How to Save Money on Halloween Costumes

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How to Save Money on Halloween Costumes

First and foremost, you don’t have to spend a small fortune on them. There are ways to save money on cheap Halloween costumes for Kids and Adults.  You could ask for handouts from neighbors, family, or friends, something they think they can part with, this way combined with your findings you are sure to save on Halloween Costumes for you or your family.

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Buying Halloween costumes for your kids can become expensive especially if you have more than one child, who needs a Halloween costume?   Most often kids wear their Halloween costumes a couple times each year for Halloween and maybe a costume party or parade and then we never see the costume again unless they use it for play-dates or dress up fun time.

At the beginning of October each year, neighbors alike start getting really excited for Halloween decorations.  As their favorite holiday approaches, decorations start to multiply in their yard almost daily. Spiders, gravestones, skeletons, bats, and ghosts until Halloween night finally arrives. That’s when the real show begins!

Here are 10 tips to help you save money this year on Halloween costumes for both adults and kids

  1. Know Where to Look
    1. Check Craigslist and search for “Halloween costumes” in your local area.  The nice thing about Craigslist is that many people will give you a little summary of the type of item that is listed.  This is particularly helpful if you’re on the hunt for something you have in mind. You can even check PennySaverUsa
  2. Be Flexible
    1. The more flexibility you have with the Halloween costume you wear, the easier it will be to find one that fits your budget for either your kid or young adult.

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  3. Go to a Consignment Shop
    1. You can find some awesome deals at consignment shops on costumes that probably were only used once, or may have never been worn at all
    2. Finding a used Halloween costume for an adult can also be challenging. Many consignment stores and thrift stores have an array of Halloween costumes available, but you may only find one of two outfits in your size.
  4. Buy Secondhand Costumes from Garage sales or Facebook yard sales.
    1. If you are not already part of a Facebook yard sale group, you will want to do a search or ask your friends to be added to a local group. Some people will try and sell their Halloween costumes year round especially in September
    2. Garage sales are a little different, some people will try to hold them when the weather is nice or when they have a lot of stuff to get rid of.
  5. Borrow from a friend or family member.
    1. I like to try and get rid of stuff when i no longer need it, but i do have some Halloween costumes from previous years in a trunk or something.  Ask around to see if any of your friends or family members would like to do a costume swap for Halloween.
    2. This can also work for adult costumes, but especially good for kids since the kids are the one’s growing like weeds.
  6. Re-purpose a costumes
    1. You can always re-purpose a costume from a previous year to make something totally different.
    2. If you have kids and a dress up trunk, you can mix and match stuff that you have collected over the years. Nice part about Halloween, you don’t have to have a theme just look scary or adorable.
  7. Make a Costume
    1. This does not necessarily mean head over to your local fabric store and spend tons of money, it means just take advantage of stuff you have in your home.
    2. With Pinterest, you know can find just about any DIY Halloween costume for boys and girls and adults. For Example like if younger kids like legos, they can go here Lego Costume by Kids Activities Blog.
  8. Ask for a Gift or buy from the Dollar Store
      1. The Dollar Tree store has tons of accessories.

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  9. Shop Late
    1. On the other hand, you can also save money when you shop early, and by early. If you already know what costume you want for the following year, buy it on Halloween, or the day after Halloween, when all costumes are deeply discounted.
  10. Be Creative
    1. If you don’t have anything that goes together to dress up as something specific, grab the craziest thing you can find and make a garment out of the item. Try buying or making one great item that you can wear with the clothes you already own.


Final Thoughts

I recommend going through your home first to look for uniforms you already own, and to find fun items that you can use as part of a costume. Halloween costumes are meant to be fun and scary depending on your age. Make wallet happy too, by carefully utilizing what you have and by shopping smart.