Halloween Costumes in Des Moines

Halloween Costumes in Des Moines

Note: This post has been updated to reflect all Halloween Costume Shops for the 2018 season.

Where can you find your child’s or YOUR Halloween costume this season? Check out this great list of locations to pick out your Halloween costumes in Des Moines.

Halloween, costumes, Des Moines

Atomic Garage

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


Atomic Garage offers great options for Halloween costumes in Des Moines. Vintage clothing, jewelry, and accessories for sale or rent from the 1980s and earlier. Also, vintage vinyl records. They give discounts for school functions, theatrical groups, large parties and special events.

Halloween Express

3800 Merle Hay Road #960; 515-864-0910

8801 University Ave; 515-864-0914

Be anything you want to be at Halloween Express Des Moines, Iowa. Central Iowa’s one stop shop for Halloween costumes in Des Moines. Props, decorations, costumes, makeup, mask, and wigs – you won’t find a bigger selection than at Halloween Express.

Nobbies Party Store

9999 University Avenue, Clive


Browse their huge collection of Halloween party supplies and decorations. Halloween baking supplies, trick or treat candy and decorations, large displays and more. This is the perfect place to grab all your Halloween needs including Halloween costumes in Des Moines.

Party City

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

6503 Mills Civic Parkway; 515-221-0469

1111 E Army Post Road; 515-256-9151

Costumes, decorations, and supplies for kids and adults.

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 

10201 University Avenue (former Shoe Carnival) in Clive; 866-586-0155

101 Jordan Creek Parkway (former Younkers) in West Des Moines; 866-586-0155

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!

Where will you trick or treat this Halloween? Take a look at our list of dates and times for Beggars’ Nights in Des Moines and surrounding communities.