Are you looking to try second hand Halloween costumes this year? If so, we have found a few places both online and off that carry second hand costumes for the whole family.
Not only is this a great way to go green this Halloween, it’s also an excellent way to save lots of money. Most costumes bought brand new online cost about $50 to $60 a pop, and offline costumes cost usually even more. Upwards of $80 or so for one good costume. So buying second hand will definitely save you a pretty penny. Ok, let’s take a look at several places that have gently used costumes for sale.
1. Thred Up – this is a second hand online store that that carries a variety of clothing items, including Halloween costumes. Selection will vary by the date you visit the website, so basically you have to just give it a whirl to see what they have. You never know what awesomeness you might end up scoring. Also and as a bonus, when you sign up to their email newsletter, you get a 20% off coupon good on your first order. Caching! Caching!
Go here for website: Thred Up
2. Plato’s Closet – this is another second hand store similar to Thred Up except they have physical locations in most major cities. Plato’s Closet is a fun store and one that also carries many different brand names for women and men. Some stores do not carry kids wear, just clothing for men and women. Your mileage will vary here, so we suggest as always that you call ahead or simply pay a visit to see what’s on offer.
Go here for website: Plato’s Closet
3. Salvation Army/Goodwill – this old standby works, the only thing is that these stores carry items like a needle in a haystack. You need to literally rummage through items and aisles to see what’s available. However right around the months of September and October is when you should pay the store a visit for good gently used Halloween costumes. Be sure to thoroughly wash any costumes before using them. (You’ve been warned)