If you’re a busy parent prepping for Halloween, you’re going to be sure to want to reserve Saturday, October 8th on your calendar.
Why October 8th? Because that’s the day our National Costume Swap Day 2011 will be rolling into a community near you!
With over 100 Costume Swaps organized all across the country, why shop for a new costume when you can swap for one locally? Costume swapping allows you to pass on a gently used costume that your child wore last year and provides a cheap, environmentally friendly way to get a new costume for Halloween 2011.
Swapping costumes also means that less costumes need to be produced each year to help kids dress up for the special Halloween celebrations. In turn, that means that there are fewer resources needed to make costumes, less transportation of costumes from manufacturers to stores and less waste at the end of the season. According to our friends at Green Halloween, if the costumes of half the children who dress up for Halloween were swapped the annual landfill waste would be reduced by around 6,250 tons. That is roughly the same weight as 2,500 mid-sized cars.
Get those old costumes out and ready to swap, find a National Costume Day 2011 event near you!
Join us TONIGHT for the National Costume Swap Twitter Party!
Join us for an evening of chatting about swapping costumes, sharing stories and giveaways in preparation for National Costume Swap Day on October 8th. Follow the #CostumeSwap hashtag on Twitter add your stories and to enter for your chance at some great prizes!
When: Tonight! September 27th from 9pm-10pm EST
Where: Follow the #CostumeSwap on Twitter to share your swapping ideas
(Photo by anjanettew)