It's that fun time of year again, when we embrace our inner kid and dress up to impress while knocking on random people's doors, visiting the local festivals and having our own little pumpkin parties with friends....oh wait, is that just me that does that? Who says the kids just get to dress up and have all the fun?
But if you thought that costume buying for the kids was expensive, just imagine what it's like trying to come up with an adult costume on a budget.
A few years ago I was invited to a grown-up Halloween party. I spent weeks trying to figure out the perfect costume, one that would properly reflect my personality. Sure, I thought about Star Trek uniforms and Jedi robes, but those seemed kind of on-the-nose...and expensive.
Halloween is right around the corner. Men, unlike women, do not like to shell out money for one outfit they will probably never wear again. You can save money, buy something you would wear and still have a costume. Go as Jason Voorhees! Remember the movie "Friday the 13th"? The iconic hockey mask is that extra accessory you may not find useful unless you play rollerblade or street hockey.
The rest of the terror ensemble you can buy at Macy's.
I am the worst when it comes to buying my children's Halloween costumes on time. I usually wait until the day before, leaving me with almost no choices, damaged goods or a costume that's so risque that it makes me cringe to know that some people might be buying it for their child.
This year, I've decided to make some changes that will not only put me in control but also save me some money. Like anything in life, planning ahead makes all the difference in finding what you want for less or even nothing.
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