MERS/Goodwill Offers Spook-tacular Halloween Costumes
Ghosts and goblins are scary enough, but the price tag on a costume from a specialty Halloween shop, may be the scariest thing about this ghoulish holiday. Luckily, MERS/Goodwill offers a variety of cost-conscious options for this year’s shoppers to build unique and fun costumes for the whole family. To spark ideas for shoppers in the 2012 season, MERS/Goodwill has chosen its top five costume ideas for which all items can be found at one of their stores.
“No matter what you want to be, Goodwill has the clothing and accessories for a creative, one-of-a-kind costume,” said Dr. Lewis Chartock, President and CEO of MERS/Goodwill. “Donate last year’s costume to give it new life, and stop in to one of our stores to find a fresh costume for this Halloween.”
MERS/Goodwill’s top picks for this Halloween include a mix of the classic disguises, along with a few of this year’s most popular get-ups. All clothing items can be found at any of MERS/Goodwill’s 40 retail locations in the bi-state area. New accessories such as trick-or-treat buckets, witches’ brooms, pitch forks, masks, wigs and makeup are available in metro area stores.
Embrace the Halloween spirit with MERS/Goodwill’s top five picks for Halloween 2012:
Pirate – Go hunting for treasure, while spending less. All you need to get this look is a white shirt, a dark vest, bandana, a pair of boots and some chunky costume jewelry to act as your loot! A pirate’s life can be yours for less than $20.
Pretty Princess – Be a princess for a day with a long, colorful dress, dainty heels and a fun tiara. Formal dresses cost $10 and shoes are $3.
Zombie – Creep out fellow trick-or-treaters by wearing a tattered shirt and slacks. Paint your face a sallow shade of green, stick your arms straight out and yell, “Brains!” because this costume is only $6!
Super Hero – 2012 has been chock full of great superhero movies. Whether you want to shoot webs like the amazing Spiderman, discretely save the world like Batman and Catwoman, or fly like Captain America, you can find exactly what you need at Goodwill for less than $10! All you need to complete this look is a long sleeve shirt, tights or pants and a cape to match your character’s colors. Add a coordinating mask to top it all off!
U.S. Olympic Gymnast – Be a winner this Halloween, just like the Fierce Five! Pick up a gray jacket, some sporty black pants, throw your hair into a ponytail and add a big costume jewelry necklace for the gold medal. Go for the gold while spending just pennies, this costume is only $10!
You can also find a variety of pre-packaged, ready-to-go costumes at any Goodwill location. Premade children’s costumes start at $3, while adult costumes start at $6. To complete the holiday, MERS/Goodwill also offers a variety of spooky decorations.