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Arizona Costume Stores

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In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of some fun costumes which have been sent in by readers. Are you ready to do some costume shopping yourself? This page can help you find costume stores close to you.





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Costumes stores in Arizona

Year-round stores vs. Halloween shops; which do you need?

Photo: Baby Spaghetti costume Do you have an adorable toddler you plan to dress up in a costume this Halloween? Or, are trying to dress YOURSELF scary enough to send OTHER people's toddlers screaming in fear when they ring your doorbell trick-or-treating?

No matter what disguise you're planning for yourself or for your family this Halloween, you'll need a costume store to help you fulfill your plans.

There's good news for you---Arizona has plenty of costume shops! Of course, it greatly helps if you live in (or are visiting) greater Phoenix or Tucson. Those who live in Arizona's smaller cities will have a limited choice. Some areas don't have a large enough population to support costume or party stores, and chain stores like Walmart and Target (as well as grocery markets and drug stores) may be the only places selling costumes in these areas.

On this page, though, we'll concentrate on Arizona costume specialty stores which make costumes a major focal point of their businesses. Some...like Party City...are general party supply stores. Year-round, you can find items such as invitations, decorations, and themed tableware (paper plates, cups, napkins, etc) that will give any party or special occasion an extra pizazz. During September and October, however, these stores add special costume sections...and the selection you find there will be completely sufficient to outfit your whole family in Halloween gear. Just as long as you stick with popular costume styles, that is...because several aisles' worth of costumes can't provide the range of styles or sizes of costumes that a specialty store can offer.

One "step up" above this type of costume display are the Spirit Halloween Stores and other temporary costume stores. Many of these, like the Spirit Halloween company, are full-time, year-round costumers...BUT for most months of the year, they offer their costumes on-line only. During September and October, Spirit Halloween Stores (and the others like them) pop up in vacant retail spaces throughout Arizona and the USA. If you're familiar with the Calendar Club...which sells calendars in temporary seasonal stores & kiosks every Christmas time, then vanishes every January...then you'll get an idea of what the Spirit Halloween Stores are trying to do.

And still one "step up" further are the year-round, dedicated costume stores. These are generally one-of-a-kind stores (not "chain" stores) that thrive full-time by bringing the public costumes for any and all occasions. This includes costumes for community dramas & pageants; Renaissance festivals; Santa Suits, etc. By heading to a year-round costume shop, you'll find the fullest range of costume sizes and types that are available. On this list, ONLY year-round Arizona costume stores which have their own websites have been included. This is so that you can see what the store offers before you waste your time driving there...only to find that the store doesn't carry what you want.




Arizona Year-round Costume Stores

Greater Phoenix, AZ Costume Stores



Arizona's full-time costume shops remain ready, 12 months of the year, to meet your Halloween, Renaissance Faire, masquerade party, amateur theatrical production (and other) costuming needs. Here's a list of good places to find a costume in the Phoenix metro area any time of the year--

Mesa: Bubbles of Joy Balloons, address near the Fiesta Mall is 1457 West Southern Avenue, Mesa, Arizona 85202. Directions: from US 60, take the Alma School Rd exit from the freeway, then head north to Southern Avenue; then, turn west. The Bubbles of Joy phone numbers are (480) 966-3133 or (480) 831-6840; Toll Free: (877) 966-3133. Year round balloons & costumes. Wesbite: www.BubblesOfJoy.com

Mesa: Fun Costumes, address is 2820 E University Dr, Mesa, Arizona 85213 (NEC of University & Lindsay.) The Fun Costumes phone number is (480) 654-5113. Large selection of rental costumes (about 15,000 rental items), plus accessories...including wigs & beards, makeup, hats, and other items to completel your outfit. Here's the Fun Costumes website, where you can get further information.

Phoenix: Anything Costumes, showroom address is 5701 W. Latham St, Ste. 101, Phoenix, AZ 85043; phone number, 602-944-5243. This national costume company sells via the internet, but also has a physical showroom in Phoenix where you may look around and try on costumes. Year-round service. Here's the AnythingCostumes.com website, where you will discover store hours & see a map.

Phoenix: Easley's Fun Shop, address 509 West McDowell Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85003. Directions: From I-10, take either the Central Ave or the 7th Ave exit and head north to McDowell Rd. Easley's phone number is 602-271-9146. Year-round costume rentals and sales, clown supplies, theatrical makeup. Website: www.Easleys.com

Picture: It's Frankenstein---yikes!Phoenix: Paradise Fabrics & Costume Co, address, 14602 N Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032. Directions: from the AZ 51 Freeway, take the Greenway Rd exit and head west to Cave Creek Re; turn south from Greenway to reach the store. The Paradise Fabrics & Costume Company's phone number is (602) 992-7990. Year-round costumes and formalwear. Their website's costume page is: www.paradisefabric.com/costumes.html

Scottsdale: Mardi Gras Costume Shop, address is 5895 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250. The Mardi Gras Costume store's phone number is 480/948-4030. In business since 1974, this Scottsdale costume store features a wide variety of costumes for all ages---both rentals and for sale. Accessories such as theatrical makeup, wigs, masks and more are also available. Halloween costumes, high-quality theatrical costumes...even themed weddings. Here's the Mardi Gras Costume Shop website.

