This blog post was made in collaboration with Value Village and all my opinion are my own.
Do you have your costume picked out this Halloween? Here are a few reasons why you should thrift your Halloween costume!
One of my favorite things about the fall season is Halloween! I love the pumpkins, the Halloween candy, and finding a Halloween costume. I love finding a costume where I can mix in my personal style. This year I found butterfly wings for $7.99 at Value Village and immediately snatched them up.
I styled them with a polka dotted dress and a pair of white heels that I already had in my closet. And wa-la! I’ve been transformed to a butterfly. I’ve been thrifting my Halloween costume for years and this year I’m excited to share a few reasons why you should also thrift your Halloween costume.
Here are 5 reasons to thrift your Halloween costume at Value Village:
1. You’ll save money on your Halloween costume
According to Edelman Intelligence, 80% of the people surveyed spend less than $50 or less on their costume. It was also reported that 52% of people spend less than $25 on a costume.
I’m definitely a part of that 52% of people. While I love dressing up for Halloween, I also love saving money and not breaking the bank on a costume. I usually only wear my Halloween costume once or twice during Halloweek. I’ll either wear my costume out to the bars with my friends or a Halloween party. And then after I’m done with my costume, I usually donate the costume, or it sits in my closet the rest of the year.
I prefer saving money on my costume since it’s something I won’t wear past Halloween!
2. You can create an easy DIY look
One of the perks about thrifting your Halloween costume at Value Village is that you can find Halloween props with clothes, shoes, and accessories that you might need for a costume. For example, if you want to be a Prom Queen for Halloween, you can find a vintage dress, a crown at the accessories/props section, and vintage pair of shoes.
Other Halloween DIY look ideas:
A cowgirl – pick up a cowboy hat at the Halloween props section, a flannel and a pair of jeans from the clothing racks, and a pair of cowboy boots from the shoes section! You could also find a rope to create a lasso!
A boxer (or any other type of athlete) – You can find a robe with boxing gloves to create a boxer costume. You can wear your own athletic shorts, sports bra, and top to finish the look!
3. You can create an alterego look
If you’re looking to create an alterego look, Value Village offers a special line of Halloween costumes, wigs, and accessories.
Here are a few other alteregos you could try this Halloween:
A rock and roll girl or boy – Find a vintage band tee, drumsticks or drum, a wig, and maybe a pair of leggings or skinny jeans with boots!
1920s Flapper – Find a fringe dress, a headpiece from the accessories/prop section, and a string of pearls to complete your look.
4. Secondhand costume shopping is a sustainable choice
If you’re planning to wear your costume once or a handful of times, you should seriously consider buying second hand. There are millions of pounds of reusable clothing thrown out to landfills every year.
5. There’s a ton of ready to go Halloween costumes if you don’t have time for a DIY costume
One of my favorite things about finding a thrifted Halloween costume at Value Village is that there’s a great selection of ready to go costumes. If you’re in a rush and need a quick costume, stop by Value Village!
Here are some of my favorite ready to go costumes that I saw in stores this month:
- Avocado costume
- Bread/Toast costume – FYI if you need a couple’s costume, one of you can wear the avocado and the other can wear the toast to create AVOCADO TOAST!
- Adult Snow-White Costume
- Mermaid Costume
- Donut costume for kids
Are you going to thrift your Halloween costume this year?
Thank you for reading!
Photos: Holly Phan