Outgrowing trick-or-treating doesn’t mean the fun’s gone from Halloween. It’s a perfect opportunity to let your guard down, open up and have some fun with your date. There are tons of ways to set the night off right, whether it be the perfect couple’s costume, a trip to a haunted house, or a good scary movie. We’ve compiled a list of 20 of the best sites across the web to ensure that you and your date won’t be stuck handing out candy at the door.
Where to Shop
You’d be hard pressed to find a site better than buycostumes.com for all of your Halloween night needs. The site is easy to navigate, the staff is easy to reach and there’s even a 110% price guarantee should you find your costume cheaper somewhere else. The deals don’t stop at costumes – buycostumes.com also offers decorations, party supplies, and costume ideas should you and your date need a little help deciding what to wear.
If you’re looking to match your date, CouplesCostumes is the way to go. CouplesCostumes offers a user-friendly interface with up-to-date costumes and hard-to-beat prices. Whether you’re looking for something funny, sexy, or themed, CouplesCostumes guarantees that you and your match will be remembered.
Halloween Mart was the first Halloween store to ever hit the web, and the experience shows. They offer everything from plus-size to pet clothes and boast an inventory of over 10,000 different costumes. There’s free shipping on orders over $55 dollars and there always seems to be a sale, so don’t wait to make sure you and your date have the perfect costume.
Costume Craze sets itself apart by offering a Live Chat with one of their representatives right from the home page. They offer costumes in just about any variety you can imagine with an especially great selection in couples, and their Next Day Air shipping will make sure your date will be saved even if you plan it the night before.
Want a great Halloween date without breaking the bank? Wholesale Costume Club offers some of the cheapest prices on the web. The savings grow with a $5 membership, but prices stay low for one-time shoppers, too. And don’t think you’re sacrificing quality for cash – you and your date will be looking great, so put that extra money toward making it a night to remember.
Costume Super Center is your best bet for a hip selection, with over 1,400 new items for 2012 alone. There’s great deals and risk free shopping with free exchanges – they even offer to pay the shipping both ways. Costume Super Center’s pricing, customer service, and selection is hard to beat – they’re even endorsed by Halloween’s Leading Lady.
If you feel like you’d rather see your costume in person before placing an order, Halloween Express has your back. Halloween Express has store locations in over 30 states and offers free exchanges and in-store pickup. There’s free same day shipping if you can’t make it out to a store, too.
HalloweenCostumes.com is on top when it comes to variety. From Fraggle Rock to Doctor Who to Jersey Shore, HalloweenCostumes.com is sure to please even the pickiest date. They also offer a unique couples costume pairing selector if something pre-packaged doesn’t suit your needs.
Pure Costumes makes choosing your costume easy by constructing a blog all about the hottest trends in Halloween wear. There’s a link to every outfit featured on the blog, and, like the competitors listed above, Pure Costumes offers a great range of costumes perfect for any couple.
If you have the costume but need just about everything else, Spirit Halloween will make your search a breeze. They’ve got just about every sort of decoration you could think of and great store locations for your last minute needs.
If you’re looking to go a little further with your costume than something store-bought, Costume Pop offers a great selection of ideas and how-to’s for the perfect homemade costume. There’s a blog that features make-up tutorials, party ideas, and user-submitted costumes, and even a costume store – should your homemade outfit not turn out the way you’d planned.
Coolest Homemade Costumes hosts a huge amount of user-submitted couple’s costumes. They’re all 100% homemade and in most cases they’re accompanied by a short review of how the costumes function and were made.
is there for just about any Halloween-related need. There’s an exhausting list of costume ideas, including ideas for couples and groups, guides for Halloween customs, history and legends, even tutorials on how to take great Halloween pictures. With recipes, trivia and activities galore, Halloween Web is sure to leave you and your date with plenty to do and talk about.
Make-up can make or break a good costume, and Halloween Make up and Accessories is the source to go to for all your make-up needs. There are some pretty stunning tutorials that range from Hollywood-quality professionals to eyeliner tips for beginners.
If you’re still running low on ideas for you and your date, Halloween Express is host to Anna’s Costume Blog, a site that will hold your hand through creating classic and memorable costumes. There are step by step directions for every costume and even tips on how to act the part you choose.
What to Do Once You’re Dressed
It’s hard to beat a scary movie on Halloween. If you’re having trouble picking the right one, Horror’s Not Dead will point you in the right direction. They offer endless reviews from the newest blockbusters to classic B-movies, interviews with the stars, and a DVD buying guide if nothing good is in the theaters.
Haunted houses are the perfect way to get a good thrill with your date on Halloween, and HauntWorld is the best way to find one. HauntWorld acts as a state-by-state directory to the best haunted houses in the country so you can be sure there’s nothing scary about planning your date. If a haunted house doesn’t seem like the right fit, HauntWorld can also tell you the closest and best pumpkin patches, corn mazes and hay rides.
Halloweenparties.com makes planning a spooky night on the town a breeze. They list full details of Halloween parties in major cities across the country, noting full price lists, addresses, videos, pictures and more. You can buy tickets directly from the site and there’s a blog detailing past parties if you’re not quite sure the event is right for your date.
Parties are a great way to get to know your match without the pressures of a one-on-one date, and Divine Dinner Party makes it easy to plan a Halloween night to remember. Divine Dinner Party features all sorts of spooky recipes, drinks, party games, desserts and themes. You’ll have a great time with friends and your date will be guaranteed to be bore-free.
If you and your date are feeling crafty, My Ghoul Friday provides a long list of wonderful Halloween-themed how-to projects, tutorials, and artwork. There’s a party planning section to make your date a social one.