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How To Get Your Halloween Costume On A Budget In OC

October 29, 2013 5:00 AM

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During this time of year, it’s safe to say that many children eagerly await the opportunity to try on their favorite Halloween costumes. Many adults also like to get in on the fun by sporting some outrageously clever costumes. While some of the past year’s best sellers include Batman, a witch, a vampire and a pirate, people are generally looking to find trendy costumes that won’t cost an arm and a leg. This Halloween, you can trick or treat on a dime by shopping at these cost-saving Halloween costume locations in Orange County.


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Costume Castle
23811 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 588-9929
www.thecostumecastle.com

The Costume Castle lives up to its name as the center house of costumes in Orange County. Customers in search of that perfect Halloween costume have stopped in to peruse the wide and varied selection of Halloween offerings for well over 20 years. Housing everything from adult costumes to children’s costumes, applicable accessories, makeup and decor, Costume Castle is the preferred choice for Halloween needs. To ensure that customers are getting the most in savings, Costume Castle offers a special discount program for students and teachers who can save 10 percent of their purchase and other special offers when they join Cosmo’s Club, which is free for all members.

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Costume Connection
711 W. 17th St., Suite A1
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 650-7297
www.thecostumeconnection.net

Carrying one of the largest selections of costumes in Orange County, Costume Connection is a top choice for Halloween costumes for those seeking to ween out the less-than-favorable styles in search of a better inventory of items. With knowledgeable sales experts at this award-winning location, you can be sure to find the right Halloween costumes at the lowest prices. In addition to Halloween costumes for men, women and children, Costume Connection also sells quality theater, ballet and school costumes.

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Dare Me Halloween Outlet
1777 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 646-2840
www.facebook.com/daremehalloween

If you want to stand out in the crowd at your next Halloween party, Dare Me Halloween Outlet should be your go-to place in Orange County. Specializing in Halloween costumes for adults, Dare Me Halloween Outlet is a unique outlet for Halloween seekers looking for various, atypical Halloween costumes. The prices are very affordable with many costumes under $50. There are also specialty shoes, accessories and jewelry available to help complete your look.

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Gasoline Alley
3804 E. Chapman Ave., Suite D
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 639-6550
www.gasolinealleycostumes.com

Gasoline Alley is a family owned and operated store with helpful staff, trendy Halloween looks and lower prices than most. If you prefer to rent out a costume for a short period of time only, Gasoline Alley offers rental services for its vast inventory of costumes. Gasoline Alley’s selection of vintage-inspired costumes and clothing count as being among the list of best sellers in the OC.

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Rental Bootique
2227 S. Bristol St.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(714) 241- 0907
www.rentalbootique.com

Located in Santa Ana, Rental Bootique offers a plethora of costumes you simply won’t find anywhere else. A novelty in Orange County, Rental Bootique is a favorite among customers for its selection of handmade costumes carefully chosen and curated by the owner herself. At Rental Bootique, price points vary but are relatively affordable. Customers can rent costumes just in time for Halloween and also have their costumes tailor made and adjusted to suit their personal preferences.

Related: Best Vintage Stores In Orange County

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Barbara Akowuah is a freelance journalist based in Southern California. As a fashion examiner who is privy to style, Barbara loves to write about fashion and how it relates to the Los Angeles scene. Barbara loves to dish out the latest trends, style tips, and inside scoop. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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