Years ago, when the title of “Mommy” had been freshly bestowed upon me, I entered into the Halloween season a bit giddy. I finally had a bouncing, beautiful baby boy who I could dress up in an adorable costume for this festive fall holiday. As October approached that year, I begin my quest to find the perfect Halloween costume for my perfect three month old baby.
Then sticker shock hit.
Until becoming a mommy, I had no idea that Halloween costumes could be quite so expensive. I figured that although today’s costumes were a bit more elaborate than the plastic drug-store ones of my youth, the prices would be relatively equivalent. Boy was I wrong. Suddenly I felt like I was faced with a decision: Make the car payment that month or buy Jr. a cute Halloween costume (okay, that is a slight exaggeration. But still…costumes can be pricey!)
That year (and several since) I have found our boy cute and relatively inexpensive Halloween costumes. I discovered a touch of creativity and little elbow grease were all I needed to clothe my children in great Halloween attire each year. Below are a few ideas on how you can find inexpensive costumes for your children this Halloween.
Halloween costumes do not have to cost a pretty penny to look great. With some advance planning and a little research, inexpensive costumes can be found. Happy Halloween!