Save money with early start on your kids’ Halloween costumes
By Aimee Heckel
Money management and time management are twin sisters. By simply getting a head start on things, you can often save big.
With about a month and a half until Halloween, it’s time to start working on your kids’ Halloween costumes — if you want to scoop the price hikes and give yourself enough time for a little DIY (the thrifty mommy’s secret).
Here are some of our favorite Halloween costume ideas for kids this year, available at Halloween Express.
Retro cool: We love this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume for kids, $39.99, on sale from $47.99. And to think — kids of the ’80s just tied a bandana around their heads and called it good. This costume’s pretty pro.
Inspired by “The Hunger Games:” This costume, new for 2013, is called the “huntress,” but we all know it’s inspired by “The Hunger Games.” Which, now that we think about it, is even scarier than a bunch of fake blood and spiders. Dress your kid up for a fight-to-the-death battle with other kids. Eek. Costume is on sale for $34.99.
Modern kids: Of course. A Tattoo Biker Child costume. If you can get your kid to wear this long-sleeved tattoo-print tee for another, oh, 10 years, maybe you won’t have to pay for tattoo removal instead of college. At $29.99, it’s sure a heck of a lot cheaper.
Make it your own: To make a costume original, always consider making special tweaks and changes. For your tattoo biker child, consider letting them design their own tattoo that you can draw on with a Sharpie. Add a homemade green tutu to the TMNT costume for your daughter (or son, we don’t judge; especially not on Halloween).
Tip: Save money at Halloween Express by using these Halloween Express Costume coupons and pairing them with 7.5 percent Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com.
Some money-saving coupons right now include:
- Free same-day shipping
- Buy one get one 25 percent off ($25 minimum)
- 10 percent off orders of $25 or more.
- $5 off any order with email sign-up.
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