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Do It Yourself Halloween — A Great Way to Save Money

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Do you know what HDIY stands for? Halloween Do it Yourself is what tons of “Pintrest” folks are are posting about. “Halloween Do It Yourself” is all about how to save money by making your own candy, costumes and decorations.

For some Halloween is a budget buster every year that scares the crap out of you on how much money you spend! So we went searching the web for tips and David Bakke at US News compiled a list of ways to save on Halloween costumes. He suggests:

  1. Make Them Yourself. Homemade Halloween costumes can be more impressive than store-bought ones. And though doing it yourself means more work, the savings can be tremendous. If you sew, look for free costume patterns online or peruse your local fabric shop for patterns and ideas.
  2. Buy Online. Before you go running to Party City or the pop-up Halloween store, consider buying costumes online. Research multiple sites to find the best deals and don’t forget to check eBay for new and barely used costumes for all ages.
  3. Organize a Costume Swap. Clothing swaps have become all the rage these days, so why not do the same with Halloween costumes? After all, who wants to wear the same costume two years in a row? And most kids won’t fit into last year’s costume anyway. Even though you missed out on National Costume Swap day (it was October 13th), plan your own day.
  4. Use a Coupon. Search websites like RetailMeNot.com for printable coupons for costume stores in your area, and peruse the weekly ads delivered to your mailbox. If shopping online, do a quick Internet search for a discount code. Even if you just get the shipping fees knocked off, it’s still well worth the effort.

Do you have a great home made Halloween costume? Send us picture and we will post online!

 

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