Looking for cheap Halloween costumes for boys and girls?
Whether you are hosting a Halloween party, or just want to give your trick or treat visitors a night to remember, decorating your home need not be an expensive exercise. It is also a time for pulling together a costume and trying to be as creative as possible, without spending a fortune on something that may potentially only be worn for a few hours, one night.
7 tips for inexpensive Halloween costumes for girls and boys
There is nothing wrong with making use of last year’s costumes. Not only can it be cost-effective, but it can make for a fun activity. Some new embellishments, face paint, or even a touch of webbing,
2. Dress up costumes for boys and girls
The best way to allow your costumes to be used over and over is to ensure that they are unisex.
3. Regular clothes
Not every Halloween outfit needs to be a ghost, goblin or start skeleton. If your child has a dress up costume that they wear on the odd occasion (or every chance they get!) let them wear it on Halloween too. This way it gets a lot use and does not just sit in the cupboard for its annual outing.
4. Last minute shopping – bargain savings
If you are adamant that you want a new outfit or costume, try to wait until the last minute to purchase it. You’ll find that there are great bargains to be found as stores try to get rid of potentially unwanted items.
5. Shop ahead of time
And then if you are really clever you can always shop way ahead of time and buy something as soon as Halloween is over. Post-Halloween sales are everywhere. Many costumes are one-size-fits-all or only come in a few size options anyway, so it won’t be as hard to buy ahead.
6. Avoid buying specific accessories for Halloween costumes
You do not need to always buy the accessories that come with a costume especially if they cost extra money. Just buy the main costume and then get creative with accessories using things you already have and some fun makeup.
- A bit of raspberry jelly can look like blood.
- Black eye makeup can do wonders for a scary look.
- An op shop outfit with a few ragged edges is all you need.
And don’t forget the safety element with any Halloween costume.
Looking for more ideas?
Here are 5 tips to be aware of to ensure that your child’s Halloween costume is not only fun (and inexpensive) but going to be completely safe for them!