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International Shipping Information

Countries We Ship To:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Hungary
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxemburg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Romania
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

We are constantly striving to accommodate all of our international customers in making their purchase experience with BuyCostumes.com simple, safe, and enjoyable! If you do not find your country in the list of countries above, please feel free to choose an alternative method to have your shipment delivered. MyUS.com is an International e-commerce service provider that will allow you to place an order and forward your package from our dock to your door. Click here for details.

How To Ship Internationally:

Shop the site and add items to your cart. Some items we sell are not available for international sale. Items that are not available for International shipping have a USAOnlyIcon icon listed on the item detail page. When you are ready to place your order, click the Cart link on the top right of any page. You will select your shipping country before you can proceed to checkout.

International Shipping Rates:

BuyCostumes has partnered with several shipping companies to provide you with fast, affordable shipping options to the countries listed above. Rates are determined by the country you ship to and the weight of the items in your cart. To determine your shipping rates we encourage you to start the checkout process and provide us with your ship-to country.

If you choose to ship to any of the European Union countries we will calculate any applicable import duties and taxes during checkout and collect them on behalf of your government (this way your order total is guaranteed and you will not have to pay any additional money when your order is delivered). For more information about this please click here.

Delivery Times:

Estimates are quoted in business days (Monday – Friday, excluding US and local holidays)

Most orders placed by 2pm (Monday – Friday) CT will be processed same day

Zone Country Estimated Time In Transit (Business Days)
North America Canada Canada Standard 4-7 Canada Express 2-4
Guam UPS Expedited 3-6
Europe Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden Local Post 5-9
Belgium Belgium Post 4-8
United Kingdom Royal Post 4-8
Monaco, Norway, Switzerland UPS Expedited 3-6
Middle East Israel UPS Expedited 3-6
Oceania Australia Australia Post 5-10 UPS Expedited 3-6
New Zealand UPS Expedited 3-6
Japan UPS Expedited 3-6

*Please note that delivery times for international orders are generally accurate but are NOT guaranteed.

Duties & Taxes:

Duties, custom tariffs and VAT are set by the local government and are determined based on a combination of product-specific characteristics: country of origin, material, and the classification of the good in accordance with a harmonized system adopted and used by the local government. The amount of duties, tariffs and taxes will vary by product and the specific rates set by your local government.

As a convenience to our international shoppers we have accumulated some country specific information about taxes, import duties and fees that you may find useful.

Australia - Orders totaling less than $1,000.00 AUD (product + shipping costs) do not require any GST or duty to be paid. Orders over $1000.00 AUD will have both GST and duty charges of up to 28% payable to Australian customs upon delivery in order to take possession of your merchandise. Multiple orders placed within 48 hours of each other will be combined for shipping and custom clearance purposes.

Canada –With our fully-landed cost shipping method, you will never have to pay additional duty and tax upon delivery. By placing your order, you authorize us to appoint a Canadian customs broker to obtain customs clearance for your items and remit applicable duty and taxes on your behalf to Revenue Canada. All Canadian orders will be billed the appropriate import duty, GST/HST and brokerage fee amounts at the time of purchase. These totals will be displayed in the checkout page when you select to which province your order will be shipped. The total billed at checkout is GUARANTEED. You will NOT have to pay anything additional at the time of delivery to take possession of your merchandise.

New Zealand - Orders totaling less than $50 NZD (about $35 USD depending on the current exchange rates) will not have any duty due. Orders over $50 NZD (about $35 USD) will have GST of 15% and duty charges of as much as 12%, (most party supplies will not have any duty due but most costumes do have a duty rate of 12%) for a total of 27% due and payable to New Zealand customs in order to take possession of your merchandise.

Israel, Japan, Monaco, Norway & Switzerland – VAT taxes and import duty and fees vary by country. VAT and import fees WILL BE DUE upon delivery in order to take possession of your merchandise. Please check with your local tax authority for specific VAT and import fees. Refunds will not be given for refusal to pay these fees.

All Other European Countries -With our fully-landed cost shipping method, you will never have to pay additional duty and tax upon delivery. To view the shipping charges, VAT and import duties on any order simply place the items you wish to purchase into your shopping cart and select your shipping country from the pull-down menu. By choosing to ship to any of the countries listed above, you must agree to the international shipping terms and conditions which includes appointing a customs broker to import your goods. You can view the terms and conditions here.

Returns:

International orders may be returned. To view our return policy for all countries, please click here. Please note that refunds are for the cost of merchandise only and return shipping charges are nonrefundable. Duties and taxes on international orders are NOT refundable. We cannot accept returns from MyUS.com customers

Payment Options:

We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card, American Express and PayPal. You may also use check cards or ATM cards, as long as they are connected with one of the major credit card companies listed above. We do not accept gift cards, personal checks, or cash. We only accept credit cards issued from a country we ship to.

We will charge your credit card in US dollars. Exchange rates may fluctuate. Please note that most banks will charge additional fees for currency conversion. These fees typically range from 2-5% of the total value of your order including shipping charges. Please contact your credit card issuing bank directly for additional details on fees and exchange.

MyUS.com:

We have partnered with MyUS.com to offer convenient, fast international shipping to more than 225 countries for our customers. MyUS.com members receive deeply discounted shipping rates, exceptional customer service, 24/7 online access to their account, and access to other services.

Sign up with MyUS.com and receive your own U.S. street address to receive merchandise from any website or store within the U.S. Those items are shipped to your U.S. address, where MyUS.com provides specialized international package forwarding services from your new U.S. address to your international address.

Note: Use MyUS.com's Personal Shopper service to make a purchase from websites that do not accept international credit cards or those with international billing addresses. MyUs.com accepts all major credit cards and also accepts wire transfers, and will make the purchase on your behalf.

Follow these two steps for international delivery:

  1. Get your own U.S. address in America at www.MyUS.com.
  2. Use your new U.S. address, provided by MyUS.com, when placing your order on U.S. websites.

If you are ordering multiple items, you'll enjoy the most savings by using MyUS.com Premium Service. This gives you the ability to consolidate packages, which saves you even more on international shipping.

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*Please note: Due to the nature of MyUS.com business of shipping to countries that we do not ship to, we cannot accept returns from MyUS.com customers.

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