Local thrifty Halloween costume deals

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Halloween is right around the corner and many are still scrambling to find the perfect costume on a budget.

On the east side InJoy Thrift Stores has one last rack full of costumes for children and adults.

Children costumes are $2.50 and adult costumes are $5, while accessories like hats are about $2.

The owner says the proceeds go towards Sheepfold of Arizona, an organization helping to support and build homes for abused women and their children. 

A bigger costume selection is at 4th Ave in downtown at Tucson Thrift Shop.

Owner Arlene Leaf says the store has been around for 38 years and she prepares for Halloween all year round because every year, the week before Halloween she says it is always packed. 

"I personally think why people shop so late because there is a certain energy that takes over that all of  a sudden you are into the holiday," she said. 

She says a person looking to put a costume together can spend on average about $20.

"I am going to be Eleven from Stranger Things so I got the dress," said Steven Mai, a shopper. "I am looking for a blue jacket right now and I got the wig and the socks."

"I am going to be Cruella de Vil and my boyfriend is going to be a dalmatian," said Ashley Grijalva. "We thought that would be an easy turnaround."

But the store's most popular costume this year they say are clowns.

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