According to National Retail Federation’s recent survey, the average person celebrating Halloween will spend approximately $75 in 2015. From costumes to candy, Americans are expected to spend over $6.9 Billion in 2015 on Halloween. Do you think there is a way to cut down on these enormous costs? Here are some tips and resources that may help you create your costumes this Halloween to stay within budget and help reduce credit card debt.
Tips to Create Halloween Costumes on a Budget
Before you go to the store and spend a small fortune on Halloween costumes for yourself or your children, see if you can repurpose your old costume or clothes. Maybe you can use the superhero cape from last year to create a vampire costume this year. If you must create a brand new costume, try to pick elements that can be repurposed so that you can use it again for another costume later.
A little creativity is what you probably need. There may be things around your home that can be easily converted into a costume. Try these creative and easy to implement costume ideas for you and your kids.
Avoid jumping at the first costume you see at the store. Make sure to evaluate if you can recreate the costumes you see on the shelves. Try to see if you can shop bargains and look for costume options in different stores. You can celebrate Halloween or any other festivity without accruing consumer debt if you plan ahead and shop smart.
Put the ample DIY tutorials available online to good use. There are plenty resources available online to take help from to create your own costumes. Here are some out of the box DIY ideas that are sure to catch everyone’s attention.
Remind yourself that Halloween is about the time you and your family get together to have some fun. Make sure that you engage your entire family in creating your costumes and this Halloween will be a memorable one.
Have a spooktacular holiday!