Thrift Stores and Halloween - Taking it to the next level

By Nikki McCoy on October 3, 2012

Everyone knows to shop at thrift stores, like Value Village and Goodwill for Halloween deals. But, did you know there are more deals and perks than ever this year?

At each Goodwill location, find a special Halloween Boo-Teek with an array of costume options that are silly, scary, spooky or sweet.

Choose from a huge selection of new or gently used costumes that cost a fraction of those at pricier costume stores. (I got my kid's Luigi costume for $4.99, they cost $25 elsewhere.)

Make sure to keep an eye on specially colored tags for extra savings!

In addition, Goodwill debuts its first Sooper Boo-Teek, located next to the Spanaway Goodwill store at 14918 Pacific Ave S., with nearly 10,000 square feet dedicated to Halloween.

At Value Village in Lacey (604 Sleater Kinney Road,) the Halloween perks don't stop at deals. While you'll find 50% off items Thursday thru Sunday, with .99 specials on Mondays, and the irresistible bring a donation box and get $3 coupon deal, the store also plans a "Fall Back" event in honor of this Saturday's time change.

The party starts at 1 p.m. and features live music and "General Lee," the famous car from Dukes of Hazard, on display in front of the store, followed by a huge Halloween costume fashion show at 3 p.m.

Every Thursday thru October, the store hosts smaller Halloween fashion shows to help spark that Halloween costume creativity.

The store also has a costume consultant on hand to help piece together ideas, find items and costumes within budgets and mimic more expensive costumes with items throughout the store.

"We're bringing 7,000-10,000 pieces out every day," says Brian Bean, store manager. "We can make any kind of costume from the latest movie, to Star Trek."