The pandemic and potential supply chain shortage aren’t stopping consumers from celebrating Halloween. The National Retail Federation expects people will spend $10.14 billion this Halloween, up from $8.05 billion in 2020. Among celebrants, 66 percent plan to buy candy, 52 percent plan to purchase decorations, and 46 percent will buy costumes.

Those numbers can seem daunting for a single day, especially when watching the family budget; however, there are ways to keep the fun stylish and cost-efficient. Better Business Bureau recommends the following tips this Halloween:   

Look around your home

Check your closet. There may be hidden surprises to throw together a winning costume! Doing this will not only help save money but save space as well. With an average price of $45 for a Halloween costume, crafting your own at home is a great way to save money and involve family members or friends in the process.

Rent a costume

If the idea of spending money on buying a costume isn’t quite appealing because you will only wear it once, consider renting. Renting a costume leaves room in the budget, and it truly is only temporary. Research rental companies on and be sure to check the store policy regarding trying on costumes, inspect the condition of the costume, and read the rental agreement carefully before signing anything.

Buy in bulk 

It may seem counter-intuitive, but buying more can save you money! Buying in bulk lessens the cost per item and ounce. Bulk buying can be…

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