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New Year’s Eve Costumes for 2017

by on Monday, December 19th, 2016

New Year's Eve Costumes

It’s almost 2017! Are you ready to party?

Now is a great time to order your New Year’s Eve costumes, so you can celebrate the new year in style! From disco costumes, flapper costumes, funny costumes, wigs and more… you’ll find the perfect party costume at Costume Craze!

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Disco DollOrange TuxedoSilver Flapper

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

[Infographic] 10 Halloween Accessories You Can Wear All Year Long

by on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

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Sometimes the accessories make the costume.

Can you imagine Thor without his hammer? Santa Claus without his fluffy white beard? Or Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz without her red ruby slippers? These characters — and many others — rely on accessories to tell their unique and entertaining stories.

No one wants Halloween day to roll around and have no one recognize their costume because they failed to use all the right parts. However, it’s also disappointing to buy an item that you can only use one time.

In order to make the most of your Halloween costume accessories, try going for options that you can wear with other costumes, outfits, and a variety of year-round events. The following infographic outlines 10 different types of accessories that you can take advantage of all year long.

 

Halloween Costume Accessories Infographic

 

What is your 2016 Halloween Costume? [Quiz]

by on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

 

Are you tired of seeing everyone wear the same Halloween costumes year after year?

A good deal of people stick to something that has been done time and time again, but that doesn’t have to be you! This year, choose something recognizable from pop culture to have a standout Halloween costume.

Most years, the best Halloween costumes are the ones that are the most relevant and relatable. So far in 2016, there have been a lot of things that you can reference as you dress up for Halloween. How will you ever choose what to be?

When deciding on a costume, most people like to dress up as something that portrays their personality, or maybe as a particular character they enjoy. You can start brainstorming costume ideas by thinking of things that have been popular or have gone viral this year. What feels right for you?

If you’re still stuck, we’ve created a quiz to help you. Take it to see what your 2016 Halloween costume is:

 

[Infographic] 26 Best-Selling Costume Ideas from A to Z

by on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

It’s that time of year again! The leaves are changing colors, the air is getting cooler, you’ve started craving apple cider and pumpkin pie, and it’s time to start thinking about what the kids are going to dress up as for Halloween.

It can be hard to think of a new costume for the little ones to wear but even harder to dream up something for yourself to wear! Where do you even start? Luckily for you, there’s the Costume Ideas from A-Z poem that will give you plenty of fun ideas for the whole family! It can even be used as a Halloween time story to tell your kids!

  • A is for Avengers, assembling brave: If you and your family are Marvel fans and love superheroes and action-packed fun, try dressing up as the Avengers. Nothing is cuter than the kids running around pretending to save the day! And mom and dad can join in on the fun as well!
  • H is for Harry, he always knows spells: For a magical Halloween, dress up as Harry Potter, Hermione, Ron and Dumbledore. Get the school robes, the magic wands and fly off on your broomsticks for the golden snitch! If there’s a baby in the group, little Harry is a perfect costume for their first Halloween.
  • L is for Looney Tunes, laughing out loud: If you want to go classic and your family loves cartoons, the Looney Tunes are perfect. With Bugs Bunny and the gang, there are plenty of characters to go around.
  • V is for Vader, he’s strong in the force: Nothing has a wider range of fans than Star Wars. With all the new movies coming out, this is a popular choice! Dad and Mom can be Luke SkyWalker and Princess Leia while the kids can be stormtroopers and Darth Vader.
  • R is for Robin Hood, he likes to steal: If you have a family of adventurers dressing up as Robin Hood and the gang is perfect. Plus the kids would like the fun of having a bow and arrow.
  • Z is for Zombie, look out behind you!: Do you love being scary? No problem! Grab the whole family and dress up like zombies Perfect for those that like to jump out and scare people!

Need more ideas of what to dress your family up as? Check out the infographic below for all the fun costume ideas you can think of!
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Halloween Costumes: 11 Tips to Help You Spend Less and Look Better

by on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

 

Without the costumes, all the Halloween parties, trick-or-treating and gorging on candy corn just wouldn’t be the same.

