This week we welcome TAMMY THERIAULT! She's got the goods for this Halloween!
My earliest memory of thrifty costumes for Halloween was when we moved to El Paso, TX October of 1989. We were in an apartment complex, and Halloween was a few days away. So good ol' Dad put sheets over us, cut a few holes, and we all went with a pillow case in hand to each of our neighbor's doors. Granted, going to an apartment complex is nearly cheating, but who could resist 4 Ghost Girls?!
However, in this old photo, you can clearly see we knew what a good costume was way before 1989. It cut your face, was uncomfortable, and plastic. Heavily plastic.
Now, I don't spend more than $10 per kid on a costume, and I go to the thrift stores to make it happen. I can piece together anything! Or they choose to dive into our big tub full of old costumes. (Great for those rainy days). In fact, check out these thrifty ones from last year!
|Scream, Superman, Snow Queen, Ladybug|
My kids have never complained especially when I do the whole "$40 for like 2 hours??" gripe. Besides, it's so dark, half the time you can't show off your costume anyways!
In the end, it's not about the expensive costumes, but the free candy you get to chow down while the kids are sleeping! And that is priceless!
QUESTIONS TO THE READER:
1. Are you a thrifty costume buyer?
2. What was your earliest costume memory growing up?
3. Admit it...you cut your face on those dang plastic masks, didn't you?