Wednesday, October 25, 2006

GoodWill Costume Hunting

Having a frightful time trying to find an inexpensive costume for your kiddo-or maybe yourself? Check out your local resale shop. There are countless rows of costume ideas. If you're not creative, most resale shops put together spooktacular displays. The stores usually pull from their stock and set up special "Halloween" clothing racks. Plus, you can find costume kits-some are still in their original packages.
Kids love to dress up and they never seem to be able to make up their minds. My daughter wanted to be Velma from Scooby-Doo and then decided to be a kitty cat. And with all the Halloween activities planned around the actual day, kids want to dress up as something different for each event! It can get pricey! But, you can purchase several costumes at a resale shop for less than one at a department store. If your kids like dressing up throughout the year like mine do, buy some hand-me-down fun-costumes, vintage outfits and accessories.
Then after Halloween, hit the discount department stores like Wal-Mart and Target for 50 to 75% off costumes. Make sure to buy a size larger than your kids are currently wearing. Don’t worry if your kid doesn’t want to be a princess or Superman next year-they’ll love wearing it for dress up! Oh, and if FREE sounds better to you, this is also a great time of year to hit up your neighbors, friends and family for hand-me-down costumes!! Happy Hunting! and have a Happy Halloween!

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