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Trick-or-treat: DIY Halloween costumes for the win

Halloween is the time to let your creative juices flow and take a risk! Goodwill has clothing, accessories, and all the inspiration you need to trick-or-treat and win “Best Costume!”

When I was in the third and fourth grade, I won the fall festival Halloween costume contest back-to-back years. My mom and I spent weeks shopping at Goodwill to complete my “Grandpa” and “Granny” disguise. While other kids wore pre-made costumes, both of mine were so special! (I have never found pictures otherwise I would share. It really was hilarious!)

Halloween preparation is in full-swing, and the trending list of this year’s costume ideas is in! Goodwill loves shoppers’ original ideas and sharing the thrifty motivation. Goodwill is hosting a fall-themed fashion show Saturday, October 7 at the Ring Road location (Elizabethtown). Models have prepared unique costumes, including those on the featured list! Here is a sneak peek:

Gina as Holly Golightly, (think Breakfast at Tiffany’s)

Addi as a rockstar

Other favorites include: Wonder Woman or Superman, Baywatch, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and a 1950s Hollywood singer.

If you’re not convinced that thrifting your costume is the way to go, I promise you this: your costume will be much more creative, cost-effective, and you’ll remember it for the rest of your life! (I mean, Grandpa and Granny are two of my favorite childhood stories.) Halloween is about creating memories; let Goodwill play a part!



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our history

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Louisville since 1923. Goodwill gives people up—not a handout—so they can experience the dignity and independence that comes from earning a paycheck.


our mission

We help people with disabilities or other disadvantages achieve and maintain employment to gain a better quality of life.

what we do

Goodwill collects and sells donated items to fund programs for Kentuckians who have disabilities or other challenges in finding and maintaining traditional employment. On-the-job training, job preparation skills, and employment counseling are just a few of Goodwill's services that benefit thousands of adults each year and strengthen families in Kentucky's communities.


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