It’s that time of year when Vancouver moms and kids are deep in conversation about Halloween costumes. If you’re trying to figure out how to pull off a good costume without breaking the bank, we’d like to suggest a costume swap. Costume swaps are a frugal, green way both to de-clutter your own costume bin and fine something perfect for your little ones this Halloween. We have the scoop on just where to go if you’d like to swap your way to costume success.
Halloween Movie and Costume Swap
Movies for Mommies is teaming up with UsedVancouver.com for a Halloween Movie and Costume Swap at the Dunbar Theatre on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Kids can bring an old costume to the event and swap it for a new-to-them outfit. The best part? The costumes are all free. So go through the dress-up drawer and round up the costumes your kids have outgrown. Then head to the theatre at 4555 Dunbar Street in Vancouver at 9:00am on October 12, 2013 when the doors open. In addition to the costume swapping you’ll have a chance to make a Halloween craft with Craft Caravan.
If you pay $5 you can stay to see a screening of Hotel Transylvania at 10:00am. Net proceeds benefit Basics for Babies, so it’s in support of a good cause. Plus, kids two and under are free.
Scope Out the Halloween Costumes
If you’d like to see what’s on offer before the swap starts, check out the virtual swap online at www.usedeverywhere.com/usedvancouver-com-costume-swap. You can list your own costumes, or reserve a costume to pick up on the swap day. You can reserve a costume even if you don’t have an old one to swap, so don’t worry if your own dress-up bin is bare.
For more information visit the event page on Facebook here. In the meantime, here’s to an affordable, sustainable Halloween!
Amber Strocel is a writer, aspiring math teacher, suburbanite, wife and mom of two. She believes in the power of the Internet to connect people, and she believes that numbers are the poetry of the universe. You can often find her knitting, sewing, volunteering, working in her garden, and sneaking chocolate when no one's looking. She blogs at Strocel.com and shares her photos on Instagram as @AmberStrocel.