DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

How to Create A Unique and Budget Friendly Halloween Costume

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you're like most people, you're probably starting to think about what costume you're going to wear. Crowded malls and major Halloween retail stores are overwhelming and overpriced. If you're on a budget, don't worry! There are plenty of great DIY costume ideas that won't break the bank. The best part is that you can now shop for your DIY Halloween costume right from your computer at home. In today’s blog post, we will share a few of our favorite DIY Halloween costume ideas that you can BOPIS (Buy Online Pick Up In Store) from our Goodwill store. Simply shop online, then pick up your items from one of our 2 convenient locations (Audubon & Maple Shade NJ).

DIY Halloween Costume Budget

When choosing and designing your DIY Halloween costume, you will first want to pick a ballpark budget. This will give you an idea of how complex or how simple you want to go with your costume design. Think about what type of costume you are designing? Are you going all out, or are you keeping it simple? By figuring out how involved you want to get, you can gear your shopping towards the amount of time and money you want to invest. The best part about creating your DIY Halloween costume with, is that no matter how big or small your budget is, it will go much farther with our everyday deals and discount clothing!

DIY Halloween Costume Theme

Next you will want to decide on an overall theme for your DIY halloween costume. Do you want to be a professional (think Dr., Police Officer, Lawyer, etc)? How about a sports fan? Or better yet, an Eagles super fan! Maybe you want to be a superhero, cowgirl or movie character. These are all fun ideas that you can easily create DIY Halloween costumes for with our wide selection of women’s, men’s, and children's clothing options when you shop online with our BOPIS (Buy Online Pick Up In Store) shopping experience. Not only do we have the clothing items you need for a great costume, you can find cool props as well. 

DIY Pointers & Tips

If you have decided to DIY your Halloween costume this year, make sure that you plan well. The easiest way to make sure your DIY Halloween costume is contest worthy, is to design a plan first. Think about who or what you want to be. Then Consider all of the clothing and prop items you will need. Make a list, or draw a picture before you start your shopping. That way you know what to look for. Of course, you can always browse our online thrift store first to get ideas if you’re not sure what you want to be yet. Once you feel certain, simply fill your cart with everything you need to complete your DIY look, order it, then pick it up! Easy, fun, done!

Not so DIY Halloween Costumes

Not everyone is the DIY type, and that’s totally ok! Fortunately for our non-DIYers, we also have a selection of ready made Halloween costumes available. Make sure to shop now before they are gone! You never know what thrifted Halloween costumes we will have, and we usually only get one of each. Don’t wait until it’s too late! Find NWT (New With Tags), gently worn, and discount Halloween costumes by shopping our Goodwill Seasonal page. Follow us on Social Media to get all of our updates and sale announcements first! 

BOPIS your DIY Halloween Costume!

Shopping for your Halloween costume is easier than ever before! There used to be only two options for Halloween costume shopping:

  1. Go in person to a packed overpriced mall or superstore, fight the crowd and wait in line forever to pay top dollar for a generic costume. 


  1. Shop online and buy overpriced, brand new, expensive Halloween costumes that will hopefully arrive on time. (Even Amazon is risky at Holiday time!)

Now, there is a 3rd and much better option! With Goodwill NJ’s BOPIS (Buy Online Pick Up In Store), you can get your Halloween costume and everything you need, from the comfort and convenience of your own home. Shop now, and feel good about your money saving, trend-setting costume this year! We also have some fun and spooky home decorations that you won’t want to miss! SHOP NOW!

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