It’s Halloween time, and the little ghouls in your house are already changing their mind on costumes five times a week! Whether your tiny trick-or-treaters want to be a vampire or kitty, pirate or alien, keep up with their latest plan by browsing these stores across Portland. Bonus—you can keep it local and keep costs low, too! Read on for more great shops and stops.
The Lippman Company
This long-lasting store in SE Portland is your home base for all sorts of party supplies year-round. Come Halloween, it's costume central! They've got shelves on shelves of ready to wear costumes, along with makeup, wigs, accessories and more for a design-it-yourself look. As a bonus, you might come away with extra décor for your spooky front door.
50 SE Yamhill St.
The Village Merchants
A sweet secondhand store in SE Portland that is full of unique finds any time of the year. Check out the kids section upstairs for a selection of unique ready to wear costumes. Or for something more crafty you'll find bins overflowing with fabric, sequins, and other bits and bobs that you can use to create a masterpiece. And after the big night you can sell or trade things back to them!
It's the "Giving tree of stuff," as they say inside.
4035 SE Division St
With two locations in the SE and NE, this shop is the place to go for families looking for cute options at affordable prices. Beanstalk offers a wide selection of costumes from newborn to 10 years. They have everything from those cute ladybug, pumpkin, lion, monkey and elephant costumes that are one or two piece cozy fleece to bigger kid costumes of princesses, fairies, ninjas, astronauts and pirates. Along with resale items, this cute shop offers locally made goods and new items including wings, tutus and wands. And don’t worry about fitting this into your busy weekend—Beanstalk is open seven days a week. You’ll also find plenty of stroller parking and play area for the little ones.
3527 NE 15th Ave.
8021 SE Stark Street
This SW favorite consistently wins awards in parenting magazines for their top-notch selection, quality, and service. And now they've added a second location! Most costumes are under $10 and there’s a wide selection for infants and toddlers all the way up to youth 16.
6308 SW Capitol Hwy
7323 SW Barnes Rd
A Woodstock neighborhood gem, this consignment store has used and some even locally handmade costumes. You can bring outgrown costumes in to sell, trade or consign them while you shop for next year's batch. You’ll be amazed at the selection of quality used children’s goods in all categories, alongside sweet clothing finds from favorite brands like Hannah Andersson, Tea, Kickee Pants, Boden, and more.
4416 SE Woodstock Blvd
This cute resale shop in the Clinton neighborhood is bursting at the seams with kids’ Halloween costumes. You can buy, sell or trade here, too, but if you're stuck at home, don't worry: you can shop their Instagram feed! They regularly post new items, which you can purchase online for delivery. Easiest costume shopping ever!
2700 SE 26th Ave
The costume swap: because not only is it a great way to reduce costs, manage waste, and connect to your community, what else are you going to with that tiny pumpkin costume? Check out your community for informal costume swaps: places like your child's school, Buy Nothing Facebook groups, Nextdoor, and more are great places to start. Be sure your old Halloween costume is clean and free of stains and holes, ready to re-use.
If you can’t find one nearby, organize one of your own!