Where to Buy Halloween Costumes in the Rochester, NY Area | Kids Out and About Rochester

Where to Buy Halloween Costumes in the Rochester, NY Area


by Jean Shady

Looking for Halloween costumes for your kids or yourself? Here is KidsOutAndAbout's big list of where to shop in the Rochester area!


Arlene's Costumes is a Rochester institution that has a large showroom on Portland Ave as well as seasonal locations in Western NY for Halloween. The Portland Ave. location is open year-long and offers theatrical supplies and costume rentals in addition to the large selection of costumes for sale.

  • Arlene's Costumes
    1225 Portland Ave. Rochester NY 14621, 585.482.8780

  • Arlene's Seasonal Locations:
    Marketplace Mall (Macy's Wing), 1 Miracle Mile Dr. Rochester NY 14623, 585.427.8231
  • Eastview Mall (across from Hollister, near the food court), 7979 Pittsford-Victor Rd. Victor NY 14564, 585.223.8820

Spirit Halloween is a large chain store company that shows up every Labor Day and disappears in November.  They also donate and raise funds for children's hospitals, including Golisano Children's here in Rochester.

  • Southtown Plaza, (former Old Navy) 3333 W. Henrietta Road, Ste 15, Rochester NY 14623, 585-331-2093
  • Ridgemont Plaza, 271 2833 W Ridge Rd Ste 19
    Greece, NY 14626-1632, 585-205-1442
  • Cobblestone Court, (former OfficeMax in Kmart/Dicks Plaza) 80 Cobblestone Court Dr., Victor NY 14564, 585-205-1950 
  • Empire Blvd.
    (Former Rite Aid Empire Blvd Webster)
    1851 Empire Blvd
    Webster, NY 14580, 585-236-9767

PartyCity: PartyCity is another chain store that has several permanent locations in Rochester (these are all-year-round but of course there is a Halloween focus in the fall):

  • PartyCity Panorama Plaza, 1601 Penfield Rd. Rochester NY 14625, 585.586.2090

  • Market Square Plaza, 700 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY 14623 (585) 424-5555

    Culver-Ridge Plaza, 2255 East Ridge Rd. Irondequoit NY 14622, 585.467.4480

  • Rochester, 2373 Ridge Rd. West, Rochester NY 14626, 585.227.1240

If you are looking for something custom-made and want to drive about an hour west of Rochester, try Betsy Ross Costumes, 9670 Main St., Clarence NY 14031, 716.759.8522 or 866.688.5814. They feature children's costumes for school book reports and special projects as well as dress up and Halloween.


Thrift and Resale Shops

Once Upon A Child 

Office Max Southtown Plaza, 3333 West Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623, 585. 424.6822

Webster, 1900 Empire Boulevard, Webster, NY, 14580

Goodwill, local stores

Volunteers of America, local stores

Salvation Army Family Store:
535 East Ridge Rd. Rochester, NY

Am Vets, 400 Jefferson Rd. Rochester NY 14623

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