For a frightfully unique Halloween, it all starts with the costume! But pre-made costumes can be expensive and may not help you stand out. So instead, head to Goodwill, where Halloween comes alive!
Goodwill should be your first stop! According to the annual Goodwill Halloween Poll, 85% of respondents said Goodwill is a favorite place to shop to put together DIY costumes! And, more than half of all households will have at least one person or pet dress up for festivities this year!
Now, a quick walk down the aisles of used, donated goods plus new accessories such as make-up will get your creativity flowing with lots of ideas to create a one-of-a-kind costume! From your head to your toes, you can find items to make that perfect, unique costume, including shoes, shirts, dresses, bottoms and other details to make a costume complete! From zombies, such as this simple solution of altering a button down shirt and jeans to make a men’s zombie costume, or combining a blouse and skirt with some DIY magic to create the perfect she-zombie to this easy-to-assemble witch’s outfit to this completely original skeleton outfit, you will definitely find inspiration that is distinctive and affordable at an average cost of $30- much less than what you’d pay for a new costume. And you don’t have to worry about having the same costume as anyone else, since you created it yourself.
Plus, at participating Goodwills, you can always ask a Goodwill costume consultant to help you find everything you need or head to Goodwill.org/Halloween where you can find DIY videos to create some of these original costumes and see even more Halloween inspiration! And make sure to head to social media and use #GoodwillHalloween to add your awesome costume photo to the mix and share your creativity with your followers!
Goodwill is also an eco-friendly way to celebrate Halloween when you buy reused items! It’s not just a place to save money for Halloween. Your local Goodwill uses the revenue from the sale of goods to provide employment placement, job training, credentials, digital skills and other support services so people can reach their full potential through learning and the power of work! Every thirty seconds of every business day, a person served by Goodwill earns a good job! You can take pride in knowing that your Halloween costume from Goodwill is helping people find jobs in your local community.
So head to your local Goodwill and create something special this Halloween!