Goodwill Offers Halloween Costumes Ideas Inspired by Film & TV

“Find trendy, fun Halloween costumes at affordable prices at Goodwill,” says Cindy Graham, Vice President of Marketing, Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Inc.

Trick-or-treaters, both young and old, can experience the thrill of shopping at Goodwill’s more than 50 retail locations to find unique costume creations. Goodwill makes shopping for Halloween simple with designated clothing racks for Halloween costume essentials. Everything on the Goodwill clothing racks can be a costume when you add your imagination. This year, shoppers can transform into trendy characters, classic villains and more – often for under $20! Shoppers daring enough to share a photo of their spooktacular (or hilarious) Goodwill costume will have a chance to win a $100 Goodwill gift card or an Indianapolis Zoo prize pack. Enter the “Thrill of the Hunt” costume contest now until November 3 at

IndyStyle, October 15

Character: Raphael the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Movie: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Model: Dennis Gamble

Total Cost: $16.56

Fun note: Stomach is made from the hood from a yellow sweatshirt, flatten it out and glue it on to a green shirt. Painted a shield green for the shell.

Character: April O’Neil

Movie: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Model: Hadley Green

Total Cost: $16.56

Fun note: Easy, no crafting needed

Character: Danenerys Targaryen [Den-AIR-ease] [Tar-Gary-In]

Movie: Game of Thrones

Model: Alicia Sims

Total Cost: $34.84

Fun note: Leather-fringe vest found at Vintage Vogue.

 Character: Jon Snow

Inspired by: Game of Thrones

Model: Jeremy Fewer

Total Cost: $30.34

Fun note: The leather “breastplate” is actually a dog costume. The fur on his cape is a woman’s fur coat, but instead of harming the coat by cutting it, we’ve tucked the sleeves up and under. Cape – was a plus size velvet dress sliced down the middle.

Character: Toothless the Dragon

Books/Movie: How to Train Your Dragon

Model: Haley

Total Cost: $7.98

Fun note: This adorable dragon is an easy DIY with a black hoodie and some felt! Check out the full tutorial on how to make it on their blog,

Character: Olaf the talking Snowman

Movie: Frozen

Model: Billy Jr.

Total Cost: $18.96

Fun note: This tutorial is on their blog. Add a little felt, glue and this space helmet and you’re done.

Character: Creepy Maid

Model: Anna Scott

Total Cost: $12.27

Fun note: Black dress with the little white collar = easy “maid” and since it’s Halloween, what better than to go creepy with the make up for your maid costume? The Apron was made from a lace curtain.

Character: King

Model: Billy Dye

Total Cost: $19.04

Fun note: Piles of purple and gold, plus a house coat that made a perfect royal robe! Add a belt, fashion a crown out of scrapbook paper and you have a King.

Character: Cleopatra

Model: Jenny Schmoyer

Total Cost: $15.74

Fun note: The Egyptian queen’s dress was a tablecloth in its prior life, and her gold necklace was a placemat. Easy transformations into a classic historic costume. Don’t be limited by item labels. Get creative!

Character: Glenda the Good Witch

Model: Patricia Jordan

Total Cost: $ 18.25

Fun note: Crown was inspired from Pinterest, but pieces could be easily found at Goodwill.

Character: The Wicked Witch

Model: Kayla Hendricks

Total Cost: $ 25.83

Fun note: A different take with a black peplum long sleeve shirt.  Black button up long sleeve underneath.  Black skirt with petticoat underneath. Black boots.  Black witch’s hat also from Goodwill. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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