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Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Halloween | 0 comments

Tips for Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

Halloween is one of the most amazing times of the year. After all, it is the only time of the year you can walk outside wearing a giant bear costume and be generally accepted by your community. That may have been a rather extreme example, but in all seriousness, if you are ready for Halloween, you’re all set. But what if you have waited until the last minute? If that is the case, then you have a serious problem as the majority of stores are going to be sold out of Halloween supplies. This includes costumes and probably candy. The following are a few tips you can use as last-minute Halloween costume ideas:

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Make Your Own Costume
Yes, you can make your own costume as long as you have the patterns, the material and a bit of sewing experience. However this is the more expensive option, and you will also find that trying to do this on short notice typically ends in problems. Sewing machines might get the job done faster if you have the right thread handy. So do some research before you undertake this route. If you are looking for something a bit more frugal and less daunting, you should keep reading.

Borrow
Borrow a costume from a friend! This is a great idea, as your friends will likely have costumes from previous years. Chances are they will never wear them again, but with you they can be brand new.

Improvise
When you are coming up with last-minute Halloween ideas you will need to think of things that no one else can come up with. Is this difficult? Sometimes. There are so many things laying around your house that you can use to create the perfect last-minute Halloween costume for you or your children. So take inventory – bathrobes, sports equipment, uniforms, and virtually any number of other random items can prove useful for a costume. Why not be a zombie? If you do your job right, you can create a family-friendly zombie outfit on a rather frugal budget. Or you could always pull off a princess costume using makeup and a dress from the back of your closet! There are so many things you can do if you just improvise a little. Imagine the infinite number of possibilities!

Going trick-or-treating as an everyday object might seem lame right now, but once you get out into the world, others will find you to be absolutely amazing! You only have a few days until Halloween, so now would be the ideal time to start digging through your closet and start becoming the person you have always wanted to be – even if it is only for a night.

Guest blogger Melissa King is a Savings.com DealPro and founder of savings blog, ThisMommySavesMoney.com. She’s dedicated to sharing the best deals, honest reviews, and advice with moms from around the country and Military bases overseas. 

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