Halloween Costumes for Kids – What’s Popular this Year?

Does this sound familiar at all – discussions about what to be for Halloween pop up at the dinner table in August (or earlier)? Do they already know what they want to be? We hear members of the Parr Family from Incredibles 2 will be spotted quite a bit this year on Halloween.

We’ve already seen a smattering of Halloween decorations and costumes popping up in stores all over Kalamazoo. Need an idea on where to find that perfect costume for your little princess, dragon, or goblin? Read on!

Top Halloween Costume Stores around Kalamazoo

Spirit Halloween| 5157 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 | 866-586-0155

Spirit Halloween has costumes for all ages and fall decor. Visit the Spirit Halloween website for a 20% off coupon! Note: some of the decorations at Spirit Halloween can be frightening for small children.


Party City6805 S. Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002 | 269-329-2440

For a few months every year, Party City Portage transforms into a Halloween costume superstore. They expand the seasonal inventory to include all styles of Halloween costumes for kids and adults, as well as exclusive outfits available only at Party City stores. The costume wall display makes it easy to shop — easily compare one costume to another, and see what’s included in each package. Try on as many outfits as you like.


The Timid Rabbit Magic and Masquerade Shop 2011 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49006 

A locally owned shop, the Timid Rabbit has costumes, wigs, hats, make-up, special effects and now carries costume sizes 12 months and up. The store also has a custom fabrication facility to custom-make costumes. The retail store opens the last week in September. Check the Facebook page for updated information.


K-D Sales | 2044 S. Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 | 269-344-2999

K-D Sales carries costumes year-round in sizes ranging from infant sizes up through plus-size adult. Looking for options other than candy to pass out to trick-or-treaters?  K-D Sales has small toys, starting at five cents, that would make great substitutions for children with allergies.

Other Options for Costumes

Halloween costumes line the shelves at retailers like Walmart, Target and Meijer.

Feeling a bit crafty?  Michaels and Hobby Lobby will have tons of accessories to help you create your own.

Thrift or Consignment stores are a great resource to check for kids’ costumes that won’t break the bank. Locally, consider Goodwill, Once Upon a Child, and the Salvation Army for accessories to costumes as well as pre-owned costumes.


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