Cherie Lowe dresses her family for Halloween using low-cost items or clothes and props they already have around the house. The children wore homemade ears, snouts and tails and dressed as pigs in a blanket. SUBMITTED PHOTO
The second-biggest money-making holiday of the year is almost upon us. Between the candy, the costumes, the decor, the pumpkins and more, even the most mild reveler can end up broke.
So how can you save big this year on the creepiest night of all, especially when it comes to your Halloween disguise? Here are some of the Queen’s favorite tips for saving money on costuming your little people or even yourself.
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It’s time to dig through the dress-up box, pull out the sports uniforms and see what “big people” clothes can be turned into little people costumes. For instance, with a painted goatee, dad’s shirt and tie, and a hat, your little businessman is ready to hit the candy trail. Or an apron, paired with a free Steak ‘n Shake hat (or a baker’s hat that you can find at a party goods store), some flour on the face, a rolling pin, pans, and hot pads and you’ve got a baker. Think for 10 minutes, and I bet you will discover a way to dress the butcher and the candlestick maker, too.