Find out how to have fun this Halloween with your costume without going over your budget with these tips from Savvy Sugar.
Halloween costumes can be very expensive, especially if you are going to those temporary costume joints that charge anywhere between $40 and $200 a costume. Here are a few other places you should look to pull together your Halloween ensemble.
Raid the Closets of Your Friends
Your friends will often have some great threads you can borrow, or they might even have a costume box that they are willing to lend out. Consider borrowing your friend's costume from years before. My friend was a mermaid a few years back, and I asked to borrow her costume for the following Halloween. It was a perfect, unique costume, and I paid nothing for it!
Visit Thrift Stores
Thrift stores are a goldmine for period clothing, like '50s dresses and '80s sequined jackets. I have a friend who plans to wear an old garage jumpsuit she found. You can find hilarious vintage pieces for only a few dollars.
Cardboard and Paint
The Daily Green offers amazing homemade halloween costume ideas like an Etch-A-Sketch, famous modern art pieces and headless bride.
For the other tips on how to dress up for Halloween without damaging your budget, head over to Savvy Sugar.