The Best Time To Buy Halloween Items - Before Halloween!

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The Best Time To Buy Halloween Items - Before Halloween!

Halloween is a spooky and yet, strangely delightful, time of the year. It feels like the transition to Autumn is not truly complete until Halloween rolls around, and the stores display their wares. 

However, we know that it is coming every year, and we do almost no planning before the month it occurs in, October. This feels like a mistake and one that can be easily rectified by investing sometime earlier in the year to making plans for this great holiday. 

Though, what are the best items to purchase from a Halloween store in Calgary before Halloween? Let’s find out:

DIY Halloween Costume Supplies 

Planning a Halloween costume is a rewarding experience. You get to come up with creative ideas, troubleshoot the material selection and making process, and ultimately, show it off to your friends and family when the time of year approaches. Therefore, the more time that you can spend on this process in advance, the better and more appealing your final product will be.

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Paper mache is a classic of the Halloween costume tradition, and it requires no Halloween specific items, so gathering newspapers and finding the ideal mould material can be done at any time throughout the year. This same logic applies to thrift items, as their stock will change throughout the year so that perfect leather jacket might not be as available when you go looking in the fall versus the summer.

Halloween Decorations 

Halloween decorations can also be shopped for throughout the year. Look in the small places around town, like dollar stores or pharmacies, for overage stock that hasn’t moved from the shelves. Or, even better, visit a dedicated Halloween store in Calgary and get the best items long before people are scrambling in the fall. 

These are two great ways to get your Halloween groove on long before the season approaches, but there are many more that haven’t been discussed. Think of ways that you can make the most out of the season of Halloween, and put together a list of the required items so that you can be fully prepared when the time comes. 

Furthermore, you should consult with your friends and family about combining your efforts and ideas because everyone loves a group costume. Think of your favorite group of 4-6 members on television or in a book, like the cast of Friends, and design a group costume that works on that idea. This will have a big impact and you will be the talk of the town for Halloween season.


With up to 20,000 sq ft of Halloween costumes and accessories, The Halloween Store has everything you need. We have Halloween costumes in Calgary for everyone - women, men, kids, and toddlers. You can dress up as a ghost, a creepy clown, your favorite superhero, a Disney character and more. We also have an incredible line-up of props and animatronics, including black lights, creatures, spiderwebs - anything you can imagine! We are the Halloween store in Calgary that has everything you need! Call us today at (403) 452-6692.