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Cheaper Alternatives to Brand New Halloween Costumes

WOODLAWN, Ohio (Angela Ingram) -- The Goodwill store in Woodlawn is busy with shoppers many looking for last minute, inexpensive costumes for their children.

Michael Flannery with Goodwill says, "They're buying the ones that people donated, but the big deal is coming into put together your own from the clothes we sell."

The stores have racks full of clothes in all sizes. Michael Flannery says all it takes really is a little imagination and you can turn ordinary clothes into costumes.

"For me the best part is when I'm walking through the store at this time of year and seeing the little kids putting on the masks and running to mom and saying can I get this and you see mom pick it up and go yeah you can get that because the stuff here is affordable."

If you don't want to buy a Halloween costume you could always go to Happen in Northside where they're doing creative Halloween activities for the children.  There's a wide variety of materials for the kids.  They have glue, crayons and they're making their own trick-or-treat bags.  The children at Happen even get to make their own masks. 

Tommy Rueff says, "They're basically supplies so it's really about the kids and the parents coming together and Sharing their minds, their imagination, and their creativity together."

Tuesday children were also working on making ghosts and capes. Families say you don't have to spend a lot for kids to have a happy Halloween.

Chelsea Baker brings children to happen often and says, "It lets kids be creative than just spending more money on things that they're only going to wear once and they get to be around other kids and it's just a good atmosphere."



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