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Give Those Costumes a Second Life!

October 4th, 2011 · 2 Comments · environmental awareness, other events, useful tips

Now this is a trend I can get behind!  It seems that National Costume Swap Day, the brainchild of Seattle’s own  Green Halloween is catching on around the country, last year when I blogged about this there were approximately 65 swap sites and I just looked at the list and there are over 150 sites this year in the US and Canada. 

I’d also like to mention ThredUP, a swapping website for moms.  Their Halloween Costume Swap is running right now through Ocotber 22nd and to participate  you can , browse thousands of Halloween boxes listed by moms across the country.  You can pick a box for only $5 and then list a box with your child’s outgrown Halloween costume, when another mom picks your Halloween box, send it for free! 

Everybody buying a new costume to wear for one night and then toss seems like such a huge waste, there’s a lot of money and landfill space to be saved this year! 

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  • Lynn

    Just to let anyone in the Seattle area know that there are a dozen swaps taking place around western WA, some on National Costume Swap Day and others throughout the month. Thanks for your support of an initiative that saves money and keeps costumes out of landfills!

  • Angela Killingsworth

    Great idea!

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