How To Get Your Halloween Costume On A Budget In Seattle

October 15, 2013 5:00 AM

Halloween is just around the corner and it’s that time of year again to begin shopping for the perfect Halloween costume or Halloween looks to wear to this year’s parties, to work or to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. Be sure to check out some of these great Seattle stores that sell complete costumes, as well as a great assortment of Halloween accessories, vintage clothing items and everything else you’ll need to achieve a complete look for your costume ideas.

Red Light Vintage And Costume
312 Broadway E.
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 329-2200

The Red Light Vintage and Costume on Capitol Hill is a one-stop shop destination to find everything you’ll need for your Halloween costume. This vintage shop in Seattle offers costumes and costume accessories like make-up, wigs, masks, capes, fangs, eyelashes, hats, gloves, nail polish and more, all year long. The Red Light is a two-story shop with most of its Halloween stock located in the basement, but you can also find many other cool vintage clothing and accessory items on the upper floor if you’re in need of something funky or retro. If you need assistance, ask one of the shop’s staff members and to help you create a great costume for far less than the cost of renting one.

Party At Display And Costume
11201 Roosevelt Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98125
(206) 362-4810

The Party at Display and Costume shop, also known as Party @ Display & Costume, is a specialty shop that offers a wide variety of spooky Halloween costumes, costume accessories and party supply products. This Seattle store is fairly large and carries numerous costumes for kids and adults, as well as costume accessories and wigs, beards, masks, shoes, make-up and hats to create the ultimate Halloween costume.

Champion Party Supply
124 Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 284-1980

Champion Party Supply on Denny Way near the Space Needle has been a local favorite costume and party supply store since 1936. It is known as being one of the first stores of its kind in the United States. Champion Party Supply is a premier supplier of Halloween costumes, costume rentals and costume accessories such as theatrical make-up, capes, masks, wigs, shoes, hats, tiaras and more. It is also well stocked in Halloween party supplies including themed plates, cups, utensils, balloons, synthetic webbing, decorations and spooky party favors.

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Archie McPhee
1300 N. 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 297-0240

Archie McPhee is one of the most unique shops and carries some of the weirdest and wackiest products that you can use to help build your Halloween costume. Need a faux beard that is three feet long, a handlebar mustache, an inflatable toupee, a pair of lobster claws, a smoking jacket or a pair of abnormally large underpants? Then Archie McPhee’s is the place for you to do some Halloween shopping and most items sold here are under $15. You will also find a variety of crazy masks, inflatable props, disguises and other items that are fun and creepy at the same time, on every aisle.

Metro Clothing Company
231 Broadway Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 726-7978

Metro Clothing Company on Capitol Hill is considered the go-to destination for alternative fashion in Seattle. Not only does the shop carry some of the coolest Halloween costumes seasonally, it also stocks a variety of fashion accessories and clothing items you can wear year-round to dance clubs and for themed parties. If you love the industrial or goth look and want vampire teeth, Elvira-inspired wigs, pin-up-style clothing, rockabilly apparel or just some far-out heels, boots or fishnet stockings, stop in to Metro Clothing Company and find the latest subcultural apparel and accessories to dress you, from head to toe. Check out Metro Clothing Company’s Facebook page to find all of the latest in-store Halloween deals and discounts.

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Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on

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