The obvious place to start is Halloween City, in the former Neighborhood Hardware location at 33801 Woodward Ave. just south of downtown. The store has full shelves and racks dedicated to Halloween apparel, knick-knacks and elaborate decorations. Costumes for boys, girls and adults are labeled and organized by genre and available at various prices.
Birmingham's newest drug store on the Woodward corridor carries many of popular costumes available at retail stores. Go to the national chain's website first and get a promo code for a 20 percent discount.
Granted, costumes are but a few of the items available to Birmingham residents at the warehouse retailer's Bloomfield Township location. But don't overlook the options while you're getting your bulk-buying fix. A single rack of costumes remains toward the front entrance with princess and animal costumes for toddlers up to age 2, and costumes for children in sizes 4-6 available. Though the selection is limited, prices were already cut on these items.
Stores in Bloomfield Township and Beverly Hills have many racks of kids costumes of all ages and genres that are still largely full. From princesses and superheros to vampires and zoo animals, there's seemingly something for everyone tucked back in the far corner of the store with the Halloween candy, decorations and accessories. Sale prices ranged from $12-$30.
For the pet lovers who just can't help themselves, the Bloomfield Township location still has an assortment of dog costumes for the household pet to join the fun. Costumes range in price from $12.98-$18.98 and are available in extra small, small, medium and extra large.