Some of these money-saving ideas for the Halloween Season are serious and some of them are not. You might even say some are “tricks” and some are “treats.” I’ll leave it up to you to decide which ones are which. 🙂
- Save money on candy by asking for the “trick” from trick-or-treaters instead of giving the “treat.” How bad could it be? I mean, they’re just kids . . .
- Pinterest, pinterest, PINTEREST! There are a ton of free, easy-to-make costume ideas on Pinterest. It’s a great place to go for everything from homemade costumes that you spend weeks making to last minute ones you throw together 10 minutes before a party. Check it out.
- Always DIY your costumes. Homemade costumes are not only less expensive, they’re also always more creative and fun than store bought ones. Places like the Dollar Store and Goodwill often have great costume items at low prices. And you can recycle stuff from around your house (like cardboard, bottle tops, and other miscellaneous items you were throwing out anyways) to add details to your costume. Get a little crafty to save a few bucks.
- Wear your regular clothes and when people ask what you are, tell them you’re a “Muggle.” Or better yet, don’t show up to the party at all and then tell people you went as a “Ghost.”
- Trade old costumes with a friend. Maybe it’s not funny to go as Miley Cyrus at the 2013 VMA’s anymore, but you could re-purpose the foam finger to be a crazy Patriot’s fan or use the mouse ears to be one of the Three Blind Mice. No one wants to be the same thing Halloween after Halloween, so trading items with friends let’s you have fresh items in your wardrobe without purchasing them brand new.