You can easily spend a fortune on Halloween costumes, and still end up with cheap costumes that leave glitter all over the house (girl mom here!)… And for what? One night of covering the costume with a coat and trick or treating for 2 hours for a bag of candy that cost $2 at the local grocery store…
Thankfully my girls love to play dress ups year round so I just think of costumes as new toys to add to their closets, but I’m still looking for affordable Halloween costumes that don’t lack in quality (especially since we like to reuse them 😉 )!
4 ways to find affordable Halloween costumes:
I’m a huge fan of buying resale! It’s my way of finding great brands and good quality for an affordable price. I follow my local resale shop on facebook and as soon as they start collecting Halloween costumes, I like to make frequent stops till I find the perfect one! Last year I bought the giraffe and lion costume which were awesome quality for only $15 total!
2. Think ahead
Like a year ahead! Now with this route, you can’t plan on current interests, so it depends on the personality of your child, but you can find some great costumes! Last year, a few days after Halloween, I found a beautiful Princess Anna dress marked down from $50 to $10! Score! I ended up giving it to her as a Christmas present because she loves dress ups, but I could easily buy a size up and save it for Halloween!
I’m new to the DIY costume route, but I’m giving it a shot this year and so far so good! I used some old curtains as fabric for Anabelle’s costume which leaves me just having to buy a few accessories. Studio DIY has some super fun ideas for DIY costumes!
4. Use your closet
Almost seems too simple to be worthwhile, but I think these are some of the best! Pick costumes that you can create out of your own closets! Say Yes has some awesome family themed costumes for this route!