Best Reviews TopConsumerReviews.com Best Halloween Costumes Best Reviews
Best Reviews
      July 11, 2020

Home  >  Halloween Costumes  >  Costume Craze vs Costume City

Best

Halloween Costumes

  1. Halloween Express
  2. Costume Craze
  3. Spirit Halloween
  4. Trendy Halloween
  5. Costume Kingdom
  6. Buy Costumes
  7. Costume Discounters
  8. Shindigz
  9. Extreme Halloween
  10. Frank Bee
  11. Find Costume
  12. Costumes 4 Less
  13. Costume City
  14. Anytime Costumes

Your Information Is Secure
100 Top Halloween Recipes and Crafts Newsletter

Compare Products

  • Select any 2 companies in our reviews to compare them head-to-head!

Latest Reviews

Bicycle Parts

Calendars

Credit Counseling

Feather Pillows

GMAT Test Prep

GRE Test Prep

Hemorrhoid Relief

Homeschool Supplies

LSAT Test Prep

MCAT Test Prep

Senior Care

Thyroid Health

 

Individual Reviews

Costume Supercenter

Halloween Express

Costume Craze

Spirit Halloween

Trendy Halloween

Costume Kingdom

Buy Costumes

Costume Discounters

Costumes by Shindigz

Extreme Halloween

Frank Bee Costume Center

Find Costume

Costumes 4 Less

Costume City

Anytime Costumes

 

Our professional reviewers evaluate products and services independently, but Top Consumer Reviews may earn money when you click on the links on our pages. Learn more.

Better Business Bureau Reliability Seal

Costume Craze vs Costume City

Best Halloween Costumes

To help you find the Best Halloween Costumes, TopConsumerReviews.com provides you with an in-depth comparison of Costume Craze and Costume City.

To see ALL of our reviews for the Best Halloween Costumes, please Click Here

Halloween has become one of the most entertaining holidays of the year. Kids and adults both get to dress up in fun and frightening costumes, attend parties, enter contests, and share in festivities. Halloween costumes themselves have become far more elaborate than the old "bedsheet-over-the-head" ghost of yesteryear.

Indeed, in retail stores you can find yourself spending hundreds of dollars on just one costume. Halloween costumes themselves have become far more elaborate than the old "bedsheet-over-the-head" ghost of yesteryear. With the advent of the internet, however, you can save 50% or more off traditional retail prices. From the comfort of your own home, you can easily browse hundreds of costumes to find just the one you're looking for.

Continue reading below reviews

Best Reviews

2020

Halloween Costume Store Reviews

4.5 stars
Costume Craze

COSTUME CRAZE

Visit Site

Costume Craze has a clean, easy site that is loaded with information but still effortless to use. And with thousands of customers to browse, they offer one of the largest costume selections in our review.

They start by prominently featuring their customer service hours at the top of the page. We found this very helpful; most sites have this information buried somewhere 2 or 3 levels down from the home page.

Down along the left side of the screen they list 20 costume categories, including cartoon characters, superheroes, and teen costumes. Some of these links send you to further subcategories; the traditional link, for example, sends you to a page where you can choose from over 40 more categories, including angels, Pirates, and Princesses. Once you reach a final category of costumes, you are presented with a thumbnail preview of each item. Clicking on a thumbnail will present you with a larger view of the costume, although in most cases the thumbnails themselves are large enough for you to easily see what the costume looks like.

Costume Craze also provides you with search options across the top of the screen; here you get to choose from Costumes on Sale, Adult, Teen, Child, Dog, and Shoes. Clicking on these links will let you browse through thousands of costumes at a time. However, we wish they had further provided themes within these categories; in order to see all the adult vampire costumes, for example, you have to manually look through the hundreds of thumbnails within the adult category.

Alternatively, Costume Craze provides a very useful search bar at the top of the home page. Entering information here (like "Vampire" or "Star Trek") quickly takes you to the thumbnail results of your search. When using the search bar, you are also presented with a unique ability to further refine your search with 5 options - Price range, Gender, licensing, Age, and Vendor. Some of these, including price and gender, are extremely helpful when viewing a large number of matches. It would be nice to see these options on all their costume lists!

When looking at pricing, we were pleased to see costs that compared favorably to most of the sites in our review. In fact, on some items Costume Craze had the lowest price of any of our reviewed sites.

Costume Craze provide same-day shipping on most items if the order is placed by 4pm cst. They also guarantee a flat $5.99 shipping fee for standard ground transportation for your order, no matter how many items you buy. That is a cost-savings option for those people ordering more than one costume or a number of accessories. And you can easily check the status of your order online.

The return policy offered by Costume Craze provides a worry-free return policy. This means that if you return the item in perfect condition with all pieces prior to 30 days from purchase for a full refund. If returned after 30 days the company charges a 15% restocking fee and anything left will be in the form of an in-store credit. Clearance items are considered final.

Costume Craze does almost everything right. They have a huge selection of costumes, low prices, same-day shipping, and helpful search options. Overall Costume Craze earns very high marks in our review.

