I’ve received several emails requesting deals or more information on how to get Halloween costumes for less. As I said here, I’ve been searching high and low for costume deals, and I’m not coming up with much! Since most of you are parents to babies and toddlers, I truly believe that you can get by with simple costumes, although the plush penguin and monkey outfits are to-die-for cute!
My best piece of advice actually won’t help you this year. It’s go shopping after Halloween to score deals on costumes for next year. You can also find plenty of ideas for DIY Halloween costumes on this site!
Beyond that, I’m turning to you, readers. Do you have any advice for frugal Halloween costumes? If you do, please leave a comment to share with other readers.
This months parents magazine had many costumes under 10.00 that you can make EASY! Also they had costumes that you just add a stuffed animal to make a complete costume. Think stuffed pig, overalls, straw hat — farmer.
I would check out consignment shops, used kids shops and the goodwill for bargin costumes!
The Prudent Homemaker says
There are a ton of inexpensve costumes on this site. The mermaid one might cost $5. They are mostly made with things you already have on hand:
This site also has homemade, easy, mostly inexpensive costumes:
and they have a seperate section for baby costumes:
This website has 5 for $5. Everyday they have 5 different costumes for under $5 at 9am. Once there gone there gone. and it's 5 days a week monday thur friday.
I have always had luck buying them through e-bay or at used children's stores like Once Upon a Child. I also see many at garage sales in the summer so that's a good place to pick them up.
Hit those consignment shops now!!!
This site has 5 costumes under $5 every day. Check back daily to see if they have one you like!
But I am with you the week after Halloween I stock up!
Last year I ordered my costume a week or so before Halloweeen at The Childrens Place and I got a great deal on it. So if you want to test your luck and wait it might pay off.
Kinzie Sue says
A bunch of other moms from my area decided to get together and do a costume giveaway/swap. Everyone brought all of their costumes labeled on the inside with their name. Then it was basically a free-for-all where you could browse the costumes and see if you could find something in your children's sizes. Some people wanted theirs back, while others were just giving them away. Either way, it was a great way to get rid of old costumes and gain some new ones… and best part of all, it was completely FREE!