Costumes Plus is a one of a kind store - an independent local business open year round.
We opened in Maplewood in 1995 under the name Halloween Express. In 2014 we left the franchise and became "Costumes Plus". A name we chose to quickly convey the fact that we have MUCH more than just costumes.
Our goal has always been to be a unique and fun shop to visit. We even had our own haunted house in the Maplewood Mall, set up from scratch with hand made props and mannequins.
In 2008, we were able to find our permanent location where we are located today, still in Maplewood, and just a couple blocks from the Maplewood Mall where we started.
With this new space we were able to expand our selection of merchandise. This includes our now huge selection of masquerade masks, our professional quality makeup and special FX, high quality wigs, gift shop, and our Lingerie Boutique.
Thanks to hard work, our dedicated staff, and our amazing customers we now proudly carry the largest selection of costumes and costume accessories in the Twin Cities.
Since we started staying open all year, we've seen a much wider variety of customers and needs that have helped shape what we are and what we offer today.
Including but definitely not limited to:
Parents of dress up loving kids
Drag Queens and Kings
Entertainers, Performers, and Enthusiasts of all kinds!
By shopping at Costumes Plus you are supporting family owned local business, and the local economy!
Shopping locally has a profound effect on a city's economy: 68 cents of every dollar spent locally stays here; 43 cents of every dollar spent at big box chain stores stays here, and zero cents of any dollar spent online at a business with no physical presence in the state stays here.
We have learned how to do what we do very well. Most of our outstanding staff have been with us for many years, which we hope provides our customers with knowledgeable and consistent service.
We strive to be knowledgeable about our products so we can offer sound advice.
We have long established relationships with our suppliers, their representatives, and our customers.
We work hard to carry a wide variety of products to accommodate every budget.