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Halloween-Goodwill Style

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

By Corey

Did you know that Americans will spent 1.75 Billion dollars on Halloween this year? That is a lot of green. We’ve come up with a way to have fun, look great, and keep some of that green in your pocket. Your local Goodwill store is an amazing resource for all things Halloween!

Have you ever felt like running away to join the circus? Don’t let the high prices of Halloween costumes scare you….just head to your local Goodwill and pick up an adorable costume at an affordable price. Our 1940′s model above is wearing Goodwill from hat to boots and everything in between. Her entire outfit came to less than $20.00!
Every vintage circus needs a ringmaster. Lion tamers are a MUST!Not only is she an amazing acrobat….she sells popcorn on the side….

Every circus needs a carnie to help out. I picked up a tattoo sleeved shirt, some bottom grillz and a newsboy cap for a song! This Halloween avoid the retail circus and head to your nearest Goodwill! Head over to for more Halloween ideas.

We are so fortunate to be able to work with Goodwill International
on making every year a Green Halloween.

Halloween costumes to DIY for!

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

by Corey

Remember when you were a kid and Mom made your costumes each year?

… That is until she determined that you were old enough to craft your own.

OK, so my first attempt at costume design left a little to be desired, but at least my get-up made a big impression.

Over the years, we’ve shared posts of our favorite handmade costumes, but now we invite you to share yours! Post your pics on our Facebook page and inspire others! Imagine the memories you’ll be helping to create.

Celebrate Green’s DIY Costume Round Up

DIY costume: Little Viking

DIY for Mom, Dad & Baby: Griffin Family

Goodwill Get-Up: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Celebrate Green’s fave picks for DIY costumes for grown-ups

… And one of my all-time favorites… This Adorable (upcycled) Owl Costume

Green Halloween® is a nationwide non-profit initiative started by mother-daughter team Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell. In 2010, Green Halloween became a program of EcoMom® Alliance and has events in cities across the U.S.