Halloween is here again. That means two things: costumes and candy. I can’t help you with the candy part. But, I can give you a tip or two about costumes… actually just one, but I’ll expand upon it so you can see what a great tip it is: shop at Goodwill.
Given the nature of household donations – think Grandpa’s Halloween box – many thrift stores feature “50 years” instead of “this year’s” costume choices. Often the attire is real and thus theater or better quality … such as 80’s clothes for “Stranger Things,” and that bullfighter outfit you always wanted to wear. If you have time, select several stores in an area to visit multiple times. Many thrift stores now feature both new and used merchandise to fit all budgets – but decide upfront what you are willing to spend. (Did you know Goodwill’s save “costume-potential” items all year long to give you the pick of the crop and ultimate variety. Also, Thrift Halloween inventory is completely unique and random, and put out multiple times daily – so there is no running out of “the good stuff,” even on the last day!)
I recommend trying to break your costume down by components and looking for the larger items using thrift first such as shirts, tops, pants, skirts and shoes… and if you eventually run out of time, complete your look using online or other retail. And don’t just stay in the Halloween section. “Dr. Strange’s” coat could be in the men’s or women’s coat section at the thrift store. And while you are there … consider stocking up for year-round applications: like make-believe adventures with your children, school spirit or theme days, “Bounding” such as a hint of character or “character-light”, or Cosplay and festivals (more than a dozen here in the NW).
AND FINALLY … Halloween at Goodwill is for a good cause. Goodwill thrift store sales fund free education in a variety of career fields such as culinary, barista, construction, advanced manufacturing, warehouse, computers and more. Shop to help your local community and continue the cycle by donating your past Halloween attire along with other household items!
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