Today you can’t go anywhere without seeing an all-in-one Halloween costume for all ages ( and at all price ranges ). I can’t recall EVER buying a new Halloween costume when I was a kid. In fact, most of the pieces in my dress-up box ( yes, I still have one! ) have come from Goodwill or a garage sale collected over many years.
If you can’t fathom paying $40 for a costume (worn 1x ) or just want to keep the clutter out of your house – get your creative juices flowing and make one. How easy would it be to pull together a ghost, pirate or princess costume – all from stuff you probably have hiding in the closets in your house.
For lots of ideas, check out these sites:
100 Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas submitted by readers of The Daily Green
Homemade Costumes Gallery by About.com
Unique Halloween Costumes from Disney Family
Another way to avoid buying a new costume – borrow one! This year, I lent out 2 of my daughter’s costumes from previous holidays and I’ll be borrowing one from a friend. With a trip to Goodwill for one additional piece for my husband, our family will be ready for Halloween for a couple dollars!