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Save Green and Be Green this Halloween!

September 26, 2012 1:39 pm
Written by: Stephanie

I love Halloween! Not the ghoulish, haunted-house type of Halloween, but the fun-costume, neighborhood party kind. No matter which kind you like, I am sure you will agree that Halloween can get expensive.

Although I have crafty ideas, I have NO crafty abilities. This applies double when it comes to sewing. I would never attempt to make a Halloween ensemble. So every year I try to get my kids to decide what they want to be in enough time to find their favorite character, in their size, in a store convenient to me and for as cheap as possible.  

 One thing I found out about last year, the day of the event, was National Costume Swap Day - Oct. 13.  

The big light bulb went off over my head, and I was mad I hadn’t thought of it first.  These events are hosted all over the country and there are three going on in our area. Each of the swaps has different drop off points, but they work in the same manner. Drop off your gently used costume(s) to a designated location and you receive a ticket to the swap.  For every costume you put in the swap you get to pick one out of the swap. BRILLIANT!   

 Here are the details for the three events in our area. Natural Luxe and Baby Elan Daily are hosting two events.  October 13th – Atherton Market – Southend 10am-2pm; and October 20th – Blakeney Shopping Center after the Big South 5K. Costumes for these two swaps can be dropped now through Oct. 7. Find the drop off  location closest to you and operating hours here.

Locally owned maternity store The Bump is also hosting an event at their store in in the Baxter Village Shopping Center – Fort Mill.  Drop off costumes Oct. 8-12. Visit here for directions and hours.  The swap will happen on on Oct.13, 11am-2pm at the store.

I’m swapping an adorable Mickey Mouse costume, and I am on the hunt for Luigi & Mario. What is your child dressing up as this year?

~Saving money is just MOM$ENSE



I love Halloween! Not the ghoulish, haunted-house type of Halloween, but the fun-costume, neighborhood party kind. No matter which kind you like, I am sure you will agree that Halloween can get expensive.

Although I have crafty ideas, I have NO crafty abilities. This applies double when it comes to sewing. I would never attempt to make a Halloween ensemble. So every year I try to get my kids to decide what they want to be in enough time to find their favorite character, in their size, in a store convenient to me and for as cheap as possible.  

 One thing I found out about last year, the day of the event, was National Costume Swap Day - Oct. 13.  

The big light bulb went off over my head, and I was mad I hadn’t thought of it first.  These events are hosted all over the country and there are three going on in our area. Each of the swaps has different drop off points, but they work in the same manner. Drop off your gently used costume(s) to a designated location and you receive a ticket to the swap.  For every costume you put in the swap you get to pick one out of the swap. BRILLIANT!   

 Here are the details for the three events in our area. Natural Luxe and Baby Elan Daily are hosting two events.  October 13th – Atherton Market – Southend 10am-2pm; and October 20th – Blakeney Shopping Center after the Big South 5K. Costumes for these two swaps can be dropped now through Oct. 7. Find the drop off  location closest to you and operating hours here.

Locally owned maternity store The Bump is also hosting an event at their store in in the Baxter Village Shopping Center – Fort Mill.  Drop off costumes Oct. 8-12. Visit here for directions and hours.  The swap will happen on on Oct.13, 11am-2pm at the store.

I’m swapping an adorable Mickey Mouse costume, and I am on the hunt for Luigi & Mario. What is your child dressing up as this year?

~Saving money is just MOM$ENSE


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Are there any swap locations in the Lake Norman area? Thanks!

Posted By: Joy Wall
October 9, 2012

Thanks so much for sharing - this is a great idea! If anyone is unable to make it on the 13th, remember that donating old Halloween costumes to Goodwill is also a great way to recycle. We just did a segment on FOX News Rising featuring some costume ideas from Goodwill - click through if you are interested! Thanks for your great ideas - keep them coming! http://bit.ly/Rqg8VD

Posted By: GoodwillSP
October 9, 2012

What a great idea! Wish this was around when my children were young!!

Posted By: MK
October 1, 2012

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