Normally, eco-friendly Halloween costumes are hyper expensive. But, what if you could get one or more green Halloween costumes for FREE!? Yup, free. If you’d jump at that chance, then you’re in luck, because not only does National Costume Swap Day spare you from purchasing new and expensive costumes, but it’s a great way to celebrate an eco-friendly Halloween.
During a costume swap, green families come together to swap out, or trade previous year’s Halloween costumes, in exchange for new-to-you costumes from another green family. A costume swap need only be a few families getting together or it can be as large as a citywide event. Big or small though, a costume swap saves resources. It takes a ton of materials, packaging and shipping emissions to create new costumes. A swap is more fun, less expensive (usually free) and totally green!
It’s very easy and 100% free to set up and host a Halloween Costume Swap in your community. Bonus - registering a Costume Swap is an excellent way to encourage media sources, both local and national, to support greener Halloween events. Head to Costume Swap Day to find local swaps you can attend or even register your own event. New swaps can register every single day right up to Halloween. To learn more you can also participate in the National Costume Swap Day Twitter party on Tuesday, September 27, 9 p.m. EST #CostumeSwap or join up with Costume Swap Day on Facebook.
Will you be doing a costume exchange this year?