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Thrifting your Halloween costume locally in Chattanooga, TN

Check out how Editors Brianna + Kristen thrift their costumes.

Two images set side by side. On the left are Kristen and Brianna, each dressed in costume. On the right are the two characters the girls are dressing as, Jess Day and Heather Chandler.

Kristen and Brianna’s Northside Neighborhood House costume finds.

Photo by NOOGAtoday

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:

  • Carrie
    • 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).

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