Halloween costumes can cost a lot of money. If you have more than one child, it can get very expensive to buy new costumes every year depending on what your child wants to be. There are different ways to save money on Halloween costumes and still please your child.
Many children enjoy dressing up all year long. Starting a costume box is one way that you can save money on Halloween costumes. If you get a sturdy storage container and keep adding to it, you may find that you might not spend anything on Halloween costumes in the future.
Of course it takes time to build up a collection of costumes and accessories, but if you look around your house you may find that you have more costume materials than you thought.
Collecting accessories like princess crowns, tails, headbands with ears, fake jewelry and masks can get you started with your costume container. Add in sports uniforms, dance costumes, old clothing, capes and even wigs and you can have the makings for several different costumes.
When Halloween is over, visit your local stores and pick up marked down items for your costume box. Items like capes and gloves can fit many different sizes. Many stores sell accessories that you can add to your costume box and may use for Halloween. Think about what your child likes and you will not go wrong with your purchases.
Having a costume box is a great way to keep your kids occupied on a rainy Saturday afternoon. It doesn’t take up a lot of room and the costs can be very low to add items to the box. Old costume jewelry, a worn out adult sized robe or a granny-type nightgown are perfect to add to your collection.
You need to think creatively to save money on Halloween costumes. You do not need to have sewing talents because many times you can create costumes by using a hot glue gun and just gluing pieces onto sweatpants and a sweatshirt to turn it into a costume. After Halloween, add it to the costume box.
If your child absolutely has to be a character from his favorite movie, look online to get a good price on the costume. Depending on your child’s age, the costume may be able to be used again next year or maybe a younger sibling will choose to wear it. Just remember to shop early in order to be able to get the size and costume of their choice.
As your child grows into the tween years, accessories along with clothing they might already have can make a complete costume. A black cape over black jeans and t-shirt makes an easy vampire costume. A red cape with a red dress can be a devil or red riding hood.
It is not always necessary to go out and have to buy a complete costume. With a little bit of creative thinking and your costume box, you can put together a great Halloween costume for less money.