TopConsumerReviews.com is a world-leading consumer product review site. We provide detailed reviews and ratings for thousands of products and services.

 

Trendy Halloween vs Costumes by Shindigz

We recommend

 

Disclosure: We are not compensated by companies for their reviews, but we may be compensated for links and advertisements on our website. Click here for details.

 

TRENDY HALLOWEEN

California-based Trendy Halloween wants you to be the talk of the trick-or-treat on your street. From the newest animatronics to the most-wanted costumes, their selection rivals the best in the business.

Finding what you're looking for is easy on the Trendy Halloween site. If you already have an idea of what you need, click in the search box at the top of the page where it says "Fear not!" Otherwise, use the categories at the top of the page, keeping an eye on the drop-downs for more specific options. These categories include:

  • Adults
  • Teens & Tweens
  • Kids & Babies
  • Group & Couples (including Parent/Child sets)
  • Decorations
  • Accessories
  • Brands
  • Trends

Once you've selected a category, the images in the results make it easy to see what they have to offer. You can also look on the left-hand side of the page to sort the results even further, especially if you're looking for a specific character or theme.

Prices are definitely competitive at Trendy Halloween. We checked several of this year's most popular costumes for adults and children and found that TH always had the lowest price. Also, if you click on the link at the very bottom of the page where it says "College Student Discount", TH offers an additional savings of 15% for signing up for their Geekary newsletter; it looks like that discount may be available even if you're not a student.

With respect to shipping, what you'll pay depends on several factors. If your order is over $49.99 and weighs less than 6 lbs., you'll get free shipping within 3-7 business days. But, if your order is less than $50 or weighs more than 6 lbs., expect to pay a minimum of $10.99 for shipping. Trendy Halloween explains that this is to help cover their costs on some of the larger items they carry, like animatronic decorations, but it could be frustrating for a customer to have to try and place an order that meets the requirements for free shipping.

We were also less than impressed with this retailer's exchange/return policy, compared with their competition. Trendy Halloween does not offer any exchanges, period: you'll have to return the item for a refund and then place a new order, assuming the costume is still in stock. In order to return a Halloween costume, you'll need to get a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) within 14 days of delivery; you'll then have 20 days to get the costume back to Trendy Halloween.

On the plus side, Trendy Halloween has a great reputation: an A+ rating as an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau, lots of followers on their various social media channels, and numerous compliments from shoppers who said that the customer service department handled issues in a pleasant, prompt, and efficient way.

We also really like the way that Trendy Halloween focuses on - you guessed it - the hottest trends for the current year. They maintain a Pinterest board called "SpookBook" for each calendar year, showing the most popular costumes, accessories, and decorations - helping even the most clueless Halloween shoppers to be on point. You'll find all of the items from that SpookBook in the link right on the main page.

Overall, Trendy Halloween is a solid place to shop for your Halloween costume, costume party, or decorations. Just be aware that shipping costs may be higher than some of the other retailers in our review, especially on heavier packages.

Visit Site >

COSTUMES BY SHINDIGZ

Costumes by Shindigz allows you to browse their inventory in a number of ways. First, along the left side of the screen you'll find costume categories - Top 10 Costumes, Top 10 Accessories, Themed Costumes, Disney Costumes, and so on. Clicking on Themed costumes you are presented with nearly 40 different types - from Angels to Zombies, and even including 1950's greasers. Entering any of these theme types, you are presented with thumbnail views of related costumes and accessories - grouped together for your convenience.

If you'd rather search according to the costume-wearer, Costumes By Shindigz provides options along the top of the screen. You can search between 8 categories; Adult, Teen, Child, Infant/Toddler, Pets, Mother/Daughter, Couples and Families. Some of these selections let you further refine your search by gender of the costume wearer. Once selected, all related costumes and accessories are displayed in thumbnail for your review.

Finding the costume you want is fairly easy. We do wish their thumbnail previews were a little larger, however; they're a little too small for our liking. Most of the time we had to click on the thumbnail to see the larger costume, because we couldn't tell much from the thumbnail picture.

Costume prices were competitive among the sites we reviewed. However, the number of costumes provided was less than most other sites. While Costumes by Shindigz provided a good variety, we would love to see more depth to their selections.

