Not interested in purchasing a Halloween costume that everyone else will also be wearing? Want to create your own but have no idea where to find the necessary components? Here are eight excellent places to begin your Halloween costume search. You may easily create a whole ensemble, be unique, and have everything fit better without spending a fortune!

First stop: Amazon

Amazon is the first place I look when searching for costume pieces. It provides me a decent understanding of what is available, the varying costs of pieces versus ready-made costumes, and the knowledge that if I need anything quickly, I can generally get it the next day. Typically, I will save items in my shopping cart or make a list, and then return to Amazon if I cannot find a better deal elsewhere. I also maintain my own Amazon page, where I upload shoppable images and lists of costume ideas. Candy Keane’s Amazon Purchases

Goodwill and comparable secondhand stores

If your costume is composed of clothing components, Goodwill is a terrific spot to begin your search. It can be somewhat intimidating to rummage among the shelves, so you should come prepared. Grab a cart and start pulling anything that appears to be useful. At Goodwill, you may get a lot for your money! Remember that you are searching for pieces with potential, i.e. things that can be altered to work, and not necessarily finished pieces.

After obtaining the Amazon prices, I visit Shein.

After comparing prices on Amazon and discovering what I can at Goodwill, I visit Shein. On Shein, you may get incredible deals on more than just Marvel Fancy Dress costumes. (Click here to receive a 10% discount on your order) There are items available for men, women, and children.

When you type “Halloween” into a search engine, all sorts of adorable results appear! The downside is the lengthy shipping period, which sometimes exceed a week. You wish to place an early order. Typically, their prices are lower than Amazon’s.

For instance, the cheapest synthetic leather jacket I could find on Amazon for my Black Canary costume was $30, but I found a beautiful one on Shein for about $15! I also discovered a nice outfit for $10 that I purchased for everyday wear but ended up wearing as a Halloween costume as well.

And while we’re on the subject of inexpensive places to buy, if you’re going to give Wish a shot, order WAY in advance since it will take over a month to arrive, and 99 percent of the time, the merchandise will be subpar, leaving you rushing to find a substitute at the last minute. Shein is far more reliable.

Dress discovered on Shein

When looking for creating materials, everyone knows to visit a craft store, but you could be surprised by what you can discover at a hardware store or auto shop. I frequently just cruise the aisles of Lowe’s to see if anything useful catches my eye. And the auto shop is where you can obtain special spray paint for altering the color of seats and dashboards, which will not crack or flake off when used on leather or vinyl.

Go to Etsy if you require a custom-made item.

Etsy is an excellent choice when you cannot find what you require and cannot make it yourself. People make anything on Etsy, and if you don’t see what you’re looking for, you can typically have it produced to order. Scarlet Moon Designs recently 3-D printed a pair of Bowsette horns for me, and I am quite pleased with the outcome. I also sell my costume parts for sale on Etsy: SewGeekMama on Etsy

Online consignment or secondhand stores

Poshmark and eBay are two excellent shopping destinations for ready-made costume pieces. This week, I’ve listed many of my lightly used costumes and wigs on Poshmark. I normally offer items there first, and if they do not sell, I list them on eBay.

The best method to acquire items from these two locations is to make an offer! If you are in a rush, you can pay the stated amount, but if you can wait a day, send an offer and you may save a few bucks.

Specialized stores

Try a specialist store specializing in a single item if you have been unsuccessful in your search for a certain item. Mendel’s for faux fur, SpandexHouse for anything stretchy, and WeLoveColors for tights are my top three retailers.

All of these establishments have been around for many years and their quality is extremely reliable. If you are tall or plus-sized, WeLoveColors is an absolute requirement for tights that fit properly and won’t tear after the first wear. They have a wide variety of colors, and the cost is well worth not having to pull my tights up all day.

Cosplay Retailers

Sometimes you simply don’t have the time to put together an entire outfit, or it’s too hard, and you’d rather just buy an outfit. There are numerous internet cosplay shops, however the quality varies widely. It can also be misleading because identical images appear in various stores. Role Cosplay, Heroes Time, and Cosplay Sky have all provided me with quality items. Click the below banner and enter the coupon to save 15% at Role Cosplay!

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