Goodwill offers Halloween costume bargains

October 23, 2009 10:29:28 AM PDT
"This is our busiest month of the whole year," explains Juli Lundberg, a spokeswoman for Goodwill, as she surveys the Goodwill store on Route 70 in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

"Goodwill is a great place to shop because it's a costume you're going to wear once, maybe twice," Lundberg says. "You don't wnat to spend a lot of money on it, especially in this economy and you get great originality at great prices."

Some of the costumes here are the very same ones you'll find online or in retail stores.

Some are gently used and but others are brand-new. All are discounted.

A Darth Vader costume, similar to on Lundberg saw at a store for $49.99 is selling for $19.99.

A pea-in-the pod infant costume that retails for $32 is priced at $5.

But the real fun of Halloween shopping at Goodwill is scouring the racks to make something original.

Store Manager Kim Schmidt says shopping at Goodwill really allows people to express their creativity.

" Come and spend an hour, two hours and you'd be amazed at what you find and put together," she says.

She showed us a rack filled with creative costume ideas, including a farmer costume using a flannel shirt and overalls, a "Jason" costume made from coveralls, a Mariachi costume made from a Mexican hat and a crocheted poncho, and a Lucille Ball costume featuring a $3 dress.

For more creative Halloween costume ideas, click on the Goodwill website.

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