If you love cosplay, dressing up and all things spooky, but are looking to save money, look no further. 

With Halloween just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about costumes! If you're on a tight budget this year, never fear - there are plenty of ways to put together a great costume without spending a lot of money. Here are 5 tips for how to achieve your Halloween costume on a budget: 

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Get Creative with Your Closet

One of the best ways to save money on a Halloween costume is to utilise items that you already have in your closet. Got a plain black dress? Add some cat ears and you've got yourself a quick and easy costume. Love wearing flannel shirts? Why not dress up as a lumberjack?

Be creative and think outside the box - you might be surprised at what you can come up with!

Shop at Secondhand Stores

Secondhand stores are a great resource for cheap Halloween costumes. You can often find entire costumes for less than $20, and if you're willing to put in a little bit of work, you can also find individual items that can be combined to create a unique costume.

It's definitely worth checking out your local thrift store before heading to the costume shop!

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Make Your Own Costume

If you're really crafty, making your own costume is definitely the way to go. Not only will you save money, but you'll also end up with a one-of-a-kind costume that nobody else will have!

There are tons of great DIY Halloween costume tutorials online - all you need is a little time and some imagination. 

Group Costumes are Fun AND Cheap!

One great way to save money on Halloween costumes is to team up with friends or family members and do a group costume. Not only will this be cheaper than buying individual costumes, but it'll also be more fun - you can help each other out with hair and makeup, and you'll have someone to go trick-or-treating with! Win-win!

Use Coupons and Sales

Whenever possible, try to take advantage of sales and coupons when purchasing your Halloween costume. This is especially true if you're shopping online - always do a quick search for promo codes before completing your purchase. You might be surprised at how much money you can save! 

Halloween is an exciting time of year, but it can also be an expensive one if you're not careful! By following these 5 tips, you can easily put together a great costume without breaking the bank. So get creative, dig through your closet, hit up the thrift store, or even make your own costume - whatever you do, have fun and happy Halloween!

And if you’re looking to reuse and recycle your Halloween costume, why not show it off at a CluedUpp event? Cosplay your favourite characters at one of our immersive outdoor adventures. 

Happy Halloween, CluedUppers!

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