Halloween might be a little over three weeks away, but the Saturday is the BIG day for the National Costume Swap. Sponsored in collaboration with the Green Halloween organization, and KIWI magazine, it’s a wise way to save some green by “going green” with your kids’ Halloween wear by finding a local swap site near you to obtain a recycled costume for free.
This is a great way to reduce costs on something worn usually once, on your time, if the outfit is laboriously handmade, and most of all, doing something positive for the environment by producing less impact. By recycling costumes, it could reduce landfill waste by over 6,200 TONS. Now, that’s a real “treat!”
Even if you don’t see an organized swap listed in your area this year, you can always hosts a private session among your friends and family members. It doesn’t have to be held on this Saturday, just as long as it’s before October 31.
Collect the costumes ahead of time, or be sure that the exchange rule is to bring one, in order to take one. You can have lots of fun, along with serving healthy snacks, and don’t forget to take pictures!