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Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Halloween, Savings Advice | 0 comments

Saying Boo on a Budget: Saving Money on Kids Halloween Costumes

Buying Halloween costumes shouldn’t be a frightening experience. If you’ve already started browsing costume prices, you’ll see that costumes for kids can run upwards of $40 each. If you have multiple children, you can see how this quickly adds up into big bucks. Well, the good news is that you don’t need to go broke in order to outfit your child in a fun and creative Halloween costume.

Instead, why not use what you have around the house and accent it with a few new inexpensive items to create a frightfully fun outfit? Take a look below at tips for saving money on kids Halloween costumes by doing exactly this: using what you already have and accenting it with a few inexpensive new items. It’s much easier than you may think!

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5 Simple Kids Halloween Costumes

1. Colorful Clown

  • Put on a large and baggy sweatpants and sweatshirt

  • Use basic cosmetic make up such as an eyeliner and lipstick to create face accents.

  • Then, head over to Amazon where you can snag these Colorful Rainbow Clown Socks and Rainbow Suspenders for about $5 each.  Remember, if you’re an Amazon Prime member, many items include free two-day shipping!

  • Your child can also wear a pair of adult shoes stuffed with newspaper to fit for a super fun and silly look.

2. The Perfect Princess

  • Have your child wear her favorite dress or even a thrift store flower girl dress.

  • Then, grab one of these Princess Scepters for only .36 cents at Amazon. You can also snag this Princess Tiara for less than $4 and complete the look.

  • Use basic cosmetic make up such as blush and eye shadow to glam things up if you wish.

3. Baby Bumble Bee

  • Outfit your child in some black and yellow sweats or other black and yellow clothing items they may have.

  • Use black eyeliner to do some basic make up on the face such as freckles.

  • Then, finish the costume up with these Bumble Bee Head Pom Poms for around $5 and Bumble Bee Tights so the look is complete.

  • They can even carry around a jar of honey if they wish!

4. The Olympian

  • Have your child wear a track suit or sweatsuit as well as tennis shoes and even sweat band if they have them.

  • Then, snag these Olympic Gold Medals for your child to drape around their necks so they look like star athletes. You can grab these at a great price from Amazon.

5. The Pirate

  • Rip up an old white t-shirt and add some jean shorts to the mix to create the perfect pirate.

  • Use black eyeliner to make a mustache and bushy eyebrows or even a beard if you wish.

  • Wrap the head in a bandana.

  • Top off with this Pirate Sword and Eye Patch.

See how easy it is to create some fun kid’s costumes for less?  Give these ideas a try and see how for just pennies you too can create fun and creative children’s costumes that both your children and your wallet will love.

Ryan Preston is the founder of Ultimate Coupon Club, a frugal living blog helping others learn how to live well and save more – all while having fun! He is also a Savings.com DealPro and teaches Savings Nation workshops in New Jersey that help people learn how to save up to 50% off their grocery bills.

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