National Costume Swap Day

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It's that time of year again, when you pull the bag marked 'costumes' from the back of the closet only to find that your little monsters have outgrown the Batman, Spiderman and Woody outfits from Halloweens past. But tomorrow is National Costume Swap Day, a reuse opportunity to turn 'em in for an upgrade!

Image: Jinx! via Flickr

The event asks folks to "go green for Halloween" and organize costume swaps in their community and turn in that princess cape for a zombie mask, all in an effort to resist the initial kick-off to the great consumerism extravaganza that is the American holiday season.

"Swapping the costumes of only half of the children who celebrate Halloween would reduce annual landfill waste by 6,250 tons - equivalent to the weight of 2,500 midsize cars!"

--National Costume Swap Day press release

This event, now in its second year, is the effort of and the non-profit, Green Halloween. They claim that hundreds of swaps are expected to take place nationwide. Instead of buying new this year, go here to find a costume swap in your area.


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