8 Ways to Save on Halloween Costumes
We are so excited for Halloween! Are you? If you are anything like me, you are probably just now getting around to thinking about getting the kids their costumes. Use these tips below to save some cash on them!
Make your own! The best way to save on Halloween costumes is to make your own! Check out this free list of DIY Halloween Costume Tutorials for inspiration! Use supplies you have at home, or ask family and friends for “donations”. Most likely, they have a bunch of stuff they’re getting rid of, and you can use it while crafting your costumes!
Buy early. Obviously this tip won’t help you with this year’s costumes, but now is the time to start thinking about it if you want to save money! If you buy next year’s costumes in November, you could snag them at up to 90% off! Halloween discounts are steep, which is a good thing for shoppers of course! The only problem is, most kids won’t know what they want to be next year – so this might only work with the little ones.
Shop dollar stores. I visited Dollar Tree just this week and saw enough items to put together a dozen or more costumes for less than $5 each! Swords and pirate hats, costume jewelry and fairy wings, plus lots of makeup – the possibilities are endless!
Scarecrow costume: Wear plaid and blue jeans, and buy a straw hat (or borrow one). Stuff your clothes with plastic grocery bags. It doesn’t get much more frugal than that! This Scarecrow Hat is too cute if you need an idea of what kind of hat to do for the costume!
Black cat costume: Buy the ears and tail at the dollar store, use eye liner for a nose and whiskers.
Princess/fairy costume: Buy the wand and crown at the dollar store, wear a cute dress you already own or find at the thrift store, and find a cute hairstyle to use for inspiration on Pinterest. Don’t forget to Follow us on Pinterest while you’re over there!
Swap costumes. Don’t feel like shopping? Try swapping! Host a costume swap party: everyone brings their own costumes to leave, and picks up costumes they want. Hosting a party like this works best when the kids are all around the same size/age.
Buy used. Hit the thrift stores (year-round) and you’ll hit the jackpot! Sometimes you can find full costumes for just a few bucks, other times you can find enough clothes and accessories to put your own costumes together. Use your imagination and have fun with it! The fun part about the thrift store is everything is so inexpensive, your kids can get wild with their costume planning without breaking the budget!
If worse comes to worse and you get yourself too backed into a corner with time, you can always scroll through the pages and pages of Halloween Costumes on Amazon to find the perfect costume for this year to fit your budget, and go back to the tip above for saving on next year’s costume. After all, we are all busy moms, and sometimes we just need Amazon to come in and save the day for the sake of everything else on our to-do lists! 😉
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