Save Money and DIY This Year's Halloween Costume

In 2016, more than 171 million Americans celebrated Halloween, and they spent a lot of money to do so – $8.4 billion, in fact. Individually, people spent $82 on average, an increase from $74 in 2015 according to the National Retail Federation.
With Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season just around the corner, you don’t want to bust the budget on Halloween, why not get creative with your costume and budget?
Those who love a good Halloween celebration and a bargain can enjoy this spooky season without spending a lot of money. Visit one of Palmetto Goodwill’s Charleston area locations to find Halloween costumes and décor without a high price tag.
Children are quick to outgrow their Halloween costumes, which they only wear once or twice. Parents can find a gently used Superman or a once-worn Cinderella costume at a fraction of the cost. Halloween decorations and fall décor are also available if you’re tired of using the same witches and scarecrows year after year.
Another benefit of shopping for a Halloween costume at Goodwill is the chance to get creative. If you have a child with a specific costume idea or a teen who wants to express their individuality, a ready-made store-bought costume just won’t do.
Explore the aisles of Goodwill for vintage clothing, fun accessories and inspiration for a costume that will be the envy of the neighborhood Halloween party.
Shopping at Goodwill is also a plus for the environment. You’re reusing clothing, accessories and decorations and thus keeping more items from landfills. And, when your kids outgrow their costumes or you decide to retire that jean jacket that was stylish in the 1980s, you can donate all those items to Goodwill. The things you are no longer using may be perfect for other shoppers who want to go DIY and retro for their costumes.
Lastly, you can feel good about shopping at your local Goodwill. Your purchases support Goodwill’s programs and services for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
Goodwill has several locations throughout the Charleston area; find the store closest to you.