Best Halloween Costume Shops & Swaps for Seattle Kids
Chances are, your kiddos have already started planning their Halloween costumes and changed their minds at least three times. Before you head out in search of the perfect getup, check out our list of the best costume shops and swaps around the city. From the spookiest to the silliest to the sweetest, Seattle offers plenty of pint-sized costumes guaranteed to scare up some serious candy on Halloween!
Party @ Display & Costume
With three locations (Seattle, Everett, and Issaquah), Party Display & Costume specializes in spooktacular Halloween costumes and party supplies. The flagship store in Seattle is by far the largest of the three locations and carries a wide assortment of costumes for babes, toddlers and kiddos. Party @ Display and Costume also carries masks, wigs, hats, make-up, and accessories as well as items to design your own Halloween creation. Costumes range from $12 to $55.
11201 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, Wa 98125
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday, 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
5209 Evergreen Way
Everett, Wa 98203
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
6000 East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE, Suite B
Issaquah, Wa 98029
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
A Red Tricycle Favorite, Bootyland is full of all kinds of kids clothing (not just Halloween worthy). But you can bet that they stock more than a few costumes for when October rolls around.
1317 East Pine
Champion Party Supply
Champion Party Supply has been a Seattle favorite since 1936. Located in the shadow of the Space Needle, this costume and party supply store specializes in Halloween costume sales and rentals as well as wigs, hats, shoes, capes, masks, tiaras, and theatrical make-up. Costumes range from $20 to $40.
124 Denny Way
Seattle, Wa 98109
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 7:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Looking for the world’s largest pair of underpants, a three-foot long beard, or a jumbo handlebar mustache? Archie McPhee is your one-stop shop for crazy costumes and accessories and the wackiest and weirdest collection of toys and candy that you’ve ever seen! This one of a kind store, located in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood, offers something amazing (and crazy!) around every corner. Most items sell for under $15.
1300 N 45th Street
Seattle, Wa 98103
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.
If your kiddo wants to be a real-life transformer or Star Wars stormtrooper, check out Party City. This store carries a large selection of costumes in just about every size, shape, and style. Party City also stocks a large assortment of hats, capes, wigs, masks, and make-up. For the best selection, go early in the season. Some costumes and sizes sell out fast. To find a Party City store nearest you, check the online store locator. Costumes range from $12.99 to $69.99.
Kids on 45th
This Wallingford consignment shop may be small, but the selection is usually very good, making it easy to browse through the new items rather quickly. Costumes and other hot ticket items go quickly, so be sure to check in often to see when they get some new costumes in from other kids trying to sell last year’s costumes. They have a very friendly staff, and we’re all about a store than has a bathroom just in case the kiddos need to take a bathroom break.
1720 North 45th Street
Seattle, Wa 98103
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
If you’re looking for an online store with a HUGE selection of infant and toddler costumes (or baby’s first costume), you’ve got to check out Costume City. This online store specializes in the newest and hottest costumes for trick-or-treaters of all ages and sizes. Costume City also specializes in popular modern favorites like Star Wars, Iron Man, and Spiderman as well as tons of animal and princess costumes. Since this store is headquartered near Southcenter Mall, you can avoid shipping costs by picking up your online order at their office. Costumes range from $9.95 to $78.95.
374 Upland Drive
Seattle, Wa 98188
206-838-5874 or 800-522-4031
Another fantastic consignment shop on our list, Small Clothes has gently used clothes and costumes that are sure to make your little one’s Halloween memorable. And Small Clothes is all about saving you money, so you can be happy knowing you got a deal on that Iron Man costume from last year, or that princess hat your little one has been looking for. Score!
3215 California Avenue SW (between Hanford Street & Hinds Street)
Seattle, Wa 98116
Hours: Tuesday – Friday,10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
If you’re looking to swap costumes, check out Twirl Cafe’s Costume Swap on October 9th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Bring costumes, accessories, and anything else you have that’s Halloween and trade it in while sampling hot cider and other festive specials. RSVP on their facebook page.
Plus, Green Halloween always sponsors several costume swaps all around the greater Seattle area. Check their website for times and locations on where you can score a sweet new to you costume.
Did we miss your favorite Seattle area kids costume shop? We’d love to hear all about it in the comment section below!
– Kristina Moy
photo credit: Kids on 45th Facebook, Champion Party Supply, Archie McPhee, Party @ Display and Costume Facebook, Jason Karsh, Party City, Costume City Facebook, Twirl Cafe/Hope and Memory Photography & epSos .de via Flickr