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Wondering how to do Halloween on the cheap? Yeah, me too.
When Deseret Industries asked me to put together a Halloween costume at one of their stores, I immediately thought that I would be piecing together outfits from their racks. In all honesty, the thought completely overwhelmed me, but I got a sitter and got ready to get creative in the aisles of DI.
To my complete delight, the store was full of COMPLETED costumes.
Boom. Costumes ready to go, just add child.
Saw ^this glorious leotard and for a hot minute pondered whether or not I should re-create my glam 1989 dance photo. Decided against it, just in case you were wondering. I’ve already recreated it here. I don’t want to overdo it. ;)
Norah walked away with three (I have no self control with my daughter) different princess costumes and a new pair of gold shoes to complete the look. The best part? Each dress was just $6.
Cinderella Costume from DI – $6
Cinderella Costume from Amazon – Around $25
Princess Anna Costume from DI – $6
Princess Anna Costume from Amazon – Around $15
Queen Elsa Costume from DI – $6
I also got a couple costumes for Linc.
Adorable pumpkin costume from Old Navy for $6. (They retail in the store for around $25).
But then the MOTHER of all Halloween costumes for the baby of a Super Cougar…a tiny Cosmo Cougar costume. I don’t even have the words to express the squealing with delight that happened when the heavens opened and a beam of light shown down on it. I can’t even find where you would purchase this online! I got it for $4.
Gavin will be going as Luigi this year. Although the costume didn’t have a hat, I was able to cover a train hat that we already had in our costume collection with green felt and add that L. Everything else, including black dress shoes that will be worn to church later on, was found at DI for $6. This Luigi costume retails on Amazon (with a hat) for around $13.
A word about that zombie costume. It apparently is too scary. My second grader had a heart attack when I pulled it out of my shopping bag. And then at 3 AM, he was screaming bloody murder outside of my bedroom door because he had a nightmare about the shirt and wouldn’t come into my room to be consoled because the shirt was in my room. So, that was a major Mom Fail. That shirt may end back at DI for one of you to enjoy…or not enjoy. lol
Let me recap:
- 3 Disney princess costumes
- 1 pair of Old Navy brand gold ballet flats
- 1 Old Navy brand pumpkin costume
- 1 Cosmo Cougar costume
- 1 Luigi costume
- 1 pair of black dress shoes
- 1 pair of black stretchy-type pants for a Minecraft costume
- 1 Mom Fail zombie shirt
It’s not too late! Go! RUN! Get your Halloween shopping done on the cheap!
PRO TIP: Tomorrow morning the Springville Deseret Industries will have its grand opening. This is a photo of the costumes that are available at that store. (I took a little tour of it last week.)
It’s a brand new beautiful store and the doors open tomorrow morning at 10 AM. I will see you there!
P.S. They are doing a ton of fun grand opening type stuff. Check it out here.