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Last-minute ideas for Halloween costumes

With Halloween only five days away, time is running out to find Halloween costumes and Halloween decorations for this year.

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The staff here at PennySaverUSA is here to help. We’ve come up with a slew of Halloween costume ideas for you to consider. And of course, all of them are very inexpensive and can be done on a budget. Take a look at the suggestions:

  • Han Solo and Princess Leia (for a couple), but reverse the roles, so the man dresses up like Leia and the woman dresses up as Hans.
  • Characters from your favorite TV show. Some options include Mad Men, Jersey Shore or The Walking Dead.
  • This idea was taken from someone, but was kind of clever and very thrifty.  They were dressed all in black with real frizzy hair and had an assortment of clothing attached to them (hankies, a sock here and there,  undies, along with lint, string and some dryer sheets).  The costume was……………”Static Cling”.
  • Cover yourself in a large trash bag with a bunch of balloons,  make a sticker and be a bag of jelly beans.
  • A “picnic table”. Just get a red and white tablecloth and then hot glue some plastic food, a basket, some napkins, an empty soda can and plastic ants.
  • For a couple – Both people dress in black, but the woman puts a giant white “Z” on her black t-shirt.  The man then wears a giant white bra over his black t-shirt. Together, you are a “Zebra”.
  • For kids – one can go as ketchup and the other as mustard. A third can go as a hot dog.
  • Buy a classic men’s top hat (look for one in our Halloween online classifieds section) and an old tuxedo jacket with long tails.  Take a foam core board covered with fancy napkins, a childrens tea set and some pastires and glue it to the top of the top hat. Call yourself “The Mad Hatters Tea Party”.

Hopefully those ideas will assist you in finding that perfect Halloween costume. Check our Halloween online classifieds section for more ideas, and make sure to enter our Halloween Co$tume Bash for Cash online contest for a chance to win up to $300.

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Save Money Monday: Halloween costumes and decorations on a budget

Halloween is just around the corner. Two weeks from today, it will be time for costumes, candy and scary movies. This edition of Save Money Monday is dedicated to helping you get Halloween costumes and decorations on a budget.

The key to top-notch affordable Halloween costumes is often face paint.

Our friends over at Just Married With Coupons have an excellent recipe for making face paint at home to save even more money, or you can get it at any local party supply store.

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PennySaverUSA staffer Elizabeth came up with one of the better zombie Halloween costumes you’ll ever see just by using some killer face paint. See the photo at the right. The whole get-up cost her less than $10.

Another way to Save Money Monday on Halloween costumes and decorations is by purchasing used items. The perfect place to do that is through PennySaverUSA.com’s Halloween online classifieds section or by going garage sale hunting using PennySaverUSA’s new mobile garage sale app MOGASA on your iPhone (download it now).

If you prefer the new stuff, but don’t want to spend a fortune, there are plenty of online discount stores like Costume Kingdom or Halloween Express that sell Halloween costumes and decorations.

Perhaps the easiest way to plan phenomenal Halloween costumes and decorations is simply to use things you already own. Those old sheets you don’t know what to do with? They could make a riveting ghost. That scrap paper you have lying around? It could make some awesome decorations.

Once you’ve got your Halloween costumes all set, don’t forget to enter our Co$tume Bash for Cash online photo contest for a chance to win $300!

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PennySaverUSA.com has special section for buying and selling Halloween costumes

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Buy and sell Halloween costumes on PennySaverUSA.com.

Online classifieds are a phenomenal source for buying and selling Halloween costumes and decorations. To make that process even easier for you, PennySaverUSA.com has developed a special Halloween landing page, specifically for buying and selling Halloween costumes and decorations.

One of the most fun occasions of the year is dressing up in your Halloween costume and either attending a party or taking your child trick or treating. The problem is that it’s no fun to dress in the same costume year after year and it’s so expensive to annually buy a new one at the store.

PennySaverUSA.com solves those issues. You can sell your old Halloween costumes and use the money you make to buy yourself a new one all on our online classifieds Halloween landing page.

It’s a win-win situation. That person who was searching for the exact vampire costume you wore last year can buy it from you, enabling you to then buy that new Captain America costume you’ve had your eye on.

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While Halloween costumes are a blast, there is more to the holiday than just getting dressed up. Getting your house or apartment full of decorations can be just as much fun. Having trick-or-treaters drop by in amazement as the see the detail you put into your decorations is always satisfying. PennySaverUSA.com also has a Halloween decorations online classifieds section intended to help you make your place as spooktackular as possible.

