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Quick Guide to Buying Halloween Costumes in San Antonio, TX

Buying Halloween costumes in San Antonio, TX can sometimes seem more like a hunt. There are a variety of shops to look for in San Antonio, but while that will give you several different options for the costume you want, that does not mean you’re getting the best costume possible. Luckily, there are some easy tips to keep you from being disappointed in the costume you choose.

Visit Several Different Halloween Stores

One of the best things you can do to see what your options are for whatever costume you’re looking for, or to get some inspiration to what you want to be this Halloween, is to visit several different Halloween stores in San Antonio, TX. Each store you visit means you should look for several different things in order to compare, such as:

  • Price
  • Quality
  • What is included with the costume, such as wigs, face paint, or other props
  • If the costume is free of make-up stains
  • If the costume has rips or tears
  • What the store’s return policy is

The cheap Halloween costumes you find will typically not come in the best fit, as they will be made to fit several different sizes. If the store doesn’t allow you to try on costumes at the store, ask what their return policy is.

You will have to decide if you would prefer spending less money and not have the perfect Halloween costume, or spending more and getting a custom fit.

San Antonio Halloween Stores

To start your Halloween costume shopping, visit at least two different costume stores to see what your options are. Some places will sell costumes you can’t find anywhere else. A few options you have to find Halloween costumes in San Antonio are:

  • Spirit Halloween Superstore
  • Halloween Express
  • Gibson Costume Shop
  • Starline Costumes
  • Fantasy Costumes
  • Marco Antonio’s
  • HxTx Costumes & Accessories
  • Party City

Consider Shopping Online

Shopping for Halloween costumes online does have its own set of pros and cons. You will be able to browse a wide variety of costumes and will often receive a cheaper price online than you will in stores. Plus, you can shop year-round so you don’t have to worry about your must-have Halloween costume being out of stock. However, not getting to touch and feel the costume may mean you are left with a low quality costume.

If you do shop online, always seek their return policy to see if it’s an easy process to return or exchange your Halloween costume. Make sure you leave enough time for the costume to be shipped to you so you’re sure your Halloween costume will arrive before the big Halloween party.




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