A local event helps keep cute costumes from finding their way to the landfill.
Last year, your son was totally into dinosaurs. Or robots. Or race cars. And this year? Anything but. Which means that amazing Halloween costume you spent as much on as you would on a cute pair of shoes won’t cut it. Not to mention the fact that he’s shot up two inches.
Before you bid a sad farewell to that perfectly good costume, circle October 7 on your calendar. It’s National Costume Swap Day, a brilliant idea that allows parents to trade gently loved costumes, helping everyone save some cash and the Earth by keeping all those plastic hats and accessories out of the trash. In fact, if half the costumes kids wear were recycled this way, it would keep 6,250 tons of garbage out of the nation’s landfills.
So how can you get in on it? Thankfully, a swap will be held locally: O’Boy! Organic and Delaware County Moms will be hosting a Philadelphia area costume swap at 7 pm at the Swarthmore Community Center.
The event is open to all — you just need to bring at least one costume to swap. For each costume you bring, you can head home with another. To add to the evening, there will be snacks and some shopping as area businesses set up shop. Feel free to bring friends and a bottle of wine and make a night of it!
While you are packing, be sure to grab some gently worn children’s clothing for the event’s charity benefactor, Cradles to Crayons.
Main Line Parent is a proud media sponsor, and will be at the event. See you there!