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up to 95% off!
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extended through Jan. 28
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Shipping and Ordering

All postal services are experiencing delays because of Covid-19, so orders may take longer than usual to arrive. We've updated our shipping estimates to reflect potential delays.

Our Standard Shipping starts at $4.99 and increases depending on weight and location.

Our Express Shipping starts at $8.99 and increases depending on weight and location.



Note: Your order may be delayed if there is a problem with your address, payment method, or order. If you need your order quickly, it is especially important to provide an accurate way to contact you by phone and e-mail.

In the event of severe weather, please note that delivery times may not be honored for shipments affected by weather.

Shipping times are counted in business days, Monday through Friday, and the day of shipment does not count in shipping time. If you order on a weekend (after 12 p.m. CST Friday), your package will ship out the following Monday.



How much will shipping cost, and how long will it take?


You can compare shipping prices on the Shipping and Billing page of checkout (before completing the transaction) by entering your zip code and country, then choosing your shipping method, and clicking "Apply." Your shipping charge will appear above your order total in the right column. The charts below can also give you an idea how much each method will cost.


U.S. Shipping Methods

Shipping Method Shipping Cost Shipping Time (not counting shipment day) Available To
Standard Shipping Starts at $4.99 (Goes up depending on weight and location) 5-12 business days (may be longer due to Covid-19) All 50 states
Express Starts at $8.99 (Goes up depending on weight and location) 2-4 business days The 48 contiguous states. Excludes APOs and FPOs, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and other U.S. territories.



International Shipping Methods

Shipping Method Shipping Cost Shipping Time Available To
Canadian Standard Starts at $19.99 and goes up depending on cost of order; you are responsible for all taxes or fees that your package may incur. 10-20 business days, though we cannot predict additional time in customs Canada
International Standard Starts at $24.99 and goes up depending on cost of order; you are responsible for all taxes or fees that your package may incur. 10-24 business days, though we cannot predict additional time in customs Australia, Germany, Norway, Ireland, and Japan
Canadian Express Starts at $27.99 and goes up depending on weight;you are responsible for all taxes or fees that your package may incur. 6-20 business days, though we cannot predict additional time in customs Canada
International Express Starts at $34.99 and goes up depending on weight; you are responsible for all taxes or fees that your package may incur. 6-20 business days, though we cannot predict additional time in customs Australia, Germany, Norway, Ireland, and Japan

Shipment Tracking


When we ship an order, you're automatically sent an e-mail with a link to tracking and shipping information. You can just click on the tracking number and find out where your package is. USPS tracking numbers will tell you if the package has been delivered to your local post office. If it says it has been delivered, but you haven't received it yet, that usually means it will be delivered the next day. FedEx tracking numbers will describe in detail the journey of your package from us to you.

If the tracking information says your package has arrived but you haven't received it, contact your local post office. Often, they have attempted to deliver it and left a note requesting further action from you. If they say they delivered it, but you haven't received it, contact your neighbors to check if they received it by mistake. If the post office insists they delivered it, and your neighbors have not seen it, we will provide you the documentation needed to report a theft to the post office.




Standard Shipping


The best shipping bargain! Standard Shipping starts at just $4.99.

Your order may be shipped by either the United States Post Office or FedEx, so please note if you do not get postal mail. These packages usually arrive within 4 business days but could take as many as 12, depending on your location and the volume of packages (for example, at Christmas all ground mail tends to be slower, and there may be delays due to Covid-19). If you urgently need your package by a certain date, this may not be your best choice. You will receive an e-mail with a tracking number to follow your package's progress to you.



Express


Our Express mail service gets priority by us, and your package is shipped by a method that will get to you within 2 to 4 business days (expect an extra 1-2 days for areas outside the 48 contiguous states). Your package may be shipped by the United States Postal Service or by FedEx, depending which method we determine will get to you faster and more efficiently. Expedited shipping starts at $8.99 and increases with the weight of your package and location. Your package will be trackable via a tracking number.

***Please include a phone number where you may be contacted during the day so in case there is a problem with your order, we can still ship out the same day.***



International Shipping


We offer two trackable airmail methods of international shipping through the United States Post Office.

USPS Priority Mail International usually arrives in 9 to 18 business days from shipment, depending on your location and customs in your country, and USPS Express Mail International usually arrives in 6 to 10 business days from shipment to most areas, depending on your location and customs in your country. We ship to a limited number of international countries - the Australia, Canada, Germany, Norway, Ireland, and Japan. You are responsible for all taxes or fees that your package may incur. We are sorry, we cannot legally mark your item as "gift."

We apologize to our many fine customers in the United Kingdom; we no longer ship to the UK because so many of our customers were unhappy about heavy additional customs fees levied upon the package's arrival. If you live in the UK and are not concerned about additional customs fees, please contact us, and we may be able to make an exception.

Note: International shipping times cannot be guaranteed, as we have no control over how long your country will keep the item in customs, so we recommend allowing a week to two weeks extra if you have a specific date you need your items.

Many countries have restrictions about the types of goods that are allowed to be imported. If one or more of your items cannot be imported into your country, we will attempt to contact you before shipment; this may delay shipment. We no longer ship to many countries because of import/export rules.

Our prices and shipping costs are listed in U.S. dollars. To check how much your purchase would cost in your country's currency, we recommend this currency conversion website.





Local Orders


If you live near our warehouse in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and would like to pick up your order, please choose "Pick up at warehouse" from the drop-down shipping menu on the checkout page. There will be no charge for shipping or handling! Please note in the comments when you would like to pick up your order, and we'll have it ready for you at 3875 Greensboro Ave. as quickly as an hour after you order!

Orders placed by 12 p.m. CST Monday through Friday can be picked up the same day by 4 p.m. Orders placed after 12 p.m. or on weekends, can be picked up on the following business day!






Ordering Information


We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express and PayPal via our secure Internet ordering system. We will never sell or share your personal information with anyone. You're safe with us!

Party Makers/Candy Apple Costumes
3875 Greensboro Ave.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405





Payment Methods


We accept payments via Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, or PayPal. In some cases we can accept money orders, checks or POs, such as from a school or organization, but such cases must be approved ahead of time by phone or e-mail.



Out of Stock Items


If an item you are interested in says "out of stock" or a particular size is out of stock, please e-mail kaykay@candyapplecostumes.com. We can help you determine when more of that item might arrive, or if it has been labeled out of stock in error. During the two weeks before Halloween, we will not be getting many more costumes in stock and costumes will sell out quickly. During that time, if a costume is marked Out of Stock, in many cases it will be out of stock until the following Halloween season. However, we keep hosiery, 20's costumes, 50's costumes, 60's costumes, 80's costumes, Marilyn Monroe costumes, pimps and hos, French maids and as many other costumes as possible in stock througout the year.

On rare occasions, more than one person may order the same item at almost the exact same time, especially during the higher-volume sales time close to Halloween. In that case, the later order will be cancelled, or you will be asked if you'd like to order a similar item. We will work to resolve the issue and get a satisfactory costume out to you as quickly as possible. Your credit card will not be charged until the item is shipped. PayPal payments will be refunded if an item is found to be out of stock.

If the costume you want is down to 1 or 2 in quantity - especially close to Halloween, when our sales volume is higher - please include an additional phone number where you might be contacted during the day, so we can notify you as soon as possible if there is a problem with your order.

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Everything on clearance
up to 95% off!
Extra 25% off
orders $100+!
extended through Jan. 28
Use Code:
GALA25