Picking out Halloween costumes for your kids can be the highlight of the holiday. Unless, of course, the cost of their costume is threatening to send you into bankruptcy. But fear not, there are some great low-cost costume options out there — if you look for them. If you want to get into the Halloween spirit without completely blowing your budget, here are some cute and cheap Halloween costumes for kids.
All of your favorite retailers have stocked their stores and sites with tons of affordable Halloween costumes for the tiniest trick-or-treaters, from cows, to peacocks, to everyone's favorite superhero sidekick, Robin. That means, you don't have to DIY your kid's costume if you don't have the time or interest to do so. But because there are so many options, hunting for the best deals on kid's Halloween costumes can be completely overwhelming.
Before you know it, you may find yourself up to your ears in masks, wings, and capes, but avoid jumping on the first adorable costume you see and follow these tricks to save even more money. First, shop around. It make take a little more time, but it's worth taking the time to find the best deals. Second, go for less popular costumes. Steer clear of the trendiest costumes which may be more expensive and more difficult to find in your child's size. Instead, save yourself the time and frustration by looking for costumes that are less of the moment. Chances are, you can find them at a cheaper price. And if you have younger children, you may be able to repurpose them in the future — unless they end up with tons of stubborn chocolate stains by the end of the night.
Let this list inspire you to find some affordable Halloween costumes for your kids this year and use any unclaimed funds for your own Halloween look.