Halloween Express vs. Spirit Halloween vs. Disney Store: Halloween Costume Stores Compared
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Halloween Express vs. Spirit Halloween vs. Disney Store: Halloween Costume Stores Compared

Halloween Express has free shipping on returns both ways which makes them a good choice for those who anticipate needing to make an exchange. Spirit has a strong presence of physical stores throughout the country. This makes it a good choice for those who want to go to a store in person. Disney will work for Star Wars, Marvel, and Princess fans who want costumes in those categories.
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Halloween Express — Best Features
Free shipping both ways for exchanges.
Exchange up to 3 items at a time with simple do it yourself exchange process.
Best for: Those who often find themselves wanting to exchange costumes.
Best deal: 25% Off $25 or More - [activate coupon]
Spirit Halloween — Best Features
Large number of search filters for finding the right costume.
Easy to access live chat available.
Best for: Shoppers who would prefer to visit a store in person.
Best deal: Save 20% on select items over $60 - [activate coupon]
Disney Store — Best Features
Exclusive items for Star Wars, Marvel, and other Disney properties.
Disney store specific credit card offers with free credit.
Best for: Fans of Disney costumes including Star Wars, Princesses and others.
Best deal: $15 Off $100 or More - [activate coupon]

Finding the perfect Halloween costume is definitely something of an ordeal in many situations. Fortunately, there are plenty of stores out there that can sell you costumes perfect for what you personally like. Here are some examples of stores for costumes you can use for Halloween and even beyond.

Halloween Express


Halloween Express even has a counter on the main page so that you can see how many days are left until Halloween happens. This is very much where Halloween Express is focused, just in case it wasn’t obvious.



  • Free Exchanges-You can get free shipping for costumes both ways. The way it works is that you register and login to your account, and then hit the button for a Return Merchandize Authorization code. You can only exchange 3 products per order, though. Then, you get the exchange code to simply buy something else on the site that costs the same or less. Then, you ship the item you’re exchanging with the RMA code written on the outside of the package.
  • Frequent Coupons-You’ll see a popup shortly after you visit the site that allows you to input your email address in exchange for 20$ off. Many such coupons will come up during the year.
  • Free Shipping-Order more than $64 and you can get free economy shipping. You can spend even less at times if you have the right coupon code.
  • Wide Variety of Costumes-This includes Star Wars, Mickey Mouse, Day of the Dead, and various TV and other movie properties. They have many accessories available as well including masks, makeup, and even costumes for your pets.


Spirit Halloween


Spirit is a franchise that often shows up in malls and other location right before Halloween. It comes and goes like a whirlwind, but it has a huge volume of costumes while it’s here.


  • Find a Store-If you click on this button in the upper right corner of the main site, you should be able to find a store nearby you since there are many.
  • Live Chat-This will say either “online” or “offline” at the top of the main site. You’ll be able to tell in this way whether you can get help instantly. Even if they aren’t there, you can leave a message. You can get help about your order or about what they have available in stores.
  • Many Search Filters-You can search with a huge number of different filters on the site. This includes searching by star reviews, by price starting at “up to $10” and going all the way up to “$75 to $200.” You can also search by interesting groups such as “Weapons and armor” or even “treat bags and safety” which are more like extras for costumes. You can also search by size.


Disney Store

It’s easy to forget that there’s another store, besides one that is focused on Halloween specifically, that works well for Halloween costumes. Disney sells costumes year-round, but they get into the Halloween spirit right around that season. This means you’ll see sales on costumes at Disney in September and October, including as much as 25% off costumes and accessories, for example.


  • Everything Disney-Unsurprisingly, anything related to Disney can be found here in terms of costumes. This means more than it used to, however, since Disney now owns Marvel and Lucasarts. This means that you end up with higher quality costumes for these properties, even though they might cost more. The Kylo Ren mask available at the Disney store will actually change your voice, for example.
  • $100 Credit Card Offers-You can get $100 free credit if you sign up for their Disney Visa card which is listed at the bottom of the site.
  • Disney Store App-This is available for both Apple and Android. You can get push notifications about Disney deals and even use the store locator function in the app to find where a Disney store is in terms of your current location.


Head to Head


An example of pricing at Halloween Express is the boy’s Kylo Ren costume which goes for $35 or so. A nurse costume for women goes for $26. Many of the items here also have a video link so you can see someone wearing the costume live. There are often codes that let you ship after paying just $26 or so.

A kid’s Kylo Ren costume goes for about $40 at Spirit, which makes it a bit more expensive than at Halloween Express.

Disney Store offers free shipping for those spending at least $75. This makes them better than Spirit, but Halloween Express lets you spend less with free shipping. A Kylo Ren costume for kids goes for $45 at Disney. They also sell a Kylo mask that goes for under $19. The other stores sell this mask for more like $10 or $12, but the one from Disney is actually voice changing.


Halloween Express has a wide variety of costumes available for both adults and kids. They give you free shipping as long as you order at least $60 or so. The site also has free exchanges.

Spirit Halloween makes you order at least $100 before you get free shipping, so it may be better to go to one of their stores in person. They have a huge number of stores available in many areas, so they’re good for those who’d rather see the costume up close. The site gives you a lot of information about what you’ll find in the store, but many will want to actually make their purchase at a physical location, and Spirit has many available.

Disney has plenty of exclusive costumes available around the Halloween season. They literally own many popular intellectual properties that come into play around Halloween, so they can put out special costume items like the Kylo Ren voice-changing mask, and princess costumes that are specific to Snow White, Cinderella, or whatever movie instead of something that’s just generic. This makes the site a good choice for anyone who’s a fan of one of those properties.

Additional Information
Halloween Express
Halloween Express Coupon Code: MOUNTAIN12 - 12% Off Orders Site-Wide - Activate
Halloween Express Coupon Code: OFFERS12 - 12% Off Any Order - Activate
Halloween Express Coupon Code: HNY2013 - 25% Off $25 or More - Activate
Spirit Halloween
Spirit Halloween Coupon Code: SAVE1030 - $10 Off Orders $30 or More - Activate
Spirit Halloween Coupon Code: NOBRAINER - Save 20% on select items over $60 - Activate
Spirit Halloween Coupon Code: LASTDAYS - 20% Off - Activate
Disney Store
Disney Store Coupon Code: DRVCMEMBER - Save 10% Off Orders $50 or More - Activate
Disney Store Coupon Code: DISNEYBABY - 30% off select Disney Baby items - Activate
Disney Store Coupon Code: DMRJAN - $15 Off $100 or More - Activate
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