Friday, September 25, 2009

Halloween Is Around The Corner, Are You Getting Ready?

I've gone back and forth with the whole Halloween costume issue, I mean as far as store bought vs. homemade costumes. And, well frankly, I'm all about the store bought! As a kid, my mom made beautiful custom made costumes for us every year. We were so cute!! But, years ago store bought costumes consisted of a plastic trash bag (opps I mean costume) and a cheesy mask. Times have sure changed!! Costumes today are not only great for Halloween, but can be kept and reused over and over for dress-up.

This year, I lucked out with my son. He wants to be Spiderman and he has a really nice Spidey costume he got for his birthday this summer. He sometimes mentions being Batman, and we're about 80% covered already there. My kids love to dress up!! My daughter wants to be Ariel, and frankly after all the time (hours & hours) and money ($50) I spent last year doing a handmade Tinker Bell costume, I blew some cold hard cash on hers this year. I hit up the Disney Store a few days ago and it was the last day of the Princess 25% off sale, I was so excited. I scored her costume and accessories for under $50 and I'm done. Plus, she now has an Ariel costume for the dress up box.

A few years ago, I choose a cute pirate costume from Old Navy for my son, and it was sold out a month before Halloween. I had to go to eBay to get it, thank goodness for eBay. But selling out that far ahead of time is crazy, I think!

So, the moral of my story is: As far as Halloween is concerned, plan ahead and shop early!

Here are two cute Walmart costumes that you can have shipped for only $.97. That beats driving to Walmart for sure!

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Deluxe Batman Muscle Child Costume

Dorothy Child Costume

What are your kids thinking of dressing up as this year? Are you dressing up? Have you started getting ready?

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I'm a married, stay-at-home mom to two kiddos in grade school. I love to save money as much as I like to make it! Coupons, thrift stores? Lead the way! But wait....there's more! I have a BBA from University of Oklahoma and I was a banker and an accountant before I became a domestic goddess!


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