Halloween costumes is a “must-have” for many children, and pressure is mounting on parents to find the scariest outfit in time for trick & treats. The only problem is that costumes can be very expensive and are often worn only once or twice. We have listed a few different options to help you avoid splashing out more than necessary.
Make your own DIY Halloween costume
It’s 2019 and what’s more trendy than recycling your own worn-out clothes creating a zero-emission outfit that saves you money at the same time! You’ll have lots of fun with the kids in the process, and importantly you’ll have a unique costume compared to half of the street showing up in Tesco’s latest. If you are not the creative type, don’t worry! There is plenty of inspiration to be had on the internet, we usually check out Instagram and YouTube first for ideas.
Second hand Halloween costumes
In addition to checking out the nearest high street charity shops, eBay is the place to go for second hand Halloween outfits. Having a look at sold listings, more than half of the kids’ costumes were sold for a fiver or less so plenty of opportunities to make a bargain!
Shopping for Halloween costumes online
Even if we know that creating a DIY costume is the cheapest, most eco-friendly and constructive thing to do with your kids many of us are likely to end up scavenging the internet last minute to have a costume conveniently delivered to our doorstep.
To no surprise, Amazon would be our number one choice simply because of the huge selection of cheap and cheerful outfits. If you are in a hurry be aware of smaller sellers sometimes having long delivery times, and take a close look at the reviews, especially if you are looking for higher quality items.
Supermarket Halloween Costumes
Getting your Halloween costume from the nearest Tesco or Asda superstore is not necessarily a bad idea. As opposed to shopping online you get to see how it looks and even get to try it out before you buy. Be aware that supermarkets usually buy a few different models in huge quantities to get the best prices from their suppliers, which means that lots of kids will be wearing the same costume. In terms of price, it’s often a tad more expensive than Amazon, but then again you know exactly what you are buying.
Getting your costumes from old school costumes shops
If you are after something unique, quality is important and you have a slightly bigger budget seeking out a fancy dress shop might be the best option. London has no shortage of independent costume shops tailored to your exact needs, and while buying a costume might be expensive, you can also find shops renting them out for a more reasonable price. The vast majority of costumes end up being used only once or twice, so renting is quite a good option to consider.
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