October is just around the corner, and this is your reminder to start thinking about Halloween + costumes! Whether you’re planning on dressing up by yourself, as a family, or with friends, thrift shopping is the way to go! You can save hundreds of dollars by foregoing Halloween stores for something you’ll only wear once and create your own unique and spooktacular costume. It’s also a safeguard to avoid showing up to a party dressed in the same outfit as someone else.
At LA’s largest thrift store, you’ll find costume staples to piece together an authentic costume to fit your creative idea! There’s nothing like a handmade costume to win a Halloween costume contest. Here are some suggestions of items you’ll find at St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores.
Black or White Dress + Clothing
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Black and White dresses or plain pieces of clothing are often the main item in piecing together hundreds of different Halloween costumes! At SVDPLA, we are always in stock of these classic items- it’s up to you to get creative and make these costumes your own!
Costume Ideas: Wednesday Addams, white rabbit, emoji twin girls, Morticia, witch, angel, cat, ghost… the options are endless!
Men’s Suits, Jackets & Pants
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Save a fortune and grab a gently used men’s suit and individual suit pieces for a creative or posh costume at LA’s largest thrift store.
Costume Ideas: Charlie Chaplin, Men in Black, Frankenstein, Blues Brothers, corpse groom
Button Up Shirts – Including flannel, white collar, etc.
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Flannels and collared dress shirts are a must-have-piece that tie in many Halloween costumes, including the few listed in this post.
Costume Ideas: Scarecrow and need pieces for Wednesday Addams, Charlie Chaplin, Men in Black, Frankenstein, Blues Brothers and many other costumes.
From glam queen to corpse bride, we carry fabulous gowns and cocktail dresses at a fraction of the retail cost!
Costume Ideas: Pageant queen, corpse bride, zombie prom queen
Robe + Pajamas
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For those looking for a quick and comfortable costume, this is for you!
Costume Ideas: “Crazy” cat lady, grandma, baby, Bananas in Pajamas
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Nothing pulls a costume together like accessories! You’re likely to find canes, suitcases, hats, wigs, baskets, toys, glasses, dress shoes and more at our stores!
Now that we’ve armed you with plenty of DIY costumes to choose from, it’s your turn to decide, and shop til you drop at one of our store locations in Los Angeles and Long Beach. And don’t forget to tag us on social media showing your DIY costume using secondhand finds!