Halloween is my favorite holiday.  It’s so stress-free; you don’t have to buy gifts for anyone and there’s no cooking a giant meal for a bunch of relatives.  It’s just plain fun to go a little crazy or spooky or cute or ugly – whatever your preference.  Plus who doesn’t love the candy!

Is it too early to start shopping for Halloween costumes and decorations?   I don’t think so.  Last year I remember seeing all the Halloween stuff hit the shelf in mid-September and I thought   “are you kidding me” and I waited to make my purchases.   Most of the things I went back to pick up were sold out by the time I got around to it.   My plan is to start early this year.

I am a serial costume-maker.  I love to come up with an idea for a costume and then try to make it happen.  I have mixed results, the karate kid turned out great — the chameleon was a mess.   I can only remember twice in my childhood/young adulthood wearing a store bought costume.   I remember dressing up like a farmer with bib overalls, a bag of jelly beans, a nerd, the rest are a blur.  I remember my younger brother dressing up like a girl complete with my sister Lori’s sandals— he came home wearing only one of the sandal – OOPS!

My son has always been willing to wear my costume creations, but this year we are going to go a different route and actually purchase a costume.    We headed to www.kmart.com  to check out their kid’s selection.   I counted 132 costumes under just the BOYS section –   that’s a lot to choose from!  We quickly found out that Kmart is currently running a sale with all costumes 20% off this week only and free shipping on qualified Halloween ordersKmart also has an ongoing sale of up to 15% off costumes and free shipping on orders of $39.99 or more.  I can use my Shop Your Way Rewards card too – extra bonus.

It didn’t take us long to zero in a few favorites – his was easy using the “search by TV and Movie Characters” button we were looking for Star Wars costumes.  He decided pretty quickly and the Star Wars Clone Trooper Commander Cody was added to our cart.

Kmart has a huge selection of Halloween decorations and accessories.  The also have a section  called  Halloween Hub full of party idea’s and great stories  that Halloween  fanatics from all over have posted.   The Dungeon of Decorations had tons of Halloween lights, strobe lights, flog machines and life size inflatables. I was really happy with the selection of costumes and decorations on the Kmart website – it was super easy to do.  To see more of my on-line experience check out my Intersect story: https://intersect.com/stories/2NfR1YntWzsw


Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All stories, opinions and comments are my own.



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12 years ago

I am in awe of the homemade costumes! So cool.

12 years ago

I was in KMart the other day and the place was terribly disorganized…but a few cute costumes did catch my eye and I think I may either have to go back to check them out or order them online!

Tricia Night Owl Mama
12 years ago

Oh my gosh they are toooo CUTE I love it Kmart has awesome costumes at great prices too

12 years ago

Halloween is the best holiday because you can be super tacky with decorations and costumes! I myself have always bought the costumes but yours turned out so cute!

Thanks for the heads up on the sale! I think hitting the stores early is a great idea! Happy Halloween

12 years ago

Oooh, I need to expand my Halloween decor! Thanks for the heads up on the sale! Tweeting 🙂

Jessica @FoundtheMarbles

They look sooo cute! My kids haven’t decided yet but hopefully they will choose something easy!

Vanessa Nunley, The More is More Mom

Your kids are adorable in their costumes! My youngest is in high school, so I doubt she’ll dress up this year. Your piece makes me nostalgic for those days. Happy Halloween! #CBias

Crystal Martin
12 years ago

Those first 4 costumes are so cute!

Our local K-Mart is a town over which isn’t really very far but I never thought to shop online for costumes and decor. What a great idea!

Ellen Chrisitan
12 years ago

I made costumes when my kids were tiny but they’re older now & want specific things. It’s easier for me to buy them. My son needs a costume still so I’ll make sure to check out KMart!