American pilgrims invented Halloween when they celebrated the abundance of their new home by dressing up as sexy turkeys. Participate in this age-old tradition with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of costume and accessory purchases and rentals from Chicago Costume, redeemable online or at 10 Chicago locations.
Since 1976, Chicago Costume has festooned trick-or-treaters, performers, and everyday masqueraders with a trove of eye-catching costumes, theatrical makeup, and whimsical accessories. Façade aficionados find a vast lineup of themed costumes for purchase, including zombies, pirates, and Harry Potter characters, and more than 10,000 rental costumes ($65–$250 on average) allow for postcelebration returns with a refundable $100 deposit. Customers can purchase a hip-swiveling Elvis getup ($49.99) or don a Catwoman costume ($54.99) to conquer pretend superheroes and real-life laser pointers alike. A collection of political masks, including those of Barack Obama ($25) and Sarah Palin ($19.99), keeps costumes current, and accessories such as wigs, makeup, and hats outfit people planning multiple costume changes to portray the entire ensemble of Cheers.