Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger Lexy Silverstein Creative Halloween Costumes from Goodwill Industries

Halloween costumes can be scary expensive–but don’t have to be. Fortune reports people spend on average about $70 on their getups, which is terrifying on their own.  The trick is finding the right place to shop. The treat is Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake offering spooktacular savings on all your outfitting needs at all of our retail stores in the region.

We challenged fashion and lifestyle blogger Lexy Silverstein to put together creative and affordable costumes from our inventory. What she discovered will make you the ghost-with-the-most. Among her finds:

  • $10 Brand New Costumes: Midnight Vampire, Pirate, Clown, etc.

  • $2.50 Rosie the Riveter (DIY)

  • $3.99 pet costumes

You may only think of Goodwill as the place to drop off your old clothes and household items. But we repurpose and resell those donations at a fraction of their original costs. The money raised goes back to the people of Baltimore and the Eastern Shore in the form of job training and career servicesex-prisoner programs, and aid for underrepresented people in the community.

Not only can you be fashionably fierce by shopping at Goodwill, but you are also helping us make a difference. So find your costume’s missing link, or discover that statement piece you’ve been searching for. In short, mix and match donated items can make one-of-a-kind ensembles. If a DIY costume sounds daunting to you, have no fear. We get pounds of brand new, never worn, costumes donated each season.

In addition: decorate your home for the holidays with our inexpensive and gently used decor items. At Goodwill you have choices. You can make spine-chilling DIY crafts like a creepy candelabra, or a candy bowl wrapped in cobwebs. Or, you can purchase Halloween-party-ready decor for a small price.

Spend as much as you would on ONE Halloween costume, on decor and costumes for the entire family. Just like a zombie…It’s a no brainer!

Halloween Beauty Looks Right At Home with YouCam Makeup

YouCam Makeup just released its first-ever 3D AR Halloween costume collection so users can now try out hyper-realistic Halloween beauty looks right at home. In addition to trying out these realistic beauty looks, YouCam Makeup partnered with Lancôme to help users bring these looks to life through product recommendations for in-app purchases – with just a few taps you can try on the looks and purchase the products!
This extensive Halloween beauty series marks the launch of YouCam Makeup’s newly revamped AR 3D engine that makes virtual beauty trials more accurate and realistic than ever before. The powerful new feature reconstructs a real-time three-dimensional face model based on a facial scan of 100+ landmarks per second allowing users to experience the styles in live camera for a unique true-to-life try-on. This advanced technology enables users to experience unprecedented virtual makeup effects that bring these striking Halloween styles to life.

Go Dark and Sultry This Halloween With Rimmel London

Take a look at the Halloween-themed makeup look of Rita Ora; inspired dark and sultry look that you can achieve at home using Rimmel London products.
Face: Using the Rimmel London Insta Conceal & Contour Palette, apply the 3 shades to highlight, conceal and contour.
Brows: Using the ultra-soft applicator, apply Rimmel London Brow Shake Filling Powderto brows for smudge-proof, transfer-proof and waterproof brows that stay all night.
Eyes: Apply the smokey, darker shades from the Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette Smoke Edition to the lids. Line the waterline with Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Double Ended Shadow + Liner in Back to Blacks. Line the upper lash line with ScandalEyes Bold Liquid Eyeliner and finish off the eyes by applying a coat of Rimmel London Shake it Fresh Mascara for ultra-smooth, clump-free volume from first to last use.
Lips: For a dark, bold lip apply Rimmel London’s Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Pitch Black. If you want a bit of sheen, finish off the look with a clear gloss.
Where to Find Them: Rimmel London products are available at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide.

Halloween Makeup with Mally Beauty: Smoky Eye and Bold Lip

Whether you are pulling off a sexy smoky eye and bold lip, or creating a full face of fierce, keep your makeup in place all Halloween with Mally Beauty. Known for having created red-carpet makeup looks for some of Hollywood’s hottest A-listers, including Beyoncé and J.Lo, celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal knows beauty like no one else and her product collection offers a variety of formulas to create your desired look.

Please see below for a few Mally Beauty products to help you create your Halloween makeup look.

  • For your Complexion: Achieve full-coverage with the Complexion Perfection Soft Focus Foundation ($38). This liquid foundation minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles to deliver a smoothnaturally flawless finish. The hydrating, antioxidant-rich formula provides the skin with nourishing anti-aging benefits, while light-diffusing pigments blur imperfections. The foundation also calms and soothes the skin upon application, leaving your face looking and feeling softsupple and picture perfect.


  • For the Eyes: A primer, eye shadow and liner all in one – create your eye look with the Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra Velvet ($25) shadows. This must-have multitasking tool for your eyes offers versatile shades that blend beautifully with no dragging or tugging. The formula quickly becomes smudge-proofcrease-proof and transfer-proof, leaving you with a look that will last all day and night.


  • For your Glow: Glow all night long with the Glowing Goddess Luminizer ($29). This all-over face brightener instantly creates an illuminated complexion. Using light-reflecting pigments to create a healthy-looking luminosity, the featherweight formula glides on smoothly and seamlessly, flattering your favorite features and leaving you with a youthful, goddess-worthy glow.


  • Finish off the Look: Give yourself a smooth finisher that will leave your skin glowing with the Evercolor Poreless Face Defender Boost ($37). Designed to diffuse the look of pores, the feather-light texture can beapplied over makeup to help your look last all day long to help minimize the look of fine lines, while adding a touch of radiance for a sun-kissed look. The compact comes with a unique Japanese sponge featuring rounded corners and buffed edges, making it easier to get to all those hard-to-reach areas for the most even coverage every time.