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.
Pack 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-
*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 hope everyone finds something spooktacular!
Until next time!