Happy Halloween!! I'm awaiting Trick or Treaters as I sit and type this- though we have had a few, it has not been the onslaught I predicted. So, as I am typing, I am taxing my over-full candy dish... mmmm...
My children did not want to go with our normal "theme" Halloween and my budget was less than $15 for ALL of the costumes.... How did I manage? Beg, borrow, and steal (well, look for steals at thrift shops...)
First, Grace. She wanted to be a cowgirl. Luckily, she was brave enough to ask a couple of classmates to borrow cowgirl boots AND a hat. Two items down, check! She already had jeans, but she needed a few additional accessories.
$0- Borrowed hat
$0- Borrowed boots
$0- Previously owned jeans
$1.50- Flannel Shirt
Total costume cost: $1.75
|She could put hat up for visibility too.|
|$5.95- Chicken hat|
$0- White accent clothing, previously owned.
$2.00- White scarf from thrift shop
$0.25- Yellow chicken feet hospital socks
Total cost of costume: $8.20
|$0- Spiderman costume|
Total Cost of Halloween Costumes: $9.95--- Woo Hoo!!!
So, I bought an 8 pack of glow sticks for safety on their costumes AND 3 pairs of gloves to keep their hands warm tonight!
Halloween total: $14.95 (not including the ridiculously expensive candy that we have to hand out...)
Oh and my last minute Halloween costume? Clark Kent.
$0- Old sunglasses with lenses pushed out.
$0- Superman pajama shirt- previously owned
Total cost of awesomeness- Free.
|The group shot!|
Easy Rule #1031002- You don't always have to make things from scratch for them to be cheap!! I spent less this year than last year's homemade debacle.