One of the leading coupon code websites in the US, CouponCodes4u.com, shares tips for crafting the best Halloween costume without spending a fortune.
Making or buying the spookiest, cutest or sexiest Halloween costume doesn’t have to break the bank. Some of the most creative and prize-winning costumes are homemade or created from a few inexpensive items, so the money savers at CouponCodes4u.com have put together tips for assembling a costume that will scare your neighbors without draining your bank account.
One of the most inexpensive ways to make a costume compelling without spending a ton of cash takes some artistic work – makeup. Costume makeup, and especially old eyeliners, shadows and blushes you already have lying around, can add pop to any costume at a low cost. Party stores and drug stores sell lower-end costume makeup that is perfect for the laymen, and some even come with tutorials. Stitches on Frankenstein’s face can be done with eyeliner; bloody vampire lips with red lipstick, and green face paint can turn anyone into The Hulk.
If you or your child just has to have a store-bought costume, the best deal can usually be found online. Even if you’re making most of the costume, and buying essentials at the store, bargain shopping and couponing can help cut costs. CouponCodes4u.com offers deals for popular costume sites like Spirit Halloween Stores and general retailers like Wal-Mart and Kohl’s.
When you think of saving money on Halloween, you usually think of homemade costume options. At-home outfits can be just as, or more so, inventive than store-bought costumes, and don’t have to look cheap. A fortuneteller costume can be made from clothes and jewelry you already own by just piling on rich colors and metals. A beekeeper simply needs to wear all white, and add a bit of tool to a wide-brimmed hat. Bee appliques can add an air of reality as well. A pack of black feathers can turn any black outfit into a raven or even Black Swan.
For the sustainable Halloween-er, the thought of a plastic pre-made costume that will be used once is blasphemous. Recycled materials for costumes may take a little more elbow grease, but the impact on your carbon footprint will be worth it! A cardboard box and some aluminum foil can make a believable Wall-E costume, and a recycled umbrella cut in half makes frighteningly realistic bat wings.
Just like at the end of any holiday, retailers deeply discount Halloween costumes after Oct. 31. So, if you think ahead, you and your kids can get amazing costumes for next year at the end of the current season. This strategy can also save you the stress and hassle of coming up with a costume at the last minute in 2013!
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