If you love dressing up as much as we do, then you’re wishing that Halloween was every day of the year. Now, just because Halloween and all those great parties only kick in for a few weeks, that doesn’t mean you can’t pull out your favourite pair of Halloween contact lenses and keep the freak out fun going all year long.
At Mesmereyez, we know how much fun it is to pop in a pair of Halloween contact lenses and get a costume rolling so you can rock the socks off anybody who looks your way. Sometimes it’s just a dead set joy to look dead set mind blowing when it isn’t even close to Halloween.
Who made up the rule that you can’t dress up or wear Halloween contact lenses unless it is Halloween? It wasn’t anyone we know!
The one thing we do know is that it’s never too early to start prepping for Halloween. But when is the best time to buy Halloween costumes?
Well, that depends on what you’re aiming for. If you want to save money, make sure you have the best costume, or test out your options, check out the rest of our article for some handy tips.
POST- HALLOWEEN SALES
If saving money is your main goal, the best time to buy Halloween costumes is — you guessed it — the day after Halloween. The passing of the holiday causes a drop in demand that forces retailers to clear their leftover stock.
This obviously isn’t applicable to every store but keep your eye out for sales around this time.
At Mesmereyez, we have discount Halloween contact lenses available all throughout the year. If you spend more than $50 you can get 20% off with the code EYEZ20 (for a limited time only).
The opposite of a post-Halloween deal is a day-before-Halloween scramble. The later you leave your preparation, the more it will cost you. A lot of stores have markups on their costumes during the month of October.
Luckily, our fancy dress contacts are affordable all throughout the year — if you have left it to the last minute, it won’t cost you any more than usual and you can get express shipping.
ONLINE SHOPPING EVENTS
We think the best place to buy Halloween costumes is online.
Have you noticed that most online retailers celebrate all sorts of events on the calendar by sending out discount codes and promoting special sales?
The best time to buy Halloween costumes online is when one of these sales are occurring.
There’s nothing more annoying than buying something full price only to find it on sale a couple of days later. So, in true Halloween spirit, we've listed some of the most popular dates for online retail shopping events.
If you’ve found a costume online, chances are the store will have a sale that aligns with at least one of these dates.
There is a bit of risk involved in this strategy — while you’re waiting for a sale, the items you want could sell out.
- Valentines Day 14th February
- AfterPay Day 20th March
- Mother’s Day May 10th
- End of Financial Year Sale 30th June
- Amazon Prime Day 21st July
- Father’s Day 6th September
- Click Frenzy 17th November
- Black Friday 27th November
- Cyber Monday 30th November
- Boxing Day 26th December
THE EARLY BIRD APPROACH
Sometimes saving money isn’t as important as making sure you have a perfect costume. If you don’t want dollar bills to rule your life, we recommend the early-bird approach.
Do some hunting around and find the perfect costume pieces, try out a range of different coloured contact lenses, and experiment with fake blood. It might cost you slightly more in the long run, but you won't be compromised when it comes to your costume.
SHOP ONLINE TODAY!
When is the best time to buy Halloween costumes? There’s no time quite like the present.
Jump on to our online store and find the perfect pair of fancy dress lenses to finish off your Halloween look.