I purchase Halloween costumes at my local CVS store. The way to save mone, however, is to buy the costumes when they are clearanced out, AFTER Halloween, to use for the NEXT year. I purchase items for 90% off!! If the costume is $20, I get it for $2!!! That's how I purchase all my Halloween items, too. I get the grab bags for 19 cents for 40 of them, black cauldrons for 10 cents EACH!! I get the Halloween pencils for my kids to pass out in class for 10 cents for a pack of 10!! My advice would be to look ahead to the following year when shopping! You can save LOTS of money that way!! Have fun!!