DIY Goodwill Halloween Costumes

Are you planning to dress up with your family for Halloween this year? Even though this Halloween will be socially distant, there are still fun ways you can dress up and host a FaceTime or Zoom party with your family and friends and share your costumes with one another. This fall, I challenge you to try a fun virtual Halloween costume contest with your friends – head to your local Goodwill and thrift a look to surprise your friends with on Halloween night! You can even plan a fun Halloween photo shoot with your family in your own home with your costumes on to commemorate all hallows eve! 

This fall, Goodwill Tulsa asked me to visit their retail store, including their Halloween Zone to show you how you can create some fun and easy Halloween costumes this season. Plus, did you know when you shop at Goodwill Tulsa your purchases help provide training and job placement services to people who have challenges in finding work. Shopping at Goodwill Tulsa also has a direct impact on people, the community and the environment.

Check out the Goodwill Tulsa website to see what you can expect from them to ensure your shopping experience is safe this season, along with details on their upcoming sales and specials!

I am so excited to share with you the three Halloween costumes I created from both new and used items all found at Goodwill Tulsa for my son and I! Keep reading for some frightfully fun costume inspirations: 

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A Review of Hershey’s 2020 Halloween Candy

 

Some good news for 2020 – Hershey’s released some “new” Halloween candy! AND, you can find it on shelves now (I picked some up at my local Walgreen’s store).

Many of the new candies have familiar flavors with a spooky twist – which makes it more fun to eat in my opinion!

I tried the green marshmallow Witch’s Brew Kit-Kat  bars, the Cookies ‘n’ Creme Fangs and Reese’s Franken-Cups!

My thoughts on the candies are below…along with close up photos.

WARNING: prepare for a hunger for some tasty Halloween treats to set in while reading.

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Halloween Shopping 2020: Walgreens

I was working on this post the day before my son arrived! I had planned to get it posted on his birthday – but that day had much more exciting plans! I’ll share our birth story in a different post. 

I found myself visiting Walgreens to pick up photos for my son’s baby book that I was working on. I was pleasantly surprised to find Halloween on the shelves in early August during this quick visit that ultimately turned into a visit that required lots of Halloween candy that would accompany me home.

Although the display was sparse and shared an aisle with back-to-school supplies, it still was magical and full of fright! Keep scrolling to see their collection this year (which includes exclusive Nightmare Before Christmas items just for Walgreens!).

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Mask Up for Halloween Shopping 2020


Halloween shopping season 2020 is already a bit strange and unusual. If you ever wanted to enjoy the joy of the Halloween shopping season with real-life horror movie vibes, 2020 is the year that gave us just that.

I hope everyone is enjoying safe outings to their favorite retailers such at At Home, Old Time Pottery, JoAnn Fabric and Michael’s – all of which have already started spooking their shelves! There’s also safest Halloween shopping experience for all this year, which is shopping from your home on your phone or computer online (Target has already launched their line digitally!).

If you choose to go out to shop during this pandemic, I strongly encourage you to acquire a spooky Halloween face mask. Luckily, there are so many talented seamstresses, sewers, and designers out there that have created the perfect Halloween face masks for your spooky style.

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Halloween Shopping 2020: At Home

 

It’s only fitting that we’d kick off Halloween shopping season with “At Home” stores because we’ve literally all been at home for the majority of 2020. But there’s nothing like feeling a bit of normalcy by seeing Halloween hit the shelves in the Summer as the official ringing in of the Halloween shopping season. 

I decided to check out what my local Tulsa, OK location had on my lunch break last week with my trusty facemask and hand sanitizer in tow. 

There was just a smattering of decor spooking the shelves, but it was just enough to send my Halloween heart aflutter and that all too familiar yearning for Fall! 

Take a stroll down the aisles with me in the photos below!

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DIY Quarantine-o-ween Costumes


Happy Quarantine-O-Ween! The first of it’s kind where the online Halloween community decided to make the best of being stuck at home by having another Halloween. Let’s scare the pants off this virus!!!

I plan to watch a scary flick, work on a Halloween project and MAYBE even bust open a bag of candy corn to nosh on with some peanuts (my favorite!).

If you will be celebrating Quarantine-O-Ween, be sure to tag your photos #quarantineoween so we can all celebrate together and enjoy a taste of October during March.

I wanted to put together a fun and quick list of some costumes that are on trend with the times and can be pulled right out of your own closet. Keep reading to see FOUR different costume ideas you could be wearing for Quarantine-O-Ween 2020! 

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