Do you want the most original costume at a great price, look no further than your local Goodwill to put together the most unique costume ever! Goodwill has plenty of donated items and costumes to choose from as well as accessories such as wigs, hats, wings, brooms, makeup and lots more to make your costume the most unique at the party!

Save some $$$ and shop Goodwill rather than the big box Halloween stores.   Need an idea, browse through our Look Book with tons of ideas or come in and one of our Goodwill associates will be glad to help you create that one of a kind costume!

With 44 locations in Missouri and Illinois, there’s sure to be a store or two in your neighborhood.  Click here to find one near you.

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Thrifty Halloween Door Decor

To set the mood for Halloween in your home, one of the easiest things you can do is to update your front door decor with a spooky little facelift. Since it’s the first thing you see when you arrive home, a display on your doorstep instantly creates whatever tone you want for the season. And,…

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Salem-Inspired Spooky Tablescape

Every fall, my family and I make a day trip to Salem, Massachusetts. With its haunting history and one-of-a-kind characters roaming the streets (hey, Laurie Cabot!), Salem is a place like no other. So, when it came time for me to plan a bewitching tablescape for an upcoming Halloween party, I thought about those cobbled…

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A Spooky Approach: Last Minute Halloween Doorway Ideas

All right, you guys. Halloween is just around the corner. You’ve probably put some time into your costume, but if you’re staying home and socially distant, have you considered setting the scene on your porch or in your front yard? Since kids these days get candy for nearly every holiday (in their Easter baskets, for…

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Easy DIY Amulet for Halloween

“…By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes!” It’s almost October, which means that ghouls and goblins are stirring about, plotting their approach. How will you protect yourself? If you’re ready to jump into the Halloween spirit, an amulet can summon sanctuary to protect you against ill will. Whether the costume you’re…

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DIY “Zombie Cooler”

Celebrate Halloween and #ZombieWeek by creating a DIY ‘Zombie Cooler’. Give your thrift find a spooky upgrade in just a few steps! Start with a few fun ‘Biohazard’ print outs (zombie-cooler print). Cut up your selected collection of warnings and start thinking about your layout. Apply your printed designs with dishwasher-safe Mod Podge® (for added…

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DIY Sanderson Sisters-Inspired Witch’s Broom

Hocus Pocus is my all-time favorite seasonal movie! Once I came to this realization, I was desperate to craft something witchy for my Halloween costume this year. Since anyone who has seen the magical movie knows it’s easy to lose track of a broomstick, I figured I’d do a little DIY breakdown of how the…

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DIY Cross-Stitched Skull Tee-Shirt

Raise your hand if you don’t plan to build an elaborate Halloween costume this year, despite all the extra time at home! Don’t worry — we’re ready to help! Here’s one quick and easy nod to All Hallows’ Eve that could be a festive fit for a virtual work or school spirit day: A cross-stitched…

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How To Age Books With Tea And Tights

Yes, you read that title right! It turns out that it’s really easy to make thrifted tights into spooky spider webs and to tea-stain the pages of a secondhand book — creating the perfect antique appearance. These two projects partnered with our tips for aging the outside of Goodwill books will give your library a…

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3 Vintage Costume Themes To Look For This Halloween

As well as being fun, shopping for vintage looks can bring you an authentic costume for Halloween made up of truly unique pieces to integrate into your regular wardrobe during the other 364 days of the year. With donations pouring in from homes across the U.S. and Canada, at Goodwill® it’s super easy to track…

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