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Cheap Halloween Costumes Ideas

Updated on April 1, 2012
Cheap Halloween costumes ideas
Cheap Halloween costumes ideas

Cheap Halloween Costumes in 2009


Halloween is almost here! Halloween date is always October 31st and this year in 2009 it falls on a Saturday! That means it is much more fun and you can plan a lot more and party more. Because Halloween is always on October 31st, the days will change and it may fall on a weekday. This can provide some confusion and inconvenience as to when trick-or-treating or festivities are actually going to take place. When Halloween is on a weeknight it causes pressures on children and adults to get off from work or school, rush home to get dressed in costumes in time to go out trick-or-treating or to a party. I strongly prefer if the Halloween night is moved to the last Saturday of October.

Most people put in a lot of thought into their costumes and decoration ideas. When deciding on your Halloween costume you got to think about safety, comfort, cost and coolness. It does not have to be expensive to get the right Halloween costume you want. You may decide to make a costume yourself - be sure to take into account your budget, sewing ability, artistic talent, and overall creativity level to make it one of your cheap Halloween Costume Ideas and share it with family and friends and here. Not many people have the time or interest in making their own Halloween costume. We usually opt to buy a ready-made Halloween costume from the store.

Inexpensive and really cheap Halloween costumes ready-made for you can garner plenty of attention without a damaging your wallet. Use the following tips to save money while buying a Halloween costume.


Save money in Halloween Costumes

Make your own Halloween costume: Halloween costumes don't need to be expensive, uncreative, store-bought monstrosities. You can find cheap Halloween costume ideas for all ages and put them together at home! There are a lot of websites and videos on youtube you can easily follow to make your own Halloween costumes for your kids and also adults and save tons of money in Halloween costumes. For example, a Nerd costume: Small pants, shirt buttoned up wrong, hair slicked back, old pair of glasses with tape, white socks, BIG book to carry under his arm. You got a nice costume for your kid with zero cost. Other costume ideas would be tourist, hippie, soldier or a rock-star.

Shop early: If you decide to purchase a ready-made costume, try to shop early while the selection is the best. By mid-October, many of the more popular costumes are already sold out.

Shop during Fall: In the fall season, prices are so inexpensive in resale stores and they carry a nice selection of costumes. They also get donations of costumes after Halloween, so if you are willing to plan ahead for the next year, you'll probably get the best bargains of all.

Dollar stores: You can find tons of accessories and materials for so cheap that you can use to make your own halloween costume. Remember not to overdo your costume choices with lots of accessories.

Halloween specialty stores: If you are looking for something unique, you should look at Halloween specialty stores. Discount stores often offer the best prices, but they carry typical Halloween costumes. Many Halloween specialty stores carry unusual costumes that you won't see everywhere. If you are trying to find a unique selection, it may be worth a bit more money.

Ideas for saving money on Halloween Costumes

Shop online: Many online merchants offer Halloween costumes and supplies year round. If you know in advance what you'd like to buy, you'd be wise to make your purchase early. Prices may be better off season, too.

Bricks-and-Mortar giants WalMart, Target and K-Mart offer in-store and online savings. For the cheapest and best selection of costumes from an online source, however, browse through their online sites. Look for an online retailer with free shipping.

Cheap halloween costumes: Check Ebay and Craigslist to find the best deals out there. This is particularly valuable if you know what your kid wants to be.


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      Kathleen Lang 

      6 years ago

      Hi there! I know this hub was posted a long time ago, but you still have really great info! Everyone wants to be able to put a good look together on the cheap, this is also, always true on Halloween! I'm new to Hubpages and have put together a few tips on how to make a Thriller costume on the cheap, if you fancied taking a look? Many Thanks.

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      10 years ago from United States

      Great info! I'm sure a lot of people will find this hub inspiring.

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      10 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Nice information about cheap Halloween costumes ideas. Its very very informative. Recently i added a hub on mortage calculator feel free to visit this hub.


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