Imagine inheriting gently used Halloween costumes for your children every year. No shopping, no sewing, and no innovating with tinfoil and cardboard boxes. That was the vision of the people over at Green Halloween, a fabulous little site packed with all sorts of eco-friendly resources for your celebration this year. They came up with National Costume Swap Day, a free event where people can bring their old Halloween costumes and swap them for new ones without paying a dime. Since the official date is October 9, 2010, you probably missed the local Halloween costume swap in your area this year, but you will still be able to participate in the online Halloween costume swap for a few more weeks.
Check the state listings for costume swaps and make sure you visit Green Halloween for ideas on all aspects of an eco-friendly holiday. Did you go to the National Costume Swap Day in your state? Have you ever participated in the online swap? I had never even heard of this event until this year and I’d love to know that some of you have experienced it!