For those with a creative streak, Halloween is the perfect day of the year to show off your individual style and express your personality with a unique Halloween costume. With countless costume options ranging from adorable baby garb to horrific zombies, you’d think the chances of finding a spooktacular and unusual Halloween costume would cost you an entire bag of trick-or-treating candy. Think again, and save on this year’s costume with these great costumes and stores.

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Halloween Adventure
3100 Robinson Lane
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 490-4909

If you and your significant other are hoping to be the talk of the Halloween party, Halloween Adventure has got you covered for truly unique couples’ costumes. Whether you’re looking for sexy or funny, you’re sure to find it at this Robinson Township store that boasts one of the largest selections of costumes in Pittsburgh. If the two of you have an unbeatable sense of humor, get some laughs when you show up in the tacky tourist costume ($17.99), a goofy unisex costume that features an inflatable hoop body. Accessorize as nerdy as you can with a variety of wigs, glasses and hats priced between $2.99 and $19.99.

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Spirit Halloween
590 Pittsburgh Mills Circle
Tarentum, PA 15084
(724) 487-4312

October often brings with it unpredictable weather patterns that can make for a chilly evening for trick-or-treating in Pittsburgh. When it comes to selecting a Halloween costume for your infant, choose one that is not only adorable but warm and comfortable, like the baby costumes for sale at Spirit Halloween at The Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills. New for this season are the store’s fireman and policeman costumes priced at $17.99, or stick with a classic like the $17.99 lil’ bite vampire baby costume.

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Halloween City
100 Quinn Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
(800) 425-5693

Coordinating a themed costume with your friends or family can result in great Halloween memories. For some of the best group theme costumes, visit Halloween City where you can score a series of costumes for around $20 a piece. If you’re circulating the Halloween bar bashes, recreate a zombie invasion when you grab your buddies and hit the South Side as a zombie doctor, zombie boy or zombie skater punk ($19.99). For a family of young kids, send the kids out as beautiful Disney princesses including Tinker Bell, Ariel and Cinderella ($19.99) or amazing superheroes such as Iron Man, Spiderman and Batman ($19.99).

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Dreams to Screams
3747 William Penn Highway
Monroeville, PA 15146
(412) 349-8190

For the lowest prices on adult costumes in the city, visit Dreams to Screams, where costumes are priced to sell as low as $9.99. With more than 5,000 costumes in store and a wide selection of makeup, accessories and props, you’ll score a one-of-a-kind costume on the cheap easily. Visit the store’s website for a coupon that will save you 25 percent off your entire Halloween costume purchase. Dreams to Screams is located inside Valley Pool & Spa Monroeville store with two additional locations in North Versailles and Greensburg.

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1134 Northway Mall Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 364-2720

Whether your dog is accompanying you on your family’s trick-or-treat rounds or competing in a pet costume contest, he’ll be the cat’s meow when you dress him in one of Petsmart’s many pet Halloween costumes. From a Bret Michaels wig with bandana ($7.99) for your rocking Rottweiler to a D.C. Cat Woman dress ($12.79-$15.99) for your chihuahua, there are nearly 100 pet-friendly costumes for your four-legged friend. Don’t worry if your dog won’t let you dress him in a complete Halloween costume. He’ll still show off that Halloween spirit with a simple Halloween bow, bandana or collar by Martha Stewart Pets priced between $6.39 and $11.99.

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Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh where works as a full-time figure skating coach sharing her passion with today’s generation of young skaters. A graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies, Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at