A big part of our mission at Simple is to help people feel more confident with their finances—we love providing our customers with money tips that help them manage their money better. Sometimes, however, the best advice isn’t what you can read on a blog, but what you can learn from the people in your community. That’s why every week we ask you to tell us what advice you’d give for people looking to save money.
Recently, we wanted your tips on ways you can put together a killer Halloween costume without draining your bank account dry. Here’s a few of our favorites:
1) Use what you already have
A common theme in nearly all of your comments was to get creative with what you already have. As Jinger E. pointed out, “Your closet is a great place to start! Find an old outfit with holes in it. You can wear that and add zombie makeup.”
2) Get thrifty
If craft projects are more your style, many people recommend checking out thrift and dollar stores to find craft materials. One example Lefuulei E. offered was how dollar stores sell plastic ornamental balls that are, “great for making large beads or other props. They also make excellent molds.”
3) Humor always wins
While a good pun might only be appreciated by dads most of the year, you can bet on a punny costume being a hit on Halloween. They’re also a great way to cover up the fact that you waited until the last minute to throw together your costume. Check out this pun-tastic Popsugar article for more inspiration.
4) Start early
As Mina S. noted, “if you’re a big Halloween buff like me, you’ll start buying and saving things November first when the price drops 50%!!” While it may not help you win that costume contest this year, taking advantage of the post-Halloween sales is a great way to find deals and get a headstart for next year.
5) Still undecided about what to wear?
Dress up as America’s favorite undecided voter: Ken Bone!
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