There are a plethora of articles on Halloween costumes, and I found the following articles to be the most helpful in listing resources for ready-to-wear costumes. Happy shopping!
Most Popular Halloween Costumes of 2009
by Tabitha Easley
This comprehensive article lists the most popular costumes for 2009 and why they are sure to be a hit for this year. The great thing about each costume listed is that the article includes information on sizes, description, and links of where to buy each one. If you’re stuck for ideas, this is the easiest place to start.
Top 5 Halloween Costumes for Children
Top 5 Halloween Costumes for Toddlers 2009
These two, very well organized articles describe each costume in detail and include information on price, store locations, and available sizes. A must read for busy moms!
Great Budget-friendly Halloween Costumes from Disney Outlet and Disney Store
Super Cute Disney Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore Costumes for Halloween
Bella Costume: Top 7Web Sites for Twilight Bella Swan Halloween Costume Ideas
AbsoluteSexiest ‘Star Trek’ Costumes on Planet Earth for Females
Coolest WWE Wrestling Halloween Costumes and Masks for Halloween or Christmas
by Darrin Atkins
AC contributor Darrin Atkins has published quite a few articles on ready-to-wear Halloween costumes and where to find them. Links to stores are provided in each article. The above list is a just a sampling of what I found.
For more articles, please see Darrin’s profile.
Best Halloween Costumesfor the Whole Family
by Kimberly Sharpe
Each costume idea first lists how to assemble the costumes from other ready-to-wear pieces. However, the author also includes links at the bottom of each section on where to buy costumes in one theme for the whole family.
Instant Costumes for the Person Who Hates Costume Parties
by Abby Slutsky
This is the ultimate guide for people who hate costumes but still want to look festive. This author lists several clever ideas on how to coordinate your own clothes for an instant costume look. Slap on your wedding dress and you are a bride. Carry a backpack and you’re a student. The best part of the ideas listed? They’re all free. I thoroughly enjoyed the tongue-in-cheek writing style of this piece – it definitely made me smile. Perfect for the frugal person or Halloween Scrooge.
Halloween Costumes from Your Closet
by Jane Vee
Like the previous article listed, this author describes more ready-to-wear ideas that don’t cost a thing. In these tough economic times, shopping in your closet can definitely help save a lot of money.
Find Cheap Halloween Costumes for Couples Online
by Mary N.L.
This article lists a couple of online resources to buy inexpensive costumes. Most of the ideas are a compilation of other ready-to-wear pieces.
Funny Halloween Costume Ideas
by Ayami Chin
All of the costumes here can be bought online or at a store. There are some great suggestions on how to tweak regular costumes to make them funny! (For example, a guy could wear a ready-to-wear hula costume.)
Cullen Family Costumes from Twilight: Bringing Stephenie Meyer’s Characters to Life
by Heather Bernard
Want to be able to get more than one use out of your “costume”? Twilight is hugely popular right now, and dressing up as these characters requires buying every day ready-to-wear clothes. Just add makeup and accessories, and voila! You’ll be sure to get bitten by the author’s easy-to-compile suggestions.
Top 5 Halloween Costumes for Toddler Girls
by k ferguson
The great thing about this article is that it lists each option with instructions for buying ready-to-wear or make-on-you-own. Stores and websites are listed as well as price.
Looking for more of the best of AC? Check out the supporting links for the two articles written on this topic in 2008. Happy Halloween!