Editor Brianna here, and I love Halloween. If you’re like me, the magazines that came in the mail filled with premade costumes each year simply didn’t cut it as a child. You, like I, were a make-it-yourself kinda kid.
The benefits of making your own costume are endless — you often save money, have more fun with it, and end up with a costume that’s more unique and interesting.
This year, Editor Kristen + I decided to try thrifting our costumes from Northside Neighborhood House, because we can’t think of anything much ghouler than a one-of-a-kind costume that also supports local.
Here are some of the costumes we pieced together from the store:
- We found | Pink prom dress
- You add | Fake blood
- The Mask
- We found | A bright orange suit
- You add | Creepy green mask or face paint
- David Rose
- We found | Black-and-white striped sweater, funky jewelry + pants
- You add | The sass
- Minnie Mouse
- We found | The cutest red + white polka dot dress and a Minnie Mouse cap
- You add | Yellow heeled shoes
- Jess Day
- We found | A dress + sweater combo that perfectly matches one of Jess’s outfits
- You add | The roommates
- Heather Chandler
- We found | A plaid skirt, white button-down shirt, and red blazer
- You add | A croquet mallet + resting witch face that’s better than Brianna’s
Northside Neighborhood House’s three thrift store locations also feature a specific Halloween costume rack filled with various costumes, masks, and wigs.
And of course, there’s always more thrift, consignment, and vintage stores around town that you can check out — so go make an awesome costume that gives ‘em pumpkin to talk about (and don’t forget to share your creations with us on Instagram).