Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Boo Who?

So - those spendy $$ tags on the department store Halloween costumes got you down?? I hear ya... Well... guess what! I know a pretty cool little dealy :):) Seriously - the best place to get a child's costume (especially for little kiddos - less variety beyond roughly age 6) is Once Upon A Child. They only buy gently used items - no staining or other flaws accepted, and they had a boat-load! Plus, if what you have in mind isn't at your location, you can buzz around to other nearby locales to check them out too! I think the most expensive one I found was $6 or $7 - lots of variety. They are getting in many now from last year, and people are also looking for this year... so it just keeps getting recycled.  Love that!

Another little known secret about Halloween-on-a-budget can be found at Savers. When it comes to costumes and other fun Halloween accessories (make-up, wigs, stockings, masks, etc, etc) - they do maintain pretty darn reasonable prices on all the goods (many of which are new)! 

If you get stumped, and can't find what you want... or if your kids are older - you can browse the items at Good Will. It's still cheaper there than brand-new, and they have plenty in all sizes - including adults! But you have to be more careful, as they do accept stained and torn items there.

I recommend starting at the top of my little list, and working your way down it in the order provided. Between the 3 stops, you're bound to find something you & your kiddos love! There - Halloween's not so scary anymore, now is it? ;)

TIP! Around this time of year, Once Upon A Child begins taking the fall/ winter discards. Bring in your kids' costumes from last year, and get some $$ for them (along with any other out-grown items in good condition that fit the season.) Use that $$ and check out the selection for this year. You find something wonderful, and it's basically an exchange! :):) 

A QUOTE: "Hold on, man.  We don't go anywhere with 'scary,' 'spooky,' 'haunted', or 'forbidden' in the title."   ~Shaggy, From Scooby-Doo

WHIDFML: Had fun browsing the adorable and hilarious selection of cute kids' costumes!

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