Finding The Perfect CostumeShow off your creativity! Enjoy the adventure of uncovering hidden gems at thrift stores.
Halloween is just around the corner and so the hunt for the perfect costume begins. Rather than spending a fortune on a store-bought outfit, why not embrace the thrill of thrift shopping?
Start by brainstorming ideas. Whether aiming for a classic character or a more contemporary concept, having a sharp vision will make your thrift shopping experience more focused. Research your chosen character or theme’s iconic elements and distinctive features for inspiration while thrifting. Don’t limit yourself when shopping. Embrace the unexpected and find treasures for creative costumes or outfits. You may have to visit multiple thrift stores.
Mix and match items to get creative with your costume. Try using a men’s shirt as a top or add a retro blazer for a unique twist. Layer different pieces for the perfect look. Make your costume unique with patches, adjustments and accessories. Show off your creativity! Enjoy the adventure of uncovering hidden gems at thrift stores.
Did you know The Salvation Army’s Family & Thrift Stores help fund local community services ranging from substance abuse treatment to feeding hungry families? Learn more about the mission behind the stores at peermag.org/aboutthesalvationarmy.