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Halloween Inspiration

Halloween is almost here, which means one very exciting thing: costumes! But, with the prices of costumes climbing higher and higher every year, trying to dress the whole family up can quickly break the bank. In fact, the average Halloween costume can cost upwards of $80, according to MLive.com. When you include the cost of buying candy to pass out and buying decorations, it can quickly add up to much more.

Rather than worry about spending a fortune on costumes, we have a few ideas that can keep the whole family happy (and matching, to boot!). All you will need is a little imagination, a hot glue gun and a few little helpers.

Before you get started, remember that Halloween costumes, while cute and fun, should also be safe. Twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween compared to other days of the year, according to Safe Kids Worldwide.

When making costumes, consider sewing or gluing reflective strips onto the front and back. It is also recommended that you stick to bright fabric to help increase visibility of the child to drivers. Make sure to watch for long hemlines that might trip the child, and refrain from long or dangling fabrics that might catch fire in a candle. If your child wants to wear a mask, make sure that they can still fully see out of it so that they are less likely to walk into the street. Another great idea is to hang glow sticks on their necks and candy buckets so that they are easy to see.

Check out our slideshow to see all of the adorable options.

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