Easy Halloween Costume Ideas from Goodwill

Happy October Everyone!

Halloween is only a few weeks away, and without fail every year I am scraping for a costume last minute.  Here are a few of my tips for finding a quick and easy costume at Goodwill.

Pfb1ack your imagination.  I rarely go into Goodwill with a plan, because I never know what I am going to find (although if you have a plan kudos!).  This is where the imagination plays a big roll, if you see a top that screams flower child… how can you elaborate? Do you have an old pair of bell bottoms at home? Maybe a great scarf?  I like to start with one piece and go from there.

The simple costumes I chose all started with one statement piece.  Immediately when I saw the zebra print sweater I remembered my local craft store sold zebra masks for kids for $1.00!  The flapper costume started with the lace tunic and evolved from there… so easy!

Here are a few no fail ideas that are easy to source at Goodwill-

flapper*Gypsy – long skirt, colorful bandana, peasant blouse & hoop earrings.

*Farmer – overalls, work boots, plaid button-up shirt & straw hat.

*Animal – usually at Goodwill you can source a lot of different animal print (zebra, leopard, cheetah), depending on what piece of clothing you find add animal ears, whiskers & a tail.

*Flower Child – bandana, bright polyester printed shirt, bell bottoms & face paint (for peace signs and flowers of course).

*Flapper – short straight-cut dress, heels, pearls, stockings & bobbed hair.

The options are endless.  I hopostpe everyone finds something spooktacular!

Until next time!

Lauren Ward