It is getting easier to find plus size costumes online as more and more companies expand their inventory. Unfortunately, not all plus sizes are created equal. In other words, some companies will call a costume plus size when really it is actually queen size which we know is not plus size at all.
The most prolific plus size costumes available can be placed into a few categories goddess, pirate, princess, witch, vampire, and sexy.
Five Tips for Online Costume Shopping
- When considering price be sure to include whether you need to buy accessories and shipping costs.
- Costume prices change constantly especially during the peak seasons like Halloween.
- The most popular items and sizes will sell fast during peak season so don't wait until the last minute to get the best price.
- Look for discount coupons located within the site (i.e. Buy Costumes does this) while shopping.
- Sign up for your favorite costume site's newsletter to get advance notice of promotions.
Here is a comparison of prices of some of the top plus size costumes with companies actually offering a variance in size. I have limited the retailer choice to three of the top for simplicity: Buy Costumes, Costume Craze, and Amazon. I think we are inundated with sexy costumes so this comparison is going to focus on styles any woman could wear. I added the Barbarian Woman costume because it is unique and will be popular because of the release of the updated Conan movie.
Olympic Goddess - This plus size costume comes with the dress and the headband.
- Buy Costumes - $49.99
- Costume Craze - $31.99
- Amazon - $39.99
Vampira - This kit include the dress, the waist cinch, the shoulder drapes, and arm drapes.
- Buy Costumes - $64.99
- Costume Craze - $47.19
- Amazon - $47.19
Barbarian Woman - This kit includes the dress, the belt, the glovettes, and the arm cuffs.
- Buy Costumes - $89.99
- Costume Craze - $67.99
- Amazon - $57.60
Cinderella - This official Disney kit includes the dress, the choker, and the headband.
- Buy Costumes - $59.99
- Costume Craze - $55.99
- Amazon - $48.96
Deckhand Darlin' - This kit includes the dress, the belt, the waist sash, and head scarf.
- Buy Costumes - $86.99
- Costume Craze - $71.99
- Amazon - $85.99
Where to buy plus size costumes.