Make Spooky Season Special with Goodwill!

Halloween is almost here, and while this year will definitely be different, there’s still plenty to celebrate! Are you wondering how to keep the Halloween spirit alive when your favorite traditions are on hold? We have some ideas!

Halloween Comes Alive at Goodwill!

Halloween Comes Alive at Goodwill!

With Goodwill, celebrating a safe and spooky Halloween at home is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Here’s how to get started:

#1: Decorate your space

Goodwill is your one-stop shop to find affordable, unique decorations for your at-home Halloween celebrations. Bring the colors of fall into your space with decorative pumpkins and gourds arranged on an orange, yellow, or green tablecloth. Or, go the spooky route and try classic Halloween décor like plastic skeletons and skulls or spooky aged books.

Goodwill DIY project: How to age books with tea & lights

Aging Books DIY from Goodwill











#2: Create your costume

Creating a perfect Halloween look starts with a trip to Goodwill! We have everything you need to build a one-of-a-kind costume at an incredible price. Our retail stores are well-stocked with hundreds of costume possibilities, from pre-packaged costumes to clothing and accessories you can mix and match to create a totally original look. How about one of these DIY costume ideas?

Halloween costumes for kids from Goodwill

Halloween costumes for kids from Goodwill

  • Cowboy/Cowgirl — Look for a flannel shirt, jeans, belt, and boots from Goodwill. Don’t forget a cowboy hat!
  • Pirate — You’ll need a white flowy shirt or blouse, black or red pants or skirt, knee-high boots, and a bandana.
  • Scarecrow — Wear a button-up shirt, overalls, and a straw hat. Paint your face like a scarecrow for the finishing touch!
  • 90s-inspired — Look for baggy, high-waisted jeans, bold and bright colored t-shirts, a denim jacket, and combat boots.
  • Picture-perfect — Grab a frame from Goodwill and dress up as a famous painting. Check out these paintings for inspiration!





#3: Capture the moment

While this Halloween will be unusual, you can still try new things, have fun, and make many happy memories! Now that you have decorations and a costume be sure to take plenty of photos to capture all the Halloween magic. We’d love to share your Goodwill find on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtag #IGotItAtGoodwill!

Outside shot of Ohio Valley Goodwill store

Ohio Valley Goodwill store

No matter how you celebrate spooky season this year, when you shop at Goodwill, you’re supporting job skills training and employment services for individuals with disabilities in your community! Every item you purchase from Goodwill, whether it’s a festive decoration or DIY costume, allows us to continue providing these life-changing programs and services.

Goodwill logo with tagline: we put people to work

Goodwill puts people to work! 






Find your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill retail store and plan your Halloween shopping trip today. Thank you for shopping at Goodwill and being a job creator in Cincinnati!

Happy Halloween!