Remember the outrageously expensive Halloween costume that no longer fits your kid? Now you can exchange last year’s eerie ensemble for this year’s scary disguise of choice.

This article was originally published in The Grid.

 

What’s the one thing that’s scarier than ghosts and ghouls? The spectre of the outrageously expensive Halloween costume that gets worn once and then hangs in the closet all year, until—the horror—it no longer fits your kid.

Enter National Costume Swap Day, the most brilliant of Halloween dress-up shopping solutions. Pocket the wallet and check out the closest swap location to you at costumeswapdaycanada.com. Cart your old costumes out on Oct. 13, and exchange last year’s eerie ensemble for this year’s scary disguise of choice.

Better yet, why not host your very own tradesies party? Register your neighbourhood or community swap online and follow National Costume Swap Day’s instructions for creating your very own swap-till-you-drop affair. It’s the eco-friendly, budget-friendly way to outfit the wees in new spooky duds, not to mention clean some skeletons out of your closet.