

      Are there any more Halloween costume companies that you have used in the past that I could add to this list?

      P.S. I put a lot of working into writing this up. If you'd like to use the information elsewhere, please do so as long as you give me a courteous linkie! Thanks!

      TOPICS:   Halloween


      • sunshine
        for dog costumes, i bought it through ebay...they have some pretty decent prices and shipping usually ranges in the 7.99-11 dollar range. If you can find a really cheap costume (like a dinosaur one i bought for my puppy for $0.99, then $7.99 shipping makes it still fairly decent priced)...but ebay has quite a bit of costumes for the bidding, but like you said SHOP EARLY so you give it time to ship and/or time to rebuy a costume if the fit wasn't what you expected
        • Anna Waters EDITOR
          Thanks for the tip sunshine :) For Halloween costumes, yep - definitely shop early!
      • Kim
        I ordered my son's Ghostbusters costume from CostumeChik a couple weeks ago.. was a positive purchase... if anyone thinks about ordering from them, I recommend!
      • CD
        I just purchased my costume from Oya Costumes. It arrived on time but one of the items they sent was not what I ordered. I emailed them to let them know, but did not receive a response. When I called to follow up, I was advised that they would be refunding me the amount for the incorrect item but would NOT be sending me the one I actually ordered. They have 3 days to get it to me, but they WON'T send it - not CAN'T, but WON'T - no good reason was given. I think this is a brutal way of doing business. I'll wait and see if they honor their word about refunding me for the item I purchased but never received. My 2 cents: if you order from them, buyer beware. And make sure you have a 'plan B'.
        • David
          Hi CD I am sorry to hear that you did not have a great shopping experience. I would be happy to look into what happened on your shipment as we strive to do our best at all times. As I am unable to see your file without any name or reference you can contact me with your order number or name at customerservice@oyacostumes.com. Thank you.

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