Goodwill of Southern California is THE Halloween Headquarters!

Goodwill’s Halloween BOO-Tique Has it All!

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#31DaysofHalloween

Friends, there’s only a month left before Halloween!

Did you know Halloween retail spending exceeded $9 billion last year?

According to the National Retail Federation, an average of $86 was spent per person in 2017.

The most expensive part of Halloween? The costumes.

 I contemplated a Joker costume while visiting Goodwill Southern California Halloween Boo-tique at Fletcher Square.

I contemplated a Joker costume while visiting Goodwill Southern California Halloween Boo-tique at Fletcher Square.

This year, I partnered with Goodwill Southern California

because I’m trying to encourage a more practical lifestyle.

Instead of spending an average of $340 for our family costumes, why not save some of that money and apply it toward a more meaningful cause? Plus, why buy more new stuff when we can get creative with pre-used items, then donate those again for someone else to use, don’t cha’ think? Lastly, Goodwill Southern California is a tax-exempt organization whose mission is to Transform Lives Through the Power of Work.

They serve individuals with disabilities and disadvantages by providing education, training, work experience and job placement services. Every purchase made is applied toward that mission.

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I visited the Goodwill Store at Fletcher Square

(in Atwater Village) and left home with absolutely everything needed to create unique, one-of-a-kind costumes for the entire family at a fraction of the cost!

I’ll start by sharing that many Goodwill Southern California locations have dedicated entire store areas to their Halloween BOO-Tique displays.

This means that an entire section of racks featuring costumes and other clothing items such as dresses, shirts, jackets and accessories are placed in a single area to give customers instantaneous Halloween costume ideas.

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There are also

new items available for purchase. like masks, a variety of hats and other Halloween costume “extras” to accessorize a unique look:

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After spending some time

looking through many fun pieces and envisioning a good family Halloween theme… I started narrowing down our options. This year, I wanted to pay homage to my Mexican roots by dressing up as the iconic “Raton Vaquero” or Cowboy Mouse, that was brought to life in a children’s song by the famous Mexican composer, Gabilondo Soler.

I found everything I needed at Goodwill Southern California to bring my idea to life!

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When I checked out,

I was surprised and very proud that the total for our costumes, including accessories, vests, hats and other fun props came out to less than $75…

That’s less than $20 per costume!

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I can’t wait to share our Halloween costumes!

I encourage you to visit a Goodwill Southern California store (there’s approximately eighty in Los Angeles County— use the Goodwill Locator here to find the store nearest you) and share your own creative costume ideas.

Thanks for reading, friends!

Xo,

-Anabel M.

This is a sponsored partnership with Goodwill Southern California. All opinions are my own.