Halloween On The Cheap

Because we are nerdy homeschoolers who love any excuse to dress up and socialize with the neighbors, we spend a lot of time —but not a lot of money— hand crafting our kids’ Halloween costumes, each year. In fact, it is not at all uncommon for the girls to start conspiring for the next Halloween first thing each November 1st.

Husband frankly doesn’t care for the holiday, so if we are going to convince him to participate we had better do it thriftily. (is that a word??) Utilizing Goodwill, the dress-up bin, and the recesses of our master closet, we curate creative, unique Halloween costumes that don’t break the bank. Minor accents/accessories are purchased, but never the whole ensemble.

Gone are the days of coordinating clever costumes for my kids, they pick their own now.

royal tennenbaums
i wanted them to be tennenbaums

Still, they always impress me with their creative selections.

I bet everyone who knows Center Sister can guess what she’s going to be this year…

Here’s a hint:

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Firstborn is borrowing inspiration from our recent Greek History studies…

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And Little Man is thrilled to dress up as his pop-hero. The hint is the bowtie.

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Read our other fun Halloween posts: here, here, here, and here.

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