A few years ago, I asked Cooper what he would like to be during the summer and set out to find the costume. I discovered that purchasing them early pretty much guaranteed that I could find the size that I need. I also found that I can typically get them for cheaper as well. Many of the websites have leftover clearance costumes from last year or they offer free shipping since it is not a popular time of the year to order them. Also, I have found several costumes gently used on Ebay. Many children only wear their costumes one time(the night of Halloween) and their costumes look brand new. I have found that if you purchase them early on Ebay, they are typically a lot cheaper.
I got this Cheer Bear costume for Kindle on Ebay for less than $5.
Grant in the Dumbo costume I found on Ebay for less than $5
Today, we received the costumes that I ordered from The Disney Store online. They have a section called the Disney Outlet. I have ordered costumes from their website before and always been very happy. I purchased Celeste a Minnie Mouse costume and Gunnar a Mickey Mouse costume for half price. They are super cute and I can't wait for them to wear them! And as an added bonus, I got free shipping!
Tonight, we went to the mall and picked up Kindle's costume. She is going to be Jesse from Toy Story. Kindle is so skinny that I really wanted to hold the costume up to her to see which size she needed. The nice thing is that they gave me a coupon for 20% off a future purchase. She really would like the matching hat and boots which are sold out right now, so hopefully I can use my coupon to get those items.
Cooper and Grant want to be Clones from Star Wars. I found their costumes for half off on Buy Star Wars Costumes.
Aside from a couple of accessories, we are all set for Halloween!
Last year, all of the children were characters from Star Wars. I bought all of the costumes online early with free shipping.