Over the years, I have spent copious amounts of money on Halloween costumes. $40, $50, even $60 because if I wanted to be Dorothy, a pink pirate or an angel, I was going to have to pay for it.
As much as I love free candy, I don’t dress up anymore. But this year I was invited to a Halloween party that was costume mandatory. So did I RSVP “no” or find a costume? There was a good chance there’d be free candy there, so costume it was, but I wasn’t about to dish out boatloads of cash.
Remember my Old Navy Haul? Well, during that trip I came across the most offensive red & white striped men’s t-shirt on clearance for $2.99. There were a ton of them, so I couldn’t have been the only one who found them completely ug, but it was the perfect start to a Where’s Waldo costume! They only had larges, so the shirt was a bit big on me. So, to the sewing machine I went and in 15 minutes, I had a better fitting Waldo tunic.
Now to complete my Waldo costume I needed:
- Blue jeans
- Black round glasses
- A hat
- A scarf
Did you catch that? I just said blue jeans. I am an 80 year old woman trapped in a 30 year old’s body. Anyway, I had the blue jeans, just needed to find the rest. So to Dollar Tree I went.
If you haven’t noticed by now, I absolutely love Dollar Tree. It never fails me, and this time was no different. I found the perfect red hat, red scarf and round Waldo-esque glasses for just a dollar each. So let’s do the math: $2.99 t-shirt, $1 scarf, $1 hat and $1 glasses = $5.99 Halloween Costume (that looks like I put a lot more time, money and thought into it than I did!)
Admittedly, the costume was such a good deal, my husband was Waldo too. That’s right, just $11.98 for two costumes!
Where’s Waldo? This Halloween, clearly at Old Navy & Dollar Tree.