Buying a New Costume

Shopping around for a new Halloween costume is always fun, and the best place to look for your new costume is on the Web. There are many retailers to choose from, and if you are like me I like to shop at stores that have a good reputation as well have a large number of costumes to choose from. So the greatest advantages of buying your Halloween costume online is the prices as well as the selection.

Local stores and novelty shops a mostly just a secondary place to pick up Halloween costumes. The bad thing is that they do not have near the selection, competitive prices, and not many good Halloween costume ideas.

Buying Your Costume Used

A used costume can save a lot of money, and if money is tight than this could save a lot of money. If you develop a costume idea, and make a list of the items you need to complete your ensemble, you can probably find the pieces to create an entire costume with little effort. Good places to find used costumes are:

* Thrift Store
* Flea Market
* Garage Sales
* Friends or Relatives
* Coworkers
* Newspaper Ads
* Online Auction Sites

Make sure to inspect the quality of the costume, and if you are buying it from the Internet or an online auction, get as many detailed photos as possible, and try and get a money back guarantee. Used costumes are a great idea since you may only be wearing the costume one time.

Renting a Costume

Renting a costume is another way to go to prepare for Halloween. At the same place where you can buy a new costume locally, it is possible that they offer rentals.

Many times you have to put down a deposit, as well as the charge for renting it depending on how long you will have it, and what time of season. For example you can generally expect to pay more for a costume during the Halloween season than any other time of the year.

With the cheap prices ans the selection of the Internet we suggest just to but one. You can always resell it later if you never use it again, or pass it on to friends and relatives. Renting a Halloween costume is an option though, and we wanted to make you aware of it.

Making Your Own Costume

If your a hobbyist, or good at arts and crafts, you may enjoy the satisfaction of creating your very own Halloween costume from scratch. All it takes is some imagination, and a little bit of work to produce an original costume.

You may already have a costume in mind, but if not, here are some tips when making your own costume:

* Develop an idea for the Halloween costume first, and then look around your house to see if you may have everything you need to make it

* Make a list of materials that you need that have to be bought for the costume. This will save money by sticking to a budget and plan

* When making kids Halloween costumes, make sure that they are safe for their age group, and make them visible at night

* Try and be original, the whole point of making your own costume is to stand out and be different