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Hi everyone, I'm Melissa from CloudMom, talking today about Halloween savings when it comes to costumes. So, as we've realized since August from Pintrest, Halloween is just around the corner. But guess what? You don't have to shell out as much as a hundred dollars for your kids on store-bought costumes. Even if you're like me, and you're not a crafter or a "do-it-yourselfer," you can make terrific Halloween costumes based almost entirely off of things that you already have in the house. So here are a few ideas. Number one idea: take an old box, cut a hole for your child's head, their arms and their legs, and cover the box with some old wrapping paper. They can be a Christmas present. Or you can also buy some construction paper or use construction paper you already have around the house, and make them into a fire truck, complete with fireman on the inside; or a police car with a policeman on the inside. They will love it! They will feel so empowered and autonomous as they cruise around in their own little vehicle. Number two idea, and this is really a classic, is to do a character that your child really likes, based on old clothing and things that you have hanging around. So my kids love pirates, and this has been a very successful costume for me. I take an old scarf that becomes their little headpiece. I have an old belt like this that my kids wear, cinched over an oversized shirt from my husband. You can even make an eye patch from a piece of fabric and ribbon, and they can be a pirate. And they'll love it. And here's a great thing for girls. And I know this is stating the obvious, but it's really a good way to get some mileage out of the stuff that they're already using for their gymnastics or ballet class. Let them be the ballerina, the fairy princess. Use what they already have and just add on a few accouterment that you can even make with them. So, you've got your leotard. You've got your tights. You've got all the cutesy little things that you're little girl already wears. Her little slippers, and now you're just going to fancy it up a little bit by buying a very inexpensive tutu that she's then going to want to wear to her ballet class, making a little tiara with paper, decorating it. And you can even make her her own wand with this. Look at this, glitter stick. You do this with cardboard, or with paper, and she'll be thrilled. So those are just a few ideas for really keeping the cost down when it comes to getting Halloween costumes together for your kids. Thank you so much for watching.