How To Get Your Halloween Costume On A Budget In Houston

October 15, 2013 7:00 AM

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Halloween is just around the corner and sure, you could save some money by looking around your closet and using the same old costume you used the last three years. But if it’s something new you want, then it’s time to get out and about in Houston. Visit any one of these five year-round stores to find the best selection of Halloween costumes to fit your budget.

Arne’s Texas Size Party Store
2830 Hicks St.
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 869-8321

Arne’s Texas Size Party Store has Texas-sized selection and savings. Costumes, costume accessories, capes and make-up are available for sizes large and small. The shop also offers a selection of costumes for children and pets, men, women and plus sizes. While you are there, you may be swayed into picking up fun-filled Halloween decorations and party supplies because this is a one-stop Halloween shop.

Frankel’s Costume
2801 Polk St.
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 228-9445

Frankel’s has an enormous selection of costumes for adults and children. Be who and whatever you want this Halloween with costumes from angels to voodoo doctors and everything in between. Popular superhero favorites, fairies and princesses are available for toddlers to teens. And you can pick up all of your accessories in just one place. Not only will you and your family will be on the Halloween best-dressed list, but your house, your yard and your party too with everything from special effects to carving kits. Add a little magic to your next Halloween party with magic kits, DVDs, music and supplies.

Costume Cauldron
14781 Memorial Drive, Suite 1614
Houston, TX 77079
(713) 574-7254

At Costume Cauldron, expect lots of Halloween costumes, accessories, make-up, party supplies and decor. Choose from a selection of the most popular costumes this year in sizes from tots to adults. Picture-perfect props, novelties, magic tricks and special effects are also available. This Halloween store provides the best of costumes and decor for the Halloween season.

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Party Boy 
1515 Studemont St.
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-9080

With theatrical and rental costumes for children and adults, this Halloween costume shop is open year round with a wide selection of both the most popular Halloween costumes as well as the unique and unusual. Rental costumes come complete with standard accessories, or make your own with the wide variety of wigs, make-up, capes and other costume accessories available at Party Boy.

321 W. 19th St.
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 861-1950|

One of the best ways to save money on your Halloween costume is to try thrift, consignment and vintage stores. At Retropolis, there doesn’t appear to be any rhyme or reason to the clothing organization, but you are sure to find many hidden treasures. By shopping vintage and consignment, you can not only create the perfect costume for your personality, but save money on your purchases too. Retropolis has even been nominated as one of Houston’s Best Vintage Shops for 2013.

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Mother of four college to Kindergarten, Lisa Carey is a National and Local writer for Examiner. She brings with her 20 years experience in education, working with families and her enthusiasm for the Houston area. Her work can be found at

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