Best Places to Find Halloween Costumes in Bozeman

October 8th, 2015 by

Best Places to Find Halloween Costumes in Bozeman

If you’re like many parents and have a few kids that you need to get dressed for Halloween, the last thing you want to be doing is sitting down at the sewing machine and cranking out the same crooked sailor costume in four different sizes, none of which actually fits any of the kids you’re making them for. And even if you don’t have kids, but just need a great costume for the party your best friend is hosting, you know throwing together some of your mom’s old clothes won’t help you this time because the 80s are already back – it’s not a costume anymore, neon is real ya’ll. Keep that sewing machine covered, and for the love of all that that is good, don’t buy your costume at the grocery store! Take a look at our list of the best places to find Halloween costumes in Bozeman. You won’t be disappointed!

Thrift Stores

Thrift stores are the hidden gems of the Halloween costume world! Yes, you may have to dig a little harder, but your unique costume will be totally worth it. Head on over to Goodwill on Baxter Ave. and get a used wedding dress to be Bride of Frankenstein, or even better, Maya Rudolph’s character from Bridesmaids. The wedding dress shopping scene? People will love it! Get an old colored tux and go as the characters from Dumb and Dumber, or Ron Burgundy. Or try Nu2U on 7th. They have a large array of costumes, wigs, hats and old-looking ensembles. You and your friends could go as Game of Thrones characters! Get a few to volunteer as the White Walkers and you’re set!


Spirit is a Halloween-only store, and it pops up this time of year near the Dollar Store on Main just West of 19th. The experience of shopping there is worth the trip if nothing else. You’ll be greeted with skeletons popping out of caskets, spider webs draped everywhere, and all kinds of things designed to make grown men scream like children. This huge store has almost anything you’re looking for from Hello Kitty costumes to Freddy Krueger, and all the props in between.


Now that you’ve put away that sewing machine, and the kids are not complaining about being a wonky sailor again, head on over to the Gallatin Valley Mall and check out the great kids costumes at the toy store Giggles. They have amazing costumes sure to win your child over, plus they can run free and play with all the toys while you take your time deciding on which costume to buy!


If you haven’t made it to any of the previous places and you’re on your way to your friend’s party clutching your mom’s old Jazzercise outfit, toss that sucker in the backseat! Head over to Walmart and pick from any number of costumes and accessories. Let’s face it, anything is better than going dressed as your mom.