The Reinke Brothers (credit: CBS)Reinke Brothers (credit: CBS)

For creative types, Halloween is one of the most fun holidays of the year. It’s a time in which you can go all out and walk around in someone else’s shoes for the night. However, Halloween costumes can get expensive. If you want a killer costume this year but don’t feel like spending a quarter of your paycheck on it, there are several options. From making your own costume to finding something unusual, yet still spooky, there are many possibilities for those who want to have fun without breaking the bank.

Reinke Brothers
5663 S. Prince St.
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 795-5006

With a huge selection of inventory, there is a costume for anyone at this shop. The store offers everything from opulent rentals to sale pieces, so you can find something great for any budget. The owners of the store love everything about costumes and outfit everything from conventions to theatrical productions. Around Halloween, the store gets decked out with spooktacular adornments that help to set the mood. The store presents a fun shopping experience for those who love Halloween.

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Theatrical Costumes, Etc. and Trendy Boutique
669 S. Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305
(303) 440-8515

This Boulder boutique offers costumes of all types every day of the year. The employees are passionate about costumes, and often provide outfits for productions and other events. If you need help kick-starting your costume, ask the sales team as it will help you find the perfect outfit. With a large selection of inventory, you can be sure to find something that fits your style and your budget. As this is a boutique shop, you can find something truly unique and original.

Gott A Costume
15167 E. Hampden Ave.
Aurora, CO 80014
(303) 690-0662

A shop specializing in costumes of all types, Gott A Costume offers a wide selection of costumes at affordable prices. Costumes are available for rental or purchase, and the store offers specials and sales for those who want a killer costume without a killer price tag. It also offers several prosthetics, wigs, masks and more so you can accessorize clothing that you already have and make it spooky. Peruse the inventory with costumes of all types and find something that showcases your personality.

Fabric Bliss
828 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 893-7922

Whether you’ve got a specific idea for a costume that you can’t find in a store or you’re crafty with a sewing machine, making your own costume is a fun alternative to ready-made costumes. Fabric Bliss has a variety of fabric choices for any costume you can think of. For those who aren’t so handy with the sewing machine, this shop offers classes as well. Find everything from fabric to embellishments and closures to patterns, this shop has it all. Stop in and ask one of the sales associates to help you find what you need to make the perfect costume.

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Denver Fabrics
2777 W. Belleview Ave.
Littleton, CO 80123
(303) 720-2777

Denver Fabrics also has everything you need to create a stunning costume, including patterns specifically for Halloween. The selection is huge, so you can find any type of fabric that suits your fancy. Whether you’re into sexy costumes, gory costumes, girly costumes or anything in between, you’ll find what you need to make it here. The shop also offers online shopping, so if you don’t have time to drive to the store, order what you need and have it shipped to your home.

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