Halloween is right around the corner and it’s now your time to decide what your little one is going to dress up as.
Right now, it’s great because it’s your choice. I say this as a kid that wanted to always be a princess once I could pick my costume. Before that, my mom was the DIY queen and made me Mrs. America and The Little Mermaid.
With Cannon, I have been dedicated to doing 31 Days of Cannon in costumes. Costumes are expensive! Something I have known because our Halloween picks would reflect on the price.
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You would think with one-time wear, they wouldn’t rock your bank account but they will. Some costumes are $50 for infants and toddlers and they continue to go up! Halloween and Fall can be expensive from candy, costume make-up, candy bags, etc.
How wild is that?! And if you aren’t a DIY queen, you have to find the best in your price range. If you have no shame about your DIY, I think that’s a great route to go. I wish I was overly creative but I don’t have the patience for 31 costumes.
Nonetheless, you can find affordable Halloween costumes out there and I’m here to help.
I searched the web for some affordable options — especially as I’m looking to continue my 31 Days of Halloween Cannon content.
Yes, Target does it again and again. I stocked up on costumes here because I hit the cartwheel jackpot of 20% off. For the most part, infant and toddler costumes are reasonably priced at $20. You can’t beat a twenty-dollar costume that is of great quality. And, you can’t beat buying more than one when it marks down to $14. I bought four adorable costumes for Cannon here because we have no idea what he should be and I wanted to test out the costumes to make sure he can move. I have a baby that is always on the move and will rip at something if it constricts him.
Once Upon a Child
You can some treasures at your local Once Upon a Child. If you’re like me then you have a couple in your area that you can check out or you know which one is meant for you to go to. For me, I have to travel thirty minutes to the really good Once Upon a Child where I can find a selection that isn’t picked out and has something that I can use. My mom went for me about a week ago and loaded up on the cutest character PJ sets that I have been using for our Halloween content. We have two of the PJ Masks and I love it. You can really find some great things depending on your ideas and what you’re looking for.
Wal-Mart is known for its low prices so they can’t be left off of this list. I’m not a big Wal-Mart shopper as it’s a drive from my house compared to Target and Meijer but I will make a trip for a deal. The items I was able to get at Wal-Mart included character onesies which make a great costume for those that want to venture out or want to dress their kid up for school. Character onesies are easy, as well. My mom was able to find Cookie Monster and Elmo and I was able to find a cute PJ set for Cannon to wear. Their Halloween costumes start with sizes in the six months and up with a price range of $25-$30.
Now, you never know what you might find on Poshmark. Poshmark has a variety of items on its app and website which can work for many people. You can sell and buy within the app so you can kick back and relax at home. I haven’t tried Poshmark for Halloween costumes but for many other things I have been a part of the app. You can find some treasures on there so why not look for costumes? It never hurts to try, am I right? Actually, I just checked the app and you can find a costume in the $15-$25 range which isn’t bad but you can always go the new costume route for that price.
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At the end of the day, you can find a costume for a pretty price. You don’t have to go overboard (unless you want to) with a $60 costume for your infant/toddler.
If you’re better than me, you can probably DIY and make the cutest outfits like my mom. Cannon has multiple Halloween seasonal onesies that she put together for him and he’s going to be super cute in them. Like, so cute.
Halloween can be affordable and cute — don’t let anyone tell you anything different. You can find cute things if you go early and look. If you wait too long, you might get stuck with all that is left. I was lucky and hit up my spots the last week of September/first week of October when things were just being put out.
What are you and/or your little ones going to be this year? What has been your favorite costume to date?