Let’s celebrate Halloween with 4 money-saving costume tips.
#1: Head to those Halloween stores on Nov. 1, when everything’s on sale, to stock up on next year’s costumes.
#2: But oops, you forgot to do that LAST year, and you need a costume for Halloween night. Buy one “signature” piece that will signal to the world exactly what your costume is.
For example, if you’re a witch, buy a pointy black hat, and wear the rest of your clothes from stuff you have at home. If you’re Cleopatra, buy a headpiece and just wear something flowy that’s already in your closet.
#3: Use tons of makeup — rather than clothes — to create your costume. A white face + blood-red lips + a cheap set of fangs = instant vampire. It’s far cheaper than shelling out tons of cash on a bumblebee outfit.
#4: Remember — at the end of the night, your kids will get candy (or you’ll get a phone number at the party) regardless of how ‘authentic’ your costume is. The point is to let loose and have fun, not to have the perfect outfit.