Looking for cheap Halloween costumes for your children? National Costume Swap Day is Oct. 12, 2013 in many cities across the nation and is a great money-saving resource for parents.
Get a free costume that would normally cost $40 or more at a retail store by swapping your child''s outgrown costumes for a gently used one at a swap in your area.
Exchanging costumes is a smart way to save money. After all, the costumes are typically only worn for one night of trick-or-treating or to a Halloween party.
Saving money isn't the only thing that's a big positive for attending a swap in many cities across the U.S. and in Canada.
According to Green Halloween, if only half of all children in the United States swapped costumes every year, there would be a reduction of 6,200 tons of waste would from U.S. landfills. That waste is equal to the weight of approximately 2500 mid-size cars.
Grab your children's outgrown costumes and then head to a costume swap near you on Saturday, October 12.
Click here on the Green Halloween website to find a list of swap locations
If you live locally here in Rhode Island, there are two swaps on October 12:
- Kent County YMCA on 900 Centerville Road, Warwick from 10 a.m. - 12 noon
- West Bay Family YMCA 7540 Post Road North Kingstown from 10 a.m. - 12 noon