Get Crafty: Best Stores for DIY Halloween Costumes

By: Katie Goncalves | October 15, 2023
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If you’ve been thinking about what you want to dress up as for Halloween but have not been able to find the right costume yet, it’s probably time to consider a DIY option. Putting together a unique, one-of-a-kind costume can be a fun way to get into the spirit of the season. There are plenty of local stores and shops that will be able to help you get your DIY on and have everything you need to craft the perfect costume. Check out these Metro Detroit stores for all things fabric, crafts, and DIY. 


303 West 14 Mile Road, Clawson

Discount Fabric Outlet has everything you could possibly need for a homemade Halloween costume. “We are a family-owned and run business that has been the only Michigan discount fabric store. We have been in the fabric industry since 1960 when my grandfather started our wholesale business. Right now we carry a large variety of home decor, drapery, upholstery, and apparel fabrics that are only $4.99/yd or $7.99/yd. No sales are ever needed. We are also the largest stocking fabric store in metro Detroit. No ordering is ever needed with tens of thousands of yards of inventory ready to go today,” says Leah and Bradley Foltyn, mother and son ownership team. 

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1060 West 14 Mile Road, Clawson

Haberman Fabrics has been in business for over 60 years, originally opening in 1958. While the store has been in several locations over the years, they have always had a staff of knowledgeable sewers and specialists with years of experience. Haberman Fabrics has a wide selection of high-quality fabrics for apparel, special occasions, and home décor along with buttons, trims, and notions for your sewing needs.


34629 West Michigan Ave, Wayne

Bits ‘n Pieces started back in 1979 as a corner of Julie Hale’s mother’s wicker store. Since then she’s expanded into a ten-sided building that holds a tremendous variety of fabric, thread, patterns, books, kits, accessories, and BERNINA sewing machines. Their highly knowledgeable staff will be able to help you with all of your quilting, sewing, and embroidery needs.


3954 Twelve Mile Road, Berkley

Munro Craft Supply is a wholesale bead and craft store that has been open to the public for more than 50 years. This three-generation family-owned and operated business has the best selections with unbeatable prices. Munro Craft Supply hosts events where you can learn how to do things like solder and basic beading skills. 


397 Fisher Road, Grosse Pointe 

The Wool & The Floss is a full-service needlepoint store that carries a wide variety of fibers, canvasses, and tools for stitching for beginners and experts. They host several different weekly virtual events on their Facebook and Instagram pages as well as a podcast for all things stitching.


22340 Harper Ave, St. Clair Shores

The Craft Hut is a vinyl and craft supply store with everything you need to create amazing holiday-themed crafts and costumes. They have plenty of pre-made vinyl transfers and everything you need to create your own at home. You can also get blank shirts as well as wood and acrylic blanks for your next project.