Visit Site
2 stars
Costume City

COSTUME CITY

Visit Site

Your first impression at Costume City will not be your last. The site appears professional, well organized and easy to navigate. However, after spending a short time on the site you'll learn that the selection is smaller than our higher ranked stores, the price comparison between competitors is unfavorable and the return policy would leave anyone unsure.

While some companies provide thousands of costumes, that is not the case at Costume City. The selection was much smaller than most of the online stores and harder to find what you're looking for. However, the selection was not our biggest complaint.

Although it's true that Costume City provides a return policy, it's comical at best. In the event that your costume is the wrong size, color or just not the one you want, you have 2 days to call Costume City and let them know. Then you only have 5 days to actually get the product back to them for your money back. Apparently once you order a costume from Costume City the clock starts ticking and the world stops for you to make a decision. Don't plan on traveling if you've ordered a costume from this place. In the event you could actually meet their incredible timeframe restriction, you have several additional hoops to jump through in the process.

In addition, the pricing at Costume City was high compared to most of the competition. We found one costume that appeared to be the exact same and it was $10.00 more. Inflated pricing, ridiculous return policy and poor selection - our best suggestion is to shop somewhere else.

Visit Site

Continued from above

No more driving from store to store, fighting the crowds, or settling for what's "left over" after all the good costumes have been taken. With the advent of the internet, you can save 50% or more off traditional retail prices. From the comfort of your own home, you can easily browse hundreds of costumes to find just the one you're looking for.

When shopping at different online Halloween costume stores, you want to consider a few factors. Some of these include:

  • Selection.  Some stores have thousands of costumes available; others may have just a couple hundred. The more costumes they have, the greater chance you'll find what you're looking for.
  • Cost.  Even among online stores, costs vary widely. You want to find a store that reliably has low prices, passing the savings on to you.
  • Customer Service.  Do they let you check the status of your order online? Answer your questions in a FAQ section? Provide support after the sale?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best Halloween costume stores online today. We hope these reviews help you with your next halloween costume purchase!

100+ Best Halloween Ideas: Decor, Party Food, Costumes, Pumpkins, and More

Coming up with fresh Halloween party ideas can be exhausting. Sure, everyone can pull off a few easy pumpkin carving ideas and put out an inflatable ghost and call it a day, but how do you make your ...

Published:  Wed, 08 Jul 2020 11:29:00 GMT



15 '90s-Inspired Halloween Costumes You'll Fall in Love With

The resurgence of '90s-inspired fashion, brands, and even home decor has infiltrated the sartorial set, giving us plenty of fare for the forthcoming holiday. So if you love all things Britney Spears, ...

Published:  Tue, 30 Jun 2020 01:55:00 GMT



Hershey's Announces New Line of Halloween Candy

Is it too soon to talk about October 31st? It may only be July, but it's never too early to start planning your Halloween costume or thinking about all the delicious candy associated with the holiday.

Published:  Thu, 09 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT



These Hilarious Halloween Puns Are Scary Good, They'll Have Everyone Howling

Halloween doesn't have to be all about spooks and scares! Between all that pumpkin carving and marathon candy-eating, keep things silly this spooky season with the best laughs and giggles, thanks to ...

Published:  Mon, 06 Jul 2020 08:10:00 GMT



2020 Toms River Halloween Parade Canceled Over Coronavirus

The Halloween parade annually draws large crowds of participants and spectators, and organizers say that's a concern due to the pandemic.

Published:  Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:40:00 GMT



Creativity runs wild with the costumes on "The Masked Singer'

Under utmost secrecy and with limited time, costume designer Marina Toybina brings forth, lions and tigers and swans, oh my.

Published:  Wed, 01 Jul 2020 07:00:21 GMT



17 Fun Halloween Birthday Party Ideas to Fill Your Day With Tricks and Treats

Halloween birthdays are special - especially if you love all things spooky and scary. Of course, you don't need to be born on October 31 to throw an epic Halloween birthday party. Really, any day in ...

Published:  Wed, 01 Jul 2020 16:11:00 GMT



These Hilarious Halloween Jokes Will Have the Little Monsters Screaming With Delight

Halloween may be the spookiest time of the year, but it's also a holiday for candy-filled fun and laughter - especially with the best Halloween jokes to get the monsters and ghouls giggling all night!

Published:  Mon, 29 Jun 2020 17:08:00 GMT



Hershey's 2020 Halloween Candy Includes A New Take On Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Halloween may seem far away, but the scariest night of the year is sure to creep up on you. To get fans ready for the holiday, Hershey's unveiled a sneak peek of its seasonal candies. Hershey's new ...

Published:  Tue, 07 Jul 2020 05:01:00 GMT



Marshmello's Manager Is Building Him a Kid-Friendly Business Empire

Via Halloween costumes, snack food, cooking shows, and now an animated children's series, Moe Shalizi has made Marshmello one of music's biggest brands - all without ever signing to a ...

Published:  Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:00:00 GMT



Share Us!   

Home      About Us      Terms & Conditions      Privacy Policy      Contact Us      Disclosure