In addition to costumes, Costumes by Shindigz also provides links to other Halloween-related items. Click on Party Essentials, for example, and you're presented with a selection of Activities, Favors, Table, Party Apparel, Special Effects, and Treats/Accessories to choose from. Or, choose the Party Decor selection and you can select Balloons, Banners, Decorating Accents, Outdoor Decorations, and Theme Decor. They even have a special Sale link.

If you're interested in throwing a party - not just a Halloween Party, but any kind of party - Costumes by Shindigz gives you a link where your can find tips on over 200 different kinds of parties - from Baseball parties to Winter Olympics parties, and everything in between. This by itself is an incredible resource of information.

Costumes by Shindigz does a good job answering questions, even before they're asked. Under Customer Service you find links to several categories of information, including sizing charts and shipping information. Under the FAQ category, you find answers to 18 commonly asked questions.

Checking the status of your order is easy with their online tracking system. Most orders are sent out within two days of order placement. Costumes by Shindigz also offers shipping deals on purchases over $50 on standard ground orders - a helpful money-saving feature.

In case you're not happy with your order, most items can be returned within 30 days of delivery, minus a 15% restocking fee.

Costumes by Shindigz gets good marks for delivering an enjoyable shopping experience to their customers. With good search options, competitive pricing, and great customer service section, they obviously place a high level of importance on their customers. We wish they could provide more depth in their costume selections and same-day-shipping.

Visit Site >


Halloween Costumes

To help you find the Best Halloween Costumes, TopConsumerReviews.com provides you with an in-depth comparison of Trendy Halloween and Costumes by Shindigz.

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.

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!



Costumes In The News

Australian athletes under fire for wearing racist Serena and Venus Williams costumes and blackface makeup

Just a week after the Melbourne-based Herald Sun newspaper sparked outrage with a cartoon of Serena Williams that was slammed as racist, three Australian amateur soccer players have been caught wearin...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:17:00 GMT



50 Costumes Teen Girls Will Obsess Over This Halloween

Teen girls, notoriously finicky with what they wear, all have their own unique personality quirks, making costume making hard. Since no two teens are the same, it's important to have a wide selection ...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 05:30:00 GMT



The Best Halloween Costumes for 2018-and How to Run in Them

As October nears, chances are there are a few Halloween-themed races happening near you. And if you're a runner who loves a great costume-but also loves to compete-you'll want to do your homework to f...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:04:00 GMT



'Smash Bros. Ultimate' Leak Reveals 9 Incredible New Character Costumes

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is still a few months away, but the leaks keep coming. The latest details to spill out of the Nintendo vault focus on some of the new costumes your favorite characters will ...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:38:00 GMT



'Street Fighter V' Is Getting Some 'Darkstalkers' Costumes Just In Time For Halloween

Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Games I cover gaming in Japan as well the pop-culture here. You can buy each of the costumes individually for $3.99 from September 25, or in a ...

Published:  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:00:00 GMT



How To Find Fortnite Halloween Costumes And Props For Kids And Adults Stock

Fortnite is the game that everyone is talking about in 2018. Game developer Epic Games managed to draw more than 125 million players in less than a year into Fortnite. It's more than just a popular ga...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:46:00 GMT



10 One-Item Costumes That Will Elevate Your Whole Halloween Game

Dressing up for Halloween is the best. Dressing up for Halloween and having 97 props and pieces with you is the worst. If you want the best of both worlds, a one-item (or if you're adventurous, two-it...

Published:  Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:10:00 GMT



The 'Assassination Nation' Costumes Turn the Concept of the 'Male Gaze' on Its Head

"I want people to be conscientious of how female bodies aren't there for us to look at," says costume designer Rachel Dainer-Best. "I want people to be conscientious of how female bodies aren't ...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 06:22:00 GMT



Spend next few Saturdays at Oxbow making costumes for Procession of Species waterfront parade

Spend next few Saturdays at Oxbow making costumes for Procession of Species waterfront parade With more than 8 million species of life on earth to celebrate, the possibilities for creating costumes an...

Published:  Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:26:00 GMT



14 Halloween Costumes That Are All About The Hair

Halloween inspiration comes in waves based on current pop culture moments. One year it's all about Left Shark, and the next you're bobbing for apples with four Cardi B look-alikes at the company Hallo...

Published:  Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:22:00 GMT




We recommend

 

- View Full Site -