According to The Huffington Post, shoppers are spending about $87 each on their 2014 Halloween costumes. For $87, at Goodwill of Orange County, you could outfit the entire family, plus the dog, and still have plenty of money left over!
It’s no surprise that Frozen Costumes are the most sought-after characters for Halloween this year. Retailers cannot keep the costumes and props in stock. You don’t need to spend the big bucks on a pre-made Frozen costume. We found an adorable Frozen costume, crown and wig at the Goodwill store in Brea this week. All the little girls in the store were wide-eyed as they watched us putting the Elsa costume together.
We recommend stopping in at your Goodwill store first for costumes and props. Here in Orange County, there are 21 Goodwill Stores with Halloween costumes galore, all organized in the front of the store for easy searching. If you cannot find what you are looking for, just ask a store employee to help you.
Plus, your purchases and donations help Goodwill provide job training, placement and education services to people with disabilities or barriers in Orange County.
If you cannot find your Frozen costume “to-go” like we did, here are some ideas for DIY Frozen-inspired Halloween costumes from clever bloggers in our network. Be sure and visit their blogs for complete instructions. A big thank you to I Am That Lady for helping us assemble these Frozen costume ideas.
At your favorite Goodwill store, you can often find many of the items used in the Frozen costume tutorials such as white sweatshirts, white baseball caps, wooden dowels, plastic snowflakes, curtain and drapes for capes, yarn, felt, fur, crowns, ribbons, gloves, and caps.
Here are some super easy and practical ideas to make your own Frozen Costumes with step by step instructions provided in each link.
Elsa Dress Tutorial from Girl.Inspired
Elsa Cape and Anna Cloak from The How To Mom
Icy Snow Gloves from Brassy Apple
DIY Olaf Costume from Desert Chica
DIY No Sew Kristoff Costume from Mom Endeavors
Olaf Hat from All For The Boys
Anna Inspired Hat Crochet Pattern from SarahandJolie
DIY Elsa Tiara from Instructables
Snowflake Wand from Cutesy Craft – made with just a dowel and a snowflake. Find it at Goodwill in the Christmas aisle, or at your craft store.
Anna Dress Tutorial from The Sewing Rabbit
Anna’s Coronation Hair Tutorial from Pretty Hair is Fun
While at Goodwill last week, employees were rolling out racks of even more Halloween costumes, so if you have already looked, look again!
Once Halloween is over, be sure and donate your costume to Goodwill. Starting November 1st, they will be getting ready for next Halloween, helping families find fun, affordable “dress-up” options for the entire family.
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