Top Three Online Retailers for Adult Sized Costumes
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Top Three Online Retailers for Adult Sized Costumes

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Online costume shopping is about finding the best quality for the most reasonable price. The best three online retailers for all your adult sized costume needs are those who do the best job of matching construction quality with price point. Annie's Costumes, Costume Craze and Costume Cauldron represent the easiest, most affordable and most diverse costume shopping experiences you can find on the internet.

While shopping for your next jaw dropping costume you should keep in mind how quickly you need your order delivered, how much you are actually willing to spend and how extravagant of a costume you are hoping for. 

#1 - Annie's Costumes

Among listed competitors, Annie's Costumes offers the highest quality and largest variety of adult costumes at the best price for the product. When taking into account the ability to request rush orders online and find unique and well constructed pieces the higher real-dollars price seems less expensive. These are costumes you can count on and wear more than once.

  • Mascot and character costumes
  • Plus sized options available
  • High quality historic and period costumes
  • Simple package tracking can be found on the website

Annie's Costumes provides shoppers a large selection of both high-end and less expensive costume options. From full mascot getups, giant head and all, to skimpy one-size-fits-all bar wench dresses, there is a costume on this website retailer for every budget.

  • Deluxe costumes that include full mascot outfits, super heroes and movie characters ranging in cost from around $60 to just under $500
  • Plus sized deluxe costumes cost between $120 and $400 depending
  • Standard costumes cost between $26.95 and $89.95

Compare vs. Competition

Annie's Costumes earns the number one spot by offering shoppers the highest quality deluxe costumes at reasonable prices. While not everyone out there can afford a $400 custom made ensemble, the prices all reflect how well made, styled and cared for your item is. For east shopping, lots of options and high quality costumes Annie's Costumes is top notch.

#2 - Costume Craze

Costume Craze offers shoppers a wide range of high-end and discount costumes at very competitive pricing. An easily navigated website and fun filtering tools while browsing make shopping easier than at most other costume websites that pretty much throw an entire catalog at you. The filtering tools allow you to look for different sizes, price ranges and even manufacturer means you can shop for several different people without leaving the first page you land on.

  • Easy shopping with filter and browsing tools
  • User-friendly website with clearly labeled contact information
  • Wide range of styles and price points

The pricing available from Costume Craze varies based on the quality of costume you choose to order. The highest quality costumes may not compete with the top retailer on this list but are still well made and wearable. An easy shipping calculator with map and zip code search helps you nail down your budget before ordering or picking anything out. 

  • Period, historic, character and other deluxe costumers as high as $90 after onsite discounts
  • After discounts, adult costumes can cost as low as $21
  • Limited time offer of $2.99 flat rate standard shipping in the United States and free standard shipping for orders exceeding $50

Compare Vs. Competition

For fun costumes at low prices, easy browsing and cheap shipping Costume Craze is a great place to shop. While the deluxe costumes aren't quite as impressive as the number one retailer, they are well constructed and priced to sell. Especially for those who can wait for standard shipping to arrive, Costume Craze and its product will not disappoint.

#3 - Costume Cauldron

For those out there looking for an inexpensive costume perfect for going to a party in without needing to worry about spilling food or drinks, Costume Cauldron has what you need. Costume Cauldron has a lot more accessories and pieces of costumes than fully assembled outfits and seems to specialize in sexy women's costumes more than anything else.

  • Put the finishing touches on an existing costume
  • Pick up an easily worn, one-time costume for Halloween or parties
  • Lower prices for a lower quality costume

Aside from the pages of legal lingo mixed into the shipping policies, the pricing and shipping offered by Costume Craze is appropriate and affordable. As an added plus, orders shipped in the United States are shipped tax free. However, if you need to rush your order, you need to venture off of the website and call the toll free number.

  • Average adult costumes range in price from $39.95 to $120
  • Cheapest adult costumes cost around $20 and primarily include one piece, sexy women's costumes and tunic pieces.
  • Warning on the website about "foreign banking" charges due to the Costume Cauldron headquarters being located in Canada.
  • Range of slightly unpredictable shipping schedules that can make your shipment take anywhere from 1 to 10 business days.

Compare Vs. Competitors

Confusing shipping policies, looming surprise charge warnings and a lower standard of product puts Costume Cauldron at the bottom of the list. While the very low prices are nice, you are sure to get what you pay for. The perfect time to buy a Costume Cauldron outfit is when you are pretty sure you're going to spill a cocktail on yourself before the night is up.

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Great comparison article.