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Best Places to Shop for Homemade Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner and your child is ready to get all decked out for trick-or-treating.  Your kiddo has come to you with ideas and now you have no idea where the best place to shop for homemade Halloween costumes is.


Finding the Best Places to Shop for Homemade Halloween Costumes

Many parents are opting to create their own Halloween costumes because it’s much more affordable in these trying financial times. The other reason to choose a DIY Halloween costume is because you are able to suit the desires of your child easier.  Many times store-bought costumes are a one size fits all which isn’t feasible for your smaller or larger than average child. Or lots of kids want something a little different then what everyone else is dressing up as.

There are so many themed Halloween costumes that you can find at brick and mortar stores and tons of online places too if you feel making a Halloween costume is not in your budget or something you don’t have time for.  If you have the time and want to get creative I would love to show you some ideas to guide you towards finding the best places to shop for homemade Halloween costumes.

Best Places to Shop for Homemade Halloween Costumes

Thrift Stores

Hop on over to your local thrift store to purchase old clothing, this is a great option if your child’s homemade costume is something that requires the ability to ruin clothing without cringing. Think about a cheerleader, a zombie or just maybe a mummy that is easily created with low-cost clothing pieces from your local thrift store. You may just get lucky and find some accessories that are doable for your homemade Halloween costumes as well.

Best Places to Shop for Homemade Halloween Costumes

Merchandise Stores

There are the big stores like Wal-Mart and Target that offer fabulous deals this time of year on costume accessories. Think about purchasing the extra needed items such as a wig, pitch fork and other similar items for your child’s DIY Halloween costume at your local store or find tons of deals on these accessories at Wholesale Party Supplies that offer free shipping deals. These extra little items purchase to enhance their costumes can go a long way in ensuring your child’s Halloween costume rocks, without breaking the bank.

Best Places to Shop for Homemade Halloween Costumes

Fabric and Craft Stores

There are many fabric and craft stores that allow you to shop with ease. Look online at Red Heart for a Halloween costume patterns.  A little fabric and some crafty items such as glitter, sequins or fake blood will really enhance your fun and exciting costume. If you have sewing skills, then you are in luck your child will really have a unique costume.  

Best Places to Shop for Homemade Halloween Costumes

You Friend’s Closet

Now this is getting really creative, if you have a close circle of friends with children you could work together to find various clothing items, accessories or perhaps old costumes that you all can exchange to work into a new homemade Halloween costumes. Get on the phone with your local Mom friends and chat it up about how you all can do a supply exchange this year to create the most fabulous and spooky costumes yet.

Best Places to Shop for Homemade Halloween CostumesHave Fun with It

These are just a few ideas where you can shop for homemade Halloween costumes. If you are stuck in a rut this Halloween season both financially and creatively, then why not check out some of these places for inspiration on what you can create for your child’s special day.  That way they can be anything they dream they can be!  When you’re making it yourself, the sky is the limit…. your only limits are your imagination.

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