Tempe: Fantasy Costume Rentals, new address is 739 W. University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281; phone number is 480/858-0805 (same phone as always.) Year-round costume shop featuring high-quality costumes for rent; no credit or debit cards taken. Website: www.FantasyCostumes.us

Tempe: Fun Services, address is 1938 E Broadway Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282; phone numbers are 480/967-7129 and toll-free (800) 251-3654. High quality costume rentals are made year-round, along with items for throwing a community fair or festival (game booths, helium, etc.) Fun Service has a number of pages on their website which don't apply to costume-seekers. Their web page dealing with costumes is: www.azfunparty.com/costumes.html




Tucson's Year-round Costume Stores

Photo: Punk Rock Monster costumeTucson: Creative Costumes: address, 4220 East Speedway Blvd, Tucson, Arizona 85712. This location is East of Alvernon on the south side of the street. Creative Costume's phone number is 520/882-8822. Creative Costumes is open 12 months of the year, and features formalwear in addition to a full line of costumes, makeup and accessories. Website: www.CreativeCostumesTucson.com

Tucson: Gaslight Theater costume shop: address is 7010 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710 (near Broadway and Kolb Rd.); phone number is (520) 886-1046. High-quality rental costumes are available, both for individuals as well as community productions. Professional costumers are on staff. Accessories are also available, including makeup for purchase. For further info, please see the Gaslight Costume Shop's website.

Tucson: How Sweet it Was, address, 419 N. 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705; telephone number 520/623-9854. This interesting shop features year-round costume rentals plus vintage clothing sales. Website: www.HowSweetItWas.com

Tucson: Tucson Thrift Shop, address is 319 North 4th Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85705. The Tucson Thrift Shop's phone number is 520/623-8736. Not just an average thrift shop, you'll find specialty vintage clothing here (50's through 80's) as well as accessories such as wigs, makeup, hats and costume jewelry. Here's the Tucson Thrift Shop's website.


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Stores featuring costumes only at Halloween

The Party City chain devotes more room than ever before to Halloween!



There was once a time when the Party City chain of stores used to set up just one Halloween aisle every year---and sold only a limited number of costumes. Those days are long gone, and if you haven't stepped inside a Party City store in awhile, you may be surprised to learn that every fall, Party City stores carry a wide variety of Halloween costumes, decorations and party favors. Here's a listing of Arizona's Party City locations...and Halloween preparations begin in August at most locations. Or, to see the chain's online selection, where you may purchase costumes year-round, Party City's official website is www.PartyCity.com

Chandler Party City store, address is 2770 E. Germann Rd, Chandler, AZ 85249; phone number (480) 726-3750. Directions: From the south Loop 202, take the Gilbert Rd exit; the Party City store is in the same plaza as Walmart, directly south of the freeway.

Gilbert Party City location, address is 5364 South Power Road, Gilbert, AZ 85295; phone number is 480-457-8500.

Glendale: Party City store, address is 8026 West Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308; phone number is (602) 979-7986. Costume aisle is seasonal.

Goodyear: Party City Store There's a Party City store that West Valley residents are going to love. It's in the area where the new Estrella Falls mall will be built (sigh, someday!) close to the Babies R Us store. The Goodyear Party City address is 15389 W. McDowell Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338. Directions: from I-10, take the Pebble Creek Parkway/Estrella Pkwy exit and head north 1/2 block to the shopping center's entrance. The Goodyear Party City's phone number is 623-792-6400.

Mesa: Party City locations---Mesa has 3 Party City locations to serve you; costumes are a seasonal item:
1.) 1236 East Baseline Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204; phone number (480) 635-8061
2.) 821 N. Dobson Road, Mesa, AZ 85201, in the new Mesa Riverview shopping center. Directions: from north Loop 202, take the Dobson Rd exit and head south. The Dobson Rd Party City's phone number is 480-668-9000.
3.) Mesa-East location, address is 1866 South Signal Butte Rd, Mesa, AZ 85209; telephone number 480-380-3790

Phoenix: Party City stores---Phoenix has the following Party City locations (costumes are seasonal):
1.) Ahwatukee area, 5031 East Ray Road, Phoenix, AZ 85044; phone number (480) 705-0580
2.) Paradise Valley Mall area, 4533 East Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032; (602) 482-6709
3.) Desert Sky Mall area, 7515 West Encanto Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85033; (623) 849-5555
4.) Address at the Happy Valley Town Center is 2501 W Happy Valley Road, Phoenix, AZ 85085; phone number (623) 879-9800
5.) 2738 West Peoria Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029; phone number, 602-863-9800

Scottsdale: Party City store, address 15740 North Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Directions: from Loop 101, exit at Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale Party City phone number is 480/368-1842.

Tucson: Party City stores:
1.) 5385 Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711; phone number 520/571-9000. (not far from Park Place Mall)
2.) 9620 East 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85748; telephone number 520/290-9195
3.) 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85741; phone 520/616-2800
4.) 5367 S. Calle Santa Cruz, Tucson, AZ 85706; telephone 520/616-2810.




Temporary Halloween Stores in Arizona

Spirit Halloween Stores and Halloween Express are two chain stores which serve Arizona every Autumn

Unlike year-round costume stores, the temporary Halloween superstores pop up into vacant shops only for September and October each year. And when November comes? They pack up and leave!

The most popular temporary Halloween store in Arizona is Spirit Halloween, a chain of temporary stores with several dozen AZ locations (and thousands of customers) every year. Halloween Express is also another good brand of seasonal store which opens locations each year in Arizona.

Spirit Halloween website: Spirit's official year-round website is www.SpiritHalloween.com You may purchase costumes and decorations for any holiday via their website, even when their local seasonal stores aren't in operation.

Halloween Express is another chain of temporary stores serving Arizona each fall. Although they have fewer stores than Spirit Halloween, it's possible that one of their locations may be closer to you. Last year, Halloween Express had stores in Tucson, Oro Valley and Phoenix. You may check for this year's stores during September and October at the Halloween Express website.



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