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4 Ways to Save On Your Halloween Cost(ume)

By Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma

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As families begin their preparations for Halloween, many will be searching for the perfect costume to both satisfy their kids’ wildest imaginations and that won’t make their pockets scream.

Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma encourages local shoppers to tap into their imagination and be anything this year. With 25 retail stores that are constantly adding new items, there is plenty of inspiration for your family of ghouls to have fun and stay on budget this Halloween. Check out these great reasons why Goodwill should be your family’s one-stop-shop for all your costume needs this year:

  1. Be Anything! Let your imagination run wild when you peruse the aisles of Goodwill! You can get delightfully specific or a tad obscure, creating a costume sure to stand out from the crowd. With Goodwill’s diverse selection, you can mix-and-match items to meet your costume vision. Stores will be restocking up to four (!) times an hour to keep décor and costume selections stocked and ensure a robust selection of sizes.
  2. Be Sustainable. Gone are the days of throwing away last year’s Halloween costume after only a single use. When you donate your child’s costume back to Goodwill, you contribute to the 30 million pounds of items Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma keeps out of landfills every year. So, even if you have already found your perfect frightening fit, give your old costumes a chance at a second life and reduce your sustainability footprint in the process by donating them to Goodwill.
  3. Be Low-Budget. Did you know a full costume from Goodwill can be put together for as little as $8.99? Goodwill stores often carry brand new or gently used costumes in their original packaging. Instead of buying at retail, you can find the same convenience of pre-packaged costumes in select Goodwill stores.*Plus, many popular costumes, like a pirate, Barbie or a scarecrow, can consist of regular clothing items and day-to-day staples, which could live on in your child’s closet well beyond Halloween. Rather than the cheap, thin fabrics often used for fast-fashion Halloween costumes, you can find durable items that can be worn again – all at a fraction of the cost.
  4. Be Charitable. When you shop at Goodwill, your dollars stay in our central Oklahoma community. With every purchase or donation, you help Goodwill provide programs and services to Oklahomans who are overcoming employment barriers ranging from previous incarceration to mental and physical health challenges or disability.

Need a little help to get started? Each Goodwill store is decorated with Halloween costume display ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Plus, store employees will be rocking their own costumes through October and are always happy to provide some inspiration. No tricks here – just treats for people across central Oklahoma! To find your closest store, visit okgoodwill.org/shop.

One you get that costume perfected, snap a pic and enter MetroFamily’s Halloween Costume Contest for a chance to win fa-BOO-lous prizes! The contest is sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma and prizes include a stay at the Gaylord Texan resort in Grapevine, Texas; tickets to SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology; a family membership to the Myriad Gardens and a pavilion rental at Arcadia Lake. Enter by Oct. 31. 

*Goodwill Halloween Headquarters are located at 2109 SW 89th in Oklahoma City and 7515 SE 15th Street in Midwest City.

Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma  is a community-based, nonprofit agency serving central Oklahoma. Their mission is to transform lives through the power of work. Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma employs 800 people and operates 25 retail stores, 17 attended donation centers, one outlet store and one Job Connection Center. Find a Goodwill location near you by clicking here.

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