Some people cut down on costume costs by going the DIY route, but that can be a time suck– especially when the missing button on your favorite shirt has been neglected for months.

So, the question is, how do we get the costumes we want for a price that doesn’t scare our wallets? This list brings you 11 different ways to get your Halloween costumes for a fraction of the cost.

Enjoy!

1) Time Your Shopping

Costume Rack

If you’re interested in wearing a store-bought costume this year, then you may want to time your purchase for the best deal.

This usually involves shopping well in advance of Halloween or snatching up last-minute deals. The only downside to this strategy is that you may not be able to find the specific costume that you had in mind since inventory will be scarce.

If you are buying your costume online, just make sure that the item will be shipped in time for the big day!

2) Pool Resources

Halloween Bear

Meet up with your friends and family and have everyone bring all the accessories and costume pieces that they own. Not only will this serve as inspiration for costume ideas, it will also give you the opportunity to exchange different items and save on parts that you would have had to buy new.

3) Be Flexible

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If you have your heart set on dressing up as the White Queen this Halloween – we get it.

But you should know that the more flexible you are with your costume choice, the easier it will be to shave off a few extra dollars.

This doesn’t mean that you can’t go with the specific character you had in mind, but you don’t have to buy the first one that suits your fancy. Shop around for the best deals and get creative with the accessories to find a costume that fits your budget.

4) Sell Last Year’s Costume

Old West Costumes

Even if you don’t want to wear your old costume again this year – someone else might.

By selling last year’s costume on sites like eBay, or to a secondhand store, you can put that money toward buying a new costume. Just keep in mind that you will have the best luck selling these items in September or early October. Any later than that and you may not have any takers.

5) Buy One Great Item

Masks for Halloween

Rather than spreading yourself thin by buying an assortment of pieces for your costume, try focusing on one amazing item to use as your foundation.

This will often reduce the total cost of your costume and also look better than the collection of cheaper items. You can also take advantage of makeup and items around your house to enhance your look.

6) After Halloween

Halloween is Over

If you really want to get the best deals, then shopping right after Halloween is a killer way to slash those costs.

By shopping a year early, you will gain access to deeply discounted costumes that you can save for next Halloween. The trick here is to make sure that you don’t get a costume you will lose interest in or a size that will no longer fit you or your growing children 12 months from now.

If you can’t bring yourself to commit to an entire costume, you can still take advantage of discounted accessories that you can use in the future.

7) Wait for the Right Deal

Creative Costume

Some stores, like Costume Craze, offer deals on costumes throughout the year. Keep an eye out for daily deals, weekly deals and seasonal specials to get the costume you want for a great price.

If you take the right approach, you’ll never have to pay full price for a costume again.

8) Shop Online

Buy Costumes Online

In addition to avoiding crowded stores and having access to a wider selection of inventory, shopping online regularly offers the benefit of steep discounts.

If you are worried about getting the right size, you can try on the specific costume you are interested in at a store first and then purchase it online.

9) Choose the basic costume

Halloween Makeup

Many popular costumes come in two varieties, the basic version and the deluxe or premium version.

If you’re trying to save money, the basic costumes will be more affordable. There is also more room to personalize this type of costume with accessories and the like.

10) Buy Something You’ll Wear Again

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Sometimes savings don’t involve the lowest price – they offer the highest value.

If you opt for a high-quality costume, it can last for several years and will give you the chance to squeeze the full value out of your purchase. Accessories like wigs, shoes, and bags can also be used to make your costume pop.

11) Take Advantage of Makeup and Accessories

Halloween Accessories

The details of your costume are often the most important part.

Let’s say that you are looking for a Kid’s Ghostbusters Costume. If you only purchased a jumpsuit and failed to add an inflatable backpack to the mix, your child may never forgive you.

Like seriously, we’re talking years of “remember that one Halloween…?”

This year, you can spend less and look better for the upcoming festivities.

With the right makeup, accessories, and stealthy shopping tricks you can cut down on the total cost of your costume and create a unique look that stuns the crowds.