Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Create thrifty Halloween costumes for the whole family at Goodwill

The start of October is officially the beginning of spooky season! 

It’s also time for your young ghouls and goblins to decide on their Halloween costumes. Luckily, Goodwill can costume your whole family for less than the price of many store bought, pre-made ensembles. Plus, DIYing a costume from Goodwill keeps fabric waste from landfills and you can guarantee your Halloween costume will be as unique as you are!

Still not sure what you and the family are going to be? Here’s a few ideas for family costumes to thrift.  

Family in farming clothing holding baskets of apples

Farming Family

Give the family a break from the fall harvest for some candy! Head to Goodwill for denim overalls, plaid shirts, boots, and hats for the parents. Get the kids an all black or all white outfit and tape black and white shapes on them to create the cutest little cows you ever did see.  

Row of kids in different colored clothing


Here’s an easy idea! Each family member pick one color of the rainbow, head into Goodwill and go wild picking an outfit of that color. Our huge selection makes it easy to find the colors you’re looking for.  

Three people dressed as zombies


Looking for a spookier costume? How about a zombie family? Grab a shirt and pants from Goodwill, cut a few jagged edges on the hems, paint your face white, add copious amounts of fake blood, add in a stumbling walk and you’ll scare the pants off the neighborhood kids!

Whatever you and your family decided to be, look to Ohio Valley Goodwill for your Halloween costume needs!

Ohio Valley Goodwill makes it simple and quick to donate or shop in Cincinnati. In addition to clothing, we accept donations of housewares, shoes, kitchenware and more!

Learn more about  how to donate  and where to  find your nearest store. Thank you so much for  supporting our mission  to help people with disabilities and veterans.