Is there anything cuter than family Halloween costumes? Okay, maybe family jammies at Christmas. But when it comes to Halloween, I think it becomes even more fun when you have kids.
If youʼre anything like me though, you hate to pay $40-$50 per family member for a Halloween costume. So if youʼre looking for a one stop Halloween shop that is not going to cost you a fortune, I highly recommend checking out your local Goodwill. Goodwill has it all when it comes to Halloween; costumes for all ages, makeup, decor, and even pet costumes!
Last year, my family went as 101 Dalmatians characters. My husbandʼs hat and coat both came from Goodwill. The hat cost $3 and the coat was $10. I also found my fur coat from Goodwill which was only $15! All three costumes were under $40!!
This Halloween, my husband and son are hunters and I am a little (pregnant) deer! This was the easiest family costume to pull off. My husband is already an avid hunter with plenty of hunting gear and my son had a camo t-shirt and a toy bow and arrow to add to his costume. This was a guaranteed win for our family.
I found my fur vest at the Jackson Township Goodwill for only $6 and my sonʼs camouflage pants for $3! The rest of our outfits we had laying around our closets. And just like that we have Halloween costumes for under $10! Thank you, Goodwill!!
If you and your family will be creating a group costume, here are a couple of tips to help you out.
1. Choosing a Theme
Deciding a group costume can be difficult, pick something the whole family will be excited about (including dad!). As my husband already loves hunting and my son wants to be just like dad they were both on board with this idea. Plus, my son will love driving his mini jeep from house to house.
2. Plan Ahead
Give yourself plenty of time to see what works and what doesn't. Also, plenty of time to thrift shop! You may not find everything you need in one trip. The sales floor is constantly changing, you'd be surprised what you'll find if you stop back a couple of days later.
3. Get Creative with Materials
Buying accessories to match your character can get expensive fast. Instead look for materials to recreate items yourself. For my deer costume, I made my own head band using items found around the house and saved our family $20!
I hope these family costume ideas and tips inspire your family as well. And help you save some extra money while giving back to the community this Halloween!
Be sure to share your finished looks on Instagram by tagging @goodwillgoodskills and #GoodwillHaunting.