Best Halloween Costumes
Click on any of these items to see their review
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.
Halloween Express vs Frank Bee Costume Center
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.
Halloween Express has been around for over 20 years and currently holds an A- Better Business Bureau rating. You may have seen one of their retail stores that pop up right before the Halloween season. Halloween Express offers a full service online Halloween shopping experience. You will enjoy a well-functioning website and a solid selection of costumes to choose from.
Halloween Express arranges their products by categories and subcategories to help you in your search. For example, in the Kids category they have over 30 different subcategories, including animals, princesses, superheroes, and "new" items for each year. In the adult category they have horror, careers, sexy costumes, and more. When you click on these categories you are presented with dozens of different styles of costumes. Clicking on the thumbnail picture gives you a bigger picture to view details of the costume.
In addition to Adults and Kids, Halloween Express carries costumes for Pets, Couples, and Groups. Halloween Express also offers a good selection of costume accessories, such as hats, wigs, masks, and makeup. Like the costumes, all these items are easily searchable and viewable.
Halloween Express offers a list of additional consumer-friendly features, such as:
Halloween Express is a one-stop shop for all things Halloween. With a solid selection, decent pricing, and a nice return policy Halloween Express is a strong contender for your Halloween costume business.
The website offered by Frank Bee Costumes is easy to navigate, if somewhat dated. A variety of costumes are divided into categories along the left side; included are Adult, Full cut, Children, Accessories, Capes, Masks, Wigs, Mascots, Funny Characters, Makeup, and Sale items. Within these categories are subcategories of items. For example, under Adult you'll find 70 subcategories including Arabian nights, flappers & zoot suits, and movies. Under Kids, you'll find boys/girls, Harry Potter, and Barbie.
With so many categories, it sometimes became confusing to find what we were looking for. Scary costumes, for example, are spread out between multiple categories, making it difficult to find exactly what we were looking for.
We were impressed with the large selection of costumes under each category. There are thousands of items between all categories and the selection process is easy to navigate. Unfortunately, it seemed that Frank Bee costumes didn't offer the latest costumes; often we found newer items on the other websites that were missing from the selections here. For the items that were shared, prices were competitive with the other sites in our review.
Frank Bee offers a simple return policy; they are not accepted. Sales are considered final on all costumes and accessories. This is a difficult policy to live with when doing business on the internet, especially with costumes that may or may not fit the consumer.
There is no FAQ section offered by Frank Bee Costumes. They do offer links to shipping information and sizing from their home page, but provide no further assistance online. This is a consumer-friendly service that should be rectified.
Frank Bee Costumes have been doing business since 1957. They offer a large selection of costumes at competitive prices. However, with a nonexistent return policy, dated website, and questionable selection, there are better options for the Halloween shopper.
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:
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!
Costumes In The News
Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don't know beforehand what roles we'll ask them to talk about. The A.V. Club: ...
Published: Tue, 21 May 2019 04:01:00 GMT
If there is one thing that every true blue fan of a superhero movie, TV series or anime franchise feels very strongly about, it is attending every comic con held in their region and coming up with the ...
Published: Tue, 21 May 2019 05:16:00 GMT
London is warming up for Russian Art Week - a week of Russian art and, importantly, works of art sales and other cultural events that takes place in June. But before that, as a prelude opening next ...
Published: Tue, 21 May 2019 05:01:00 GMT
Runners, some in colorful, elaborate costumes, others just in running gear, had fun despite the rainy weather at the 108th Bay to Breakers. The winner of Sunday's race was Gabriel Geay, with a time of ...
Published: Sun, 19 May 2019 18:16:00 GMT
The events of Game of Thrones' penultimate episode, "The Bells," have left many fans furious over how rapidly Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) descended into madness during the sack on King's ...
Published: Mon, 20 May 2019 09:43:00 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. - A former Walt Disney World employee with backstage access stole about $14,000 worth of costumes and items from the Magic Kingdom and Epcot theme parks, authorities said Friday. Patrick ...
Published: Sat, 18 May 2019 14:00:00 GMT
Nobody takes cheddar from the Mouse and gets away with it. A former Walt Disney World employee stole $14,000 worth of costumes and props from Magic Kingdom and Epcot, police said. Patrick Allen Spikes ...
Published: Sat, 18 May 2019 08:24:00 GMT
In Avengers: Endgame, Cap, Iron Man, Smart Hulk and Ant-Man travel back to the events of Joss Whedon's first Avengers movie in an attempt to retrieve some of the Infinity Stones, and after dropping in ...
Published: Mon, 20 May 2019 18:33:00 GMT
Fingers crossed and costumes donned, thousands of Bay to Breakers participants boldly chose to brave the elements Sunday. Luckily for them, the skies cleared just in time for the 108th annual ...
Published: Sun, 19 May 2019 18:24:00 GMT
- View Desktop Site -
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form without the express written consent of TopConsumerReviews.com, LLC is strictly prohibited.