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Poll: Where did you get your kid’s Halloween costume?
  • 16.5% - I haven’t yet. EEEK! 151
  • 12.7% - Online 116
  • 16.1% - Wal-Mart/Target/Some other big chain 147
  • 8.7% - One of those seasonal pop-up stores 80
  • 6.6% - Goodwill 60
  • 19.1% - I made it myself 175
  • 12.3% - I threw together a bunch of stuff from around the house 113
  • 8% - Other (comments, please) 73
915 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

drgnmstralex


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Sadly I'm not the one to get my daughter her costume. My mom takes care of my little 8 year old.

kaville


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Party City

bblhed


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Just like every year my wife got a pattern and is making the costume. My kid has been many things that you might see on PBS kids or Nick Jr. Again this year she will be a dinosaur from Dinosaur train. That girl loves Dinosaurs.

umbreon13


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Tried to make a costume for him, and failed miserably 2X. Gave up and finally bought the Lion costume from Target. Not that he wants to wear it at all (the joys of a 1 year old...)

ariellem


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We start with things we already have and make the rest or buy them (from a secondhand store if possible). As something they usually only wear once, I hate spending much money on the costume if we don't have to.

tons o' screaming monkeys (yay!)
almost no Box of Cobwebs in the past few years (boo :-< )

viidim7


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Old Navy FTW!

sanssona


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Girl- Hermione- bought new unused robe at Goodwill-using own gray clothing and a Harry Potter scarf-wand is from a trip to Disney
Boy-Ninja-bought outfit at costume swap-swords from Target
Boy-Crusader/Warrior helmet and cape sort of Roman thing- bought at Costco
Girl- Rapunzel-Costco
Glow in the dark sticks and clothing stickers-dollar store
reusing last years buckets and flashlights.
I am a witch this year.
Kids are dressed and ready to go since last weekend.
WE LOVE HALLOOOOOOWEEEN!

happyjess9


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Grandma bought it at Carters

DragonLady


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I bought the one my youngest is wearing THIS year -- 2 years ago at that after Halloween sale at K-Mart. It's a pink pinstriped "gangster" suit. We have made a few things to go with it and customize it. My daughters have always liked to play dress-up, so I have always hit the after Halloween super-mega mark down costumes for that purpose. They rarely use those costumes for actual Halloween. I usually make them a costume. I'd rather compile something from what we have than buy a pre-made.

allstarfame


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So just to make sure I'm interpreting this poll accurately:
Is 'Goodwill' to 'thrift store'
As 'Kleenex' is to 'tissue'?

allstarfame


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allstarfame wrote:So just to make sure I'm interpreting this poll accurately:
Is 'Goodwill' to 'thrift store'
As 'Kleenex' is to 'tissue'?



Ah, the perfect lead-in for the ever popular dinner table connundrum: 'Metonymy or Synechdoche?'

cappo


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allstarfame wrote:So just to make sure I'm interpreting this poll accurately:
Is 'Goodwill' to 'thrift store'
As 'Kleenex' is to 'tissue'?



Basically. Goodwill Industries runs a chain of thrift shops in New York and New Jersey.


cappo


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No kids, so I didn't vote, but I'm working on my costume for a Halloween Party/Costume Contest.

I'm not sure it rises beyond the level of kludging or not, however.

Now if you'll excuse me... I have to see if the spray-paint is drying properly.


xtreemsaver


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Costco! Great prices.

lunanight


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i bought it on clearance after halloween last year.

matt1976


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Grandma makes them.

soozenw


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cappo wrote:Basically. Goodwill Industries runs a chain of thrift shops in New York and New Jersey.



Goodwill stores are all over the country. Too expensive in my neck of the woods though. Think they are hoity-toity. Wal-Mart is generally cheaper.