Why should you thrift your Halloween costume this year?


 10/20/2021 8:45 AM

The spookiest night of the year is fast approaching. Halloween is celebrated every year on October 31. It has been celebrated for centuries, but it was not always celebrated like it is today. Back then, Halloween was used to keep evil spirits away. 

Now it is the day where the young and old dress up to share candy and smiles. However, it also means you need a Halloween costume. If you are looking for a unique Halloween costume, consider finding one at Omaha or Independence thrift stores. Check out these reasons why you should thrift costumes instead of buying new ones. 


Reduces textile waste

Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. With that being said, a lot of people will go above and beyond to buy the best costume. Sadly, these costumes are only worn once and then tossed out. 

A report states that Americans buy $3.4 billion worth of costumes. Most of these people toss them into the trash, where they spend years in landfills. If you want to help reduce textile waste, thrift costumes. It will help reduce the demand for new costumes and keep old costumes out of landfills. 

Saves you money

Dressing up as your favorite character and handing out candy comes with a price. A survey has found that the average American spends around $162 on Halloween. This amount of money includes candy, costumes and decorations for their homes. 

However, you do not necessarily have to spend that much money to have a great Halloween. You can save money by buying your costumes and decorations at thrift stores. These stores have tons of clothes that you can use to DIY your costume, or you might even find a complete costume. 

Sparks your creativity 

Halloween is that one time of the year where you can let your creativity shine. According to a survey by LoveCrafts.com, 65 percent of surveyed people would rather DIY their costumes than buy new ones. Creating your own costume allows you to make it as unique or realistic as possible. However, it can be expensive to find all the right pieces.

Luckily, thrift stores carry a wide variety of clothes in all styles and decades at low prices. All these clothes options will help you find the exact piece you are missing for your costume. If you need some inspiration, consider these DIY friendly Halloween costume ideas

  • Wednesday Adams
  • Cowboy or Cowgirl 
  • Cat
  • Witch 
  • Ghost 
  • Zombie 
  • Rock stars 
  • Hippies 

Recycle and reuse 

If after your Halloween festivities you decide that you no longer want your costume, donate it. Take your costume to Omaha or Independence thrift stores that accept clothing donations, like Thrift World. It helps reduce textile waste and gives someone else the opportunity to rock for next year. 


Whether you are looking for a Halloween costume or decorations, check out Thrift World! Our stores have a ton of clothing options perfect for anyone's costumes. If you do not live near, we also have an online store. Check out our website to get directions or shop online

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