Halloween Costumes in Des Moines

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Halloween Costumes in Des Moines

It is about that time! Whether it is for your child or yourself, it is costume season. There are many options in the greater Des Moines area to grab the perfect costume for Beggars’ Night, for the next Halloween party, at the pumpkin patches, or for the office costume contest. Not sure what you want to go as on Halloween night? Walk through these fun shops to get inspired with some costume ideas.

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Atomic Garage

127 5th Street, West Des Moines (Valley Junction)515-274-8787

Atomic Garage is located in Historic Valley Junction and is one of many local businesses to support the Des Moines area. They offer 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 City

  • 6503 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines – (515) 666-4118
  • 2010 SE Delaware Avenue, Ankeny – (515) 809-5364

Halloween City is owned by Party City and offers all realms of Halloween costumes for the whole family. Grab a hot dog costume for the dog or non-scary costumes for the kids. Halloween City is the perfect place for all things Halloween. They offer a wide variety of party supplies including decorations, party favors, fun games, home decor, and more for your spooky celebration.

Halloween Express

Halloween Express currently does not have a location listed in the Des Moines area. We will update this post once we see a change! Until then, you can shop online for costumes and decor.

Pottery Barn Kids

101 Jordan Creek Pkwy Suite 11290, West Des Moines – (515) 224-9503

Pottery Barn Kids always offers the sweetest and cutest costumes during the Halloween season. Take a trip to the local store located in Jordan Creek Mall or take a look online before you head that way.

Rose’s Theatrical Supply

400 Maple Street, West Des Moines (Valley Junction) – 515-274-3661

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

Spirit Halloween 

1551 Valley West Drive. Located in former Von Maur- (855) 704-2669

3800 Merle Hay Road in Des Moines – (855) 704-2669

Spirit Halloween is open from early September to early November and is considered the largest Halloween retailer. This costume store offers 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.

The Theatrical Shop

145 5th Street, WDM (Valley Junction) – 515-274-3661

The Theatrical Shop is the go-to shop for all dance supplies, but they also offer everything you may need for the Halloween weekend too! You will find the perfect outfit, costume accessories, and so much more. They have the option to buy or even rent if needed.

Halloween Events

Looking for the best Halloween event to wear your new costume? Take a look at our giant guide of Halloween Events in Des Moines including fun events at Reiman Gardens, Family Halloween at Living History Farms, Blank Park Zoo, and so much more for safe Halloween fun.


Erin Huiatt

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