The air is quite brisk in the morning and the leaves are starting to turn those beautiful fall colors, as the focus begins to shift from summer barbecues and beach days to pumpkins, corn mazes and Halloween. NOW is the perfect time to start plotting your costume.
Make Goodwill your Halloween Headquarters this year and find costumes at bargain prices for the entire family. Whether you’re hoping to find a barely used store-bought costume, a groovy 70s outfit, or just some extra wigs and accessories, Goodwill’s 20 retails stores are the place to shop this Halloween, without breaking the bank
Get creative! Here is a just a small sampling of what you can create with items from Goodwill.
- D-Fence: Be the craziest sports fan this football season! Get a white T-shirt and paint a large D on the front. Out of white foam board create a small white fence. When you put the two together it becomes “D-Fence”.
- The Morton Salt girl: Find a yellow dress and/or raincoat ensemble at Goodwill. Add an umbrella and white tights and carry a container of salt. Adorable, and not much to it!
- Cowboy: Shop for jeans, a dress shirt, a vest, a handkerchief and a pair of boots. Score a pair of cowboy boots, even better! Add accessories like a big belt, holster, rope and a cowboy hat. Go get ‘em Cowboy!
- Scarecrow: Find a pair of loose fitting blue jeans and make cutouts in the knees. Sew patches on these cut outs. Then suit up in a long flannel shirt and begin affixing straw to cuffs of pants and shirt with duct tape. Practice singing, “if I only had a brain…”
What have you always wanted to be? What creative ensemble can you put together with items purchased at Goodwill? With just a little imagination, you can put together a fun and frugal Halloween costume.
Need more inspiration? Then look no further. Goodwill is here to help! We have a Halloween website devoted to awesome costume ideas that are sure to get you a prize at this year’s party. Check it out at www.goodwillnj.org/Halloween. You can also find daily inspiration for this year’s Halloween costume by following us on Facebook & Twitter for A Costume a Day the Goodwill Way in October. Follow us on Pinterest for even more unique costume ideas you can create using items bought at Goodwill.
So get your wheels turning, come up with a plan and head to Goodwill – the earlier you go, the more choices you may have!
Enjoy this coupon to shop for all your Halloween needs!