How to save money on Halloween costumes

Jacob Joseph 27 October 2016

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5 creative tips for cool and creepy costumes on a budget.

When shopping around for a fun and creative costume for this year’s Halloween celebrations, you’d be surprised at what you can get on a small budget, and with Halloween right around the corner, here are some creative tips for coming up with a costume on a shoestring.

Shop online

You don’t need to shop after Halloween to get a cheap costume. There are many online retailers and costume shops in every city, especially Sydney and Melbourne, where you can bag a great bargain.

For something special for your kids at an affordable price, have a look at these Halloween costume stores. From traditional costumes such as devils and aliens to modern classics like Harry Potter and Minions, there's no shortage of variety from these stores.

Save on shipping

You can also top up the savings by bagging discount codes and free shipping coupons are all over the internet. Online discount coupons could save you as much as $50 on your Halloween costume.

Think outside the box

Halloween started as an occasion to get dressed up as something scary, but today you can see people dressed up in all sorts of costumes and you’d be surprised what you can find in your closet.

For the young at heart, why not go as a rock star? All you’ll need is some Halloween makeup, a wig, tight pants and a voice to kill.

Find more inspiration on The Best Costume Shops and Halloween Costume Ideas for 2016.

Recycle last year’s costume

Can you reuse your costume from last Halloween? Ghosts, vampires and aliens are timeless characters that work a treat year after a year. While going for the latest look can get you brownie points on the night, character costumes go out of fashion fast.

Ask a friend

Easy and effective, swap costumes with a friend for the night.

Have a look at discount stores

Two dollar shops and discount stores sell lots cheap halloween costumes and accessories such as plastic skeleton masks and magic wands. Keep an eye out for different items that you can craft into a costume. A broom, black sheet and some green face paint make a perfect witch; find purple robes for a wizard and a white sheet for a ghost.

Do you have any tips for saving money on Halloween costumes? Let us know by leaving your thoughts in the comment section below.

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