So… What are you going to be for Halloween? If you haven’t already ordered your costume, there’s no need to freak out. Goodwill of Orange County has everything you need to create your best costume ever!
I’ll admit that I have always had issues with the off the rack costumes sold at party stores and via mail order. Maybe I was spoiled – growing up my mom always sewed our costumes. I’ve ordered my share of pre-made costumes over the years but I never use them “as is.” Stock costumes are just a jumping off point for me and my family. We like to collect bits and pieces from our own costume chest, throw in a bit of craft magic and mix it up with some upcycled goodies from stores like Goodwill.
Granted, we are a crafty lot. Because we like to make stuff, Goodwill projects are always top of mind. But you do not have to be crafty to shop at Goodwill of Orange County for Halloween. Goodwill has made it super easy for shoppers to assemble award winning costumes!
We visited the store in Tustin for a recent event and were delighted to find racks and racks of recycled costumes (the same ones people spent $$$ and wore once last season) as well as rounds full of clothing and costume items culled for popular types of costumes including witches, pirates, steampunk, and more.
In addition to costume inspiration, there was plenty of home decor on hand. In just over an hour and for less than a hundred bucks I had complete costumes for four family members and decor for my home in the bag. This included two leather jackets for my own and my husband’s costumes. Want to venture a guess as to what we will be?
So don’t panic if you didn’t shop early and don’t even think about paying top dollar at the party store. Head to Goodwill and get your Halloween on, for a lot less!