Where to Buy and Rent Costumes in Philadelphia

Don a festive disguise from one of these shops

From The Frightful To The Frilly, Costume Shop Prepares For Halloween
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Whether you're looking to buy a Halloween costume, rent a special outfit or even order a custom-made mascot, these Philadelphia costume stores have you (literally) covered.

Seasonal Stores

Halloween Adventure
This fall, outfit everyone from infants to plus-size adults at Halloween Adventure. There are several outposts that open seasonally in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, all of which sell costumes, makeup, decorations and other items to make your Halloween as festive as it can be.

Since these stores fill retail locations that are currently vacant, the addresses can change from year-to-year. Visit Halloween Adventure's store locator page to find one near you.

Spirit Halloween
Spirit Halloween offers costumes ranging from classic to trendy and everything in between. In 2016, six Philly-area locations are open for business in Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.

Philadelphia

1702 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

2370 W. Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 292-1973

2200 Wheatsheaf Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19137
(215) 734-9485

South Jersey

2100 Route 38
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(609) 569-4281

2800 Clements Bridge Road, Suite 10
Woodbury, NJ 08096
(856) 723-1732

400 W. Route 38
Moorestown, NJ 08057
(609) 569-4642

Party City
These party supply stores are open all year long, but every Halloween season they get an influx of costumes and decorations. Party City operates several Philadelphia and South Jersey locations, so find the one nearest you and get there before your preferred costume sells out.

Philadelphia

330 Oregon Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 468-2790

2201 Cottman Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19149
(215) 342-0500

10500 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19116
(215) 671-1188

South Jersey

1500 Almonesson Rd.
Deptford, NJ 08096
(856) 232-5222

79 Route 73
Voorhees, NJ 08043
(856) 768-6981

2110 Mount Holly Rd.
Burlington, NJ 08016
(609) 747-0990

Walmart, Kmart, Target and the Like
If you're looking for a popular mainstream costume this Halloween, check out Philadelphia's megastores like Walmart, Kmart and Target. These chain retailers get an influx of costumes each fall, especially kids' costumes, so you might be able to get your Halloween shopping done while you're shopping for groceries and home items.
 

Open Year-Round

Masquerade
Masquerade is a year-round version of the seasonal Halloween Adventure shops. The store sells adult and child costumes, wigs, hats and make up, as well as other items including toys and lingerie.

1100 Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 952-0980

Scarepros Halloween World
For a monstrous selection of Halloween costumes, head to Scarepros Halloween World in Bucks County. The locally owned shop offers more than 2,000 different costumes, 300 masks, 100 wigs, 500 props and decorations, and a slew of accessories and makeup supplies to finish off your disguise. From wholesome Disney characters to soaring superheroes, scary to sexy, you'll find what you're looking for at this gigantic superstore.

8520 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19057
(215) 547-1906

Pierre's
One of the largest and oldest costume shops in the country, Pierre's offers both ready-made costumes to buy or rent as well as custom services for everyone from retail shoppers to theater companies to film productions and more.

Pierre's also has a large mascot-building division.

211 N 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-7121

D&J Costumes
D&J Costumes isn't just the place to go for Halloween costumes. The store is a haven for shoppers looking for festive ensembles for other holidays as well, like Christmas and Easter. Costumes are available to buy or rent and range from simple masks to full-body likenesses of characters like Cookie Monster and Dora the Explorer. Whatever you're looking for, chances are you'll be able to find it here.

7516 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19136
(215) 335-4999

Thrift Shops and Resale Stores
Philadelphia's local thrift shops and retail stores are great options to find elements for the ultimate Halloween costume. These outposts often stock garments that you can't find anywhere else, and prices are typically very affordable.