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Halloween 2015

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I know we’re still in August and just doing the back-to-school thing, but I want to skip ahead a bit and talk about Halloween!

Last year we didn’t really “do” Halloween as a family because my friend got married, so I was busy with wedding festivities. As a result,  I’m extra excited about Halloween this year. It will be the girls’ first year to actually trick-or-treat door-to-door (they’re 3 years old). But you know what I’m NOT excited about? The price tag!

Since we didn’t really celebrate the holiday last year I didn’t buy them costumes. Hubs dressed them up in the same baby-bag type ladybug costumes they’d worn the year prior (see post I wrote about it here. Side note: RIP to the beautiful rug the girls were sitting on that picture. It got destroyed only about a week later with the great flood of 2014). Last year a couple of people recommended buying Halloween costumes on clearance after October 31st and save them to use for this year. Unfortunately, I wasn’t that organized and it didn’t happen.

Enter:  Costco!

Y’all know how much I love Costco! Well, they’ve done it again! They got a bunch of costumes in early and they are SO CHEAP!!! I’m talking $13.99 for a princess costume with little accessories (necklace, tiara, etc.). We took our girls and let them pick out costumes – Elsa and Anna (from Disney’s Frozen). We were out the door for right at $30, including tax!

You guys, I’m floored! That’s cheaper than second-hand costumes on Amazon or even the cheapy-type costumes at Party City! And they’re brand new with accessories!

Now the hard part is going to be keeping the girls from wearing them until Halloween (because I already know they’d lose the accessories and it would be a huge ordeal to a threenager). But just in case anyone else is starting to think about Halloween costumes – get on the ball now! Costco gets them in early, but they also don’t restock so once the costumes are gone there’s no more.

Have you started thinking about Halloween yet? How do you save money on Halloween costumes?

Ashley

Texan at heart; Arizonan on paper. Lover of running, cheese, camping, and family (fur-family included!). Blogger, motivated to get out of debt YESTERDAY! Follow along with my journey!

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8 Comments

  • Reply Taira |

    My boys are 2 and 3 and I make their costumes AND I AM NOT CREATIVE OR CRAFTY. Last year I bought some black pants a long sleeve white tshirt and a red tshirt at Goodwill along with a hat for $4.29. We tattered the end of the shirt sleeves and pants, cut the red one into a vest added a bandanna and viola, we had Jake, the never-land pirate for less than $5. I bought a Mike Wizowski costume on clearance for $3 added a hat we had at home and done for the little guy. Goodwill has a ton of pre-made costumes also for $5 or less if you want to go that route also. This year we have a 6 mos old to add to the list and they are all going as minions or the sun, moon and a star.

    • Reply Ashley |

      Wow, now THAT is a good price! I’ve tried to shop Goodwill for costumes before but never had much luck! But I guess that was years ago (looking for costumes for myself), so I could imagine that they probably have a larger selection of kids choices.

    • Reply Ashley |

      Lol! Clearly I’m getting a bit ahead of myself! ; ) Thanks for pointing it out, I just edited to say 2015.

  • Reply Cheryl |

    I want to see pictures. My kids are 20 and 18 so I will live through you. Cheryl

  • Reply Mrs. Crackin' the Whip |

    It’s awesome that you’ve already got it taken care of! We were eyeballing the $15 costumes at Sam’s club this weekend and should of taken care of it right then. Baby Crackin’ goes to daycare and the celebrations are a very big deal. He’s wore his last costume for 2 years straight so it’s definitely time for a new one.

So, what do you think ?