9 Clever Money-Saving Ideas for Halloween

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You can still have spook-tacular fun on Halloween without breaking the bank. Read on for money-saving tips for Halloween.


HalloweenLOOK STUDIO/SHUTTERSTOCKSee what you have on hand. Last years’ Harry Potter cape can be re-purposed into a vampire cape with minimal effort. You have black clothes to wear underneath, so all you need are some fangs and face makeup. If you need inspiration, check out our best DIY Halloween costumes for kids. Many work for adults, too!

Get thrifty

clothesSTUDIO GRAND OUEST/SHUTTERSTOCKSwing by the local second-hand shop or Salvation Army to check out their selection of cheap Halloween costumes. Given that most Halloween costumes are worn once, you can often find options that are in decent shape. The formal wear section may have gowns, suits, and tuxedos, which can be used for a whole host of cheap Halloween costumes. If you prefer online, search “Halloween costumes” at an online consignment shop, like Swap.com or Facebook Marketplace. Amp up the spooky fun with these creepy, crawly Halloween crafts for kids.

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