4 Tips to Save on Holloween Costumes!
- DIY Costumes: Some of my favorite costumes were homemade, and all of my 7-year-old son’s costumes have been homemade. You don’t have to shop the Halloween stores to get a great costume! We’ve used everything from old boxes and wrapping paper, to old pillowcases! Check out this list of 50+ Last Minute DIY Costumes Ideas.
- Costume swaps: It doesn’t take much to organize a costume swap with friends, parents from school, the neighborhood, or any local group! Just set up an event on Facebook and remind folks that admission is a costume to trade. You can even collect donations ahead of time for a larger variety of options. You can also give participants a ticket for every costume they donate which are redeemable for costumes on the day of the event. Donate leftover costumes to local organizations.
- 2nd Hand, Thrift and Consignment Stores: From vintage clothing, materials and authentic costumes you can find everything you need for WAY less than full price! Get creative! Here’s 1,109 of the Best Costumes on Pinterest!
- Costume Game: If you’ve waited until the absolute LAST possible minute this is for you! Imagine a Halloween Costume Fashion Show. Let the kids raid their dress-up box, & normal clothes as well as other household objects to create wacky costumes. Make sure duct tape and safety pins are available! You can even film your child model their creations!
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