Save on original Halloween costumes

Betty Griffin House Thrift Shoppes suggest Historic City News readers who want an original, creative Halloween costume that does not come from a pre-packaged box, to try something different that no one else will have.

This Halloween are you looking for a costume but are you on a tight budget?

If you have not visited recently, the two Betty Griffin House Thrift Shoppes are an amazing resource for getting great quality, unique, inexpensive clothing and other household items.

Often, the offerings are perfectly good things that somebody else has outgrown or simply grown tired of.

More importantly, they directly benefit this much needed community organization that provides vital support to people in need across all sectors of St. Johns County.

Here are a few example Halloween costumes you could put together:

Bride:
There are many people that give their wedding dresses to thrift shops. This can be a great costume. You can even dress it up with makeup and make yourself the Bride of Frankenstein.

Business Professional:
Grab a briefcase, glasses and look for a woman’s or man’s suite. It’s that easy!

Flower Child Hippie:
Look for flowing skirts and fancy looking tops with beads or other types of decorations. or you can look for bell-bottomed jeans and a concert t-shirt. Another idea is to look for items that have a peace sign on them.

Preppie:
This is an easy costume to do! Find a button down t-shirt and a pair of khaki pants and a sweater to wrap around your neck. It would be perfect if you found a tennis racket to carry. Ladies could have a skirt just below the knee. Look for shirts that have small patterns on them.

The Northwest Thrift Shoppe is located in the Plantation Plaza at
445 S.R. 13 North (corner of Racetrack Rd. and 13)
Hours are Monday thru Saturday from 10 am-7 pm and Sunday, 12-5:00 pm. Phone 904/230-5435 for pick up of large furniture.

The St. Augustine Thrift Shoppe is located in the Anastasia Square Plaza at
1961 A1A South (corner of A1A & S.R. 312)
Hours are Monday thru Saturday from 9 am-6 pm
Phone 904/471-4716 for pick up of large furniture

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