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Last Minute Halloween Costumes for Less than $25

Last Minute Halloween Costumes for Less than $25

Here’s a glimpse at how to put together buzz-worthy Halloween costumes for the entire family, for less than $25 each! With Halloween costs jumping to an average of $72 per family, online shopping expert Michelle Madhok  offers insider tips on how to combine items already found in the home with affordable accessories to take the “scary” out of costume shopping for all ages.

Here are a few of Michelle’s suggestions:

Mom: Pan Am Stewardess

You Have: A business suit and a carry-on suitcase or bowling bag

Buy: Airplane Hat ($12.99)

Tip: Go online and print out the Pan Am logo and adhere it to your bag.

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Dad: Dog the Bounty Hunter

You Have:  Black pants, a tank top, and black sunglasses

Buy: Super Mullet Blonde Wig, ($17.49) Handcuffs ($5) and Sheriff Badge ($1.49)

Tip: If your wife has any leather accessories, add them on to really get into the character.

Kid: Gordon Ramsay

You Have: White t-shirt and jeans

Buy: Chef Hat and Apron Set ($12.99)

Tip: Have fun speaking (and yelling) with an accent all night.

Kid: Wizard of Oz Tin Man

You Have: Aluminum foil

Buy: Tin Man’s Heart, ($6.49) Hat ($2.49), and Metal Mania Silver Makeup ($15.99)

Tip: You can also accessorize this costume with an ax by wrapping a spatula in aluminum foil.

Michelle is currently working with ShopRunner, a members-only online shopping service that offers free, two-day shipping AND free shipping on returns across a host of retailers. With retail partners including Celebrate Express,, Costume Express, Toys “R” Us, FAO Schwartz and more, ShopRunner offers easy access to costumes for everyone.

Previously featured in Forbes, INC., The New York Times and, Michelle is the founder and CEO f and, and is an established expert at helping shoppers scour the web to find the year’s “it” items at the best prices.

About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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