Thrift Your Halloween

Our thrift stores are a treasure trove of items for every conceivable costume. Take a look below for 6 costume ideas that you can start thrifting today!


Channel the classic Hollywood movie with this simple, yet instantly recognizable, getup. You may even have some of the pieces hiding in your closet already!

What you'll need:

  • Sleeveless black shift dress
  • Costume pearl necklace
  • Bejeweled headpiece
  • Black heels
  • Long black gloves

Watch this easy hair tutorial to get Holly Golightly's signature French twist.


An easy and great costume for kids and grownups! Your whole family can grab everything they need at our thrift stores. Add some fun face makeup and straw and you are ready to go!

What you'll need:

  • Straw hat or sunhat
  • Plaid flannel shirt
  • Jeans or Overalls
  • Boots


Where in the world is your Carmen Sandiego costume? It’s at our thrift stores! Whether you remember playing the original game in 1985 or you’re hitting up the new animated series on Netflix, you can put your own fun twist on the international woman of mystery.

What you'll need:

  • Red trench coat
  • Black dress or shirt and skirt
  • Black thigh-high boots
  • Red brimmed hat


Report live from this year's Halloween as a disheveled meteorologist. You won't need wind for this getup—just use hair product for messy hair, leave the shirt partially untucked and don't forget to tape or hot glue newspaper or pieces of garbage to your pants and shirt.

What you'll need:

  • Button down shirt
  • Tie
  • Slacks
  • Dress shoes
  • Microphone
  • Umbrella (turned inside-out)


Nick Fury, a veteran S.H.I.E.L.D operative, super spy and prominent character in the Marvel universe. Thrift this look and gather your team of Avengers this Halloween for a top-secret mission.

What you'll need:

  • Black trench coat
  • Black zip up sweater/workout shirt
  • Black pants
  • Eye patch
  • Belt
  • Black combat boots


You can't go wrong channeling Indiana Jones. In fact, you may have many of the components to this recognizable costume around the house already. Head to the thrift store to round out this look.

What you'll need:

  • White T-shirt
  • Olive or khaki button down shirt
  • Cargo pants
  • Hiking boots or brown leather boots
  • Wide-brim hat
  • Satchel

The options for thrifting your costume are endless. Whatever your Halloween costume plans are, head to a Volunteers of America thrift store near you to find what you need and save money doing it. Happy Halloween!