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Halloween: Costume Ideas

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10 Fun Halloween Costumes for Pets


Kids in costumes are cute. But pets in Halloween costumes? That takes the cake. Here are some of the most popular Halloween pet costumes this year.

10 Popular Halloween Costumes for Adults


With thousands of Halloween costumes to choose from, adults often turn to their favorite movies or TV shows for inspiration. Once you have narrowed it down to your favorite show, starting your search will be a lot easier. Here's our take on the 10 Halloween costumes for adults that should be popular this year.

10 'Cool' Halloween Costumes for Kids


Trying to top last year's costume is always a challenge. Fortunately, kids often have costumes lying around the house from playing dress-up. If that tactic doesn't work, check out this year's most popular Halloween children's costumes. Just make sure to shop early so you aren't "Frozen" out by short supply.

6 Frightfully Frugal Halloween Costumes


It's that time of year when creepy crawlers, ghosts, jack-o'-lanterns and other spooky staples saturate our favorite shopping destinations. With the countdown to Oct. 31 underway, here is Bankrate's list of the six best Halloween costumes for less than $40. Don't break the bank to scare your friends and neighbors. You can most definitely yell "boo" on a budget.

Cheap Halloween Costumes for a 6-Year-Old Boy

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If money has been tight this year, you might not be able to afford to go out and buy a costume for your elementary-age son. Here are some inexpensive, fun ideas that would be fun for him.

Make Your Own Halloween Costume


Making your own Halloween costume can be cheap and easy. Here are some costume ideas that are fun, odd, imaginative and, best of all, cheap. And many of the items needed for these costume ideas could be in the back of your closet or in the garage.

Halloween Toddler Costumes

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Are you looking for costume ideas for your little ones? Dollar Stretcher readers share their best frugal costume ideas for toddlers.

Costumes for Teens

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It can be hard for teens to come up with frugal costume ideas that they are actuallywilling to wear. Here are some fun, frugal costume ideas for your teens to consider.

16 Easy, Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costumes


Halloween is sneaking up. Are you ready with an outfit that'll win you best Halloween party costume? No need to drop big bucks at the costume store. Make your own, and have something original and creative that's budget friendly, too.

Duct Tape Halloween Costumes

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Making your own Halloween costume can be cheap and easy. The Dollar Stretcher readers share some of their duct tape costume ideas that are fun, imaginative and, best of all, cheap.

Halloween Costumes for Grade Schoolers

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Need an easy Halloween costume for your grade schooler? Here are some great tips for easily and cheaply dressing your grade schooler up as a Candy Dish, Robin Hood, a Pumkin-Headed Monster and more!

Family Halloween Costumes

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Coming up with affordable costume ideas for the entire family can be tough, especially if you want to stick to a theme, but it is doable. Here are some great costume ideas for dressing everyone up cheaply from parents to toddlers.

Halloween Costumes

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Looking for an original Halloween costume idea for your child? TDS Reader Contributors share their original yet frugual costume ideas.

Homemade Halloween Make Up, Bruises & Blood

Amanda Formaro

Dressing up for Halloween is so much fun! Enjoy it even more knowing that you and your little goblins prepared their faces for the frightful night. Face paint is inexpensive when you make it yourself, and it's safer than a mask that can obscure vision. Try these ghoulish recipes yourself!

Cheap Halloween Costumes

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TDS Reader Contributors share easy to make Halloween costume ideas for kids including Crayons, Sharks, Wizards, Legos and more!

Inexpensive Halloween Costumes

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TDS Reader Contributors share some "oldie but goodie" costume ideas for you and your family. Try some of these fun costume ideas to make this year's Halloween spooktaculary simple and cheap.

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