Halloween Costume Score!

| October 30, 2013 | 2 Comments

Mary in her wizard costume. (Photo by Jon Ball)

Mary in her wizard costume.
(Photo by Jon Ball)

If you saw my post about pumpkin carving Halloween traditions, you know that my husband and I are big Halloween fans. We are also creative people. But not creative enough in some areas. I dream about designing and sewing my daughter a fabulous Halloween costume. But alas, my sewing machine sits in a closet gathering dust because I find it too intimidating. So, until the day that I get over my fear of this inanimate object – it’s to the stores I go for to scavenge for her costume.

Last year, for her first Halloween, I sprung for a costume from Winners – a Ladybug outfit that was quite popular. At about $30, it was, at the time, a great deal in my mind. In all my excitement to introduce my daughter to fun and new events, I wasn’t really thinking logically. For a costume that she would wear once – THIRTY DOLLARS? Looking back, I am surprised I justified the purchase. Even before my husband was laid off, I was the mother that cringed at buying my daughter new clothes or toys that she didn’t really “need.” And even if she needs something, I prefer to buy used when possible. But she looked so cute…I don’t really regret it.

Mary's first Halloween. (Photo by Jon Ball)

Mary’s first Halloween.
(Photo by Jon Ball)

But of course, you can imagine my excitement when I saw the bursting Halloween costume clearance racks at Canadian Tire (remember, I am not the “homemade type”…yet). I found a “witch” costume for $3.35!!!

I say “witch” because my daughter had indicated she wanted to be a wizard. So, tag said “witch” but Mommy saw the “wizard” potential.

witch costume + dollar store wand = wizard costume.

So, with the addition of her $1 wand, my daughter was outfitted for Halloween this year for less than 5 bucks.

And as you can see from the top photo, she was delighted with her costume…score one for frugal mommy!

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Category: Halloween, Halloween, Themes

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Samantha lives in Stittsville with her husband, Jon, and their daughter, Mary. Samantha works full-time for the federal government and also enjoys writing part-time, including as a writer for Ottawa Parenting Times Magazine. Feel free to check out her website – samanthaball.ca and follow her on Twitter @I_Tell_Stories

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  1. Victoria Ess says:

    What a steal! She’s so cute!

  2. kathy downey says:

    This is great & she sure is a cutie

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