Do you know about Amazon Warehouse? It's a department on Amazon that features discounted open box items, product returns, and merchandise that might have damaged or missing packaging. Purchasing costumes or other merchandise via Amazon Warehouse is easy, and most purchases are guaranteed under Amazon's usual great return policy, though you should always double-check each item before placing it in your cart.
Here's an example of how we saved money by checking Amazon Warehouse for costume deals. In November 2016 we purchased this American Flag Cape via Warehouse for just $10.94. We guess this was a product return that was sold with "New" listed as the condition. It arrived in perfect condition!
Product Issues are Disclosed
The extent of the damage, if any, to the costume or other product is clearly disclosed on the product's page, and certain items might even offer several different items via Warehouse with varying degrees of cosmetic or package damage. Sometimes the items have no discernible damage at all -- they've just got an open box.
Here's another time we saved some cash by checking Amazon Warehouse. We were looking for costumes to wear on "pirate night" during an upcoming cruise. We found this simple pirate costume in February, 2017 for the crazy low price of $5.31! Although being sold via Warehouse, we noticed no defects with the costume when we got it. Possibly a simple customer return?
Amazon Warehouse Shopping is Environmentally Friendly
While making purchases from Amazon Warehouse can save you money, and it's environmentally friendly, too. Items that have been returned or have damaged packaging can no longer be sold as new, but if you don't care about the disclosed issues with the product, you're saving it from the landfill. These issues range from open box to significant cosmetic damage and the discounts available vary depending on the condition of the item.
We were always on the lookout for Star Wars costumes to wear during runDisney themed races. We found this Rogue One character costume of Jyn Erso in January, 2017 for just $11.07. Again, this product was sold with the condition listed as "New" and we noticed no defects with the item upon receipt.
We've been happy (and possibly lucky) to be satisfied with our many Amazon Warehouse purchases, from electronics to housewares, shoes, hats, and yes, costumes and costume pieces! Shown in this article are just a few of our many Amazon Warehouse purchases.
When you purchase something via Amazon Warehouse, the sale is usually covered by Amazon's great return policy (though check each item to be sure). Here's our real-world example of an Amazon Warehouse deal that didn't work out for us -- the size wasn't right on this Princess Leia costume shirt, which we found for just $5.12 back in February 2019. We were able to return this shirt completely hassle-free.
Find Costume Deals & Inspiration Using Amazon Warehouse: Current Examples
The following featured products listed below are examples of some of the costume deals available right now, as of September, 2021. Check them out but know that the offerings via Warehouse are often limited to single items and one-of-a-kind deals, so the availability of items changes rapidly!
Because of the fleeting nature of the deals, and the high rate of turnover, regularly checking Amazon Warehouse for deals is a fun way to find inspiration. Not sure what costume to choose for Halloween? Our Costume Randomizer is a great tool, but so is regularly checking the costume deals via Amazon Warehouse!
See what's available today here: Costume Overload: Amazon Warehouse Deals. At the time this post was published, each of the costumes or costume pieces below had discounted open-box, used, or damaged packaging versions available at a discount over the regular retail Amazon price.