Costume Shops: Your Guide to Dressing Up!

Check out this great list of places to purchase your families Halloween costumes! Am I missing an awesome, local place to purchase a costume? Let me know!

Costume Shops

Atomic Garage

127 5th Street, West Des Moines (Valley Junction)


Vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories for sale or rent from the 1980s and earlier. Also, vintage vinyl records. We give discounts for school functions, theatrical groups, large parties and special events.

Halloween Express

3850 Merle Hay Road #960; 515-864-0910

2900 University Ave #230; 515-864-0914

Be anything you want to be at Halloween Express Des Moines, IA! Back for the 2015 Halloween Season we will again be Central Iowa’s one stop shop for Halloween! Props, decorations, costumes, makeup, masks and wigs – you won’t find a bigger selection than at Halloween Express Des Moines!

Nobbies Party Store

9999 University Avenue, Clive


Browse our huge collection of Halloween party supplies and decorations. Halloween baking supplies, trick or treat candy and decorations, large displays and more.

Party City

2010 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny; 515-965-0211

6503 Mills Civic Parkway; 515-221-0469

Costumes, decorations, and supplies! For kids and adults! Everything you need!

Rose’s Theatrical Supply

400 Maple Street, WDM (Valley Junction)


Rose’s specializes in stage and effects lighting, theatrical effects, and supplies. Rose’s has been in business since 1982, and our parent company The Theatrical Shop since 1968.

Spirit Halloween 

1421 22nd Street, WDM


Open from early September to early November, Spirit Halloween stores offer hundreds of Halloween options. Customers may find a variety of costumes, masks, props, wigs, makeup kits, and decorations. Spirit Halloween stores mainly operate out of shopping malls and shopping centers across North America. Novelty gift retailer Spencer’s Gifts currently manages all Spirit Halloween stores.

The Theatrical Shop

145 5th Street, WDM (Valley Junction)


Our dance department carries shoes, tights, garments, and more. The Halloween costumes pages feature superheroes, movie characters, sexy ladies’ costumes, and silly and fun costumes. Derby hats and mustaches are among the hundreds of costume accessories we offer. Rent or buy!