It’s the time of year when ghouls and goblins come together for Halloween revelry, and Americans blow billions of dollars on costumes they’ll wear probably just once.
That’s not an overstatement — consumers will spend $1 billion on children’s costumes, $1.4 billion on adult costumes, and $350 million on pet costumes, we wrote earlier this month. The top themes are expected to be Disney’s Frozen and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
We don’t want you to be a broke statistic. We want you to be a creative winner. So instead of lining the pockets of those Halloween stores, put together your best homemade costume for $50 or less and show it off.
The costume can be for you, a family member, or a pet. Post it and/or how you made it on our Facebook page or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll feature the best next week, giving procrastinators plenty of time to steal your awesome ideas. The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19.
A $50 Amazon gift card.
Last week’s winner
We got no entries last week, so hopefully you like Halloween better than National Pasta Month.