5 tips to save time and money in Halloween costumes
NEW YORK – Buying Halloween costumes doesn’t have to be scary.
This year, shoppers can find more ways to save time and money. Discount stores like Wal-Mart and Target are expanding their apparel products and creating designated sections where customers can find more Halloween needs in one place. For the first time, Party City offers a variety of Halloween costumes on Amazon. Party City and others are improving their apps or launching new apps to make shopping easier.
Of course, the biggest Halloween store franchise store pop-up shop pioneer Spirit Halloween is a reliable choice. It now has about 1,400 temporary locations in the US and Canada, and more in the mall.
At the same time, the craft chain Jo-Ann Stores Inc. is now offering a variety of ready-made garments for the draggers.
Marshal Cohen, chief industry adviser at market research firm NPD Group, said, “More retailers are entering the gaming market.” “Stores are creating a wider variety. You can get instant clothing from start to finish.”
Halloween costumes are a big business for retailers. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, the largest retail trade group in the United States, Americans are expected to spend $9 billion on Halloween, slightly lower than last year’s $9.1 billion. The survey shows that spending in 2018 is estimated to include $3.2 billion in clothing. Goodwill said that Halloween is the season with the biggest sales.
Here are five tips:
– Shopping discount: Last year, Target launched a Halloween destination called Hyde&Eek, where customers can find Halloween decorations and costumes in one place. It added candy to the store this year. It has also increased the variety of clothing by nearly 30%. Online, most of the price of Halloween clothing ranges from $15 to $50. Wal-Mart also brings more Halloween items to one destination. In the past, only one part had clothing, decoration and make-up; now, it is adding Halloween candy. For the first time, Wal-Mart created an online store in the beauty department to help customers find a complete make-up look, inspired by DC comics, including Wonder Woman or Ice Princess.
– Take advantage of new apps: Stores are improving their apps or adding new apps to make it easier to buy Halloween costumes – and share them. Jo-Ann’s improved app allows shoppers to share their Halloween costumes with friends on social media. Party City has launched a new app called Spookify that allows customers to virtually wear their clothing and cosmetics.
– Shopping or shopping in the morning and evening: If you don’t need to get the hottest outfits of the season, it’s best to shop before Halloween to get the best price for this season. Discounts can be up to 50%. But as NDP’s Cohen said, “The real best time is after Halloween and store it until next year.” At that time, clothing prices were cut by 75%.
– Use what you buy or buy: Go to your closet and you’ll probably find the leftovers left by the Halloweens, such as the witch’s hat or the feathers on the bezel. Or turn your ordinary clothes into clothing. Shoppers should also turn to thrift stores like Goodwill, which offer second-hand and new Halloween costumes. Goodwill’s website has a special page dedicated to Halloween. The site offers makeup tutorials and shows how shoppers use up to three items in the thrift chain to make clothing. According to Goodwill spokeswoman Lauren Lawson-Zilai, shoppers can purchase a full range of clothing, including wigs, shoes and headbands, for an average price of $30.
– Do it yourself: You don’t have to have the skills of Martha Stewart to make your own outfit. Get ideas from Pinterest or Etsy, or visit Jo-Ann and Michael’s online site for ideas. Jo-Ann’s has expanded its range of products to include more ready-made accessories such as tutu. On Jo-Ann’s online website, customers can find clothing that can be completed in one or three weeks and separate the items based on age and skill level.