Cheap Disney Halloween Costume Thrift Store Shop



Ditch those ready made cheap costumes and go for a high quality getup.  My family went for a “Disney” theme and this photo will be our Christmas card this year.    (Quy Tran Photography)
When shopping at a thrift store, go in with a few costume ideas already in mind.  As we share with you all year, thrift stores are a new store every single day so be open to new suggestions.

If your goal is to win the costume contest than your best bet is to do a DIY costume!

We think shopping at a thrift store is definitely a cheaper way to get an amazing Halloween costume!  You might want to stop by several thrift stores within a close region, check out


$2.00 Family Thrift Store Outlet Dress

$2.00 Family Thrift Store Outlet Dress … this was a professional dancing dress


$9.99 Goodwill dress

$9.99 Goodwill dress.  Probably a really bad bridesmaid dress from a wedding in the 80’s


$2.00 Family Thrift Store dress

$2.00 Family Thrift Store dress.  A yellow prom dress is befitting.


$2.00 vest $2.00 drawstring pants

$2.00 vest
$2.00 drawstring pants …

this costume is a pair of silky draw-string pants, we used rubber bands to “blouse” them up around the calves, the vest is the inside liner of a jacket.

king queen disney halloween cheap thrift store shop costume

My husband was a Disney king, we added a crown from Party City, and the sash from “Belle’s” yellow dress.   I was an evil Disney queen, I am wearing a $2.00 dress from Family Thrift Store Outlet dress, I bought a crown from Party City and I hot glued mardi gras beads to it.


Tips for putting together the Best DIY Halloween Costume from the thrift store:

  • Don’t pay over of 10% of retail (we didn’t spend over $10 on any of our clothing!).

  • Look for higher end luxurious fabrics such as silk, velvets, and brocades.

  • Shop with several themes in mind.

  • Find a dress or article of clothing you really like, do a search on your phone for costume ideas.

  • Think outside the box …

A great resource for thrift shopping is  The next time you want to find a new thrift store in your area, or anywhere else, just enter the zip code on  The site lists all of the stores in that area, complete with their hours, location, how to sign up for their mailing lists, and even reviews from other shoppers.

For more tips and tricks, check out our “11 Thrift Store Tips”.

Follow us on Pinterest to see our latest thrift store shopping finds!

Our videos are on YouTube, HERE

We post on our FACEBOOK page everyday HERE.

Remember, this whole process takes time so have fun … Happy Thrifting from Jen and Pippa!

A few days ago we saw a huge spike in numbers on our blog and Facebook, come to find out we were recently mentioned in a Yahoo! article about discovering a million dollar painting.  Click HERE to read the original article.  Cool, thank you Yahoo!

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Shopping at thrift stores is always a treasure hunt, no matter if you are looking for clothing or housewares!

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Here is a link to our top thrift store tips:  HERE

houston thrift store contest winner

It was a VERY tough decision, but we’ve chosen our winners for this week’s Family Thrift Center Outlet shopping trip.  You read that right, winners!   We read each and every one of your entries and you made it so hard to choose!  Your stories were amazing,  many were about overcoming adversity, some in the middle of a crisis, a few health challenges, some of you entered for a friend, others wanted to learn about fashion and a lot of you wanted to just have a fun day of thrift store shopping with us.  We honestly wish that we could take you all but that isn’t possible.  We decided we couldn’t pick just one person so we chose two!  Shea H. will go shopping with us this Wednesday and we are still waiting for a response back for the winner of the next week!  Congratulations, you deserve it!

Read about a few of our past contest winners:

Extreme Weight Loss Requires a Thrifted New Wardrobe

Creating a Plus Size Wardrobe on a Budget ~ Private Shopping Contest Winner!

Houston-Area Constable Wins Thrift Store Shopping Spree with Too Cheap Blondes!

A Day with the Winners of the Family Thrift Center Outlet “Sneak Preview Grand Opening”

Houston MD Anderson Cancer Patient is 1 year clean!  Lets celebrate and thrift!


9 Best Thrift, Resale and Junk Shopping Bloggers to Follow

9 Best Thrift, Resale and Junk Shopping Bloggers to Follow

9 Best Thrift, Resale and Junk Shopping Bloggers to Follow


Don’t you love reading an article that makes something look so easy,

such as “5 Simple Steps to Clean Your House” or “10 Best Cafe’s in Houston”.

Jen and I are honored to make the list:  “9 Best Thrift, Resale and Junk Shopping Bloggers to Follow”  

I absolutely got lost in the other blogs about thrifting,  You will definitely have fun reading through all of them!

Here is the excerpt on “Too Cheap Blondes”.

Blog Name: Too Cheap Blondes


Bloggers’ names: Jen Meneely and Pippa Williams

Current Thrifting Base: Texas

Why we appreciate their work:  Jen and Pippa often use magazines and Pinterest for inspiration and as fashion guides to thrift shopping at a Houston- area Goodwill store.   Love their ‘copy-cat’ resale finds. These thrift store shopping fashion bloggers have us itching to get to this local thrift, with $9.99 and a fashion magazine in hand!   

Links to three of our favorite thrift store shopping posts from Jen and Pippa:

Houston Fashion Bloggers Find Fabulous Clothes for Spring!

REISS Dress, a Kate Middleton Favorite Designer, Found @ Goodwill

“That store NEVER has anything good …”

Twitter: @toocheapblondes