Thursday, October 28, 2010

Money Saving Tip of the Week #7: Halloween Costume Money Saving Ideas

With Halloween right around the corner, here are a couple ideas to save a few bucks on your costume.

* Switch Off -- You might still have Halloween costumes of yore stashed around your home. Rather than being the same thing you were last year or running out to buy a new costume, consider checking with friends, family or co-workers to see if you can trade old costumes with them.

* The House Search -- I'll bet you have a Halloween costume or two somewhere in your home, and you may not even know it. What do you wear to work each day? It might be a great, not to mention quick, easy, and cheap Halloween costume. Scrubs to be a nurse or doctor, a company logoed shirt or uniform, or similar outfit might work. Hawaiian shirt, board shorts, and flip-flops, etc. for a surfer dude or chic, lifeguard or whatever, is another idea.

* Do-it-yourselfer -- With a bit of imagination and a few props from the local dollar or discount store, you may be able to avoid the pricier Halloween costume shop or rental store. You'd be surprised what you can come up with just using the toy section of a store. I was even considering my son's toy fireman's hat -- yes, sadly it fits -- paired with suspenders, boots, blue pants and a white shirt for a last minute (and more impantly cheap!) Halloween costume.

Whatever you decide to be this Halloween, with a little imagination, you could save yourself a lot of money! So have fun, be safe, enjoy yourself, and beware of all that tasty candy!

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