Thrifty tricks: Unearth spooktacular last-minute Halloween Costumes at Goodwill

Struggling to decide what to be for Halloween? Look no further than your local Goodwill retail store for costumes that won’t break the bank.

All you need is a little creativity, and you can come up with a one-of-a-kind costume for a fraction of the cost that you would spend at a big box store, just to look the same as everyone else.

• Grab a Hawaiian shirt, khaki shorts, sunglasses and a fanny pack and you’re a tourist (maybe a Cedar Point tourist, considering our location!)

• Looking for a group costume for you and three of your girlfriends? Be on the lookout for some separates with shoulder pads, and you can shine like the Golden Girls.

• Want a simple character look? Mary Poppins and Bob Ross are two good ones to put together with easy-to-find pieces.

Goodwill Industries of Erie, Huron, Ottawa & Sandusky Counties has seven retail locations – Sandusky, Huron, Norwalk, Fremont, Bellevue, Willard and Port Clinton, full of items to fulfill your Halloween needs.

Let your creativity run wild as you browse through the store and feel good about your purchase going to help create job opportunities for people in your community with barriers to employment.

For more information about the Sandusky-area Goodwills, visit, or call 419-625-4744.