With Halloween just around the corner, many parents are dreading the thought of spending money on costly costumes for their children. If you’re like me, you don’t want to break the bank on Kids’ Halloween costumes every year. However, there are several ways to save on kids’ Halloween costumes.
7 Ways to Save on Kids Halloween Costumes
Halloween is a spooky time of year, and for many people, it’s also a time to stock up on costumes. If you’re looking to save a few bucks on your Halloween costume this year, here are 7 ways to do it!
1. Shop Early
And, by early, I mean get Halloween costumes the day after Halloween is over. Take advantage of sales and clearance items well in advance of the following Halloween. This way, you’ll have a larger selection to choose from and you won’t have to pay full price. Most costumes are 50-75% right after Halloween.
2. Borrow From Friends
If you know someone with kids who are a similar size, ask if you can borrow their child’s costume from last year. This is a great way to get a high-quality costume without having to spend a lot of money.
There are also a ton of Free groups on Facebook where you can start a thread asking to share costumes. We recently did this in my hometown group, and it was a great turnout.
3. Shop at the Thrift Store
You can find some great Halloween costumes at your local thrift store. Search for items such as old dresses, suits, and other clothing that can be transformed into a costume with a little creativity. You may even find some accessories that will complete your child’s costume.
Don’t forget to check out the Halloween clearance section at your local discount store. You can often find some great costumes for a fraction of the cost.
4. Make Your Own Costume
Making your own costume is a great way to save money and get exactly what you want. There are many easy DIY costumes that can be put together with items you may already have in your home.
Some examples of DIY costumes include:
- Superheroes: All you need is a cape and some type of shirt with a logo. You can find simple DIY tutorials online for homemade costumes.
- Princesses: An old dress, some jewelry, and a tiara can make for a beautiful princess costume.
- Pirates: A white shirt, black pants, and a bandana can turn anyone into a pirate!
- Animals: Many easy animal costumes can be put together with some simple sewing. Check out this tutorial for a no-sew lion costume.
5. Get Creative With Makeup
For those who don’t want to wear a costume, consider getting creative with makeup. You can transform yourself into almost anything with the right makeup. This is a great option for those who don’t like to wear costumes or for those who want to save money.
Some ideas you can do with makeup include cat faces, zombies, clowns, and skeletons.
6. Shop Walmarts $5 Costumes
Walmart always has a great selection of $5 costumes. This is a great option for those who want to save money but still get a great costume. Check out our $5 Halloween Costume Post for cute ideas!
7. Take Advantage of Coupons and Promo Codes
There are many ways to get discounts on Halloween costumes. Check for coupons and promo codes before you shop. You may be able to find a great deal that will save you a lot of money.
Some stores that offer coupons and promo codes include Amazon, Target, and Walmart. Here are a few coupons/promo codes to check out:
- Spirit Halloween– Give your email to get 20% off one item. Or use code SHIP50 to get 50% off women’s Halloween costumes
- Groupon Costumes4Less– Get $25 worth of Halloween costumes for $15.
- Party City– Sign up with a new email to get 15% off your next online purchase of $30 or more. Don’t forget to check their coupon page for more deals and coupons.
- Halloween Costumes.com– Sign up with a new email to get 20% off your first order at Halloween Costumes. Don’t forget to check their coupon page for more.
Halloween is a fun time of year, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. There are many ways to save on kids’ Halloween costumes. By following these tips, you can have a great time without breaking the bank. Happy Halloween!