In our house we don’t go all out for Halloween. I put up a few fall-ish decor items, some Halloween specific, and we carve pumpkins. Rarely will I be buying brand new costumes, more decor, or making a giant deal. We like Halloween, but because Jack’s birthday is so close to it, I tend to forget the hoopla, until it’s almost over.
I’m also one for a deal. Like Free is my favorite. Or cheap. I adore both.
Insert the Halloween Costume that has been a lifesaver for YEARS. I bought the costume in 2009 on Craigslist. At the time, it lit up and made some noise. It is a Lightning McQueen pit crew costume. It’s lined for MN wintery Octobers, and well made. I think we paid $30.00 for it, which for me is like spending a fortune on a costume. The only other costume we ever purchased until this year, was a mickey mouse one for Jack for Halloween his 2nd year. As you will shortly see, Jack, Luke, and Max have all worn the Mickey mouse thing. I’ve gotten my money’s worth on both.
So, here is the great deal-eo’s first appearance here… Jack is 3. Luke is Mickey mouse… You see a theme…
The next year, it was a costume we bought for $1.50 at Goodwill (Spiderman) and $1.00 (Buzz Lightyear) see… These also were repeats, as you will see shortly
That year, we borrowed McQueen to Liz, and her cutie pie Zach was him for Halloween or a party, I can’t remember which.
The next year it was borrowed out to another friend, and we were a MN viking and fireman. Aka, a jersey & hat we already had, and pajama’s we already had.
Then, last year came and we planned to be a race car driver… aka, the same mcqueen costume, but made to look like just a race car driver… but at the last minute, we decided on this… Look familiar?
Mickey, Spidey, and Buzz… 3peat for the repeat
This year, guess what Jack wants to be…. a race car driver. :) Same costume. A bit high water pants, but the same. Max will be Elmo (here’s a preview)…
Elmo is borrowed from my sister.
The only purchase we have made (other then the $2.50 for Spiderman and Buzz), will be this year. Luke got a costume that he has asked for since it came out in July (yes, frakken July). It was also $30, and the hand things we got extra were $25.00. It was a major splurge, but the extra hands he’s used everyday and will continue to use for a while we guess. The costume is large enough to hopefully make it a few extra years as well. I shall post photos of them after Halloween. We also justified that since we have spent a total of $57.00 in 6 years, we could handle this.
That sums up our cheap Halloween, and why I’m thrilled 1 costume has lasted 4, almost 5 years. Gotta love a good deal. What’s your costume plan this year? Any repeats?