Can you believe it is already time to start putting those Halloween costumes together? The 31st will be here before you know it, so now is the time to start gathering all of your spooky accessories. Don’t get caught in the trap of waiting until the last minute and spending three times as much as you anticipated. Instead, be prepared and save. Take a look below at 5 ways to save on Halloween costumes and this year, you will save your budget from a serious scare! Take a peek.
5 Ways to Save on Halloween Costumes:
1. Learn how to swap with friends.
Surely there are other children in your neighborhood and family who have costumes they have outgrown. Gather together and bring the costumes with you. Then, start swapping! This way, you can all enjoy new-to-you costumes without spending a dime. Plus, it is a great way to just get together and have a great time!
2. Hit up the Goodwill and other donation centers.
Thrift stores typically have a huge selection of second hand costumes as well as fun costume jewelry, hats, and more. Make a habit of browsing these stores now so you can grab fresh inventory as it becomes available. Buy a piece here and there and by mid October you will have a huge stash to work with.
3. Use items you already have in your closets.
Scour your own closets for fun hats, jewelry, jackets, overalls, and other items you can transform into costumes. Look for pieces that you can sew accents onto or embellish. This is a great way to create your own pieces for less.
4. Buy online or through online auctions.
Give online buying sites such as eBay a try and see what you can dig up. You may be able to find some secondhand or even some never worn pieces for just pennies. See if you can find sellers near you so you don’t spend an arm and a leg on shipping. Or, look for sellers who offer free shipping so you save even more.
5. Try out your dollar store.
While you may not be able to find entire costumes, you may be able to find accessories such as funky glasses, jewelry, crowns, eye patches, swords, and other small accessories to get kiddos looking their best. Check out your local dollar or discount store for these accessories and you are sure to score these for less.
Don’t go broke buying Halloween costumes, give these tips a try and get spooky for less!
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