Costume Ideas for a Thrifty Halloween

Categories: News, Thrift Stores

Despite the spooky fun of the Halloween season, it can be stressful when you can’t think of a costume. Or, if you have a costume in mind, you might not want to spend loads of money preparing an outfit you might only wear once.

That’s where thrifting saves the day!

It’s a unique opportunity to challenge your creativity and piece together a costume without breaking the bank. St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores have compiled a quick list of seven easy Halloween costumes that you can easily piece together at our thrift stores located in Los Angeles and Long Beach!

Help your wallet, your planet, and your neighbors in need and shop with us this Halloween!


Seven Thrift-able Halloween Costumes

If you try any of these ideas or create your costume from our store items, make sure to tag us on Twitter and Instagram @svdpla or Facebook @stvincentstore!

Cher and Dionne from “Clueless”

Get a Clue at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores


Dwight Schrute from “The Office”

Identity theft is a serious problem, Jim


Rosie the Riveter

Halloween Costume Ideas for Thrifters


Eleven from “Stranger Things”

Halloween Costume Ideas for Thrifters


Emperor Kuzco from “Emperor’s New Groove”

Halloween Costume Ideas for Thrifters


Will Smith from “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

Halloween Costume Ideas for Thrifters


Ashley Spinelli and T.J. Detweiler from “Recess”

Halloween Costume Ideas for Thrifters


Our Thrift Stores

We have dressing rooms, restrooms, lots of parking, and a clean store with friendly staff.

Bring a bag of donation items with you!  You can drop it in the bins by the door. Also, bring a snack or get fruit or a hot dog from the vendor outside. Our store is so large you’ll need a snack to keep shopping.

Your shopping serves the poor and homeless in SoCal.  St. Vincent de Paul’s LA Council has 2,500 volunteers serving an average of 200,000 disadvantaged people a year with food, clothing, furniture, appliances, rental, bill-paying and other forms of assistance. We also operate food pantries, soup kitchens, a camp for disadvantaged kids and a homeless program for men on Skid Row.

We are a part of the Catholic, international St. Vincent de Paul Society, founded in 1833 in Paris, France, with over a million volunteers in 150 countries around the world, serving the poor of any religion free of charge.