Halloween costumes don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. All it takes is a little creativity to pull off an adorable kids costume for a few bucks (or FREE if you already have the supplies on hand). But what do you do if you don’t have a creative bone in your body or no time to pull off a homemade costume? I’ve got a couple of suggestions and while they will cost you something, it’ll be worth it because you’ll be able to use it again and again:
Do you have a Toy Story fan at your house? The Disney Store sells pajamas that look like Woody or Buzz outfits. I got each of my kids a pair for Christmas last year and they loved them! Add some cowboy boots, a hat and/or a bandana to the Woody set if you have them to complete the look.
Kidorable has some rain gear perfect for doubling as a Halloween costume. Check out the pirate, mermaid and ballerina raincoats and boots. Its typical for it to rain on Halloween in our neck of the woods, so even better! I live in the Seattle area where it rains year round so a raincoat will definitely get used.
These are just a few ideas for costumes that can be used beyond Halloween night. I encourage you to think outside of the box, get creative and save money where you can. If you do end up purchasing a full costume, consider it’s quality. Can you use it again for a younger sibling? Re-sell it on Ebay? Add it to the dress up clothes bin? Stretch your hard earned dollar as far as it will go!
Do you have an ideas for free, inexpensive or multi-use Halloween costumes? I’d love for you to share your ideas with other readers by leaving a comment!
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