Decorate for Halloween with Flea Market Finds

Flea Market Halloween Costume ideas from Richwood Flea Market

Many people take off to the flea market in order to find quality items they can use to decorate with during the Halloween season. Because Halloween only comes around once a year, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to spend tons of money on something that you are going to put in the closet and forget about until next year. Rather than tooling through your local Wal-Mart or other retail specialty store, why not shop at the flea market for everything you need?

If you look closely within each vendor stall at the flea market, you may possibly find an old cauldron or witches hat. You could be lucky enough to find a broom that can be used as a decoration.

Flea Market Inspired Costume Ideas

If you are going to dress up for Halloween, consider purchasing a few accessories for your costume. Creative Halloween shoppers may even put together an entire ensemble from flea market finds! For example, an old cardboard box can be spray painted black and used as a coffin. A gently used pair of camouflage pants, a camouflage shirt, a red bandana and some boot black can have you looking like a swarthy Chuck Norris in no time. The best part about the flea market is that you will usually get rock-bottom prices. You never know what you are going to find until you begin looking and tap your imagination.

Halloween is right around the corner. Now is the time to start thinking of ideas so that your home and family are outfitted perfectly on the big night. It does not take much to be the scariest house on the entire block or to have the most inventive costume.

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  1. Christopher says

    When my kids were little we always went to the flea markets and thrift stores to find their costumes for the holiday because when they were into that stuff we didn’t have a lot of money so we couldn’t afford to take them to the store and get something new every year. They also had hand me down costumes as well.

  2. Todd says

    I am not a celebrator of Halloween but I know that kids enjoy it very much, I just want to make sure that they are representing something good not something evil like so many costumes out there do. I would think that flea markets and thrift stores would be a good place to shop and not spend a lot of money. Thank you for posting this great idea.

  3. Laura says

    If you celebrate Halloween this is something that you should definitely consider to save yourself some money for a one night outfit that most likely will be thrown away when you are done. Thank you for posting this information it is a great idea and I look forward to shopping for my kids costumes now. I appreciate the work that you have put into this.

  4. Cheryl says

    I have five kids so I end up spending a lot of money on Halloween costumes so I think this is a great idea and this is what we are going to try first thing this year. I know the kids won’t like it because it isn’t like the popular costumes sold in the stores. I guess they can take their allowance and pay for them their selves.