Goodwill - Halloween Headquarters Open for Spooky Season

posted on 9/21/23


Our Halloween Headquarters Experts List Trending Looks for 2023


Sept. 13, 2023 – Get ready to embrace the enchantment of Halloween and support local job seekers as Goodwill’s Halloween Headquarters opens for the 2023 season.

Located within each of our 18 stores, Goodwill’s Halloween Headquarters blends new and donated items to be your ultimate destination for all things Halloween. Offerings include both children’s and adult costumes, home and yard decorations and a multitude of accessories that will turn your Halloween festivities into an unforgettable experience. Let our team of costume experts find the perfect outfit to transform you into the character of your dreams (or nightmares). Get creative with our DIY crafting supplies to personalize your decorations and costumes for a unique Halloween touch.

“Every costume purchased at Goodwill helps support our mission as a nonprofit,” said Brent Watkins, director of marketing. “Not only does your purchase fund training and job placement programs, but it also embodies our efforts to promote sustainability by giving new life to items that might otherwise wind up in local landfills.”

Now, for the moment you've all been waiting for — the most popular costume ideas for the 2023 Halloween season, as forecasted by our experts:

Pop Culture References:

Adapt a current meme, noteworthy politician, or popular movie character. Be Barbie or Ken, Indiana Jones or, if you’re exceptionally clever, a Ghost Painting.

Classic Monsters:

Embrace the timeless appeal of Dracula, the Wicked Witch of the West, Frankenstein's monster, the Walking Dead, the Mummy, and more.

Superheroes and Villains:

Dress up as your favorite superheroes or infamous villains from the latest blockbuster movies and comic books.

Nostalgic Icons:

Pay homage to beloved characters from '80s and '90s. Take inspiration from TV shows and movies, such as Grease, the Golden Girls or Charlie’s Angels. Gamers can explore characters from the Legend of Zelda, Mario Brothers or a favorite anime series.

Fantasy Creatures:

Unleash your inner mythical beast with costumes like unicorns and fairies.

Decades of Options:

Ever think that you should have been born in a different decade? Halloween is your opportunity to liberate your inner flapper, cyberpunk or hippie.

Halloween Headquarters is dedicated to making your Halloween celebrations a spooktacular success. Visit for inspiration, costume checklists and DIY how-to videos.

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