Maybe I'm odd, but Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and this year I'm thinking about getting a kids transformers costume for the big event. I like to really do things up for this holiday, and have even entered in some costume contests in years gone by. That might be a lot of work, though, because you usually must create your own costume if you want to have a chance at winning. Most Halloweens I just shop online and buy something which catches my eye.
You might be anxious about making an online purchase of something like a costume. That is reasonable, but unnecessary. The online venue is almost ideal for seasonal businesses like costume sales, because the online seller doesn't have to keep up infrastructure year round for a business that only make sales 2 or 3 months out of the year. As you would expect, a strong group of businesses has established itself in this industry and there is plenty of competition to guarantee that they offer excellent prices and service.
Many of the established online retailers these days provide a way for people who have purchased the product to provide information, either in the form of ratings or complete reviews. Finding real buyers' reviews of that costume you are considering might be an absolute godsend! The customers will give you the straight scoop, warts and all, and most importantly feedback about likely the worst hassle of all: size problems! The last thing you need is usually to buy your usual size, then find out that their "S" is actually more like an "XS". A too-big costume is a pain; a too-small costume will usually be a waste of money, unless you've got time to exchange it.
A frequent gripe people have when buying costumes online is sizes! The favorable sellers try to give you extra feedback on this subject, and customer reviews will frequently harp on it a lot. Be sure to buy from a good, established online dealer that provides access to customer reviews (most of them do, these days). The last thing you need would be to order your costume and find out that even though you usually wear an XL, the costume is too small. Should you didn't provide yourself time to return the thing for replacement, you'll be kicking yourself even harder.
What this all boils down to is a few rudimentary (and probably unmistakable) things you must do if you intend to be pleased with your costume. Start thinking about your costume well in advance! Don't leave the purchasing for the last minute, or you may not have time to exchange if there are issues. Budget the time to spend going over previous customers' reviews. This can save you lots of grief. And last but not least be sure you order your transformers costume from a sound, reputable online outlet; there are now plenty of them to be found.