How to get kids Halloween costumes cheap, make money from their old ones

By Amy Davis - Reporter/Consumer Expert

It may seem early, but if you want to save money on your kids' Halloween costumes this year, get yourself to a Kid to Kid Thrift and Consignment store this week.

There are four locations in the greater Houston area, and they are each unveiling hundreds of kids' costumes this week. 

"We backstock all year," explained Kathleen Leonard of the Galleria Kid to Kid store on Post Oak Boulevard. "So we buy costumes all year long and we backstock them, and then we have an unveiling which is Saturday at 9 o'clock." 

The costumes are for infants up to teenagers. Most of them are under $10, an astronaut suit that will go for $8.99 (pic here). Costumes that cost more are from high-end brands like Pottery Barn, Chasing Fireflies and Wishcraft. 

Some of the stores are holding the costume event Friday. The others are on Saturday. There is usually a line before the stores open at 9 a.m. 

Here are the locations and times for each store. 

Kid to Kid Atascocita
6932 FM 1960 East 
Humble, TX 77346 
Facebook.com/events/3107015929338779/
Costume event is Friday, September 6th at 9:30 a.m.

Kid to Kid Champions
16694 Champions Forest Drive
Spring, TX 77379 
Facebook.com/events/2071209289855256/
Costume event is Friday, September 6th at 9 a.m. 

Kid to Kid Woodlands
6777 Woodlands Parkway (@ Kuykendahl) 
Facebook.com/events/721388858326006/
Costume event is September 7th at 9 a.m. 

Kid to Kid Galleria 
1737 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056 
Facebook.com/events/374433093237024/
Costume event is September 7th at 9 a.m. 

If you have old costumes that no longer fit your children, Kid to Kid will buy them from you, but you have to take them in before the costume event or after. The stores will be so busy selling costumes on those days, they are not buying.

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