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National Costume Swap Day For A Green Halloween

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Believe it or not, there was a time when Halloween didn’t mean dumping out the piggy bank for decorations and costumes. You easily can plunk down $30 for your little princess or Ninja Avenger. And then what? That costume gets worn around the house until it finds its forever home wadded up at the bottom of the toy box.

You don’t need more clutter in your home, so consider going a little green this Halloween by participating in National Costume Swap Day, October 12.

It’s simple. Bring a gently-used Halloween costume and swap it for one that’s now brand new to you.

For times and locations in the Atlanta area, click here.

Swap Online

Can’t make a swap? No problem. Check out, an online consignment shop that allows you to buy or swap used costumes. And you can see the actual costumes on the site. Here are a few money saving examples.

You can snap up this little bee for only $9.

This creepy little skeleton pirate will set you back $7.

Duds for Her Royal Highness are a deal at $12.

Have you ever attended a costume swap? What’s the most you’ve ever paid for a child’s costume? And was it worth it? Tell us about it. Send your photographs to or post them on Instagram with the hashtag #AJCdiy.

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