And don’t forget … we also currently have Halloween paid icons available for just $2.50, so that even your online classifieds ads look sharp. You wouldn’t want to put up an ad for one of the awesome Halloween costumes you are selling and not include a snazzy Halloween icon, after all!

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How To Save Money and Still Have A Fun Halloween

For parents of small children,  Halloween night is a special time for memories to be created and shared. Who ever said that you have to spend a lot of money to make Halloween fun for the kids? We’re here to tell you about multiple ways to save on costumes, decorations and treats.

The stores this time of year begin filling up with the newest styles of costumes for kids, and they can get rather expensive, especially with more than one child to dress up for the holiday. Halloween is one holiday where buying used items seems extremely reasonable. Most costumes are worn one time and then put away, so usually the elements of wear and tear aren’t issues. We are encouraging parents to sell their old costumes via classifieds to help other parents out and to make a little extra money to use for their own fun. Take a look at our Halloween page to see what is being offered up and what kind of deals you can find, and sell your old costumes while you’re at it! If you aren’t finding what you want you want, you can always try to make it from scratch, using items that you have around the house. So often, the best costumes are those that came from the imagination of the person wearing it. It can also create a great experience for a child and parent by allowing them to work together on such a fun project. We even have a section just for Halloween masks, which might be the hardest part of making a homemade costume look legit.

Halloween is a great time to decorate the house and yard with spooky gravestones, cobwebs and ghosts.  If you have decorations from years before, maybe it’s time to sell them to earn enough money to change it up this year. Some houses do the same theme every year; why not change things up and go scarier, or funnier? And if you want to save money, you can easily make your own scary decorations using household items. Create spider webs by pulling cotton apart, use old cardboard for gravestones, old sheets for ghosts, and the staple of Halloween, The Jack-O-Lantern! You can find hundreds of carving patterns free online, and you just need a few bucks to buy the pumpkins themselves.

After the trick-or-treating, you will probably have a few kids who have had too much sugar that need some activities to ride out the evening.  You can always take the kids to a “Haunted House”, but those can often be pricey and out of the way. If you decide to stay in, you can always show them the horror classics, such as The Wolfman or Frankenstein, that you can probably find at your local library or video store. These movies might scare the kids a bit, but are still very tame compared to a lot of what is out there today. And there are thousands of scary stories online to print and read to them to keep them on the edge of their seats!

As far as treats go, there is so much choice out there for Halloween candy, but sometimes the classics are the best. A bag of Candy Corn mixed in with a bag of peanuts is a delightful snack for the evening…. Easy, cheap and delicious.

Halloween doesn’t need to be expensive. It just needs to be fun!

Do you have any ideas for ways to save while preparing for Halloween? Comment below!

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Halloween Costumes on PennySaver!

Every year, we have a huge amount of people that come to PennySaverUSA.com to sell and buy their Halloween costumes, so we thought that we would make it easier! We’ve set aside a page just for Halloween ads and, whether it be for costumes, decorations, parties or haunted houses, we have you covered! Check out this video from our UX Zombie Aaron, and he’ll show you how to place a FREE Halloween ad.

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Dawn of the Deals!

Halloween, just like any other holiday, can get expensive. Why let your pocketbook decide how much fun you’ll have this Halloween?  This is where we come in! We’ve set aside a special spot on PennySaverUSA.com for you to come for all of your Halloween needs!

Are you still holding onto your costume from last year’s Halloween festivities? PennySaverUSA is providing a Halloween Trade-in, where you can sell your old costumes and pick up one for this year while you’re at it. If you’re not sure what you want to dress like this year, our Halloween listings are a great place to come to decide and know that you’re getting a good deal at the same time. We’ve split up the costumes into departments: Adults, Toddler, Baby, Pets and a special section just for Halloween Masks!  Also, are you tired of the tombstone and witch from last year’s “scene of the macabre” front yard display? Sell it and try something even spookier this year. You can also sell and purchase Halloween Decorations for your home too!

Also, we’re providing a great place to advertise all of your Halloween Events!  Advertise your Haunted Houses, Fairs and Costume Contests with us and get more people in the door.

Go to the link below to get started! http://www.pennysaverusa.com/halloween/

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