Thrifty Thursday: Ways to Save on Last Minute Halloween Costumes

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Halloween is less than a week away.  Are you ready?

If you don’t have costumes for the kids – try these simple ideas:

1.  Dress-up box. Most kids enjoy playing dress-up year round, so it’s likely you have costumes already on hand.   My kids have costumes for a doctor, pirate, princess, superhero and more  just sitting in the playroom.  Simply add some makeup and a cool accessory and the kids are set!

2.  Sports Fan: Don’t forget about old sports uniforms.  Kids can be a soccer, baseball or football player by wearing their sports uniform.  Easy peasy.

3.  Swap costumes:  Swap costumes with family, friends or neighbors.  Did your son fall in love with his cousins Batman costume last year?   Borrow it for one night of fun.  You can also get all the neighbors together for a fun, impromptu costume swap.  This should provide a large selection of costumes and give the adults a reason to spend time together.

4.  Make your own.  You don’t need to sew for hours to make a creative costume.  Dress as a tourist, Miss America or Black Eye Pea.  Find more easy costume ideas at Disney Family Fun.

Get prepared for next year and shop the after Halloween sales starting November 1st.  This is also when I pick-up new costumes for the kids dress-up box.

What are your ideas for Last Minute Halloween Costumes?


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