Tips and Tricks to Save Money on Halloween Costumes for 2013

It is October and you must be excited about the Halloween 2013. Same would be the case with your kids. They must be looking forward to get new Halloween costumes like you. Few simple steps followed can really save you from burning a hole in your pocket every time.

Let’s take a quick glance at Halloween costume ideas which can save your money when you shop online at Buy Costumes, NBC Store, Disney Store, Life is Good, Anytime Costumes, Costume Craze, Nike, Adidas, 6PM and more.

halloween-costumes1) Use Halloween Coupon Codes: Before snatching a Halloween Costume, it is better that you do your homework. Search for online sites that offer lucrative deals and coupons for Halloween Costumes. Start a month before and keep a close eye at promotions and advertisements. Register with sites like Groupon, LivingSocial, and dozens of other deal sites for getting the best bargains on costumes.

2) Pick Last Minute Deals & Free Shipping Coupons: If you are planning to buy a Halloween outfit on the eve of Halloween, you may get 50% discount but the stock may be limited. offers you top last minute deals for Halloween costumes from hundreds of top brands online. Shop now and save more!

3) Swop the Halloween costumes: Celebrate the National Halloween Swap day where families exchange these Halloween costumes so that they can save some money and also contribute to the green environment. The day is a part of Eco Mom Alliance Program and consists of various swap locations where trading of clothes takes place. Libraries are a perfect destination for holding such thing and clothes barter can be coupled with various activities and books to turn it into a fun-filled and lively event.

4) Put To Use Whatever You Can: If any of your kids is into sports that can also serve your purpose. You can use the uniform to double up the Halloween outfit. Even you can team up your costume with some accessories and make-up to look best. A little bit of creativity can work wonders for kids Halloween costumes. For instance, you son can get stitched a long black sleeve with a striped white shirt and embellish it with a prison ball and a leg chain. Turn your daughter into a pop-star with a hair-glitter and microphone complementing her flashy dress. Likewise experimenting can really help you arrive at some interesting things.

5) Get Help From Online Tutorials: YouTube is the perfect place to hang-out when your kid is adamant on buying a new Halloween Costume and you don’t approve of him/her. It’s best that instead of arguing with your innocent kids you take some help from YouTube Tutorials. Here you can watch endless videos on how to prepare a Halloween Costume at home without spending those dollars on one-time costumes. Not only it makes you save money but also makes your kid happy. Whoa…a win-win situation for both.

halloween-costume6) Tailor Your Own Halloween Costume: Sewing your own Halloween Costume is a perfect idea for those who want a unique look that too at a very-low cost. What you need to do is run to fabric stores like Hancock Fabrics or Jo-Ann and buy some yards of fabric. These fabrics are very cheap and you can get one for your kids even at 50% off provided you keep a strict eye on the coupons that these retailers roll out before Halloween Fest. Besides clearance section can lend you an attractive deal.

7) Look for Rent or Passed Down Costumes With Heavy Discounts: If you don’t want to buy a Halloween Costume for your kid, that’s perfectly fine as you can get one on rent. There are many shops that rent these costumes. Not only does it save you money but also shelf space. Besides, latching onto new or used clothes with heavy discounts can be really fruitful. While you can get a cheap costume at $10 from stores like Family Dollar, General and Dollar Tree is seen selling costume accessories and Halloween masks.

8) Do Away With Old Halloween Costumes: If your kid desires to purchase a new costume the selling the old one can be a good way to pull money for the newbie. Several local stores and online shopping websites like eBay and Craigslist are some spots where you sell your old clothes. Remember to sell them in and around October as stores will buy even at high prices to boost their sales.

9) Buy A Big-Size Outfit: This may sound weird but it is perfect for those who have young kids. As they don’t seem to remember what they wore last year, you can always buy a bigger size for them. For the current year you can roll up some corners and use pinning up to lend them best fit.


Zahoor has over 4+ years of experience as an online editor and media manager. He has worked with major online news and content sites as a media manager. He has also worked with Radio Panos, Asian publications, script writer and anchor and has worked with Institute for Research on India and International Studies (IRIIS) as field investigator and researcher. He is well versed with major content management systems and web platforms such as wordpress and social media networks including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google+ & Linkedin.