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Halloween Doesn't Have to Cost Fortune

Between decorations, costumes and candy, Halloween can cost a family a small fortune. In fact, some sources say it's the third-most expensive holiday in the United States. But it doesn't have to cost a lot to be fun.

When it comes to dressing up, one of the best ways to save money is take advantage of what's available at local thrift stores. October is the best-selling month of the year for many thrift businesses. They often sell gently used and vintage clothing and accessories that can easily be turned into a costume.

Here are some ideas from a few of our Facebook fans:

 

"I save by buying their costume stuff the year before Halloween when it is all on sale!" – Loren

"When I was little they didn't have costumes… we had to be creative with what we had at home!!! My favorite was my mom would give me a beard with Vasoline and coffee grounds." – Heidi

"Cut holes in a clear plastic bad, put it on and tie up the bottom. Then blow up those little water balloons and put them in a bag. You are now a bag of jelly beans." – Sherie

Whatever you choose to do, get creative. Halloween is a time to have fun – and enjoy the candy!

*Do you have a fun idea to share with the rest of us? Comment below, or share with us on our Facebook page!

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