Top Spots For Halloween Costumes On A Budget

October 24, 2014 8:00 AM

Every year, Halloween costumes are getting more and more expensive. Halloween is a big affair around South Florida, but it’s hard to justify spending a lot of money on a costume that will be worn for only a few hours and only on one night. There are alternatives such as sewing original costumes, shopping at flea markets or thrift stores, only shopping for accessories for a look or even checking out the few costume stores still featuring full costume options at decent prices. Any one or combination of these ideas can ensure Halloween will be as magical as ever with still plenty of money left over for preparing for the holiday season.

Crazy For Costumes

1343 S.W. 8 St.
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 858-5029

Crazy For Costumes has an impressively large selection of costumes for members of the entire family, including pets. Full costumes are available as well as props, accessories, magic tricks and other special products. The range of available price points is expansive with most costumes featuring much lower prices than other costume stores. Crazy For Costumes has been in existence for decades and it is a member of the National Costumers Association.

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Dixon Costumes

2400 N.W. 72nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33122
(305) 436-8773

Dixon Costumes is in a sprawling 5,000-square-foot warehouse with incredible costumes appropriate for such occasions as Halloween. The selection ranges from pop culture figures and historical figures to funny costumes and superheroes. The large selection features cheaper and more expensive costumes and there are many to choose from for men, women, children and toddlers. Buying only the accessories for a look is another great way to dress affordably for the holiday. Dixon Costumes offers many themed accessory items including such items as pirate hats, crowns, wigs and glasses.

Flamingo Plaza

901 E. 10th Ave.
Hialeah, FL 33010
(305) 888-8152

Flea markets are always a great choice for shopping on a budget, and Halloween is no exception. Flamingo Plaza is arguably the best flea market in the area with some of the most incredible finds to be discovered, including editorial-ready apparel and accessories. This flea market still feels like a hidden gem and the products change frequently. Great pieces can be styled together for a seemingly limitless number of costume ideas.

Related: Top Flea Markets In Miami

Arnold’s Fabrics ‘N Trim

12918 N.W. 7th Ave.
North Miami, FL 33168
(305) 685-2666

For those lucky enough to have great skills at the sewing machine (or know someone who does), a fabric store is definitely the way to go for Halloween. Arnold’s Fabrics ‘N Trim has a comprehensive selection featuring many different fabric types, textures, colors and prints. The fabrics feature incredibly low, discount prices, making them perfect for use for the holiday. The friendly staff members are also knowledgeable about sewing, making the shopping experience that much smoother.

SoBe Thrifty

1435 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 672-7251

The merchandise found in thrift stores typically depends on the locations and SoBe Thrifty’s stock is as interesting as its South Beach neighbors. This store has refreshed merchandise frequently as the store is very popular and a number of customers bring donations over on a daily basis. The apparel and accessories are often very fashionable and there are always great eclectic and vintage styles as well. A portion of the proceeds of each sale goes to Care Resource, a nonprofit organization providing medical care to the LGBTQ community.

Related: Best Thrift Shops In South Florida

Chanoa Chen is a well-published blogger and online journalist on topics ranging from luxury lifestyle living to fashion shows and trends. A self-proclaimed Miami Beach fashion expert, she is also working on launching her first jewelry line, Boki Love. Her work can be found at

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