Halloween is only a couple of weeks away. If you haven’t already bought your costume, it’s time to get cracking. Your first inclination might be to head to the nearest Halloween store or big box retailer, but the prices are higher and the inventories limited. Save some bucks by visiting an outlet store or use some creativity and make your own costume from items at your local thrift shop. Here are few places in Las Vegas where you can find that perfect costume on a budget.
6230 S. Decatur Blvd., Suite 101
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
Halloween Mart is an online costume retailer that has its warehouse facility in Las Vegas. That makes it a great place for locals to find costumes year round. Visit the retail store near Decatur Blvd. and I-215 for deep discounts on every costume you can imagine. Be sure to check out the new spooky aquarium featured on Animal Planet’s show “Tanked.” Follow the Halloween Mart Facebook page for events and specials year round.
Castaways Resale Store
245 N. Stephanie St.
Henderson, NV 89074
This new thrift store located in Henderson was created to challenge the image of the smelly, run-down stores that most people are used to. Castaways promises to always be clean, well organized and provide great customer service. Castaways is a non-profit with all of the proceeds going to help local families in need. The organization is a big supporter of families with members in and out of prison. Castaways has assembled a small Halloween section, or you can create your own costume from the racks of merchandise in the store. Just remember to bring your creativity along.
Opportunity Village Thrift Store
390 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
Opportunity Village is one of the most revered charities in Las Vegas. Funds raised through the thrift store help the non-profit support job training and social services for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Every year, the store puts together a Halloween section with the donations given by last year’s Halloween stores. It is a great opportunity to pick up costumes at a great price.
Faith Lutheran Thrift Store
4530 Meadows Lane, Suite 1
Las Vegas, NV 89107
The Faith Lutheran Thrift Store is a small store operated by volunteers for the Faith Lutheran middle school and high school. Each year, it offers a selection of gently used Halloween costumes and Halloween decor. Located near the Meadows Mall, this hidden gem can be a great place to look when all the larger thrift stores are picked over.
As They Grow Kids Consignment Sale
9850 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89183
As They Grow is a kids consignment sale business that organizes community sales of gently used children’s clothing and toys in Las Vegas. Families can sell their own clothes and toys and pick up some new ones at the same time. As They Grow hosts a few sales during the year with one coming up in Henderson on Oct. 18-20. Stop in to get a bargain on a Halloween costume or two for the little ones. For more information on sales and how to consign, visit astheygrowsale.com.
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Christa Emmer is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in broadcast journalism. She has experience as a news writer, editor and producer in television news. Christa has been a Las Vegas resident for more than 20 years. Follow her on twitter @ChristaEmmer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.