October is almost here and stores are already rolling out their 2012 Halloween goodies! This means that all of the little ones are going to be figuring what they want to be this Halloween, which normally means spending big money on a costume. But, thankfully there is the Internet! And because of it, we were able to find some great tips on saving money on the kids costumes this Halloween for you.
Know how to sew? Craft stores are your best friend
Most people tend to forget that craft stores like Michael’s and JoAnn’s have patterns for all sorts of costumes, as well as all the needed material under one roof! Patterns can normally go for $7.00 to $10.00, while you can catch fabric sales and other accessories on sale, too.
Don’t know how to sew? Time to get crafty
Even if you don’t know how to sew, there are many ideas you can do for your little ones to create an affordable Halloween costume. There are tons of no-sew Halloween costumes out there, such as these costumes on Parenting and Parentables.
Check inventory at Salvation Army, other stores
Places like the Salvation Army, dollar stores, and hand-me-down stores with gently used clothes is a great place to put together a unique costume. Instead of buying some costume with cheap fabric that is way overpriced, you can get authentic vintage clothes for you and your family to rock this Halloween. Or, find extra accessories at the dollar store for a customized costume.
Halloween doesn’t have to be a money drain with all of the decorations, candy, and costumes. Also, a costume made at home will be much more unique than some store bought one from Target or Walmart. Get your little ghouls ready for Halloween with affordable costumes, and don’t forget to give CouponWallet a Like on Facebook or follow us on Pinterest.
Also, we want to show off your hard work this October! Send in your photos of homemade costumes to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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