Title: Enjoy corsets wholesale Halloween on a budget with these low-cost costume tips
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Blog Entry: Here's a Halloween factoid to   corsets wholesale    frighten the frugal soul: American adults plan to spend an average $72.31 each on Halloween candy, decorations and costumes for themselves, their kids and their pets this year, according to the National Retail Federation. And that's up nearly 10 percent from last year. Think long term. Buy a costume suitable for a  long gown dress  boy or a girl so younger siblings or cousins can wear it in future years. Go traditional. Pirates, ghosts, clowns and princesses are just as popular today as they were 50 years ago. These types of costumes never go out of style and can easily be handed down or resold. Steer clear of trendy TV characters that kids five years from now won't even recognize. Make it multipurpose. One year, jkljkdasdfsa my daughter wanted to dress up as a doctor in the worst way. After searching thrift stores, Craigslist and garage sales for a miniature pair of scrubs, I broke down and bought her a pair for $20, way more than I typically spend. In the end, we got our money's worth after all. She wore those scrubs as pajamas for three years straight. Watch for a sale. Costumes are starting to go on sale. Check the sales circulars, and you'll see discounts from 25 percent to 60 percent. And it's only the middle of the month. Think ahead. When this year's costumes are on clearance, starting Nov. 1, plan for next year. But be sure to stick with classic costumes. Even at 75 percent off, a clearance costume is no bargain if your kid won't wear it. Can you hear me screaming in horror? Halloween costumes are big business. Take a stroll down the costume aisle at Target or click on a few of the costume offerings at DisneyStore. The price tags are downright scary. For $70, you or your kid can celebrate Halloween as a giant yellow chicken. Forty bucks will buy you a full-bodied banana get-up. And for $29.62 plus shipping and handling, your daughter can be Disney's Belle. And that's the sale price. Then consider the amount of time your child will spend in this gear before it's relegated to the back of the closet or the bottom of the dress-up trunk. If you'd rather not spend monstrous amounts of cash for Halloween costumes, there are alternatives. Here are a few of my very best no-spend or low-spend ways to save on costumes: Borrow before you buy. Send an email to family, friends and co-workers. If your kid wants to be a pirate this year, you're bound to know someone whose kid was a pirate last year or the year before. They might even thank you for taking it off their hands. Hit the secondhand stores. They can be a discounted treasure-trove of Halloween costumes. Becky Lytle, spokeswoman for Goodwill Industries of Eastern North Carolina, said the stores are well-stocked with a year's worth of Halloween donations, and most stores have a designated rack of costumes. But Lytle said the best costumes are often mined from the regular clothing racks and bins. 'With a little bit of imagination, there are so many things to choose from to put together a costume,' Lytle said. Plaid shirts, overalls, evening gowns and straw hats are all hot items this time of year. Consignment shops are another secondhand sales venue, though prices are a bit higher than thrift stores. Check Craigslist. It's a win-win situation. You score a costume for a fraction of the original price, and sellers recoup at least some of their investment. And you get to shop from the comfort of your own home. Costume remakes. Many years ago, when my now-grown son wanted to be a magician, I sewed him a black cape. He wore black pants, a white dress shirt, and a top hat from a magic kit we had on hand. That cape became an investment piece, undergoing many a remake over the years. My younger son later wore it with a pair of round spectacles as Harry Potter, and most recently my daughter wore it as a vampire. It's still in the closet, waiting for its next reincarnation.