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DIY Costume: Mavis from the hit movie Hotel Transylvania 2

Posted on: October 16th, 2015

Well happy fall y’all! It’s time for cool air, crisp leaves, and lots of fun costumes for the whole family! But this year, don’t break the bank on expensive costumes – shop at Goodwill and find great looks for everyone for a fraction of the price.

The best piece of advice I can give you when you costume shopping at Goodwill is to think outside the box. Find a picture of the costume that you want to create, and look all over the store to put it together – not just the Halloween costume aisle.

This year I wanted to try to re-create a costume from the movie Hotel Transylvania 2 from the character Mavis. For the main part of the outfit, it was pretty easy. I found a black dress and tights for the main part of the outfit, and the only thing I had left to find were the iconic red tennis shoes that Mavis wears. I didn’t find a good match on the rack, but I DID find some old tennis shoes that I was able to get creative with. I took the shoes home, and bought a can of bright red spray paint, and 10 minutes later – voila! Bright red shoes just like Mavis!

After a little work on my hair-do, my Mavis look-a-like costume was finished all for about $15.

So, before you spend $40 on an elaborate new costume – shop Goodwill first! It’s scary how good the prices are! smile

Goodwill Guest Blogger, Michelle Loss

Check out more of Michelle's great tips on her video blog, Chic on the Cheap.