Halloween is soon approaching. It is a scary holiday based on more than just witches and warlocks. The prices for Halloween costumes are outlandish. Here are my tips for a frugal freight on a budget.
1) Buy items the year before on clearance
2) Purchase items that you can wear long after Halloween
3) Only buy accessories to make the outfit a costume
4) Think outside the box and be creative with what you have on hand.
5) Host a costume swap and ask to trade items that no longer fit your children for something that does.
We have a large BOODAY party each year and we dress up as a family. This year we were the characters from the Cat and The Hat.
I was the Cat and the Hat. I purchased accesories from Costume Express for $16.99. The black pants and shirts are from my closet. I bought 1 yard of felt for $3.00. I used the felt for my children’s costume.
Then it was time to make the costumes for thing one and thing 2. I grabbed red shirts out of their closet. Then I took a plate and made circles one the felt. I cute them out. I bought black fabric pain for $1 and blue hair color for $2.49. I found Dr. Seuss stickers for $9.99. We used these as party decorations so they were a multipurpose purchase.
Then we created the costume for the narrator for my husband. He carried around the Cat and The Hat book from the library. We found a red shirt in his closet and put a stick of his character on his shirt. The cost of his costume $.25
The final costume was my daughter’s she was Sally. We placed stickers on here tutu outfit. We currently have a tutu issue. She wears one everywhere so embrace it right? Her costume was ordered on Ebay for $30.00.