One trip, lots of costumes

Halloween is a fun time of year. But with kids, it’s a lot of work to try and come up with two different costumes; one to wear at a party with our friends and another to wear trick-or-treating. And as a busy mom, I want to be creative but within a budget. So, I took a trip to Goodwill!

Start with a simple ‘base’ outfit and then build from there. Start with black leggings (or pants) and a long-sleeve black shirt. Now, add cat ears and a tail and you’ve created a cat costume. Or, add a cape, a black mask, a bat symbol and you’ve made a super hero! Create a vampire by adding a simple white, collared button-up shirt, white face paint and fang teeth. Or construct a pirate by adding a fabric belt, bandana, eye patch and sword… The options are endless!

And for myself? Check out this amazing, shimmery, gorgeous dress from Goodwill. I instantly thought princess! But after looking at it longer, I could also turn it into a masquerade gown.

With the purchase of one ball gown and a few accessories, I will be a masquerade queen for my adult party and a princess when we take the kids trick-or-treating!

It’s that easy. I’m excited to wear this dress out because it’s comfortable and one-of-a-kind. I might even look for a red wig and become Ariel (from The Little Mermaid) for the night.

There were so many costumes and accessories to choose from that I grabbed a few accessory essentials to add to the costume box for next year. You can never have too many options!

What ideas do you have for turning one outfit into several costumes? We love to hear your tips!